2022 Night Sky Almanac:
A Month-by-Month Guide to North America’s Skies from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
Firefly Books, 2021, 120 pp., Paperback. $14.95. www.fireflybooks.com
This book is an ideal resource for both novice and experienced sky watchers in the United States and Canada, with advice, information, and data that enthusiasts need to understand and enjoy the wonders of the night sky. This in-depth guide first introduces readers to the objects in the sky — from stars, to comets, to globular clusters — and then takes them through the cosmic events to look out for each month in 2022, with sky maps, Moon phase charts, and information about the planets. The book also features methods for using your hands to measure angles in the sky, information about binoculars and telescopes, a glossary of terms, and a list of helpful resources. 2022 Night Sky Almanac is both a comprehensive introduction to astronomy and a quick reference book for more experienced sky watchers who don’t want to miss a thing. Its compact size means it is perfect for taking on an “astro-vacation” or simply sky-viewing in the backyard.