Cambridge Guide to Stars and Planets

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 13, 1997 - Nature - 256 pages
The Cambridge Guide to Stars and Planets is a working manual and comprehensive handbook that contains charts of the stars in all 88 constellations as well as a concise overview of astronomy. The exquisitely-drafted constellation maps enable sky gazers to recognize stars with the naked eye and to identify the brighter nebula and galaxies. Maps are paired with lucid explanations of a constellation's most interesting features. Astronomy experts Patrick Moore and Wil Tirion provide a comprehensive but succinct pocket guide that can be used at any time from any place on Earth, charting astronomical phenomena through 2003.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY
7
THE SUNS FAMILY
22
THE MOON
24
THE SUN
46
THE PLANETS
52
DEBRIS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM
79
THE STARS
84
THE GALAXIES
94
THE CONSTELLATIONS
105
TIME CHART OF ASTRONOMY
244
TIME CHART OF SPACE RESEARCH
245
GLOSSARY
246
CONSTELLATION NAMES
249
INDEX
251
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
256
Copyright

NEW ASTRONOMY
100

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About the author (1997)

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.

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