How to Use the Observer's Handbook

The Observer's Handbook is a phenomenal resource for any astronomer. It tells you everything that's going to be happening in the sky that year! But it can be intimidating. There are lots of charts and diagrams that can scare off new astronomers upon first glance. 

But fear not! We are here to help. RASC National and Handbook Editor James Edgar have hosted a series of webinars to make the Observer's Handbook more accessible to our members! They break the Handbook down by section. Find the section you're most interested in and take a look at what James and some of the Handbook contributors have to say!

Introductions and Basic Data

Time, Optics and Observing

Guest: Roy Bishop

The Sky Month by Month

Guests: Pat Kelly, Alister Ling, Bruce McCurdy

Eclipses, the Moon and the Sun

Guests: Kim Hay, Bruce McCurdy

Planets and Satellites

Guest: Pat Kelly

Dwarf and Minor Planets, Meteors, Comets and Dust

Stars and the Deep Sky

Guest: Alister Ling


Watch the whole series at the playlist below!


Last modified: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 2:00pm