This vintage work contains an introductory guide to the elements of descriptive astronomy, with sections on the celestial bodies, the movements of the stars, equipment, seasons, et cetera; as well as additional information on practical work for beginners with small instruments. This book was originally intended to give a simple description of the heavenly bodies and their motions in a form which should appeal to those who know little or nothing of the subject. Written in clear, concise language and full of helpful illustrations and tables, this text is ideal for amateur astronomy enthusiasts, and makes for a wonderful addition to any personal library. The chapters of this volume include: The Solar System; The Sun; The Moon; Mercury, Venus, Mars, and the Asteroids; Jupiter; Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune; Comets and Meteors; Latitude and Longitude; Movement of the Stars; How to make a Model of the Celestial Sphere, and more. This book was first published in 1919, and is being republished now complete with a new introduction on the history of astronomy.