Astronomy For Dummies, 3rd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118376943
  • ISBN-13: 9781118376942
  • DDC: 520
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 509 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Astronomy For Dummies, 3rd Edition, features new star maps, charts, and full-color photographs, along with easy-to-follow explanations that give readers a solid introduction to the basic science of the universe. Updates to the 3rd Edition include: Updated schedules of coming eclipses of the sun s demotion from planet status New websites, lists of telescope motels, sky-watching guides, and suggestions for beginners telescopes and suppliers New coverage of social trends and personal technology, such as stargazing mobile apps, NASA video, and the prevalence of Citizen Science networks which are especially popular in astronomy, where amateurs help discover new objects in space, search for extraterrestrial communication, classify galaxies recorded by large telescopes whose digital images are stored in huge online databases, and much more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Author's Acknowledgments.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: Stalking the Cosmos.
3: Seeing the Light: The Art and Science of Astronomy.
4: Join the Crowd: Skywatching Activities and Resources.
5: The Way You Watch Tonight: Terrific Tools for Observing the Skies.
6: Just Passing Through: Meteors, Comets, and Artificial Satellites.
7: Going Once around the Solar System.
8: A Matched Pair: Earth and Its Moon.
9: Earth's Near Neighbors: Mercury, Venus, and Mars.
10: Rock On: The Asteroid Belt and Near-Earth Objects.
11: Great Balls of Gas: Jupiter and Saturn.
12: Far Out! Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Beyond.
13: Meeting Old Sol and Other Stars.
14: The Sun: Star of Earth.
15: Taking a Trip to the Stars.
16: Galaxies: The Milky Way and Beyond.
17: Digging into Black Holes and Quasars.
18: Pondering the Remarkable Universe.
19: Is Anybody out There? SETI and Planets of Other Suns.
20: Delving into Dark Matter and Antimatter.
21: The Big Bang and the Evolution of the Universe.
22: The Part of Tens.
23: Ten Strange Facts about Astronomy and Space.
24: Ten Common Errors about Astronomy and Space.
Star Maps.
Other Backmatter.