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"Hong Kong Observatory Almanac 2006" is now on sale

"Hong Kong Observatory Almanac 2006" is now on sale (5 December 2005)

    The "Hong Kong Observatory Almanac 2006" has been published. It is now on sale at $16 a copy at the Publications Sales Unit of the Information Services Department, the Kowloon Map Publications Centre of the Lands Department, and the Hong Kong Observatory Resource Centre.  

     An electronic book-ordering service is also available at the online Government Bookstore at Details of the online Government Bookstore can be obtained through the telephone enquiry service of the Information Services Department at 2537 1910.

     This bilingual booklet contains the traditional Chinese Calendar and times of daily sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, high and low tides, arranged month by month. The times of meridian passage, rising and setting of the planets are graphically illustrated in this handy almanac. The star maps of the four quarters of the year 2006, duration of twilight, details of equinoxes, solstices, eclipses, information on calendar, observation of meteor streams and planetary phenomena as well as climatological information of Hong Kong and selected cities for each month of the year are also given in this publication.

     The Hong Kong Observatory Resource Centre is located at Units 2304-2309, 23/F Miramar Tower, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. The telephone number is 2926 8250.