Seeing Stars A guide to the Constellations

Posted on November 19th, 2018

We have the ultimate book for budding star gazers. Seeing Stars from Phaidon is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to know more about our solar system and the stars within it from a historical and artistic perspective. This is a chance to understand and spot the 88 constellations twinkling above us. Who discovered them, when and the story they tell. It is a beautiful book for age 7 to adult that is fascinating and a great reference point for those clear nights. Read on to discover more about Seeing Stars and for a chance to win a copy.


Seeing Stars A guide to the Constellations

Discover the pictures and stories in our night sky

Seeing Stars takes the reader back thousands of years to when people first began star gazing. Like a giant dot to dot game they joined groups of stars to form animals, gods and objects, these became the Constellations. Seeing Stars looks at each constellation in turn; with clear illustrations and maps the stories are brought to life along with details on when and where you can best see them. Everyone can be a budding astronomer with this book.


Pages from Seeing Stars

What we like

The book is easy to follow, clear and informative. Despite focusing on the history of the constellations there is also up to the minute advice on apps for your phone or websites to expand your learning.  Everyone will be able to spot a constellation they want to find, from a birth sign to a favourite animal.

Need to Know

Retail Price £17.95
Age Range7 upwards
book format

Jacketed hardcover

216 pages

203 x 229 mm

ISBN978 071487 7723
Author and illustratorSara Gillingham
Available from Phaidon online store, wordery,  book depository, Amazon 


 Win your copy of Seeing Stars with Phaidon and Coombe Mill

For your chance to win seeing Stars and l inspire your young enthusiast to look up and delight in the wonders of the cosmos simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.


Seeing Stars A complete guide to the 88 constellations.



We were sent our copy of Seeing Stars for the purpose of this review. However all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Cornwall has some of the best Dark skies in the country and our copy can be found in the games room library for star gazing fun on holiday with us.  

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