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Twenty-five astronomical observations that changed the world : and how to make them yourself

Author: Michael Marett-Crosby
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, ©2013.
Series: Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Human history is also the record of our fascination with the sky, and to look upwards is to follow in the steps of such greats as Galileo and Newton. What they and others once saw in the heavens for the first time, amateur astronomers can discover anew using this guide to twenty-five of the greatest journeys through space. Starting with our most visible companion the Moon, each chapter offers a step-by-step  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Observers' manuals Popular works
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Marett-Crosby, Michael.
Twenty-five astronomical observations that changed the world.
New York, NY : Springer, ©2013
(DLC) 2013939733
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Marett-Crosby
ISBN: 9781461468004 1461468000 1461467993 9781461467991 1299858635 9781299858633
OCLC Number: 852954379
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: From the Contents: The Eye of the Moon --
Don't Look! --
The Sun --
The Ways Stars Work --
Ursa Major --
What Galileo Saw --
The Moons of Jupiter --
Orion's Five --
The Types of Stars --
The Little Cloud --
Andromeda --
The Joy of Red --
Getting to Know Mars --
Orion and its Nebula --
Suns Present and Suns Future --
Bright Dog of the Night --
Sirius --
Looking for Footsteps --
The River in the Sky --
Eriidanus --
Saturn --
Falling in Love --
Algol --
Splitting the Demon Star --
Comets, Asteroids, and Meteorites --
Where everything comes from --
Uranus --
Strange, or what? --
Hubble V1 --
How it destroyed a Universe.
Series Title: Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series.
Other Titles: 25 astronomical observations that changed the world
Responsibility: Michael Marett-Crosby.

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This book duplicates historic discoveries in astronomy, from the Moon's Tycho crater, through Galileo's observation of Jupiter's moons and outward to nebulae, stars and galaxies. Shows where each  Read more...

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