Similar to road maps for finding our way on land, star maps help us find our way in the sky. Star maps, charts, and atlases can be purchased online or sometimes at bookstores. Popular astronomy magazines, such as Astronomy and Sky and Telescope, include a current star map. Additionally, free star maps are available for download.
Skymaps.com provides a downloadable free monthly map of the night sky called, “The Evening Sky Map.” Sometimes, near the end of the month, you have to wait a couple days for the next month's map to be listed, so if the map you’re looking for doesn’t seem to be listed, keep checking back until it is.