I have always loved Astronomy and space, so requesting this particular book was really a no brainer for me. I’d never had any knowledge of the Astronomy Yearbooks prior to finding Yearbook of Astronomy 2020, edited by Brian Jones. It was honestly an incredibly exciting moment for me to find out that there were comprehensive collections that detailed each and every expected movement of the stars and planets above for those interested in stargazing.
This is a truly dense read, of course, and for amateurs may be somewhat difficult to read and comprehend. That said, the denseness of the yearbook is necessary and impressive. You get an immense amount of information regarding the movements of the skies from this book, offering numerous opportunities to take advantage of some pretty amazing sights.
That said, I don’t think it’s quite the kind of book just anyone could pick up and deeply enjoy. There’s so much involved in the yearbook that it can definitely feel like a difficult read at times, both in terms of density and comprehension. The book is incredibly comprehensive and, at times, can feel a little overwhelming as a result.
All in all, though, it offers a wonderful abundance of information that anyone reading it can take advantage of should they ever become interested in stargazing.
I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.