A Cat’s Guide to the Night Sky


A Cat’s Guide to the Night Sky‘ works to answer every possible question that might be raised by an amateur stargazer. When is the best time to look? What are we looking for? What are we likely to be seeing? Why do the views change?

We are drawn through history, to seasonal changes, the moon, eclipses and planets. I love the way Brendan Kearney, illustrator, incorporates photographs with his pictures. The layout is really accessible and user friendly, e.g., as in how to distinguish which lights in the sky are planets. What do the patches in the sky mean? I had never thought to ask the question, yet after reading the answer, stepped out to consider and compare!

Bookwagon loves this book’s layout and clever feline device.  Its introduction promises ‘you want to find more about what you can find out there’. Thereafter we appreciate its clear route and sequence of chapters, glossary and index.

A Cat’s Guide to the Night Sky‘ has little to do with cats (don’t tell Felicity). However, it has a lot to offer keen amateur astronomers, would-be space explorers, school learners and families.


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A Cat’s Guide to the Night Sky

Stuart Atkinson, illustrations by Brendan Kearney

(Laurence King Publishing) 

What do you need to go stargazing? When is the best time to stargaze? What are you looking for? ‘A Cat’s Guide to the Night Sky‘ offers the necessary advice and information. We learn how to attain the best view and thereafter how to identify what you see. Rather like What Miss Mitchell Saw or Look Up! we are encouraged and inspired!
A Cat’s Guide to the Night Sky offers a wealth of great advice alongside the careful device of the interest of a feline companion. Somehow, this means that there is greater curiosity, wonder and purpose in our pursuit. Thereafter, we are presented with an accessible, thorough and fascinating piece of research.


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