Teach Yourself Astronomy

Overview

Learn about the cosmos from your armchair

Sir Patrick Moore, who has presented the BBC’s “The

Sky at Night” since 1957 and has won numerous awards for his work, guides you through the major breakthroughs in astronomy over the last five years.

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Overview

Learn about the cosmos from your armchair

Sir Patrick Moore, who has presented the BBC’s “The

Sky at Night” since 1957 and has won numerous awards for his work, guides you through the major breakthroughs in astronomy over the last five years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071550093
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/24/2008
  • Series: Teach Yourself: Math & Science Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,055,312
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Sir Patrick Moore is a legendary British astronomer, writer, broadcaster, and presenter. He is credited as having done more than any other to raise the profile of astronomy with the British public. He is a former president of the British Astronomical Association and is the cofounder and former president of the Society for Popular Astronomy. He has written over 70 books on astronomy, all of which he typed on his 1908 Woodstock typewriter. Since April 1957, he has presented all but one episode of the BBC’s "The Sky at Night."

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Table of Contents

Preface/Introducing astronomy/The spinning sky/Sky-watchers/The astronomer's telescope/Into space/The sun/The moon/The sun's family/The inner planets/The outer planets/Minor members of the solar system/The stars/Patterns of stars/Double and variable stars/The life and times of a star/Star-clusters and nebulae/The depths of the universe/Into the future/Taking it further/Glossary/Appendices/Index

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