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A view of the heavens : Being a short, but comprehensive system of modern astronomy. Exhibiting, I. The number, order, distances, magnitudes, and periods of all the planets and their several moons, composing our system, which the learning of the present age esteems as so many worlds full of inhabitants. II. The length of the day and year, with the variety of the seasons in each planet ; and also the phænomena of the heavens to the inhabitants thereof. III. Some account of the comets, their number, periods, and appearances ; and also the directions of their fiery trains thro' the heavens ; with probable conjectures of the uses of those amazing bodies. IV. The number, magnitude, and distances of the fix'd stars ; with their divisions into signs, catalogues, and constellations. V. The direct and retrograde motions of all the planets ; as also, the reason why they sometimes appear stationary, or not to move at all. VI. The nature and causes of eclipses, both of the sun and moon ; with an easy and expeditions method of calculating the eclipses, which will happen in any year. VII. The description and use of a curious astronomical clock, which will shew the hour of the night by the stars. To which is added, the use of the Cælestial Globe ; with its application to a number of very interesting problems. Concluding with some curious phænomena upon the sun and moon exhibited in a darkened room ; and a few select paradoxes, intended to excite the attention of the learner. The whole illustrated with copper-plates of the system, the Sun, Moon, eclipses, &c. and dispos'd in so easy and natural a manner, as to be understood in a few days. By the Rev. Mr. Turner, late of Magdalen-Hall, Oxford, author of the view of the earth ; -plain trigonometry render'd easy and familiar ; -System of gauging ; -And chronologer perpetual. Preview this item
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A view of the heavens : Being a short, but comprehensive system of modern astronomy. Exhibiting, I. The number, order, distances, magnitudes, and periods of all the planets and their several moons, composing our system, which the learning of the present age esteems as so many worlds full of inhabitants. II. The length of the day and year, with the variety of the seasons in each planet ; and also the phænomena of the heavens to the inhabitants thereof. III. Some account of the comets, their number, periods, and appearances ; and also the directions of their fiery trains thro' the heavens ; with probable conjectures of the uses of those amazing bodies. IV. The number, magnitude, and distances of the fix'd stars ; with their divisions into signs, catalogues, and constellations. V. The direct and retrograde motions of all the planets ; as also, the reason why they sometimes appear stationary, or not to move at all. VI. The nature and causes of eclipses, both of the sun and moon ; with an easy and expeditions method of calculating the eclipses, which will happen in any year. VII. The description and use of a curious astronomical clock, which will shew the hour of the night by the stars. To which is added, the use of the Cælestial Globe ; with its application to a number of very interesting problems. Concluding with some curious phænomena upon the sun and moon exhibited in a darkened room ; and a few select paradoxes, intended to excite the attention of the learner. The whole illustrated with copper-plates of the system, the Sun, Moon, eclipses, &c. and dispos'd in so easy and natural a manner, as to be understood in a few days. By the Rev. Mr. Turner, late of Magdalen-Hall, Oxford, author of the view of the earth ; -plain trigonometry render'd easy and familiar ; -System of gauging ; -And chronologer perpetual.

Author: R Turner
Publisher: London : Printed for S. Crowder, in Pater-noster-Row ; And S. Gamidge, Bookseller, in Worcester, MDCCLXV. [1765]
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Turner
OCLC Number: 508834364
Notes: Titlepage in red and black.
Reproduction of original from British Library.
Description: 1 online resource ([4], 59, [1] pages, plates) : illustrations

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