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The History of Astrometry
by Michael Perryman - arXiv , 2012
The history of astrometry, the branch of astronomy dealing with the positions of celestial objects, is a lengthy chronicle, having its origins in earliest records of astronomical observations, and extending to the high accuracy observations today.
by Robert S. Ball - Isbister , 1895
This work enlists the services of men who worked in the field of Astronomy. Robert Stawell Ball has chronicled the lives of all great astronomers and provided glimpses of their personal lives as well as their interests and their era.
A Briefer History of Time: From the Big Bang to the Big Mac
by Eric Schulman - St. Martin's Press , 2004
From the Big Bang to the evolution of humans and the resignation of Richard Nixon, an astronomer offers a highly irreverent, entertaining, and scientifically correct overview of the most important cosmic milestones since the beginning of time.
Introduction to Physical Astronomy
by Kenneth R. Koehler - University of Cincinnati , 2010
Table of contents: Distance vs. Direction; Electromagnetic Waves; Astronomical Observation; The Solar System; The Sun; Stellar Populations; Elementary Particles; Nuclear Reactions; Stellar Evolution; Spacetime; Black Holes; Galaxies; etc.
Celestial Navigation, Elementary Astronomy, Piloting
by Arturo Chiesa, Raffaele Chiesa - Sky and Sea Software , 2010
The outstanding feature of the book is a new method to immediately obtain a fix vessel position by entering the sequences h-t of the sextant altitudes and chronometer time readings of at least two celestial bodies in a programmed computer.
Pioneers of Science
by Oliver Lodge - Macmillan and co , 1905
A collection of 28 lectures on the history and progress of astronomy: Copernicus and the motion of the Earth; Tycho Brahe and his observatory; Kepler and the laws of planetary motion; Galileo and the invention of the telescope; Isaac Newton; etc.
History of Astronomy
by George Forbes , 1909
This book starts with the ancient Chinese, the Chaldeans, Greeks, and Arabs, then Copernicus and others of the Renaissance, and lastly the 18th and 19th centuries. Topics included are the telescope, the sun, moon, planets and the stars.
Primer Of Celestial Navigation
by John Favill - Cornell Maritime Press , 1944
Astronomy, time, the astronomical triangle, trigonometry and reliable procedures for position finding are explained. The Primer takes into account all the stumbling blocks, and moves progressively from the simple fundamentals to the complex problems.
Recreations in Astronomy
by Henry White Warren - Project Gutenberg
This book has been written not only to reveal some of the highest achievements of the human mind, but also to let the heavens declare the glory of the Divine Mind. In the author's judgment, there is no gulf that separates science and religion.
The Astronomy of the Bible
by E. Walter Maunder - Richard Clay & Sons , 1908
Why should an astronomer write a commentary on the Bible? Because commentators are not astronomers, and therefore either pass over the astronomical allusions of Scripture in silence, or else annotate them in a way which leaves much to be desired.
by Herbert Hall Turner - E. Arnold , 1904
The aim of the following pages is to illustrate the variety in character of astronomical discoveries. An attempt has indeed been made to arrange the examples into a rough sequence according to the amount of chance associated with the discovery.
Encyclopedia of Astrophysics
by Søren Bertil F. Dorch - Scholarpedia , 2009
Encyclopedia of Astrophysics covers cosmology, stellar astrophysics, space exploration, extragalactic astronomy, solar physics, planetary physics, computational astrophysics, and history of astronomy. Written by researchers leading in their field.
Short History of Astronomy
by Arthur Berry - John Murray , 1898
The author gives an outline of the history of astronomy from the earliest historical times to the nineteenth century, and presents it in a form which is intelligible to a reader who has no special knowledge of either astronomy or mathematics.
Elements of Astrophysics
by Nick Kaiser - University of Hawaii , 2002
These are the notes for an introductory graduate course. They are meant to be a 'primer' for students embarking on a Ph.D. in astronomy. The level is somewhat shallower than standard textbook courses, but quite a broad range of material is covered.
The world according to the Hubble Space Telescope
by Mario Livio - arXiv.org , 2008
This review presents a brief summary of a few of the highlights of HST discoveries, discusses their physical implications, and identifies unsolved problems. A broad range of topics is covered, from our own solar system to cosmology.
Lectures on Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Cosmology
by Luis A. Anchordoqui - arXiv , 2007
University level lecture notes: distance measurements by parallax, HR diagram, distance to a star using HR, stellar evolution, the Olbers paradox, the expansion of the universe, gravitational redshift, lookback time, elementary particles, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions about Calendars
by Claus Tøndering , 2008
An overview of the Christian, Hebrew, Persian, and Islamic calendars in common use. It gives a historical background for the Christian calendar, plus an overview of the French Revolutionary calendar, the Maya calendar, and the Chinese calendar.