Astronomy For Beginners

Author: Jeff Becan
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1934389978
Size: 53.23 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Astronomy For Beginners is a friendly and accessible guide to our universe, our galaxy, our solar system and the planet we call home. Each year as we cruise through space on this tiny blue-green wonder, a number of amazing and remarkable events occur. For example, like clockwork, we’ll run head-on into asteroid and cometary debris that spreads shooting stars across our skies. On occasion, we’ll get to watch the disk of the Moon passing the Sun, casting its shadow on the face of the Earth, and sometimes we’ll get to watch our own shadow as it glides across the face of the Moon. The Sun’s path will constantly change across the daytime sky, as will the stars and constellations at night. During this time, we’ll also get to watch the other majestic planets in our solar system wander the skies, as they too circle the Sun in this elaborate celestial dance. Astronomy For Beginners will explain this elaborate celestial dance – the patterns of the heavens, the equinoxes and the solstices, the major meteor showers, and the solar and lunar eclipses. In addition, Astronomy For Beginners will also take you on a guided tour of the solar system and beyond. We’ll discover how the way we measure time itself is intimately related to celestial phenomena, and we’ll furthermore explore our historical and continuing mission to understand our place in this marvelous universe in which we find ourselves. Oh yeah, one more thing: Astronomy For Beginners will not only help you become an expert in space and time – but it also promises to be a pretty fun ride!

Astronomy For Beginners

Author: Miles Clarke
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781519650887
Size: 25.53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Have you ever wondered how we came into being? Have you ever looked in the sky, marveled by the stars? As we have realized over hundreds of years... Space is filled with a variety of phenomenon. The timing of these events is in terms of millions and billions of years, far exceeding the average human life span. Yet the universe made available many clues to understand how it builds these stars and planets, even if we personally will not live through an entire life cycle of a star or planet. On the hunt for these clues, scientists continue to study the universe, accessing supplementary data to further explain how it was created.... In this book you will learn things like... Brief history of astronomy Galaxies and Solar System The Sun and The Moon Different types of Stars and Planets Black Holes and Wormholes Meteors, Comets, Asteroids And much, much more!!! Take your first step towards becoming a skilled astronomer and get your copy today!

Astronomy A Beginner S Guide To The Universe With Access Code And Ebook

Author: Eric Chaisson
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780321598769
Size: 21.69 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Key Benefit: For one-semester Introduction to Astronomy courses. With Astronomy: A Beginner’s Guide, Sixth Edition, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy and awaken readers to the universe around them. Thoroughly updated, the revised edition focuses on the process of scientific discovery and scientific method, making “how we know what we know” a more integral part of the book with attention to clearly and concisely presenting scientific terms to the non-science reader. The authors incorporate three themes in this briefer version of their two textbooks; process of science, the size and scale of the universe as well as the evolution of the universe. A Beginner’s Guide emphasizes critical thinking and visualization, and is now available with a custom tailored leading-edge technology program. The Sixth Edition features an even greater focus on the process of science, MasteringAstronomy,™ and a dedicated myeBook. Key Topics: Charting the Heavens : The Foundations of Astronomy, The Copernican Revolution: The Birth of Modern Science, Light and Matter: The Inner Workings of the Cosmos, Telescopes: The Tools of Astronomy, The Solar System: Interplanetary Matter and the Birth of the Planets, Earth and Its Moon: Our Cosmic Backyard, The Terrestrial Planets: A Study in Contrasts, The Jovian Planets: Giants of the Solar System, Moons, Rings, and Plutoids: Small Worlds Among Giants, The Sun: Our Parent Star, Measuring the Stars: Giants, Dwarfs, and the Main Sequence, The Interstellar Medium: Star Formation in the Milky Way, Stellar Evolution: The Lives and Deaths of Stars, Neutron Stars and Black Holes: Strange States of Matter, The Milky Way Galaxy: A Spiral in Space, Normal and Active Galaxies: Building Blocks of the Universe, Hubble’s Law and Dark Matter: The Large-Scale Structure of the Cosmos, Cosmology: The Big Bang and the Fate of the Universe, Life in the Universe: Are We Alone? Market: Intended for those interested in learning the basics of astronomy

The Practical Astronomer

Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780756673246
Size: 61.54 MB
Format: PDF
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For anyone who's ever looked at the night sky and wanted to know more about the galaxy around them, The Practical Astronomer offers a comprehensive guide to discovering and understanding the mysteries of the solar system and beyond. Illustrated with specially commissioned photography and artwork, and using clear, easy-to-follow text, The Practical Astronomer takes you on a step-by-step journey from the basics of what can be seen with the naked eye from your own backyard, to how you can view more distant objects such as the planets of the solar system, and even galaxies far, far away. The book opens with an explanation of the fundamentals of astronomy, detailing when, where, and how to look at the night sky. It goes on to cover the necessary equipment and clothing that the amateur astronomer needs, reviewing optical equipment such as binoculars and telescopes, how they work and how to use them. A special section focuses on photography and covers the "how-to's" of capturing beautiful images of what you see. The Practical Astronomer aims to foster an awareness and understanding of what you're looking at-be it a planet, star, or asteroid. Different sections are devoted to looking at how the night sky changes, whether that's because it's viewed from a different place in the world or at a different time of year. Star charts and detailed maps of the night sky are included to aid budding astronomers in their quest to know more about this fascinating subject.

Getting Started In Radio Astronomy

Author: Steven Arnold
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461481570
Size: 12.66 MB
Format: PDF
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Radio astronomy is a mystery to the majority of amateur astronomers, yet it is the best subject to turn to when desirous of an expanded knowledge of the sky. This guide intends to instruct complete newcomers to radio astronomy, and provides help for the first steps on the road towards the study of this fascinating subject. In addition to a history of the science behind the pursuit, directions are included for four easy-to-build projects, based around long-term NASA and Stanford Solar Center projects. The first three projects constitute self-contained units available as kits, so there is no need to hunt around for parts. The fourth – more advanced – project encourages readers to do their own research and track down items. Getting Started in Radio Astronomy provides an overall introduction to listening in on the radio spectrum. With details of equipment that really works, a list of suppliers, lists of online help forums, and written by someone who has actually built and operated the tools described, this book contains everything the newcomer to radio astronomy needs to get going.

Exploring The Night Sky

Author: Terence Dickinson
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780920656662
Size: 39.29 MB
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A basic guide for beginning observers of the night sky, introducing information on the locations, names, and characteristics of stars.

Stargazing For Beginners

Author: John Mosley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9781565658219
Size: 41.97 MB
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Describes the constellations and explains how to locate them in the night sky, provides monthly star charts, and discusses lunar and solar eclipses

Stargazing

Author: Greenwich Royal Observatory
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780008196271
Size: 30.94 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is an iintroductory guide to the night sky, from the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Offering complete advice from the ground up, Stargazing is the perfect manual for beginners to astronomy, introducing the world of telescopes, planets, stars, dark skies and celestial maps. Discover how to tackle light pollution, how to stargaze with just your eyes, and what equipment is best for beginners. This book explains the best ways to plan your stargazing experience and the keys things to look out for on specific dates throughout the year. With seasonal star charts, constellation charts and facts about our Solar System, Stargazing is packed full of useful information and guidance for both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Bridging the gap between human curiosity and the need for scientific expertise, Stargazing allows a complete novice to understand our place in the cosmos and enjoy the beautiful and extraordinary wonders of the night sky.