Universal Guide to the Night Sky


A guide to the stars for everyone around the world.


ISBN: 9781760763121 Category:

Lisa Harvey-Smith


“Lisa takes us right from the beginning of our stargazing adventure, from setting ourselves up to view the sky, to a tour of the galaxy, to discovering and learning about planets and celestial objects.

This is a terrific book. Compact in nature, but really brimming with information to fill young minds and encourage them to investigate the world above us.” — Jane Stephens, GoodReading

Wherever you are in this world – whether that be in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere, in the city or a remote region – this book guides you through the remarkable features of planet Earth’s starry sky.

Receive a personal tour through the wonders of the universe from astrophysicist Lisa Harvey-Smith. Explore comets and meteors, stars, planets and moons. Find galaxies and glowing gas clouds. Spot supernovae and enjoy eclipses. Learn everything you need to know about binoculars, telescopes and photographing the stars. You will never look up at the stars in the same way again.

Featuring intergalactic illustrations by Sophie Beer, this global guide to the sky is your ticket out of this world.

Additional information

Weight 322 g
Dimensions 15.7 x 21 cm
Publisher name Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd
Publication date 29 August 2023
Number of pages 144
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Illustrated by Sophie Beer
Dimensions 15.7 x 21 cm
Weight 322 g


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Universal Guide to the Night Sky”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Lisa Harvey-Smith is an award-winning astronomer and Professor at the University of New South Wales. In 2018 she was appointed as the Australian Government's Ambassador for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). She is the author of The Secret Life of Stars, Little Book, BIG Universe, Aliens and Other Worlds, When Galaxies Collide and best-selling children's book Under the Stars.

Sophie Beer is an author and illustrator who revels in colour, shape, and texture. Living by one simple rule - art should never be boring - she primarily works in children's and editorial illustrations. Her clients include Google, Disney/Pixar, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, Hardie Grant Egmont, Scholastic UK, Penguin Random House Australia, Simon & Schuster New York, and many more. When she's not illustrating and writing, she thinks a lot about books, animals and equality.