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Download E-books The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy PDF

By James Evans

The heritage and perform of old Astronomy combines new scholarship with hands-on technological know-how to deliver readers into direct touch with the paintings of historical astronomers. whereas tracing principles from old Babylon to sixteenth-century Europe, the booklet areas its maximum emphasis at the Greek interval, while astronomers constructed the geometric and philosophical principles that experience decided the following personality of Western astronomy. the writer ways this background in the course of the concrete information of old astronomical perform. rigorously equipped and generously illustrated, the ebook can educate readers the best way to do actual astronomy utilizing the equipment of historic astronomers. for instance, readers will discover ways to expect the following retrograde movement of Jupiter utilizing both the arithmetical tools of the Babylonians or the geometric tools of Ptolemy. they are going to tips on how to use an astrolabe and the way to layout sundials utilizing Greek and Roman concepts. The ebook additionally comprises supplementary workouts and styles for making a few operating astronomical tools, together with an astrolabe and an equatorium. greater than a presentation of astronomical tools, the publication offers a severe examine the facts used to reconstruct historic astronomy. It contains broad excerpts from historical texts, meticulous documentation, and vigorous discussions of the position of astronomy within the a number of cultures. available to a large viewers, this e-book will entice an individual attracted to how our figuring out of our position within the universe has replaced and built, from precedent days in the course of the Renaissance.

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Download E-books Nearest Star: The Surprising Science of Our Sun PDF

By Jay M. Pasachoff

in contrast to the myriad issues of sunshine we stare upon within the evening sky, our nearest famous person permits us to review the wonders of stellar workings at blindingly shut range--from an insignificant ninety three million miles away. And what can we see? during this e-book, of the world's prime sunlight scientists spread all that historical past and science--from the 1st cursory observations to the measurements bought by way of the most recent state of the art tools at the flooring and in space--have published concerning the solar. Following the trail of technology from the very middle of this 380,000,000,000,000,000,000-megawatt furnace to its explosive floor, Nearest Star invitations readers into an open-ended narrative of discovery approximately what we all know in regards to the solar and the way we have now realized it.

How did the solar evolve, and what's going to it turn into? what's the foundation of its warmth and light? How does sunlight task impact the atmospheric stipulations that make lifestyles on the earth attainable? those are the questions on the middle of sunlight physics, and on the heart of this ebook. Having made optical sunlight observations with many sunlight telescopes and within the rockets and satellites, the authors convey their wide own event to this tale of the way astronomers research the solar, and what they've got came across approximately phenomena from eclipses to neutrinos, house climate, and international warming. Richly illustrated with an collection of images from the most recent sunlight missions and the most recent telescopes, this publication is a truly readable, updated account of science's come upon with our nearest big name.

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Download E-books Atlas of the Lunar Terminator PDF

This notable Atlas relies on excessive solution CCD photos of the terminator zone of the Moon lower than forty seven diverse illuminations. each one picture is displayed throughout or 3 pages, allowing readers to work out positive aspects as small as 1-2 kilometers. for every illumination, accompanying textual content describes the main beneficial properties proven in each one view, besides larger-scale photographs of chosen parts, listed with their positions and dimensions. textual content chapters describe and illustrate the lunar statement ideas and the landform forms. staring at info are provided via 2009. skilled observers will locate the Atlas a useful making plans instrument, whereas novices will achieve an figuring out of lunar geography and geology. No different atlas indicates the Moon below one of these number of staring at stipulations.

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Download E-books Touring the Universe through Binoculars: A Complete Astronomer's Guidebook (Wiley Science Editions) PDF

By Philip S. Harrington

This entire paintings takes you on a private journey of the universe utilizing not anything greater than a couple of binoculars. extra accomplished than any ebook at the moment to be had, it starts off with Earth's nearest neighbor, the moon, after which is going directly to discover each one planet within the sunlight procedure, asteroids, meteors, comets and the sunlight. Following this, the reader is whisked away into deep house to discover celestial our bodies together with stars which are identified and plenty of attractions much less prevalent. the ultimate bankruptcy contains a special atlas of deep-sky items seen via binoculars. The appendices contain information on the way to purchase, take care of and continue astronomical binoculars, counsel and tricks on utilizing them, and precise info on numerous home-made binocular mounts.

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Download E-books Alpha Centauri: Unveiling the Secrets of Our Nearest Stellar Neighbor (Astronomers' Universe) PDF

As our closest stellar spouse and composed of 2 Sun-like stars and a 3rd small dwarf megastar, Alpha Centauri is a perfect trying out flooring of astrophysical versions and has performed a imperative position within the background and improvement of recent astronomy―from the 1st guesses at stellar distances to figuring out how our personal superstar, the solar, may need developed. it's also the host of the closest identified exoplanet, an ultra-hot, Earth-like planet lately discovered.

Just 4.4 gentle years away Alpha Centauri is usually the obvious objective for humanity’s first directed interstellar house probe. this type of project may possibly exhibit the small-scale constitution of a brand new planetary procedure and in addition characterize step one in what needs to without doubt be humanity’s maximum destiny adventure―exploration of the Milky manner Galaxy itself.

For all of its closeness, α Centauri keeps to tantalize astronomers with many unresolved mysteries, reminiscent of how did it shape, what percentage planets does it comprise and the place are they, and the way could we view its wide landscape directly?

