Astronomy

Astronomy

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Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to the fascinating world of astronomy. Full-color photographs of scientific instruments, experiments, and innovative 3-D models reveal the discoveries and research that have transformed our understanding of the Universe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781586101671
Publisher: Learning Horizons, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/1997

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 through space58
The birth and death of stars60
Our galaxy and beyond62
Index64

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