September 2018

365 Starry Nights
Chet Raymo

At any particular time of the year there are particular constellations that are prominent in the night sky. For example, now in September, Cygnus the Swan sits high in the evening sky. 365 Starry Nights by Chet Raymo takes the reader on an introductory course on astronomy, one night at a time. Each night of the year is represented by an illustrated panel showing an aspect of one of the constellations of the season. The topic may be one of its interesting stars, a prominent deep sky object such as a star cluster, or ancient lore about the animal or person depicted by the constellation. Look for 365 Starry Nights in the collection of Lamplighter Library books set up at the library table prior to this month’s RASC meeting.
Mark Zalcik