A Little Course in Astronomy

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409357406

Category: Science

Page: 194

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Simply everything you need to know to learn something new - now available in PDF. Ever wanted to learn more about astronomy but don't know where to begin? Learn step-by-step with A Little Course in Astronomy, part of the popular series of learning guides from DK that explain everything and assume nothing. Learn at your own pace, in your own time and in the comfort of your own home. A Little Course in Astronomy takes you from complete beginner to being able to identify stars, planets and other objects in space. Start simple by studying the Moon, build on your skills to find constellations and observe the solar system to see the Milky Way, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The step-by-step pictures show you what other courses only tell you and you can learn by doing with sections on locating and observing stars, planets and constellations and choosing and using equipment like planispheres, binoculars and telescopes. A Little Course in Astronomy will show you how to succeed at your new skill in no time. 10 A Little Course in... titles available including Crochet, Preserving, Yoga, Pilates, Wine Tasting, Sewing, Knitting, Baking, Growing Fruit and Veg.

A Little Course in Astronomy

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff,Robert Dinwiddie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409339809

Category: Astronomy

Page: 192

View: 2774


Simply everything you need to know to learn something new Ever wanted to learn more about astronomy but don't know where to begin? Learn step-by-step with A Little Course in Astronomy, part of the popular series of learning guides from DK that explain everything and assume nothing. Learn at your own pace, in your own time and in the comfort of your own home. A Little Course in Astronomy takes you from complete beginner to being able to identify stars, planets and other objects in space. Start simple by studying the Moon, build on your skills to find constellations and observe the solar system to see the Milky Way, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The step-by-step pictures show you what other courses only tell you and you can learn by doing with sections on locating and observing stars, planets and constellations and choosing and using equipment like planispheres, binoculars and telescopes. A Little Course in Astronomy will show you how to succeed at your new skill in no time. 10 A Little Course in... titles available including Crochet, Preserving, Yoga, Pilates, Wine Tasting, Sewing, Knitting, Baking, Growing Fruit and Veg.

Information Handling in Astronomy

Author: Andre Heck

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401143455

Category: Science

Page: 242

View: 7401


The pilot boat just moved away and'its lights are already fading towards the coast of Northeastern Queensland over which Saturn is going to set. There is still quite some time to go before dawn. The big ship has now regained her cruise speed following its roughly northwesterly route in the South Coral Sea along the chain of nearby reefs. Few people are around at this time, except a dozen early birds sharing some 'shipshaping' exercise on the top deck and taking advantage of the relative coolness of the night. On my way down to the stateroom, I cannot but stop once more in front of that elegant composition by British artist Brigid Collins (1963-) hanging in the monumental staircase between Decks 7 and 8. That piece 2 of art, a 1.8x 1.8m oil on canvas plus collage entitled Berinl in honour of the Danish explorer, gathers together many navigation-related themes of the time: Suns, Moons, planets, sky maps, astrolabes, small telescopes, as well as drawings, diagrams and charts of all kinds. It is somehow a digest of how astronomical information was then collected, made available, and used.

Harper's Young People

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 1114

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The Little Book of Space

Author: Norman Ferguson

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 1800076584

Category: Nature

Page: 164

View: 7517


Space is spectacular This short, informative and engaging guide to the wonders of the universe will fascinate and inspire readers of all ages There’s never been a more exciting time to learn about space. As new rockets are launched and fresh discoveries are made, humanity’s urge to explore and understand what’s going on out there keeps evolving and expanding. But you don’t need to have Einstein-level training to grasp the science and ponder the big questions. This little book covers everything from the Big Bang and the formation of the planets in our solar system, and how to spot them in the night sky, to a timeline of firsts and major events, including the Apollo missions, Elon Musk’s SpaceX programme and Tim Peake’s Principia mission. Packed with awe-inspiring facts and profiles of key figures, it will take you on an out-of-this-world adventure to the stars and back. Among the many fascinating questions the book will answer are these: • How big is the universe and how was it formed? • How many meteorites crash into Earth every day? • Could humans one day live on Mars? • Are we alone in the universe?

Astronomy in Depth

Author: Gerald North

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0857294261

Category: Science

Page: 230

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Astronomy in Depth fills the need for a textbook that covers pre-university level Astronomy courses (in the UK, the GCSE syllabuses) and provides numerical examples to help students. It is also written as a serious foundation in Astronomy for amateurs who want to take a more detailed approach than can be found in the bulk of introductory astronomy books. Almost every aspect of astronomy is considered, from Earth and its place in the solar system, through instrumentation, the planets, stars, and galaxies, to black holes and the beginnings of cosmology. This book is perfect for anyone who wants to get to know astronomy in detail, as quickly as possible.

New Trends in Astronomy Teaching

Author: International Astronomical Union. Colloquium,IAU Colloquium (162th : 1996 : University College London and the Open University)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521623735

Category: Science

Page: 378

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How do students learn astronomy? How can the World-Wide Web be used to teach? And how do planetariums help with educating the public? These are just some of the timely questions addressed in this stimulating review of new trends in the teaching of astronomy. Based on an international meeting hosted by the University of London and the Open University (IAU Colloquium 162), this volume presents articles by experts from around the world. The proceedings of the first IAU Colloquium (105), The Teaching of Astronomy, edited by Percy and Pasachoff, were first published in 1990 and soon became established as the definitive resource for astronomy teachers. Astronomy education has advanced enormously in the intervening 7 years, and this sequel will inspire and encourage teachers of astronomy at all levels and provide them with wealth of ideas and experience on which to build.

Reports on Astronomy

Author: Immo Appenzeller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401157626

Category: Science

Page: 605

View: 3816


IAU Transactions are published as a volume corresponding to each General Assembly. Volume A is produced prior to the Assembly and contains Reports on Astronomy, prepared by each Commission President. The intention is to summarize the astronomical results that have affected the work of the Commission since the production of the previous Reports up to a time which is about one year prior to the General Assembly. Volume B is produced after the Assembly and contains accounts of Commission Meetings which were held, together with other material. The reports included in the present volume range from outline summaries to lengthy compilations and references. Most reports are in English.