This informative guide is an excellent introduction to the stars, constellations and nebulae that make up the visible sky at night.
The guide contains three maps showing the evening sky four months apart, covering the entire year.
Major stars and constellations are shown in each along with the position of the Milky Way. Information is given for how to spot these features during the night and any time of year.
A fourth map highlights specific details of the summer Milky Way, the most spectacular sight anyone can see without need of a telescope, or even binoculars, under naturally dark conditions.
A map of the United States is provided to show where the darkest locations are and under what conditions the Milky Way and a sky full of stars are still visible.
This guide is helpful if you are planning a trip camping, heading to a national park, or just looking up from your backyard.