Eyewitness Companions: Astronomy, 1st Edition

  • Ian Ridpath
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  • ISBN-10: 0756648459
  • ISBN-13: 9780756648459
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 300 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Overview

From origins of the universe to exploration of outer galaxies, this is the essential handbook for the amateur astronomer. Now is your chance to trace the history of astronomy, from the earliest human civilizations to the present day. Tour the Solar System, using a unique visual guide illustrated with the most recent images of the planets. This definitive visual guide will show you star charts and the guide to constellations to find your way around the night sky and locate stars, galaxies, and other objects. Profiles 88 constellations and a month-by-month guide; 300+ star chart; and includes latest equipment.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Frontispiece.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: History.
2: The Beginnings of Astronomy.
3: The Rise of Astrophysics.
4: Our Place in the Universe.
5: Into Orbit.
6: The Race to the Moon.
7: Shuttles and Stations.
8: Exploring the Solar System.
9: Unlocking the Stars.
10: Pushing the Limits.
11: The Universe.
12: Origins.
13: The Structure of the Universe.
14: The Big Bang.
15: The First Stars and Galaxies.
16: The Expanding Universe.
17: The Fate of the Universe.
18: Phenomena.
19: Star Classification.
20: Stellar Life Cycles.
21: Multiple Stars and Clusters.
22: Variable Stars.
23: Galaxies.
24: Planets of Other Stars.
25: The Solar System.
26: Our Solar System.
27: The Sun.
28: Mercury.
29: Venus.
30: Earth.
31: The Moon.
32: Mars.
33: Jupiter.
34: Saturn.
35: Uranus.
36: Neptune.
37: Pluto.
38: Comets and Meteors.
39: Asteroids and Meteorites.
40: The Night Sky.
41: Observation.
42: The Appearance of the Sky.
43: Finding Your Way.
44: Starting Observing.
45: Binoculars.
46: Telescope Astronomy.
47: Astrophotography.
48: The Constellations.
49: Mapping the Sky.
50: Understanding the Charts.
51: Ursa Minor Ursae Minoris (UMi).
52: Draco Draconis (Dra).
53: Cepheus Cephei (Cep).
54: Cassiopeia Cassiopeiae (Cas).
55: Camelopardalis Camelopardalis (Cam).
56: Lynx Lyncis (Lyn).
57: Auriga Aurigae (Aur).
58: Ursa Major Ursae Majoris (UMa).
59: Canes Venatici Canum Venaticorum (CVn).
60: Boötes Boötis (Boo).
61: Hercules Herculis (Her).
62: Lyra Lyrae (Lyr).
63: Cygnus Cygni (Cyg).
64: Andromeda Andromedae (And).
65: Lacerta Lacertae (Lac).
66: Triangulum Trianguli (Tri).
67: Perseus Persei (Per).
68: Aries Arietis (Ari).
69: Taurus Tauri (Tau).
70: Gemini Geminorum (Gem).
71: Cancer Cancri (Cnc).
72: Leo Minor Leonis Minoris (LMi).
73: Coma Berenices Comae Berenices (Com).
74: Leo Leonis (Leo).
75: Virgo Virginis (Vir).
76: Libra Librae (Lib).
77: Corona Borealis Coronae Borealis (CrB).
78: Serpens Serpentis (Ser).
79: Ophiuchus Ophiuchi (Oph).
80: Scutum Scuti (Sct).
81: Sagitta Sagittae (Sge).
82: Aquila Aquilae (Aql).
83: Vulpecula Vulpeculae (Vul).
84: Delphinus Delphini (Del).
85: Equuleus Equulei (Equ).
86: Pegasus Pegasi (Peg).
87: Aquarius Aquarii (Aqr).
88: Pisces Piscium (Psc).
89: Cetus Ceti (Cet).
90: Orion Orionis (Ori).
91: Canis Major Canis Majoris (CMa).
92: Canis Minor Canis Minoris (CMi).
93: Monoceros Monocerotis (Mon).
94: Hydra Hydrae (Hya).
95: Antlia Antliae (Ant).
96: Sextans Sextantis (Sex).
97: Crater Crateris (Crt).
98: Corvus Corvi (Crv).
99: Centaurus Centauri (Cen).
100: Lupus Lupi (Lup).
101: Sagittarius Sagittarii (Sgr).
102: Scorpius Scorpii (Sco).
103: Capricornus Capricorni (Cap).
104: Microscopium Microscopii (Mic).
105: Piscis Austrinus Piscis Austrini (PsA).
106: Sculptor Sculptoris (Scl).
107: Fornax Fornacis (For).
108: Caelum Caeli (Cae).
109: Eridanus Eridani (Eri).
110: Lepus Leporis (Lep).
111: Columba Columbae (Col).
112: Pyxis Pyxidis (Pyx).
113: Puppis Puppis (Pup).
114: Vela Velorum (Vel).
115: Carina Carinae (Car).
116: Crux Crucis (Cru).
117: Musca Muscae (Mus).
118: Circinus Circini (Cir).
119: Norma Normae (Nor).
120: Triangulum Australe Trianguli Australis (TrA).
121: Ara Arae (Ara).
122: Corona Australis Coronae Australis (CrA).
123: Telescopium Telescopii (Tel).
124: Indus Indi (Ind).
125: Grus Gruis (Gru).
126: Phoenix Phoenicis (Phe).
127: Tucana Tucanae (Tuc).
128: Hydrus Hydri (Hyi).
129: Horologium Horologii (Hor).
130: Reticulum Reticuli (Ret).
131: Pictor Pictoris (Pic).
132: Dorado Doradus (Dor).
133: Volans Volantis (Vol).
134: Mensa Mensae (Men).
135: Chamaeleon Chamaeleontis (Cha).
136: Apus Apodis (Aps).
137: Pavo Pavonis (Pav).
138: Octans Octantis (Oct).
139: Monthly Sky Guide.
140: Almanac.
Glossary.
Index.
Acknowledgments.
Picture Credits.