RASC Handbook 2022 USA

Starting at: $24.00

Now in stock!

Dec 22, 2021.
We are getting down to the last of our stock for this year.  We still have Handbooks available, but they have some minor blemishes.  At the bottom of the page, to the left of where you add this item to your cart, you must select the book condition you want. 

See the drop down menu at the bottom for choices of condition and applicable discount.   The blemishes are pretty minimal.   We are offering a bit more discount than necessary in an effort to sell these as it is easier than dealing with returns to Canada. We think you will be happy with any of these .... they will suffer more wear and tear within a few uses in the field than the blemishes that they already have. 

Blemishes are minimal, but sales are final.  

For orders placed at this time, they will ship Decemeber 30 or later, but we will do our best to get them out as soon after that as possible.

PLEASE NOTE: Handbooks will likely ship by Media Mail, unless you select Priority Mail for your order.  This helps us keep the best price for our customers on the item and the shipping. 

The Astronomical League is the place to get the RASC Handbook and Calendar each year.  These are great items -- If you haven't tried either before, this is the time and place.  Many customers who purchase these items for the first time become repeat customers the very next year.  The AL has secured very special pricing on these items and is passing the savings on to our customers.  Supplies are limited every year, so order early to ensure product availability.

Order early to reserve your copy at the Astronomical League's special price ..... quantities are limited.

The 2022 edition is available in a special USA version!  Applicable sections have been tailored to the USA!
League Sales is only selling the USA version.

Discounts for 12+ copies available!  See

The RASC Handbook, published for over 100 years, is an approximately 350-page guide published annually by The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. With more than 40 contributors annually, the RASC Handbook is appropriate for professional and amateur astronomers, students, Scouts, and others, and is considered a must-have reference of North American sky data for the active astronomer.

There are two primary kinds of data in the Handbook: information on astronomical events that occur during the current year, and astronomical data and other information that does not vary from year to year. 

Yearly data includes such topics as: rise/set times for Sun and Moon; eclipses; location of the planets and bright asteroids; periodic comets; times of meteor showers; star occultations by the Moon/asteroids; orbital positions of the brighter satellites for Jupiter and Saturn; and cycle information of many variable stars.

Recurring data includes such topics as: orbital/physical data on the planets and their satellites; astronomical and physical constants; some optical properties of telescopes/binoculars; information on filters for astronomical observing; light pollution and sky transparency; descriptions of the various systems of specifying time; information on the Sun including sunspots and aurorae; a list of meteorite craters in the US and Canada; advice on using the RASC Handbook for teaching astronomy; information on the Gegenschein and zodiacal light; 40 pages of tables dealing with stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies; and maps of the Moon and the entire stellar sky. 

Regular retail for this Handbook with shipping is $42.05, but the Astronomical League buys a bulk order and passes the savings on to you.

Quantities are very limited.

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