– is ready.
August 21, 2017, is the date we’re looking forward to, for the total solar eclipse that will cross the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. And August 21, 2016, is the publication date for the new edition of my book. Yes, it really is, or was, in the sense that I succeeded in getting the files up there before the end of that day, and the publication date established. There was still some stuff to do before it could be announced that the book is available, but now it can. You can see more on the Universal Workshop page and on Amazon.
This counts as the 5th edition, but there is more revision and enlargement than previously.
The major addition is a 10-page section on the eclipses of 2017 – two lunar and two solar, climaxing of course with a full treatment of August 21. It’s like the “ECLIPSES” sections of the past Astronomical Calendars, with globe pictures, timetable of the events of the two eclipse seasons, sky view during totality, and the several other kinds of diagram that I sometimes used and sometimes didn’t.
The section on eclipses of the future is extended, and there are more “Eclipse stories.”