The Ever-Changing Sky: A Guide to the Celestial Sphere / Edition 1

The Ever-Changing Sky: A Guide to the Celestial Sphere / Edition 1

by James B. Kaler
     
 

A comprehensive and uniquely non-mathematical guide to spherical astronomy and the changing night sky.See more details below

Overview

A comprehensive and uniquely non-mathematical guide to spherical astronomy and the changing night sky.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521499187
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
516
Sales rank:
972,439
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The Earth and the celestial sphere; 2. The moving Earth and the travelling observer; 3. The orbital motion of the Earth; 4. Stars and constellations; 5. Precession, nutation, and aberration; 6. Time; 7. Sunrise and sunset; 8. Positions in the sky and on Earth; 9. The Moon; 10. Tides, eclipses, and calendars; 11. The planets; 12. The small bodies of the solar system; 13. Light and atmosphere; Appendices: I. Graphs and tables; II. Star maps; III. Trigonometric relationships; IV. Bibliography; Index.

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