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Night Sky: Discovering the Universe from Alpha Centauri to Quasars
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Night Sky: Discovering the Universe from Alpha Centauri to Quasars

by Giles Sparrow
 

Since the beginning of time, people have been fascinated by the twinkling lights in the night sky — the stars, planets and constellations that are visible from earth. In Night Sky, readers are treated to an amazing adventure unlocking the secrets of the universe. This wonderful book features the following.

• You can track a meteor shower or

Overview

Since the beginning of time, people have been fascinated by the twinkling lights in the night sky — the stars, planets and constellations that are visible from earth. In Night Sky, readers are treated to an amazing adventure unlocking the secrets of the universe. This wonderful book features the following.

• You can track a meteor shower or observe a lunar eclipse. Join a team of astronomers and scientists for an educational and entertaining trip into the cosmos where you'll explore the solar system up close.

• Everything you need to know to be able to explore the solar system is provided, including using a telescope, the various types of telescopes available and how to use them.

• Students of the sky can learn how to use star atlases, planispheres and astrolabes to uncover the mysteries of the dark.

• Unique spreads contain detailed descriptions, important data tables, intriguing graphics and stunning illustrations of key constellations, planets and telescopes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592235780
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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