Cambridge University Press dates from 1534 and is part of the University of Cambridge. So we are absolutely sure that they are someone whom we can trust, especially when it comes to educational books. Ok, and here is the list of top selling books in astronomy, published by Cambridge University Press. Let’s check them out:


Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope – and How to Find Them

With over 100k copies sold since first publication, Turn Left At Orion is one of the most popular astronomy books of all times. And is also the ideal beginner’s book. With a new spiral binding, the latest edition is even easier to use outdoors, right at your telescope.


An Introduction to the Solar System

This textbook presents a fascinating description of the bodies in the Solar System, their origin and evolution. It is ideal for self-study of the subject.


A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way

The title speaks for itself, – photographic plates of the most interesting portions of the Milky Way, descriptive text, charts, and data, – that’s what you’ll find in this book. It will also make a great present!


The Cambridge Guide to the Solar System

Richly illustrated with images, this book is a comprehensive, up-to-date description of the planets, their moons, and recent astronomical discoveries. The author, Kenneth R. Lang, is a Professor of Astronomy at Tufts University. He is a well-known author and has published 25 books.


The Cambridge Star Atlas

The classic star atlas is ideal for both beginners and more experienced astronomers. Full-color maps show stars, clusters and galaxies visible with binoculars or even a small telescope. Makes a great present!


To Measure the Sky: An Introduction to Observational Astronomy

Frederick R. Chromey introduces the fundamental topics in optical observational astronomy, such as modern astronomical observation techniques and measurements.


Galaxy Formation and Evolution

Emphasizing both observational and theoretical aspects, the book covers diverse topics in astronomy, particle physics, and cosmology.


Gravity’s Fatal Attraction: Black Holes in the Universe

Richly illustrated with the images, the book shows how black holes were discovered, and discusses our current understanding of their role in the Universe.


Astrophysics for Physicists

The book is designed for teaching astrophysics to physics students at advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level. So if you are after serious knowledge, this book is the right choice.


An Introduction to the Theory of Stellar Structure and Evolution

This textbook is a stimulating introduction for undergraduate students in astronomy, physics and applied mathematics, taking a course on the physics of stars. If you are new to the subject, or planning on becoming a student, then you should buy this one.

The list was promulgated on Cambrige.org and some of the books mentioned there are still available for purchase directly on their site. Enjoy!



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