January.- February.- March.- April.- May.- June.- July.- August.- September.- October.- November.- December.
Michael E. Bakich lives in Milwaukee, and is a Senior Editor at "Astronomy" magazine. He has previously published "The Cambridge Guide to the Constellations" (1995), "The Cambridge Planetary Handbook" (2000), and "The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Amateur Astronomy" (2003). In addition he has written and edited the following "Astronomy" 'bookazines' of around 100 pgs., each: "Atlas of the Stars" (2006), "Hubble's Greatest Pictures" (2007), and "The 100 Most Spectacular Sky Wonders" (2008). He is also the author of many recent articles.
From the reviews: "Astronomy writer/journalist Bakich ! presents a 'bucket list' for astronomers--celestial wonders to observe before one 'kicks the bucket.' ! this book so interesting ! . The book is ideal for amateur observers from beginning to experienced. ! For professional astronomers, especially those who may not have looked through a telescope for most of their careers, actually observing some of these gems can remind them why they got interested in astronomy in the first place. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All public and undergraduate libraries." (R. R. Erickson, Choice, Vol. 48 (6), February, 2011) "One thousand and one celestial wonders is a lot of objects to cover while maintaining your interest ! . The book is, rather conveniently, laid out in month order so navigating through the many objects on offer should be a breeze. ! a beginner looking for inspiration or a more advanced observer looking for new challenges, you'll no doubt enjoy this book." (Steve Richards, BBC Sky at Night Magazine, June, 2011) "This is a splendid gazetteer aimed at the keen amateur astronomer, written by an author with many years of experience. ! the guide would be very appropriate in a university collection where an observing programme is in place ! . a handbook that ought to be included as part of the reading list for undergraduates so that they can view the real universe as well as learning those essential theoretical aspects of the subject. ! an excellent guide that no observatory should be without." (Sean Lawrence, Reference Reviews, Vol. 25 (6), 2011)