Stars and Planets

Author: Ian Ridpath

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241607701

Category: Science

Page: 226

View: 7659


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: 6069


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: 9547


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.

Stars and Planets Updated Edition

Author: Ian Ridpath,Wil Tirion

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691177885

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 1708


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.

Mysteries of Planets, Stars, and Galaxies

Author: Lela Nargi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 149668172X

Category: Astronomy

Page: 33

View: 1993


"Does life exist somewhere other than Earth? How many planets are outside our galaxy? What happens when stars crash into each other? For a long time, people believed Earth was the only planet in the galaxy. Now we know the universe is much bigger. Budding astronomers will learn all about planets, stars, and galaxies, from what's already known to what scientists are still hoping to find out"--

Planets, Stars and Galaxies

Author: Antony Edward Fanning,Donald Howard Menzel

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486216805

Category: Science

Page: 244

View: 1254


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

Stars, Planets, Moons, Galaxies and the Solar System

Author: Mary Abell

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 0

View: 9709


Welcome to the book that will take you on a journey through space! My name is Mary Abell. In this book we explore the stars, planets, moons, galaxies and our solar system. Come with us on this journey through space and discover what makes up our universe. Let's see what is behind those magical twinkling lights in the night sky and learn some amazing new facts about the mystical night sky!! Did you ever wonder how many stars are in the sky? How about the planets, where are they? The earth has a moon, do other planets have moons? What is a galaxy? How many are there? We will answer these questions and other exciting topics about the universe! There are review questions at the end of each chapter to help remember what we have learned. Here are some of the topics included in this book: How the stars are created The Fusion process Star constellations and how to find them in the sky. How close are stars to the Earth? The Sun and the Solar System Why we need the sun How many planets are there? Is there life on other planets? What planets have their own moon? Do these moons travel through the universe? What are the markers of the moons? What are the moons named after? Using a telescope or binoculars to view the stars and planets We will even learn a bit about asteroids, comets, and meteoroids What is a Galaxy? How many galaxies are there? Names of the galaxies In my research I found some amazing facts about our universe that were new to me! I love learning new things and teaching my grandchildren about new discoveries. We have a telescope and regularly study the night sky! If you are fascinated by the majestic beauty of the night sky, then you may find a few new fun facts about the solar system, the stars, planets, moons and the galaxies with all their unique qualities. Let's take a journey through the night sky and view all of the dazzling lights! You will be sure to find something interesting and different to see the next time you gaze at the night sky!

Cambridge Guide to Stars and Planets

Author: P. Moore,W. Tirion

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521585828

Category: Nature

Page: 260

View: 9685


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