Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries

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Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 11, 2011 - Science - 234 pages
  • Offers a unique combination of informative text, magnificent illustrations and stylish design
  • Examines the 100 most important discoveries since the invention of the telescope
  • Features spectacular photographs, taken with the largest telescopes on Earth and in space, that portray distant corners of the universe
  • Author Govert Schilling is a renowned astronomy journalist and science communicator

In his Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries, astronomy journalist Govert Schilling tells the story of 400 years of telescopic astronomy. He looks at the 100 most important discoveries since the invention of the telescope. Doing what Schilling does best, he takes the reader on an adventure through both space and time. Photographs and amazing pictures line the pages of this book, offering the reader an escape from this world and an invitation to a world far beyond what the unaided human eye can detect.

 

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Contents

The Dawn of Astronomy
Swarms of Stars on a ThreeDimensional Stage
Paving the Way for Major Theoretical Breakthroughs
A Speck of Cosmic Dust in an Evolving Cosmos
Revolutionary Discoveries in a Mysterious Universe
Index
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Govert Schilling (1956) is the Netherlands’ most renowned astronomy journalist. He has written nearly fifty books on a wide variety of astronomical subjects. For lecture bookings, please contact Govert at: mail@govertschilling.nl.

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