If you still need a seasonal gift for someone, I have to suggest –
There is science and fun in this “astronomy primer” for children and anyone. Here are some glimpses.
You under the revolving sky.
January sky dome.
Orion confronting Taurus.
A quiz when you reach September.
Starting from the simplest.
Coyote scattering the stars, which the gods had been arranging neatly.
Another island universe (the Great Galaxy in Andromeda).
The out-bursting of the corona.
The third planet.
A comet’s tail.
Red is coolest.
The star-color graph.
The nearest stars.
How telescopes work.
“And the sun went down and the stars came out, far over the western sea…”