Astronomy for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0764584650
ISBN-13: 9780764584657
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Stephen P. Maran
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Description: An accessible guide to the wonders of the night sky, now updated From asteroids to black holes, from quasars to white dwarfs, this new edition of Astronomy For Dummies takes backyard stargazers on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring star maps,  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

An accessible guide to the wonders of the night sky, now updated From asteroids to black holes, from quasars to white dwarfs, this new edition of Astronomy For Dummies takes backyard stargazers on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring star maps, charts, gorgeous full-color photographs, and easy-to-follow explanations, this fact-filled guide gives readers a leg up on the basic principles of astronomy and shows how to get the most out of binoculars, telescopes, planetarium visits, and other fun astronomical activities. This updated edition includes an updated color signature and covers the many discoveries made in recent years, as well as new astronomy Web sites.

Introduction
Stalking the Cosmos
Seeing the Light: The Art and Science of Astronomy
Join the Crowd: Skywatching Activities and Resources
The Way You Watch Tonight: Terrific Tools for Observing the Skies
Just Passing Through: Meteors, Comets, and Artificial Satellites
Going Once Around the Solar System
A Matched Pair: Earth and Its Moon
Earth’s Near Neighbors: Mercury, Venus, and Mars
Rock On: The Asteroid Belt and Near-Earth Objects
Great Balls of Gas: Jupiter and Saturn
Far Out! Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Beyond
Meeting Old Sol and Other Stars
The Sun: Star of the Earth
Taking a Trip to the Stars
Galaxies: The Milky Way and Beyond
Digging into Black Holes and Quasars
Pondering the Remarkable Universe
Is Anybody Out There? SETI and Planets of Other Suns
Delving into Dark Matter and Antimatter
The Big Bang and the Evolution of the Universe
The Part of Tens
Ten Strange Facts about Astronomy and Space
Ten Common Errors about Astronomy and Space
Appendixes
Finding the Planets: 2006 to 2010
Star Maps
Glossary
Index

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