Constellations: The Story of Space Told Through the 88 Known Star Patterns in the Night Sky

Step into the vast expanse of the night sky and embark on an awe-inspiring journey through the constellations with “Constellations: The Story of Space Told Through the 88 Known Star Patterns in the Night Sky”. This captivating book, priced at $26.99, is a must-have for stargazers and armchair astronomers of all ages.

Award-winning astronomy writer Govert Schilling serves as our knowledgeable guide, unraveling the secrets of each constellation while weaving together a rich tapestry of astronomical history. With stunning illustrations and detailed star maps by renowned star mapmaker Wil Tirion, this beautifully illustrated guide brings the wonders of the universe to life.

Organized alphabetically, each constellation is presented with its unique story, size, visibility, and number of stars. But this book goes beyond mere facts; it delves into the discovery and naming of each constellation, offering a glimpse into the rich lore that has surrounded these celestial patterns for centuries.

But what truly sets “Constellations” apart is its inclusion of significant astronomical events and discoveries associated with each constellation. From the location of the first confirmed black hole in Cygnus (the Swan) to a chance encounter with the dwarf planet Pluto in Gemini (the Twins), and even the identification of the first gamma-ray burst in Orion (the hunter), this book unveils the interconnectedness between the constellations and groundbreaking scientific breakthroughs.

As you flip through the pages of “Constellations”, you’ll be transported into a world where science and mythology intertwine, where ancient stories blend seamlessly with cutting-edge research. The wonders of our vast universe are brought closer to home as you explore each constellation’s structure and its celestial neighbors.

Written in accessible language, this book caters to both novices and seasoned astronomers alike. Its 224 pages offer a wealth of knowledge packaged in a visually stunning format that will captivate readers of all ages. Whether you’re a parent looking to inspire a budding astronomer or an enthusiast eager to expand your celestial horizons, “Constellations” is an invaluable addition to your library.

Published by Black Dog & Leventhal, this illustrated edition of “Constellations” (released on June 4, 2019) is a testament to the publisher’s commitment to high-quality content. The hardcover edition, measuring 10.3 x 1 x 10.45 inches and weighing 2.82 pounds, is a substantial and durable treasure that will accompany you on countless astronomical adventures.

With its captivating narrative, breathtaking illustrations, and a wealth of astronomical knowledge, “Constellations: The Story of Space Told Through the 88 Known Star Patterns in the Night Sky” is a celestial masterpiece that will ignite your curiosity and leave you yearning for more. Journey through the constellations and unlock the secrets of the universe with this extraordinary guide.