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Patrick Moore's Yearbook of Astronomy 2015

and John Mason

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Until his death in 2012, world-renowned astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore edited this indispensable guide for fifty-two consecutive years. With the 2015 Yearbook of Astronomy, his friend and long-time co-editor Dr John Mason continues Sir Patrick's legacy.

The Yearbook of Astronomy collects together a month-by-month guide to events to look out for over the coming year, from eclipses and planets, to comets, meteors, nebulae and phases of the Moon. It also contains authoritative charts, astronomical data and a series of specially commissioned articles by some of the world's leading astronomers - a fitting tribute to an extraordinary man who popularized astronomy for over half a century.

In the media

A concise and accurate summary of the main events of the astronomical year, which can be surprisingly hard to find elsewhere, even in this online era
Journal of the British Astronomical Association
This hardy annual has deservedly become a mainstay for all enthusiasts . . . It is to be hoped that the Yearbook of Astronomy will long continue and carry Patrick's name far into the future
Astronomy Now
Patrick Moore did more than almost anyone else to popularize astronomy in this country. A journey in his company across the lunar wastes or through Saturn's rings was a journey of discovery
The Times