The Stars Night By Night by Brian Jones
Since Joseph Henry Elgie’s original book ‘Stars Night by Night’ was published in 1914 we have lost none of the wonder and fascination of the night sky. This book is a celebration of his work, which will encourage and inspire you to develop your own love affair with the stars. The constellations were devised by mankind to create harmony out of the night sky’s seemingly-
Written at a level to suit both beginners and more-
‘Stars Night by Night’ is relevant for any year and any level of knowledge and provides a portable, interesting, thorough and quirky guide to the night sky. It is sprinkled with quotes from Joseph Henry Elgie, which take us back to his observing experiences, as well as
About the Author
Brian Jones lives in the West Riding of Yorkshire and spent the first part of his working life becoming a qualified engineer. However, his true passion always lay in the stars. He was five years old when he first looked through his father’s binoculars and pointed them towards the sky. There began his love affair with the night sky and all things in it.
His interest in astronomy continued into adulthood taking him into the realms of writing sky guides for local newspapers, appearing on local radio and television, teaching astronomy and space in schools and, in the mid 1980s, becoming a full time astronomy and space writer. Brian has written a total of fifteen books and contributed to many more. His passion for bringing astronomy and an appreciation of the universe is reflected in his writing.
He has written a total of fifteen books, as well as being co-
The books Brian has written for an older readership include The Practical Astronomer and An Introduction to Practical Astronomy – both being guides to practical astronomy for amateur stargazers.