Heavens Above!


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"Heavens Above!"

A Binocular Guide to the Southern Skies

By Robert Bee

It is a very common misconception by people on the fringe of amateur astronomy that you absolutely need a telescope to "see anything interesting".

The book comprises 158 pages and contains over 80 diagrams of the sky viewed from the Southern Hemisphere

In this book, the author takes you through all the constellations visible from the Southern Hemisphere which have objects visible through binoculars.

The planets and many globular clusters, open clusters, gaseous nebulae, galaxies, double stars and asterisms can be found with your humble field glasses.

This book contains:-

  • charts showing 56 of the 88 constellations with the locations of binocular objects they contain and description and details of each object.
  • maps of each month of the year showing the location of the constellations in the sky to the north and south

This is an excellent introduction to observational astronomy for beginners of all ages.

To purchase your copy of this excellent book please forward your cheque or postal order (made out to Robert Bee) for AU$19.50 to the author at the address below.

This includes postage and handling (within Australia).

Please contact Robert Bee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details about the book or Direct Deposit information.

Robert Bee,

8 Joseph Banks Court,



About the Author

Robert Bee lives at Mount Annan on the south-west outskirts of Sydney, NSW.

Robert's passion for astronomy began in his teens and has deepened over the ensuing years. With degrees in Electrical Engineering and Science, he enjoys both observing the starry sky and understanding the physical laws behind what he sees.

Robert is a member of the Macarthur Astronomical Society (MAS) and has edited and contributed to the Society's monthly journal "Prime Focus" since it commenced in 1996 up to 2006. He has carried several positions within the Society during that time.

He shares his passion for astronomy with the people of the Macarthur Region through a fortnightly column called "Heavens Above!" in the Macarthur Chronicle newspaper. This column commenced in 1998 and is aimed at those with no background in science or astronomy, just a sense of curiosity and a willingness to step outside the back door and have a look at the sky.

Robert also enjoys writing fiction, with a preference for science fiction and fantasy, and has had a number of short stories published in periodical magazines and successes in short story literary competitions. He currently has a children's science fiction novel, with an astronomy theme of course, in progress.
Robert enjoys talking to the public about astronomy and guiding them around the sky, both at public nights run by MAS and also at clubs, societies and schools.



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