Astronomy Today

Astronomy Today
Author: Richard Hantula,Isaac Asimov
Publsiher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2005-12-15
ISBN: 9780836839807
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Today Book Excerpt:

Offers an account of how scientists and amateurs use instruments such as space telescopes, radio telescopes, and particle detectors to study the universe.

Radio Astronomy Today

Radio Astronomy Today
Author: Henry Procter Palmer
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1963
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Radio astronomy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radio Astronomy Today Book Excerpt:

Radio Astronomy Today Papers designed to present Radio Astronomy in all its aspects given at the Jodrell Bank Summer School 1962

Radio Astronomy Today  Papers  designed to present Radio Astronomy in all its aspects  given at the Jodrell Bank Summer School  1962
Author: Victoria University (Manchester). - Jodrell Bank Experimental Station
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1963
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radio Astronomy Today Papers designed to present Radio Astronomy in all its aspects given at the Jodrell Bank Summer School 1962 Book Excerpt:

Astronomie spatiale infrarouge aujourd hui et demain Infrared space astronomy today and tomorrow

Astronomie spatiale infrarouge  aujourd hui et demain Infrared space astronomy  today and tomorrow
Author: F. Casoli,J. Lequeux,F. David
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2003-07-01
ISBN: 3540455736
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomie spatiale infrarouge aujourd hui et demain Infrared space astronomy today and tomorrow Book Excerpt:

This book brings together the lectures given at the Les Houches summer school "Infrared space astronomy, today and tomorrow". It gives a wide overview of infrared astronomy, a wavelength domain crucial for studies of the solar system, stars at the beginning and end of their lives, interstellar matter and galaxies at all distances. Recent developments in observational techniques have been tremendous. The first contributions give an introduction to the basic physical processes and methods of detection and data processing. They are followed by a series of lectures dealing with the wide variety of astronomical objects that can be seen in the infrared.

The Universe Today

The Universe Today
Author: Carlos Martins
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN: 3030496325
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Universe Today Book Excerpt:

Starting out from humankind's earliest ideas about the cosmos, this book gives the reader a clear overview of our current understanding of the universe, including big bang theories and the formation of stars and galaxies, as well as addressing open questions. The author shows how our present view gradually developed from observations, and also how the outcome of ongoing research may still change this view. The book brings together concepts in physics and astronomy, including some history in both cases. The text is descriptive rather than technical: the goal is to present things rigorously and without oversimplification, by highlighting the crucial physical concepts. The only prerequisite is a qualitative knowledge of basic physics concepts at high-school level.

Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology

Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology
Author: Peter Schneider
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 626
Release: 2014-10-08
ISBN: 364254083X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology Book Excerpt:

This second edition has been updated and substantially expanded. Starting with the description of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, this cogently written textbook introduces the reader to the astronomy of galaxies, their structure, active galactic nuclei, evolution and large scale distribution in the Universe. After an extensive and thorough introduction to modern observational and theoretical cosmology, the focus turns to the formation of structures and astronomical objects in the early Universe. The basics of classical astronomy and stellar astrophysics needed for extragalactic astronomy are provided in the appendix. While this book has grown out of introductory university courses on astronomy and astrophysics and includes a set of problems and solutions, it will not only benefit undergraduate students and lecturers; thanks to the comprehensive coverage of the field, even graduate students and researchers specializing in related fields will appreciate it as a valuable reference work.

Space and Astronomy Experiments

Space and Astronomy Experiments
Author: Pam Walker,Elaine Wood
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1438129068
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Space and Astronomy Experiments Book Excerpt:

Presents new, tested experiments related to the intriguing fields of space science and astronomy. The experiments are designed to promote interest in science both in and out of the classroom, and to improve critical-thinking skills.

Astronomy and Astrology

Astronomy and Astrology
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publsiher: Rudolf Steiner Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-04-03
ISBN: 1855843064
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy and Astrology Book Excerpt:

In the Middle Ages, Astronomia - one of the Seven Liberal Arts - was as much about astrology as astronomy. In fact the two disciplines only parted company in the seventeenth century, as the materialistic world-view gained greater prominence. Where once human destiny was connected to stars and planets, and spiritual or soul qualities were associated with the natural world, now the cosmos was seen as consisting of gases, fire and dead rock. Rudolf Steiner brings a new spiritual perspective to our study of the heavens. Humanity, he says, is intimately connected to cosmic beings, who in turn are related to planets and stars. There is meaning in the cosmos. Although Steiner rejects the simplistic notion of the planets determining our lives and behaviour, he makes a clear connection between the heavenly bodies and human beings. Whilst criticizing the superficial nature of much astrology, Steiner shows that as individuals, and with the guidance of spiritual beings, we choose an appropriate time of birth to match the destiny we are to live. This enlightening anthology, expertly collated by Margaret Jonas, features excerpts of Steiner's work on the spiritual individualities of the planets, the determination of human characteristics by the constellation at birth, the cultural epochs and the passage of the equinox, cosmic influences on the individual and humanity, life in the planetary spheres between death and rebirth, solar and lunar eclipses, comets, and much more.

