The hottest astronomy news stories from 2005, how to see the solar ecllipse next year and a complete night sky observing guide for 2006 - you'll find them all and much more inside the Astronomy Now 2006 Yearbook.
This 132-page special issue, put together by the staff of Astronomy Now, chronicles the latest developments in some of the most fascinating fields of astronomy and astrophysics - including a mission to the outer regions of the Solar System, imaging Saturn with the Cassini spacecraft and exploring exotic cosmic strings.
Our 25 page observing guide for 2006 gives you the most comprehensive round-up of what's to see in the night sky next year, with in-depth, month-to-month coverage, illustrated with lavish star charts. Learn how to observe the solar eclipse in March, and how to view colourful noctilucent clouds in the summer months. Our beginner's guide to astronomy software looks at how to use popular astronomy programs, while Astronomy Now's reviewers round-up the best new hardware for practical astronomers, and the best books for those more inclined to stay indoors.
A comprehensive news review covers developments in the major fields of astronomy from exoplanets to black holes. We interview Carolyn Porco, Head of the Cassini Imaging Team, to find out just what it is like to be on the cutting edge of space exploration. The first mission to Pluto is explored in detail, while renowned science writer Marcus Chown gives us the lowdown on string theory. Combined with stunning imagery of the Universe, all this and much, much more can be found in the Astronomy Now 2006 Yearbook.