Astronomy Made Simple

Astronomy Made Simple

by Kevin B. Marvel
     
 

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See the skies in a whole new light. Take a tour of the universe, from our local solar system to the far reaches of deepest space. Astronomy Made Simple offers a complete introduction to this science, from its birth in ancient times to the different types of super-powerful telescopes scientists use today. It also includes detailed instructions on how to map the

Overview

See the skies in a whole new light. Take a tour of the universe, from our local solar system to the far reaches of deepest space. Astronomy Made Simple offers a complete introduction to this science, from its birth in ancient times to the different types of super-powerful telescopes scientists use today. It also includes detailed instructions on how to map the stars and understand the coordinate system, as well as fun sidebars, ideas for projects for further learning, and resources for the student or the amateur astronomer.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307432896
Publisher:
Crown/Archetype
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

KEVIN B. MARVEL, Ph.D., is the deputy executive officer of the American Astronomical Society. He is the author of two other books and numerous professional papers.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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