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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 and a third edition in 2018 September.

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 before becoming part of the Starter Pack. Click for sample pages from Amazon.

A US edition of the pack came out in 2017 October called simply the Astronomy Pack. The contents of the US version are somewhat different from the UK one. As well as the book and planisphere, this pack contains a completely new edition of the classic 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.