Publications which may be of interest.

Stars and Planets 2nd Edition, Joachim Ekrutt. Barrons, 2000. ISBN 0-7641-1310-0

Chronicles important celestial events through 2010 and includes extensive star maps, charts, and photos.


The New Patterns in the Sky, Julius D. W. Staal. McDonald and Woodward, Blacksburg, VA, 1988. ISBN 0-939923-04-1

This is the best collection of the stories and illustrations of constellations I have found.


A Walk through the Heavens, Hilton D. Heifetz and Wil Tirion Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998 ISBN 0-521-625130

Great introductory paperback for beginning sky watching.


NightWatch, Terence Dickinson Firefly Books Ltd, 1999. ISBN 1-55209-302-6

Subtitled "A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe" and is just that.


The Stars, A New Way to See Them, H. A. Rey Houghton Mifflin 1997 ISBN 0-395-24830-2

Great introductory book for all ages. Short descriptions and simple maps of the constellations.

Sky Calendar, Abrams Planetarium, Michigan State University; East Lansing, MI 48824.

Subscriptions are $10.00 per year for monthly maps and calendars.