Optical Astronomy from the Earth and Moon
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Optical Astronomy from the Earth and Moon Astronomical Society of the Pacific Summer Scientific Meeting, San Diego, California 13-15 July 1993 (Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series) by Diane M. Pyper

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Published by Astronomical Society of the Pacific .
Written in English


  • Telescopes,
  • Reflecting telescopes,
  • Astrophysics,
  • Descriptive Astronomy,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Automatic control,
  • Charge coupled devices,
  • Congresses

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Edition Notes

ContributionsRonald J. Angione (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8415498M
ISBN 100937707740
ISBN 109780937707746

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Sidney C. Wolff, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (Emeritus) After receiving her PhD from the UC Berkeley, Dr. Wolff was involved with the astronomical development of Mauna Kea. In , she became the Director of Kitt Peak National Observatory, and . Written by an experienced and well-known lunar observer, this is a hands-on primer for the aspiring observer of the Moon. Whether you are a novice or are already experienced in practical astronomy, you will find plenty in this book to help you raise your game to the next level and by: 3. “who knows if the moon's a balloon,coming out of a keen city in the sky--filled with pretty people? (and if you and I should get into it,if they should take me and take you into their balloon, why then we'd go up higher with all the pretty people than houses and steeples and clouds: go . Reprint of Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition software. Zetetic Astronomy is a key work of flat-earth thought, just as Donnelly's Atlantis, the Antediluvian World is still considered required reading on the subject of Atlantis. If you ever have to debate the flat earth pro or con, this book is a complete agenda of each point that /5(40).

Earth is the only planetary body in the solar system to have this type of large-scale motion of lithospheric plates, although the moon Europa has a form of ice tectonics. One of the results of plate tectonics on Earth is a bimodal distribution of elevations. The planet takes Earth days to orbit the Sun and Earth days to spin on its axis. So the day on Venus (as defined by its spinning once) is longer than the year! As a result, the time the Sun takes to return to the same place in Venus’ sky—another way we might define the meaning of a day—turns out to be Earth days.   The mini-moon is being tugged not only by Earth’s gravity, but also by our long-term moon, so CD3 has been as close as one-fifth the average distance between Earth . Astronomy is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of one- or two-semester introductory astronomy courses. The book begins with relevant scientific fundamentals and progresses through an exploration of the solar system, stars, galaxies and cosmology. The Astronomy textbook builds student understanding through the use of relevant analogies, clear and non-technical /5(14).

Astronomy. The authors of the open textbook on which this material was originally based were Andrew Fraknoi (Foothill College), David Morrison (NASA Ames Research Center), and Sidney Wolff (National Optical Astronomy Observatories). Visible-light astronomy encompasses a wide variety of observations via telescopes that are sensitive in the range visible light (optical telescopes).Visible-light astronomy is part of optical astronomy, and differs from astronomies based on invisible types of light in the electromagnetic radiation spectrum, such as radio waves, infrared waves, ultraviolet waves, X-ray waves and gamma-ray waves. Moon Atlas by V.A. Firsoff. Two very large lunar maps that fold out of the book Pages: 32 Moon Books To find these books check your local library, your astronomy club's book library, used book stores and new book stores. Some of these books may be out of print and may not be available at new book stores. The Moon Book by Kim Long. Astronomical Data Services: This rich site from the U.S. Naval Observatory has information about Earth, the Moon, and the sky, with tables and online calculators. Calendars through the Ages: Like a good museum exhibit on the Web.