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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Sun

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Sun

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by Jay M. Pasachoff, Chris Eliopoulos
     
 

Everything revolves around it...and now skywatchers and armchair scientists can learn all about the origin and history of the sun. With information on the sun's physical properties; how solar flares, sunspots, and winds on its surface affect Earth's atmosphere and environment; solar and lunar eclipses, transits, and occultations, and early astronomers' discoveries

Overview

Everything revolves around it...and now skywatchers and armchair scientists can learn all about the origin and history of the sun. With information on the sun's physical properties; how solar flares, sunspots, and winds on its surface affect Earth's atmosphere and environment; solar and lunar eclipses, transits, and occultations, and early astronomers' discoveries about the sun, including Galileo, Copernicus, Francis Bailey, and the Mayans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592570744
Publisher:
Alpha Books
Publication date:
08/05/2003
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Jay Pasachoff received his Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard University in 1969. Since 1972, he has been the Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy at Williams University and the Director of Hopkins Observatory. He is also researcher at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and currently is a visiting scientist at Harvard University's Department of Astronomy, as well as the chair of the Working Group on Solar Eclipses of the International Astronomical Union. Dr. Pasachoff is the author of A Field Guide of Planets and Stars, Fourth Edition, and Nearest Star: Surprising Science of Our Sun (with Leon Glub).

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