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Philip’s Astronomy Starter Pack contains an updated paperback edition of my book Exploring Stars and Planets, along with a Solar System poster by me and a luminous planisphere by Wil Tirion. It was first published in the UK in 2011 November, with a new edition in 2016 October. A third edition is due in autumn 2018.

A US edition came out in 2017 October called simply the Astronomy Pack. As well as the book and planisphere, this pack contained a revised and updated version of Philip’s Star Chart by Wil Tirion and me, plus a copy of the superb Philip’s Moon Map by John Murray and Peter Grego.

Exploring Stars and Planets is the latest version of my long-established book for 8- to 14-year-olds originally known as Atlas of Stars & Planets. This was first published in 1992, with updated editions in 1997 and 2001. A reset and redesigned fourth edition appeared in 2004. Exploring Stars and Planets succeeded them in 2011. Click for sample pages from Amazon.

There are also French and German editions of the pack under the respective titles À la découverte de l’Astronomie and Starter-Set Astronomie.