The World at Night:
Spectacular Photographs of the Night Sky
White Lion Publishing, 2019, 240 pp., Hardcover. $45.00. www.quartoknows.com
See the full beauty of our night sky revealed as never before in over 200 photographs from around the world. Bringing together the images of over 40 photographers across 25 countries, be astounded by the lights of the night sky in some of the darkest places on Earth; discover the beauty of galaxies, planets, and stars; view great celestial events; and see some of the world’s most important landmarks against the backdrop of an incredible nightscape. Author Babak Tafreshi, founder of the international organization The World at Night, has curated the images in this collection — many of them previously unseen — to reveal the true splendor of the sky at night. This specialist guide to night-sky photography will help you capture your own gorgeous images of the heavens. Commentary on the science, astronomy, and photography accompany stunning images organized by theme: symbols of all nations and religions embraced by one sky of endless beauties; UNESCO World Heritage Sites at night; the universe revealed through constellations, sky motions, atmospheric phenomenon, auroras, and other wonders; images highlighting the beauty of dark skies away from light-polluted urban areas; celestial events, from great comets to spectacular eclipses; and astro-tourism destinations, like ancient astronomical monuments and modern observatories.