Astronomy, the study of the heavens and the universe beyond Earth, is the oldest of the sciences. Today it remains the most exciting and dynamic, the one that most quickly and surely grabs the public imagination.
Sky Watch, based on the ABC TV program of the same name, provides on introduction to the great astronomical findings of the past and explanations of astronomical phenomena. It also contains the information needed to understand the changing patterns in southern skies at night.
The author, David Ellyard, presented Sky Watch on ABC TV and has been a well-known science writer and broadcaster. In this book, he also looks at the machinery of the Cosmos, the role of space probes in providing scientific information, astronomy in Australia and the birth, life and death among the stars.