In this publication we stream from the examine of person stars to the learn of our sun procedure and our close by galactic local. at the approach we'll assessment the quickly constructing fields of exoplanet formation and detection.

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Download E-books The Music of the Big Bang: The Cosmic Microwave Background and the New Cosmology (Astronomers' Universe) PDF

By Amedeo Balbi

The cosmic microwave historical past radiation is the afterglow of the large bang: a tenuous sign, greater than thirteen billion years outdated, which consists of the solutions to some of the questions about the character of our Universe. It used to be serendipitously found in 1964, and thoroughly investigated within the final 4 a long time by way of a great number of experiments. Nobel Prizes in Physics have already been offered for study at the cosmic historical past radiation: one in 1978 to Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, who first came across it, the opposite in 2006, to George Smoot and John Mather, for the result of the COBE satellite tv for pc. such a lot cosmological details is encoded within the cosmic history radiation through acoustic oscillations within the dense plasma that stuffed the primordial Universe: a "music" of the massive bang, which cosmologists have lengthy been attempting to reconstruct and learn, with a purpose to distinguish diversified cosmological types, very like you could distinguish diversified musical tools by way of their timbre and overtones. merely in recent years, has this impressive cosmic sound been unveiled by way of such experiments as BOOMERANG and MAXIMA and, extra lately, by means of the WMAP satellite tv for pc. This led to a tremendous bounce in our realizing of the Universe, but the research is not over but. The booklet makes a speciality of how the exploration of the cosmic history radiation has formed our photo of the Universe, leading even the non-specialized readers in the direction of the frontier of cosmological examine, assisting them to appreciate, utilizing an easy language and alluring metaphors, the mechanisms at the back of the Universe during which we are living.

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Download E-books Your Ticket to the Universe: A Guide to Exploring the Cosmos PDF

By Kimberly K. Arcand, Megan Watzke

An pleasing and obtainable journey to the main attention-grabbing stops within the cosmos. observed by way of dramatic visuals, Your price ticket to the Universe is a hybrid coffee-table booklet and box guide.

Beginning with our domestic planet, Your price tag to the Universe embarks on an exciting and available journey to the main fascinating stops identified within the cosmos. know about items close by inside our sunlight procedure (our yard in area, as a way to converse) in addition to wonders which are came across through the Milky approach galaxy and past (the so much far away and unique lands to explore). observed via amazing photos that carry the studying event to vibrant, instant lifestyles, Your price tag to the Universe is designed to create space exploration available to every person. Your price ticket to the Universe outlines the necessities somebody must understand, whereas piquing the reader's interest to benefit extra.

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Download E-books Capturing the Stars: Astrophotography by the Masters PDF

By Robert Gendler

To stare upon the celebs is something; to catch that gaze in pictures is anything else, a tantalizing medical paintings that many try and few master.  That infrequent mastery is on complete exhibit during this attractive quantity of house images from thirty of the main complete astrophotographers on the planet, either expert and amateur.  Galaxies, celebrity clusters, nebulae, and different deep-sky treasures fill the pages.  in addition to the marvels of the evening sky--the Andromeda and Whirlpool galaxies, the Pleiades and the Praesepe, the Orion and Crab nebulae, and plenty of more--each part incorporates a profile of the photographer’s paintings, ideas, philosophy, and experiences.  Compiled by means of the world's top beginner astrophotographer, with an advent to the background of area images, this mind-blowing quantity is a necessary for each stargazer’s bookshelf.

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Download E-books New Eyes on the Sun: A Guide to Satellite Images and Amateur Observation PDF

Information gathered via satellites lately despatched by way of america, the ecu house employer, Japan, Germany, the uk, and Russia to watch the sunlight has replaced our wisdom and realizing of the sunlight, quite its impact in the world. This e-book offers those findings in a fashion that might be welcomed through novice astronomers, scholars, educators and somebody attracted to the sunlight. stronger via many color images, the publication combines newly received clinical realizing with special descriptions of positive factors seen at the Sun’s floor and in its atmosphere.

In the prior, gazing the solar has been left to lecturers with specialized tools, due to the fact that sun commentary has been detrimental end result of the chance of eye damage.  This ebook explains how novice astronomers can accurately detect a number of the sun phenomena utilizing precise hydrogen-alpha telescopes that aren't too dear. Amateurs can now make a favorable contribution to technology by means of tracking the sunlight as execs do. 

Amateurs may also entry the sun pictures taken by way of satellites through the web. This e-book is helping readers interpret and comprehend what those photographs are displaying concerning the sunlight, together with the most recent 3D photographs. sun observers will take pleasure in evaluating their very own sunlight telescope observations with these produced by means of area probes resembling SDO, SOHO, Hinode and STEREO, and extra get pleasure from studying approximately transits, eclipses, and house climate and the way the sunlight compares to different stars within the universe.

 

 

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Download E-books The Moon Book: Fascinating Facts about the Magnificent Mysterious Moon PDF

Why do a little complete moons appear bigger than others? How vast is the moon in comparison to the USA? how briskly does the moon’s shadow circulation around the earth in the course of an eclipse? Which month’s complete moon is named by means of the Cheyenne, "Time whilst the Horses Get Fat"? What are the easiest websites for moon watchers? solutions to those questions and more—much, a lot more—are present in this concise, totally illustrated advisor to Earth’s nearest neighbor. it's going to switch without end how you examine the evening sky.

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