Win a copy of PHILIP’S STAR FINDER by John Woodruff and Wil Tirion

This competition is now closed.

The first two sets of correct answers to the competition questions were received from:

Nicholas Challoner of South Woodford, London.
David Reece-Belsey of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.


Each of the winners will receive a copy of Philip’s Star Finder.

The questions, together with the answers, are as follows:

1 – In which constellation would you find the stars Izar and Alkalurops?
a: Boötes

2 – Which now-obsolete constellation, depicting a bird, was introduced by Alexander Jamieson and shown perching on the tail of Hydra (the Water Snake) in A Celestial Atlas, compiled by Jamieson and published in 1822?
a: Noctua (the Owl)

3 – In which constellation would you find the stars Tania Borealis and Tania Australis?
a: Ursa Major

4 – Which Greek astronomer published a list of 48 constellations in around 150AD?
a: Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy)

Prizes donated by Philip’s Astronomy, publishers of the above book. Further details of the range of Philip’s astronomy books can be found here

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