Evenings with the Stars


THIS work is not to be confused with the “Children's Book of the Heavens by the same author.” It is an entirely new work and is intended for amateur astronomers, and for those who wish to learn something about the constellations, both in their appearance in the sky, and in the wealth of legendary lore connected with them. Accordingly, the division is into twelve evenings or chapters, each dealing with a certain number of constellations near to one another in the sky, until the whole of the constellations visible in northern latitudes have been passed in review. The work is, in a spirit of filial piety, dedicated to the father of the author, the late distinguished astronomer, R. A. Procter, “who taught me how to know and love the stars.” From him she has inherited another gift, that of lucid and interesting description.

Evenings with the Stars.

By Mary Procter. Pp. ix + 212 + 8 plates. (London: Cassell and Co., Ltd., 1924.) 10s. 6d. net.

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C., A. Evenings with the Stars . Nature 115, 115 (1925). https://doi.org/10.1038/115115a0

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