The 2002 edition of the StarDate Sky Almanac is available for $4 from McDonald Observatory. The guide contains a year’s worth of skywatching information how to find planets, bright stars and constellations, and when to watch for meteor showers. All proceeds benefit the public education programs of McDonald Observatory. The Almanac contains month-by-month details on what to look for in the night sky. It also outlines what’s coming up in space exploration in 2002, including new telescopes for Earth orbit, launches to the Moon and comets, and the continuing saga of Mars.
To order, visit the StarDate Web site or send a check or money order made out to: “The University of Texas” for $4 to: StarDate, 2609 University Ave., Room 3.118, Austin, TX 78712. (Texas residents add $0.33 sales tax.)