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Cambridge Guide to Stars and Planets

ISBN-10: 0521585821

ISBN-13: 9780521585828

Edition: 1997

Authors: Patrick Moore, Wil Tirion

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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/13/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Patrick Moore was born on March 4, 1923. He is one of the most prolific authors of popular astronomy books. He began publishing astronomy books in 1950 and has been extremely active ever since. He is director of the lunar section of the British Astronomical Association and was director of the Armagh Planetarium in Northern Ireland from 1965 to 1968. Moore has been the host of a television program, "The Sky at Night," which appeared first on BBC in April 1957. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1968 for his work in astronomy.

Preface
Introduction to Astronomy
The Sun's Family
The Moon
The Sun
The Planets
Debris of the Solar System
The Stars
The Galaxies
New Astronomy
The Constellations
Time Chart of Astronomy
Time Chart of Space Research
Glossary
Constellation Names
Index
Acknowledgements