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Patrick Moore's data book of astronomy

Author: Patrick Moore; Robin Rees
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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"Packed with up-to-date astronomical data about the Solar System, our Galaxy and the wider Universe, this is a one-stop reference for astronomers of all levels. It gives the names, positions, sizes and other key facts of all the planets and their satellites; discusses the Sun in depth, from sunspots to solar eclipses; lists the dates for cometary returns, close-approach asteroids, and significant meteor showers; and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Moore; Robin Rees
ISBN: 9780521899352 0521899354
OCLC Number: 653842736
Notes: Rev. ed. of: The data book of astronomy : Bristol, UK ; Philadelphia, PA : Institute of Physics Pub., c2000.
Includes index.
Description: 576 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: The Solar System --
The Sun --
The Moon --
Mercury --
Venus --
Earth --
Mars --
Minor members of the Solar system --
Jupiter --
Saturn --
Uranus --
Neptune --
Beyond Neptune: the Kuiper Belt --
Comets --
Meteors --
Meteorites --
Glows and atmospheric effects --
The stars --
Stellar spectra and evolution --
Extra-solar planets --
Double stars --
Variable stars --
Stellar clusters --
Nebulæ --
The Milky Way Galaxy --
Galaxies --
Evolution of the Universe --
The constellations --
The star catalogue --
Telescopes and observatories --
Non-optical astronomy --
The history of astronomy --
Astronomers --
Glossary.
Responsibility: edited by Patrick Moore and Robin Rees.
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