Teach Yourself Astronomy

Teach Yourself Astronomy

by Sir Patrick Moore


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071550093
Publisher: Quercus
Publication date: 07/24/2008
Series: Teach Yourself Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About 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."

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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