Astronomy Book

ISBN-10: 0890512507

ISBN-13: 9780890512500

Edition: 1999

Authors: Jonathan Henry

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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Master Books
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 80
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Dr. Jonathan Henry earned his doctorate from the University of Kentucky in chemical engineering, and is now chairman of the science division and Professor of Natural Science at Clearwater Christian College in Florida. Dr. Henry became an active creationist after reading Dr. Henry Morris' book, Many Infallible Proofs.In 1987 Dr. Henry began speaking and writing in defense of biblical creation. He authored The Astronomy Book for Master Books, and was published in many professional journals including Creation Research Society Quarterly, Creation Ex Nihilo Technical Journal, Journal of Creation, Creation Matters, and Journal of Dispensational Theology. He also engaged in debates and conferences in venues such as the Georgia Humanist Society, the Conservative Theological Society, and churches and educators' conventions.Since 1992, Dr. Henry and his wife, Sharon, have homeschooled their four children.

Introduction: The Wonder of Astronomyp. 5
What Is Astronomy?p. 6
What Do Astronomers Study?p. 7
How Big Is the Universe?p. 8
Some Cosmic Distancesp. 8
Will Astronomers Ever See the Edge of the Universe?p. 10
Are There Other Universes?p. 10
How Do Astronomers Know How Far Away the Stars Are?p. 11
Solar System and Universe Factsp. 12
The Origin of the Universep. 14
When Did God Make Moons and Planets?p. 15
Is the Solar System in the Bible?p. 15
Was There a Big Bang?p. 16
The Importance of the Biblical Recordp. 17
Is the Universe Expanding?p. 17
Watching the Skyp. 18
Eclipses of the Sunp. 19
Eclipses of the Moonp. 20
Using a Telescopep. 20
Why Did God Create the Heavenly Bodies?p. 22
Calendarsp. 23
Modern Time-Tellingp. 24
What Are Constellations?p. 24
How Are Constellations Related to Astrology?p. 25
How Do Astronomers Use the Constellations?p. 26
Learning More About the Constellationsp. 27
Space Explorationp. 28
Early Rocketsp. 28
The Space Agep. 29
The First Moon Landingp. 30
The Modern Space Programp. 31
Unmanned Missionsp. 32
What Has The Space Program Taught Us?p. 34
Space Highlightsp. 34
A Tour of the Solar Systemp. 36
The Earth: Not Just Another Planetp. 36
Why Did God Make Other Planets?p. 37
The Moon: A Special Satellitep. 38
The Origin of the Moonp. 38
How Old Is the Moon?p. 39
The Sun, a Light-Giverp. 40
The Sun: Not Just Another Starp. 40
Where Does the Sun Get Its Heat?p. 42
How Old Is the Sun?p. 43
The Nebular Hypothesis: A False Ideap. 43
Mercury and Venusp. 44
Mars: Not a Life-Supporting Planetp. 45
Jupiter and Saturnp. 46
Uranus and Neptunep. 48
Plutop. 49
Stars and Galaxiesp. 50
What Are Stars Made Of?p. 51
Stars Are Not All the Samep. 52
Do Black Holes Exist?p. 53
The Closest Galaxiesp. 54
Seeing Distant Objects in a Young Universep. 55
Look-Back Timep. 55
Cosmic Catastrophesp. 56
Star Deathp. 56
The Death of the Sunp. 57
Supernova Remnantsp. 57
The Myth of Star Birthp. 59
Catastrophes in the Solar Systemp. 60
Did Moons Really Explode?p. 61
What Are Asteroids? Where Did They Come From?p. 62
Did a Planet Really Explode?p. 62
Martian Catastrophesp. 64
The Martian Floodp. 65
What Caused These Catastrophes? When Were They?p. 66
Cometsp. 67
The Age of Cometsp. 68
Meteor Showersp. 68
Big Meteor Cratersp. 69
Did an Asteroid or Meteor Kill the Dinosaurs?p. 70
Big Meteoritesp. 70
People Have Seen Big Meteors Landp. 71
Are There Other Planets in Other Solar Systems?p. 72
Why Do Some Astronomers Believe There Are Other Solar Systems?p. 73
Is There Extraterrestrial Life?p. 74
What Is Life?p. 74
What Are UFOs?p. 75
Endnotes and Creditsp. 76
Glossaryp. 77
Indexp. 78
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