STAR MAPS FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA
(Struik Nature, R220)
When I hear the term ‘star map’, I think of a bus tour around Hollywood. But this is something far more exciting. It’s a unique map of the stars – 96 maps, actually. Our view of the sky is always changing (Earth is revolving, remember?), so a different set of maps is needed every two hours. Divided into 12 sets, the maps cover the eight principal views of the sky according to orientation. Constellations and noteworthy objects and regions are also pointed out.