Sky Phenomena

A Guide to Naked-Eye Observation of the Stars

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Description

Sky Phenomena leads readers from the stars as seen from Earth, through the Sun, Moon, and various planets to the Copernican revolution, to comets and meteors, and to the sky of the Southern Hemisphere.

The text includes mythological and historical aspects of the subject and has numerous exercises for the student. The final chapter is a unique collection of poetry related to the stars from ancient India to modern times. Appendices include future astronomical events, technical data, materials and publications, and a comprehensive glossary of astronomical terms.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • The Stars — I
  • The Stars — II
  • The Sun
  • The Moon
  • Eclipses
  • The Planets
  • The Copernican Revolution
  • Comets and Meteors
  • The Southern Hemisphere Sky
  • The Stars in Poetry
  • Appendices:
  • Astronimical Events
  • Technical Data
  • Astronomical Symbols
  • much more ….

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Dimensions 7 x 0.6 x 10 in
Author

ISBN13

978-1584200260

ISBN10

158420026X

Published

September 1, 2001

Format

Paperback

Pages

208