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Astronomy encyclopedia

Author: Patrick Moore
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fully rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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"The Astronomy Encyclopedia is an interstellar tour led by the acclaimed Sir Patrick Moore, England's ambassador to the night sky. In more than 3000 alphabetically organized articles and over 600 photographs, star maps and explanatory diagrams, it covers everything and everyone from the American Association of Variable Star Observers to zodiacal light." "The articles provide authoritative yet accessible information  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Astronomy encyclopedia.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)624242626
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Moore
ISBN: 0195218337 9780195218336
OCLC Number: 51722919
Notes: Revised edition of: The astronomy encyclopaedia. 1987.
Description: 456 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 30 cm
Other Titles: Oxford astronomy encyclopedia
International encyclopedia of astronomy.
Responsibility: foreword by Leif J. Robinson ; star maps created by Wil Tirion ; general editor, Patrick Moore.
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"The Astronomy Encyclopedia is an interstellar tour led by the acclaimed Sir Patrick Moore, England's ambassador to the night sky. In more than 3000 alphabetically organized articles and over 600 photographs, star maps and explanatory diagrams, it covers everything and everyone from the American Association of Variable Star Observers to zodiacal light." "The articles provide authoritative yet accessible information on subjects such as our Galaxy, the Sun and planets, life in the Universe, optical and radio telescopes, stars, black holes, astrophysics, observatories, astronomical photography, space programs, the constellations and famous astronomers. Supporting these articles are shorter entries on planetary features and satellites, asteroids, observational techniques, comets, satellite launchers, meteors, and subjects as diverse as software for astronomy and the structure of meteorites."--Jacket.

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