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Astronomy in Minutes

Astronomy in Minutes

200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant

  • Author: Giles Sparrow
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1848667248
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 416
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What happens when a star dies? How many asteroids are in our solar system? Can galaxies collide? What is dark energy? Astronomy in Minutes answers all these questions and more as it condenses 200 key concepts into easily digestible essays. From Trojan asteroids to stellar black holes, and from superclusters to cosmic microwave background, this book will take you on an essential tour around the universe. Beginning with the specks and constellations that we see in the night sky, and then zooming in on the objects and 'matter' beyond the naked eye, Astronomy in Minutes draws on established theories and recent research. Each essay is accompanied by an image or a clear diagram to help unravel complex ideas. Beginning with the constellations and finishing with the latest cosmological theories, this is the perfect reference guide to this fascinating subject. Contents include: The celestial sphere, Piscis Austrinus, the Earth-Moon system, Io and Ganymede, Kuiper Belt Objects, Measuring stellar properties, Nuclear fusion, Red and orange dwarfs, Open star clusters, Planetary nebulae, Supernova remnants, Cosmic expansion, Quasars and blazars, Nature of spacetime, Nucleosynthesis and the Anthropic Principle.

An Elementary Treatise on Astronomy: in Four Parts

An Elementary Treatise on Astronomy: in Four Parts

Containing a Systematic and Comprehensive Exposition of the Theory, and the More Important Practical Problems; with Solar, Lunar, and Other Astronomical Tables. Designed for Use as a Text-book in Colleges and the Higher Academies

  • Author: William Augustus Norton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Astronomy
  • Page: 479
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Astronomy in the Iberian Peninsula

Astronomy in the Iberian Peninsula

Abraham Zacut and the Transition from Manuscript to Print

  • Author: Jose Chabas,José Chabás,Bernard R. Goldstein
  • Publisher: American Philosophical Society
  • ISBN: 9780871699022
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 196
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Navigation and Nautical Astronomy in Theory and Practice

Navigation and Nautical Astronomy in Theory and Practice

With Attempts to Facilitate the Finding of the Time and Longitude at Sea

  • Author: John Radford Young
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nautical astronomy
  • Page: 280
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A Brief Introduction to Astronomy in the Middle East

A Brief Introduction to Astronomy in the Middle East

  • Author: John M. Steele
  • Publisher: Saqi
  • ISBN: 0863568963
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 153
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The Middle East is the birthplace of astronomy and the centre for its development during the medieval period. In this brief introduction John Steele offers an intriguing insight into Middle Eastern achievements in astronomy and their profound influence on the rest of the world. Amongst other things, the book traces the Late Babylonians' ingenious schemes for modelling planetary motion. It also reveals how medieval Islamic advances in the study of the heavens, and the design of precise astronomical instruments, led to breakthroughs by Renaissance practitioners such as Copernicus and Kepler. An invaluable introduction to one of the oldest sciences in the world.

Orr's Circle of the Sciences: Practical astronomy, navigation, nautical astronomy and meteorology

Orr's Circle of the Sciences: Practical astronomy, navigation, nautical astronomy and meteorology

  • Author: William Somerville Orr
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
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Tables Intended to Facilitate the Operations of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy (to Accompany the Rudimentary Treatise on Navigation and Nautical Astronomy)

Tables Intended to Facilitate the Operations of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy (to Accompany the Rudimentary Treatise on Navigation and Nautical Astronomy)

  • Author: John Radford Young
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Navigation
  • Page: 136
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Observational astronomy and guide to the use of the telescope, by a clergyman, ed. by J.T. Slugg

Observational astronomy and guide to the use of the telescope, by a clergyman, ed. by J.T. Slugg

  • Author: Observational astronomy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Visual Astronomy of the Deep Sky

Visual Astronomy of the Deep Sky

  • Author: Roger N. Clark
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: 9780521361552
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 355
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Atlas over de vigtigste galakser og nebuloser, som kan ses i teleskop af amatørastronomer