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The first part of the almanac gives the 2007 calendar, description of calendar systems used by various peoples in the world, ephemerides of the Sun, the Moon, and planets, moments of rising and setting for the Sun and the Moon, passages of the Sun and the Moon through the signs of the zodiac, planetary configurations, the visibility of planets and Jupiter's satellites on the sky, the data on variable stars, comets, occupations of stars by the Moon and asteroids, meteor showers, eclipses, and other celestial phenomena. The second part informs us on the current state of investigations in some fields of astronomy; some recent events in astronomy and cosmonautics as well as memorable dates in history of astronomy are reviewed. The almanac may be used as a handbook by specialists in astronomy and related sciences. by school teachers, students, pupils, amateur astronomers etc.