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A Little Course In Astronomy
Simply everything you need to know to learn something new
Ever wanted to learn more about astronomy but don't know where to begin? Learn step-by-step with A Little Course in Astronomy, part of the popular series of learning guides from DK that explain everything and assume nothing. Learn at your own pace, in your own time and in the comfort of your own home.
A Little Course in Astronomy takes you from complete beginner to being able to identify stars, planets and other objects in space. Start simple by studying the Moon, build on your skills to find constellations and observe the solar system to see the Milky Way, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
The step-by-step pictures show you what other courses only tell you and you can learn by doing with sections on locating and observing stars, planets and constellations and choosing and using equipment like planispheres, binoculars and telescopes. A Little Course in Astronomy will show you how to succeed at your new skill in no time.
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Encyclopedia Of Space And Astronomy
Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy covers this timely and popular topic in a clear, comprehensive manner. Offering a complete presentation of the main concepts, terms, facilities, and people in astronomy, the encyclopedia pays special attention to space-based astronomy and space exploration. Broad coverage includes terms such as astrophysics, planetary science, and cosmology, as well as both American and international astronomy and space technology. Containing more than 3,000 cross-referenced entries and 15 essays, as well as approximately 250 black-and-white photographs and line illustrations, this authoritative reference provides students and teachers with a visually stimulating learning experience.
Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy focuses mainly on modern astronomy and space achievements but also includes the most important accomplishments of classical astronomy. The impact of astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology is presented in terms of the development of the scientific method and also with respect to philosophy. History-related entries trace the evolution of astronomy and space technology from ancient times, and selected entries discuss important observatories and organizations such as NASA, as well as contemporary events.
This volume also includes five helpful appendixes a bibliography of print resources, an extensive list of Web sites, a chronology of significant events in space and astronomy, a table of basic planetary data, and an interesting breakdown on how planets and other celestial bodies were named as well as an extensive index.
- Apollo Project
- Black hole
- Center of gravity
- Dark matter
- General relativity
- International Space Station
- Kepler's laws
- Lunar bases and settlements
- Nuclear reactor
- Pioneer 10, 11 spacecraft
- Robotics in space
- Unidentified flying object (UFO)
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