Stars: A Month-by-Month Tour of the Constellations

Stars: A Month-by-Month Tour of the Constellations


2nd Edition

Take a month-by-month approach to stargazing with this fun and informative beginner’s guide to constellations.

Stargazing is a perfect hobby. It can be done any time of year from anywhere, and it’s easy to share with friends and family of all ages. For decades, Mike Lynch has been building telescopes, teaching classes on astronomy, and guiding tours of the stars. Let the beloved WCCO Radio meteorologist help you begin stargazing with the new edition of Stars: A Month-by-Month Tour of the Constellations. Written in Mike’s casual, friendly tone, the guide provides a monthly look at the night sky—complete with sky charts and detailed descriptions of what you can expect to see. Plus, you’ll learn all about two or three specific constellations each month.

Inside you’ll find:


    • Highlights of 27 constellations that you’ll see throughout the year

    • Tips for locating objects in the night sky

    • The stories and myths behind the constellations

    • Monthly star maps showing galaxies, nebulae, and more

Grab your lawn chair, a pair of binoculars, and head outside. With his friendly tips, warm anecdotes, and step-by-step instructions, Mike will help you “make the stars your old friends.”

Author Bio: Mike Lynch is a native Minnesotan who grew up in Richfield, Minnesota, in the 1960s. He attended Saint Peter’s Catholic School and Holy Angels High School. After 2 years at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, he transferred to the University of Wisconsin–Madison and earned his B.S. degree in Meteorology in 1979. Shortly afterward, he was hired as a broadcast meteorologist at WCCO Radio. He retired in 2020 after a 40-year career. Mike has covered all kinds of weather, from deadly tornadoes to record cold snaps.

Additional information

Dimensions 10.25 × 9.25 in

Mike Lynch



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Illustration Notes

Color photos and illustrations throughout


Adventure Publications

Publication Date

April 16, 2024


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