Nearest Star

Author: Leon Golub
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107052653
Format: PDF
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An authoritative and readable introduction to the Sun, our nearest star, from two experienced astronomers, for general science readers.

Die Planeten

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827072387
Format: PDF
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Der Kosmos ist kalt, groß und unbegreifbar? Nicht bei Dava Sobel. Unnachahmlich vermittelt sie Wissenschaft erzählerisch und packend. Wer nach den Sternen fragt, so die Botschaft dieses charmanten und klugen Buches, wird am Ende immer wieder auf der Erde landen. Denn die Geschichte der neun Planeten ist nicht nur die Geschichte ihrer Entdecker, sondern sie erzählt auch davon, wie man den Himmelskörpern seit Menschengedenken eine Bedeutung in Kunst, Mythologie und Literatur zugeschrieben hat. Eine Reise zu den Sternen auf neuen und niemals vermuteten Wegen.

How to Observe the Sun Safely

Author: Lee Macdonald
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146143825X
Format: PDF, ePub
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"How to Observe the Sun Safely, 2nd Edition" gives all the basic information and advice the amateur astronomer needs to get started in observing our own ever-fascinating star. Unlike many other astronomical objects, you do not need a large telescope or expensive equipment to observe the Sun. And it is possible to take excellent pictures of the Sun with today's low-cost digital cameras! This title concentrates on providing practical, on-the-spot advice to the amateur astronomer who is interested in observing the Sun, using commercially available equipment. This book surveys what is visible on the Sun, before describing how to record solar features and measure solar activity levels. There is also an account of how to use H-alpha and Calcium-K filters to observe and record prominences and other features of the solar chromosphere, the Sun's inner atmosphere. Because we are just entering a period of high activity on the Sun, following a long, quiet period, many more amateur astronomers will become interested in observing it. The second edition includes an update of Chapter 2 to reflect advances in solar observing equipment since 2002, and a section on building a solar projection box, originally included in the main body of this chapter has been moved to Appendix A. Also Chapter 6 thru 8 have been completely revised to give amateur astronomers advice on how to use film to photograph the Sun, and how to use digital cameras. This new edition also includes more than twice as many illustrations as the first and almost half of them new images.

New Views of the Solar System

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
ISBN: 1625130392
Format: PDF
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Are you up to date on the solar system? When the International Astronomical Union redefined the term ""planet,"" Pluto was downgraded to a lower status. New Views of the Solar System 2013 looks at scientists' changing perspectives, with articles on Pluto, the eight chief planets, and dwarf planets, new missions, updates for ongoing missions, newly-discovered moons, and updated tables. Brilliant photos and drawings showcase the planets, asteroids, comets, and more, providing a stunning collection of vivid images.

The Sun

Author: Stephen Feinstein
Publisher: Myreportlinks.Com
ISBN: 9780766053052
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Describes the composition, surface features, and exploration of the sun, as well as its place in the solar system.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Sun

Author: Jay M. Pasachoff
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592570744
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Now skywatchers and armchair scientists can learn all about the origin and history of the sun, with information on the sun's physical properties and early astronomers' discoveries, including those by Galileo, Copernicus, Francis Bailey, and the Mayans.

Perfect Planet Clever Species

Author: William C. Burger
Publisher: Pyr Books
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Examines the Earth's history and the circumstances leading to the origin of life and human evolution.