The Rough Guide to the Universe

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Rough Guides, 2003 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 390 pages
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Whether you're a novice or an experienced amateur astronomer, The Rough Guide to the Universe is an indispensable book. Giving both a guide to the universe and an accessible overview of the science of astronomy, the Rough Guide features: bull; Concise information on every planet in the solar system, as well as the sun, moon, asteroids and comets. bull; Practical advice on observing the planets and stars, with binoculars, telescopes and the naked eye. bull; Incisive explanations of the latest theories about how the universe began and how it might end, the formation of galaxies and galaxy clusters, and weird concepts such as dark matter, worm holes and superstrings. bull; Dozens of photographs, plus star charts of every constellation, showing the night sky in the Northern and the Southern hemispheres. bull; Detailed listings of star clubs, planetariums, "deep sky " sites and Internet resources. John Scalzi is a writer and backyard astronomer who views the universe from the dark skies of Ohio's Amish Country.
 

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Contents

At the end of it all
13
Here comes the Sun 2942
29
Meet the Moon 4363
43
The Moon through the telescope
57
Down to Earth 6473
64
The Earth as an astronomical object
70
Venus dangerous beauty
80
Looking at Mercury and Venus
88
Adrastea 122
210
The search for extraterrestrial life
212
Star Charts 215361
217
Corona Borealis 220 276277
220
Almaaz
226
Alpha Arae
236
Alpha Caeli
244
Canis Minor
254

Mars the red planet 96111
96
Observing Mars
107
Jovian atmosphere
113
Viewing Jupiter
122
The planet itself
131
Uranus Neptune and Pluto
137
Acamar 290
138
Pluto the outer limits
149
Searching tor comets
163
Death of a star the high mass version
177
Active galactic nuclei
194
Clusters
197
Alpha Capricorn
256
Delta Cephei
264
Alpha Centauri 31 181
268
Delta Crateris
278
Leo
310
Sagittarius
342
Resources 362380
365
Sites for kids
379
Earth 11 46 6473
384
Volans 259
389
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John Scalzi is writer and backyard astronomer who views the universe from the dark skies of Ohio's Amish Country

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