By Evalyn Gates
“Splendidly pleasant interpreting, designed for a nonspecialist audience.”―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Evalyn Gates, a skilled astrophysicist, transports readers to the sting of latest technology to discover the innovative tool―”Einstein’s telescope”―that is unlocking the secrets and techniques of the Universe. Einstein’s telescope, or gravitational lensing, is so-called for how gravity reasons house to distort and make allowance sizeable items to behave like “lenses,” amplifying and distorting the pictures of items in the back of them. by means of making an allowance for the detection of mass the place no gentle is located, scientists can map out the distribution of darkish topic and are available a step toward teasing out the results of darkish strength at the Universe―which could perpetually upend long-held notions approximately the place the Universe got here from and the place it really is going. eight pages of colour; forty b/w illustrations
By Pierre Bayle
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¿Le atrae el cielo nocturno? ¿Le gustaría observarlo, an easy vista o con telescopio, pero no sabe por dónde empezar? Este es el libro de astronomía que estaba buscando. Cien temas diferentes, cien ejercicios prácticos para convertirse en un astrónomo experto. discover el cielo an easy vista, con prismáticos, con telescopios, con cámaras CCD… No habrá más secretos para usted. Aprenda a distinguir los planetas de las estrellas, a encontrar los angeles estrella Polar, cómo se apunta y enfoca un telescopio, que telescopio le conviene más, cómo fotografiar una galaxia. Un libro para los angeles gente que empieza a mirar el cielo, pero con el que puede hacer todo el recorrido. Aprenda paso a paso, empezando por lo más básico y acabando con los angeles construcción de un observatorio astronómico.
Jordi Lopesino es astrónomo beginner y lleva más de veinte años practicando astronomía y escribiendo libros y artículos sobre el cielo. Tiene un observatorio en los angeles terraza de su casa y colabora activamente con el Minor Planet middle (MPC) y el Exoplanet Transit Database (ETD). Los capítulos de este libro están basados en su experiencia como observador astronómico.
Jordi Lopesino es astrónomo novice y lleva más de veinte años practicando astronomía y escribiendo libros y artículos sobre el cielo. Tiene un observatorio en l. a. terraza de su casa y colabora activamente con el Minor Planet middle (MPC) y el Explanet Transit Database (ETD). Los capítulos de este libro están basados en su experiencia como observador astronómico.
By Laura Kay, Stacy Palen
Teaches scholars to imagine like scientists.
Authors Laura Kay and Stacy Palen have built pedagogy that is helping scholars comprehend the method of technology, and the way actual ideas are used to find the origins of the universe. The authors emphasize how we all know what we all know within the figures, textual content, and end-of-chapter fabric.
By Philip S. Harrington
By Timothy Ferris
From the second-century celestial versions of Ptolemy to modern day examine institutes and quantum conception, this vintage e-book bargains a panoramic travel of astronomy and the bright, eccentric personalities who've formed it. From the 1st time mankind had an inkling of the immense house that surrounds us, those that learn the universe have needed to fight opposed to political and non secular preconceptions. they've got incorporated one of the most charismatic, brave, and idiosyncratic thinkers of all time. In Coming of Age within the Milky Way, Timothy Ferris makes use of his certain combination of rigorous examine and alluring narrative ability to attract us into the lives and minds of those striking figures, making a landmark paintings of clinical history.
This publication deals a close and engaging photo of the outstanding astronomical wisdom on which the Roman calendar, ordinarily attributed to the king Numa Pompilius (reign 715-673 B.C.), used to be established. this data, of Mesopotamian origins, similar ordinarily to the planetary hobbies and to the prevalence of eclipses within the sun process. the writer explains the Numan 12 months and cycle and illustrates essentially how astronomical phenomena exerted a strong effect over either private and non-private lifestyles. a chain of concise chapters study the dates of the Roman gala's, describe the comparable rites and myths and position the fairs on the subject of the planetary hobbies and astronomical occasions. precise reference is made to the activities of the moon and Venus, their relation to the language of fable, and the actual value that Venus was once thought of to have for woman fertility. The publication sincerely demonstrates the intensity of astronomical wisdom mirrored within the Roman non secular calendar and the distinctive festive days. it's going to charm either to realized connoisseurs and to amateurs with a specific curiosity within the topic.
By Nick Kanas
Until the booklet of the 1st variation of 'Star Maps,' books have been both normal histories of astronomy utilizing examples of antiquarian celestial maps as illustrations, or catalogs of celestial atlases that didn't hint the circulation of sky map improvement through the years.
The moment edition focuses at the improvement of up to date perspectives of the heavens and advances in map-making. It captures the wonder and awe of the heavens via photographs from antiquarian celestial prints and famous person atlases. This ebook uniquely combines a few beneficial properties: 1) the background of celestial cartography is traced from old to fashionable instances; 2) this improvement is built-in with modern cosmological structures; three) the artistry of sky maps is proven utilizing appealing colour photos from genuine celestial atlases and prints; four) every one representation is followed through a legend explaining what's being proven; and five) the textual content is written for the lay reader in accordance with the author's adventure with writing articles for beginner astronomy and map collector magazines.
This up-to-date moment variation of 'Star Maps' includes over 50 new pages of textual content and forty four new photographs (16 in color), together with thoroughly new sections on celestial frontispieces, deep-sky items, taking part in card maps, extra cartographers, and sleek automated megastar maps. there's additionally improved fabric approximately celestial globes, volvelles, telescopes, and planets and asteroids.
By Jamey L. Jenkins
In half 1, the booklet describes the very most modern considering on sunlight physics in (mostly non-mathematical) element, incorporating the most recent effects from examine about the constitution and behavior of the sunlight. there's specific emphasis at the floor beneficial properties noticeable from the Earth, and the way those are the results of the intense methods which are happening in the Sun.
In half 2, the ebook information the innovations for staring at and imaging the solar with commercially-available gear. the numerous contemporary advances in optical apparatus now enable novice astronomers to monitor phenomena that until eventually lately may in basic terms be obvious with the super dear gear on hand at universities and examine observatories – particularly H-alpha and Calcium-K telescopes.
This is a totally updated sunlight watching e-book, whereas supplying the technological know-how history priceless for an realizing of the observations with the most recent apparatus. It additionally positive aspects the main entire sunlight staring at and imaging advisor available.
By Julius Benton
Modern accomplished assessment of the formation, astronomy, and constitution of Saturn and its ring procedure, and staring at recommendations for amateurs
Very newest unique theories and actual descriptions
How to monitor and photo the Saturn, its moon and ring, utilizing numerous telescope apertures and magnifications