Book of the Month
March 2017

Annals of the Deep Sky Vol. 4 by Jeff Kanipe and Dennis Webb

We now have available the latest volume of the Annals of the Deep Sky series by Jeff Kanipe and Dennis Webb. Volume 4 courses its way through the “C” constellations, highlighting Canis Minor, Capricornus, Carina, and Cassiopeia. There is an extended section describing the massive luminous blue variable star Eta Carinae, which erupted in the year 1842 and briefly became the second brightest star in the entire sky. The book also delves in detail into the surrounding Eta Carinae nebula, the largest known star-forming region in the Milky Way. For Cassiopeia there is an interesting section about the supernova in 1572 and a brief biography about its discoverer, Tycho Brahe.

Check out this book and hundreds of other books, at The Lamplighter Memorial Library, just off the entrance to the star theater.

Mark Zalcik
Librarian