Advances in Machine Learning and Data Mining for Astronomy

Advances in Machine Learning and Data Mining for Astronomy
Author: Michael J. Way,Jeffrey D. Scargle,Kamal M. Ali,Ashok N. Srivastava
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN: 1439841748
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Machine Learning and Data Mining for Astronomy Book Excerpt:

Advances in Machine Learning and Data Mining for Astronomy documents numerous successful collaborations among computer scientists, statisticians, and astronomers who illustrate the application of state-of-the-art machine learning and data mining techniques in astronomy. Due to the massive amount and complexity of data in most scientific disciplines

The Cambridge Concise History of Astronomy

The Cambridge Concise History of Astronomy
Author: Michael Hoskin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1999-03-18
ISBN: 9780521576000
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Concise History of Astronomy Book Excerpt:

This is a textbook on the history of astronomy focusing on the topics of prime importance.

Astronomy Communication

Astronomy Communication
Author: Andre Heck,C. Madsen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN: 9401708010
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Communication Book Excerpt:

Astronomyhasalwaysbeenoneoftheeasiestofthesciencestoconveyto the public. That is partly because it produces spectacular pictures that can be explained (at least in part) and admired, partly because understanding of astronomy usually does not depend upon a knowledge of a complex cl- si?cation system or esoteric terminology, and partly because its extremes in distances and times challenge our imagination and philosophies. Most scientists enjoy sharing with others the discoveries made by th- selves and their colleagues. The primary purpose of scienti?c research is to discover, to learn, and to understand. When we succeed, we enjoy sh- ing that understanding. Education is most pleasurable when our audience wishes to learn and we have something important to convey. A?eldthatdoesnotcommunicatee?ectivelywiththepublicsoonlooses its interest and support. Author Andr ́ e Heck explains the many di?erent ways in which professional communication now occurs while Leslie Sage explains how such communication should be done. Astronomy done with spacecraft and large equipment is very expensive and the funds for those ultimately come from the public. The cost of astronomy prorated over the number of research astronomers is perhaps the highest in all the sciences. If astronomers do not share their results with the public, they will loose its support. However, for most astronomers the desire to share and educate dominates over the pragmatic need to win public support. With the advent of new communication techniques (television, videos, CDs, DVDs, animation, simulations) we have new methods to commu- cate, in addition to the conventional ones of the printed and spoken word.

Astrology and Astronomy

Astrology and Astronomy
Author: Rebecca Stefoff
Publsiher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 162712506X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astrology and Astronomy Book Excerpt:

Alchemy is an idea based on superstition and philosophical global traditions spanning hundreds of years. Alchemists made medicines and pharmaceuticals from the earth’s materials and purified objects through philosophy, magic, and spirituality. Chemistry is based on the material principles of mixed bodies, and spans all natural or physical sciences in its practices. This book on alchemy and chemistry shows the scientific method at work and proves and disproves the subjects at hand. It explores a branch of modern science or a major scientific milestone, comparing and contrasting it with an older idea that has been proved wrong or fails to meet the strict and studied standards of science.

A Brief Introduction to Astronomy in the Middle East

A Brief Introduction to Astronomy in the Middle East
Author: John M. Steele
Publsiher: Saqi
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN: 0863568963
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief Introduction to Astronomy in the Middle East Book Excerpt:

The Middle East is the birthplace of astronomy and the centre for its development during the medieval period. In this brief introduction John Steele offers an intriguing insight into Middle Eastern achievements in astronomy and their profound influence on the rest of the world. Amongst other things, the book traces the Late Babylonians' ingenious schemes for modelling planetary motion. It also reveals how medieval Islamic advances in the study of the heavens, and the design of precise astronomical instruments, led to breakthroughs by Renaissance practitioners such as Copernicus and Kepler. An invaluable introduction to one of the oldest sciences in the world.

