Astronomy

Astronomy

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by Agnes Mary Clerke
     
 

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Astronomy can be defined is divisible into at least two parts, that of Astronomy proper, or " Astrometry," which treats of the motions, mutual relations and dimensions of the heavenly bodies; and that of Astrophysics, which treats of their physical constitution. While it is true that the instruments and methods of research in these two branches are quite different in…  See more details below

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Astronomy can be defined is divisible into at least two parts, that of Astronomy proper, or " Astrometry," which treats of the motions, mutual relations and dimensions of the heavenly bodies; and that of Astrophysics, which treats of their physical constitution. While it is true that the instruments and methods of research in these two branches are quite different in their details, there is so much in common in the fundamental principles which underlie their application, that it is unprofitable to consider them as completely distinct sciences.

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ISBN-13:
2940016704951
Publisher:
Shamrock Eden Publishing
Publication date:
05/23/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,053,849
File size:
128 KB

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Agnes Mary Clerke was an astronomer and writer, mainly in the field of astronomy. She was born in Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland, and died in London. She was interested in astronomy from an early age, and had begun to write about it before the age of 15. Her family moved to Dublin, and in 1863 to Queenstown. Several years later she went to Italy where she stayed, chiefly at Florence, studying at the public library and preparing for literary work.

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