Astronomy

Astronomy

by Kristen Lippincott

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Overview

Be an eyewitness to the planets and stars of the Universe, and discover the mysteries of the world's oldest science. Discover the astronomical connection between the Earth's seas and the Moon. Find out why the planet Jupiter is named after a Roman god. See how 19th-century astronomers explained our Solar System.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590545607
Publisher: Fitzgerald Books
Publication date: 10/01/2001
Series: Eyewitness Books Series
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

The study of the heavens6
Ancient astronomy8
Ordering the Universe10
The celestial sphere12
The uses of astronomy14
Astrology16
The Copernican revolution18
Intellectual giants20
Optical principles22
The optical telescope24
Observatories26
The astronomer28
Spectroscopy30
The radio telescope32
Venturing into space34
The Solar System36
The Sun38
The Moon40
The Earth42
Mercury44
Venus46
Mars48
Jupiter50
Saturn52
Uranus54
Neptune and Pluto56
Travelers in space58
The birth and death of stars60
Our galaxy and beyond62
Did you know?64
Cutting-edge astronomy66
Find out more68
Glossary70
Index72

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