Astronomy You Can Nibble

Astronomy You Can Nibble
Author: Megan Borgert-Spaniol
Publsiher: ABDO
Total Pages: 35
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN: 1532170084
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy You Can Nibble Book Excerpt:

With Astronomy You Can Nibble kids will learn about what astronomers do and what they have discovered. Then they will explore astronomy further by making delicious science-themed snacks. Step-by-step instructions and full-color photos make the recipes easy for kids to prepare. Infographics provide additional explanation of some concepts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Scientific Detectors for Astronomy 2005

Scientific Detectors for Astronomy 2005
Author: Jenna E. Beletic,James W. Beletic,Paola Amico
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 771
Release: 2006-09-14
ISBN: 1402043309
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scientific Detectors for Astronomy 2005 Book Excerpt:

The 2005 meeting in Taormina, Italy was attended by 127 professionals who develop and use the highest quality detectors for wavelengths from x-ray to sub-mm, with emphasis on optical and infrared detectors. The meeting consisted of overview talks, technical presentations, poster sessions and roundtable discussions. These proceedings capture the technical content and the spirit of the 2005 workshop. The 87 papers cover a wide range of detector technologies including CCDs, CMOS, APDs, and sub-mm detectors. There are papers on observatory status and plans, special applications, detector testing and characterization, and electronics. A special feature of these proceedings is the inclusion of pedagogical overview papers, which were written by teams of leading experts from different institutions. These proceedings are appropriate for a range of expertise levels, from undergraduates to professionals working in the field. The information presented in this book will serve as a valuable reference for many years to come. This workshop was organized by the Scientific Workshop Factory, Inc. and the INAF- Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania.

Recent Advances and Issues in Astronomy

Recent Advances and Issues in Astronomy
Author: Christopher Gordon De Pree,Kevin Marvel,Alan Axelrod
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781573563482
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances and Issues in Astronomy Book Excerpt:

This essential book presents the most significant astronomical developments of the past decade, including the results of recent investigations on extrasolar planetary systems, black holes, and the existence of water in space ...

Astronomy Today

Astronomy Today
Author: Eric Chaisson,Stephen McMillan
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9780321901675
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Today Book Excerpt:

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- With Astronomy Today, Eighth Edition, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy, delivering current and thorough science with insightful pedagogy. The text emphasizes critical thinking and visualization, and it focuses on the process of scientific discovery, teaching students "how we know what we know." The Eighth Edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest astronomical discoveries and theories and improved pedagogical features. 0321897617 / 9780321897619 Astronomy Today Plus MasteringAstronomy with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0321901673 / 9780321901675 Astronomy Today 0321909860 / 9780321909862 MasteringAstronomy with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Astronomy Today

Civic Astronomy

Civic Astronomy
Author: George Wise
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2012-11-07
ISBN: 1402026781
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civic Astronomy Book Excerpt:

The founding of the Dudley Observatory at Albany, N.Y., in 1852 was a milestone in humanity's age-old quest to understand the heavens. As the best equipped astronomical observatory in the U.S. led by the first American to hold a Ph.D. in astronomy, Benjamin Apthorp Gould Jr., the observatory helped pioneer world-class astronomy in America. It also proclaimed Albany's status as a major national center of culture, knowledge and affluence. This book explores the story of the Dudley Observatory as a 150 year long episode in civic astronomy. The story ranges from a bitter civic controversy to a venture into space, from the banks of the Hudson River to the highlands of Argentina. It is a unique glimpse at a path not taken, a way of doing science once promising, now vanished. As discoveries by the Dudley Observatory's astronomers, especially its second director Lewis Boss, made significant contributions to the modern vision of our Milky Way galaxy as a rotating spiral of more than a million stars, the advance of astronomy left that little observatory behind.

Return to the Far Side of Planet Moore

Return to the Far Side of Planet Moore
Author: Martin Mobberley
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2015-03-20
ISBN: 3319157809
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Return to the Far Side of Planet Moore Book Excerpt:

The result of an exhaustive study of Sir Patrick Moore’s observations of the Moon and planets for more than 60 years, this book is a fantastic companion to the extremely popular, “It Came From Outer Space Wearing an RAF Blazer!” written by the same author. Moore recorded his telescopic observations in his logbooks, which are reproduced and described here in detail, along with his sketches and notes. In this light, the author discusses the factors that caused Moore to switch from lunar observing to planetary and variable star observing. He has also included personal recollections and humorous anecdotes from Moore’s friends and acquaintances, as well as a look at his best loved books. Further chapters describe Moore’s foreign travels and correspondence with those back home. Lastly, the author has not neglected a few of Moore’s most memorable television and radio appearances, which are examined along with a close up of what it was like to visit Moore’s beloved home of Farthings in Selsey. Essentially, this is a book written by popular demand from the readers of the author’s original biography, who craved more of Moore!

Blackie s Dictionary of Astronomy

Blackie   s Dictionary of Astronomy
Author: Blackie
Publsiher: S. Chand Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 8121941520
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blackie s Dictionary of Astronomy Book Excerpt:

Provides a brief and precise description of terms Covers broad themes related to astronomy More than 4000 entries.