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  • 2017 Guide to the Night Sky: A Month-by-Month Guide to Exploring the Skies Above North America

    By Storm Dunlop

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781770857797
    • Publisher: Firefly Books
    • Published: August 2016
  • Haynes Meteorology Manual: The Practical Guide to the Weather

    By Storm Dunlop

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780857332721
    • Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
  • Light from the Depths of Time

    By Rudolf Kippenhahn

    Our Price: $84.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9783540171195
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: December 1986
  • Stargazers

    By Storm Dunlop

    Our Price: $139.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9783540502302
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: January 1989
    The strong and effective links between amateur and professional astronomers were brought into prominence at Colloquium 98 of the International Astronomical Union. Amateur observations of such objects as comets, variable stars and novae serve to complement work done with expensive instrumentation by professionals. They fill gaps left by big science and often contribute significantly to astronomical knowledge. The book covers: - historical contributions by amateurs, - observational methods, problems and instrumentation, - results of amateur observations, - popularization. Overall, an exciting and enthusiastic account of stargazing, the hobby that can turn into science.
  • The Astronomer Jules Janssen

    By Francoise Launay

    Our Price: $169.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781461406969
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: November 2011
    Every aspect of the personality of Janssen (1824--1907) - that D'Artagnan of science, this bard of the Sun, and this audacious master builder - is covered here by Fran├žoise Launay, his attentive and equally erudite biographer. A physicist, inventor and builder, Janssen was guided by his energy and curiosity. His research followed two directions: on the one hand the atmospheres of the Earth and the Sun, and on the other, two techniques: spectroscopy and photography.Among his numerous voyages across the globe, he went to Japan in 1874 to follow the transit of Venus in front of the Sun, the same year in which he invented his famous photographic revolver, which was, in truth, a great technical success.To observe the Sun during total eclipses he traveled to the Indies in 1868, to Oran in 1870 (escaping from besieged Paris by balloon!), returned to India in 1871, left for Siam in 1875 and, in 1883, for an island in the Pacific.One can thus understand why Henriette often complained of the solitude in which she was left by her peripatetic husband: "There are men who leave their wives for mistresses; you do it for journeys!" ...Basking in the glow of his success, Janssen was able to undertake the construction of the great astrophysical observatory of which he had dreamed. It was at Meudon that he had it built.From the Preface by Jean-Claude Pecker
  • The Observer's Guide to Astronomy

    By Patrick Martinez

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521458986
    • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
    • Published: December 1994

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