Stars and Planets

Author: Ian Ridpath

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241607701

Category: Science

Page: 226

View: 2353


The clearest, most accessible guide to observing the night sky. Authoritative text, crystal-clear charts, and a systematic approach make the DK Handbook of Star and Planets the perfect beginner's guide to the night sky. A highly visual introduction explains the basic concepts of astronomy and gives advice on the best methods and equipment for observation, including binoculars and telescopes. Each of the planets in the Solar System is described and illustrated in detail, with images taken from space probes as well as from the ground, showing them as you can expect to see them. More than 160 star charts were made especially for this book by the Royal Greenwich Observatory. There is a separate detailed chart for each of the 88 constellations, adding up to a complete atlas of the sky. The text for each constellation reveals its history and mythology and lists notable stars, galaxies, nebulae, and other objects. Alongside the constellation profiles is a month-by-month guide, including a set of charts and a user-friendly text guide that picks out the highlights above your head each month. Complete with jargon-free text written by one of the foremost popularizers of astronomy and an authority on the history of constellations, the DK Handbook of Stars and Planets is the perfect introduction to stargazing.

Planets, Stars, and Galaxies

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426301707

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 194

View: 2438


Illustrations, photographs, star charts, moon maps, and scientific diagrams are compiled in a reference tool that explores the new solar system, the birth and death of stars, black holes, and space engineering.

Science in our Environment

Author: Aanchal Broca Kumar

Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

ISBN: 8179933415

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

View: 5452


The seemingly limitless universe comprises galaxies, stars, and planets. Earth, is one among the many planets that dot the universe. Discover some of its secrets; learn about the solar system that it is a part of, and the galaxy that our solar system is located in. Read curious Teri's questions and the Green Genius's answers to understand the universe better.

Galaxies, stars and planets

Author: The Open University

Publisher: The Open University

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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This 8-hour free course provided a general introduction to many aspects of galaxies, stars and planets.

Planets, Stars and Galaxies

Author: Antony Edward Fanning,Donald Howard Menzel

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486216805

Category: Science

Page: 244

View: 1931


Comprehensive introductory survey: the sun, solar system, stars, galaxies, universe, cosmology; quasars, radio stars, etc. 24pp. of photographs.

Stars and Planets

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 024126233X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 53

View: 3519


Open your eyes to a world of discovery and explore the wonders of our universe with Eyewonder: Stars and Planets. Eyewonder Stars and Planets takes you on a journey to our Solar System revealing the secrets of stars and planets. From the huge volcanoes on Venus and massive storms on Jupiter to phases of the moon and astronaunts blasting into space Eyewonder Stars and Planets is your guide to our solar system. Brimming with fun facts for kids about the planets and wonders of our solar system, Eyewonder Stars and Planets is the ideal homework or school project helper and those who want to learn everything about space. Now available with text that lights up as you read along and playful images and sounds.

Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems

Author: Gerard Gilmore

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789400756113

Category: Science

Page: 1130

View: 493


This is volume 5 of Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems, a six-volume compendium of modern astronomical research, covering subjects of key interest to the main fields of contemporary astronomy. This volume on “Galactic Structure and Stellar Populations”, edited by Gerard F. Gilmore, presents accessible review chapters on Stellar Populations, Chemical Abundances as Population Tracers, Metal-Poor Stars and the Chemical Enrichment of the Universe, The Stellar and Sub-Stellar Initial Mass Function of Simple and Composite Populations, The Galactic Nucleus, The Galactic Bulge, Open Clusters and Their Role in the Galaxy, Star Counts and the Nature of Galactic Thick Disk, The Infrared Galaxy, Interstellar PAHs and Dust, Galactic Neutral Hydrogen, High-Velocity Clouds, Magnetic Fields in Galaxies, Astrophysics of Galactic Charged Cosmic Rays, Gamma-Ray Emission of Supernova Remnants and the Origin of Galactic Cosmic Rays, Galactic Distance Scales, Globular Cluster Dynamical Evolution, Dynamics of Disks and Warps, Mass Distribution and Rotation Curve in the Galaxy, Dark Matter in the Galactic Dwarf Spheroidal Satellites, and History of Dark Matter in Galaxies. All chapters of the handbook were written by practicing professionals. They include sufficient background material and references to the current literature to allow readers to learn enough about a specialty within astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology to get started on their own practical research projects. In the spirit of the series Stars and Stellar Systems published by Chicago University Press in the 1960s and 1970s, each chapter of Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems can stand on its own as a fundamental review of its respective sub-discipline, and each volume can be used as a textbook or recommended reference work for advanced undergraduate or postgraduate courses. Advanced students and professional astronomers in their roles as both lecturers and researchers will welcome Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems as a comprehensive and pedagogical reference work on astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology.

Universe: Solar System, Stars, and Galaxies

Author: Michael A. Seeds,Dana Backman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285500164

Category: Science

Page: 488

View: 4920


The new edition of UNIVERSE means the same proven Seeds/Backman approach and trusted content, fully updated with the latest discoveries and resources to meet the needs of today's diverse students. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Stars and Galaxies

Author: Michael A. Seeds,Dana Backman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305804546

Category: Science

Page: 496

View: 7472


Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, STARS AND GALAXIES emphasizes the scientific method throughout as it guides students to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? Updated with the newest developments and latest discoveries in the field of astronomy, authors Michael Seeds and Dana Backman discuss the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, while providing not only facts but also a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.