The Birth of Stars and Planets

Author: John Bally,Bo Reipurth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521801058

Category: Nature

Page: 318

View: 8240


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Stars and Planets

Author: Ian Ridpath

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241607701

Category: Science

Page: 226

View: 9138


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.

Stars & Planets

Author: Ruth M. Young

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 0743936639

Category: Education

Page: 50

View: 7406


Wow! Why did that happen? Can we do more? These are the kinds of comments teachers hear when they use exciting adventures to introduce their students to the magic of science. All the activities are based on sound scientific principles that help youngsters develop scientific awareness and appreciation. Complete lessons and objectives are included in each book.

Stars and Planets

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241257026

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 62

View: 7511


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.

Nature Guide Stars and Planets

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409364844

Category: Nature

Page: 354

View: 9746


Thank your lucky stars for this completely comprehensive guide to our Universe. From asteroids and constellations to galaxies and planets, this star-studded look at space is the perfect package for space cadets and amateur astronomers. ?? Part of DK's best-selling Nature Guide series, Stars and Planets takes you out of this world to experience the beautiful sights and intricate details of our incredible Solar System. Packed with stunning images and expert information, you'll enjoy the whole world at your fingertips. You'll visit each and every planet and fly past the Kuiper Belt on this intrepid, intergalactic adventure. Come back down to Earth to discover all the tools and techniques you need to observe the spectacular night skies. You'll see all 88 constellations in their sparkling splendour and read the stories behind their amazing shapes and patterns. The monthly sky guide will keep your eyes on the skies all year round.?? Grab this guide and get started!

Galaxies, stars and planets

Author: The Open University

Publisher: The Open University

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8098


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

Cambridge Guide to Stars and Planets

Author: P. Moore,W. Tirion

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521585828

Category: Nature

Page: 260

View: 2238


Presents an introduction to astronomy for the amateur stargazer, covering the sun, the moon, the planets, solar system debris, galaxies, constellations, and recent discoveries

Stars and Planets Updated Edition

Author: Ian Ridpath,Wil Tirion

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691177885

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 7099


The description for this book, Stars and Planets Updated Edition: The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and the Solar System, will be forthcoming.

Planets, Stars, and Orbs

Author: Edward Grant

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521565097

Category: Science

Page: 852

View: 6294


Medieval cosmology was a fusion of pagan Greek ideas and Biblical descriptions of the world, especially the creation account in Genesis. Planets, Stars, and Orbs describes medieval conceptions of the cosmos as understood by scholastic theologians and natural philosophers in the universities of Western Europe from the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries. Not only are the major ideas and arguments of medieval cosmology described and analyzed, but much attention is paid to the responses of scholastic natural philosophers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to the challenges posed by the new science and astronomy as represented by Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Galileo, and Kepler.