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Patrick Moore's Millennium Yearbook: The View from 1001 AD

By: Patrick Moore and A Chapman

99 pages, 31 figs


Paperback | Dec 1999 | #107249 | ISBN: 1852336196
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In a year that will probably be remembered almost as much for books about the millennium as for the turn of 2000 A.D itself, Patrick Moore's Millennium Yearbook celebrates...well, the wrong millennium! This thoroughly entertaining book - which is for everyone, not just astronomers - contains articles on King Alfred's chronological work, reviews of the new Star Catalogue by the Arab Al-Sufi and the latest edition of Ptolemy's Almagast. And foreshadowing the change to metric units by 1000 years, the book uses arabic numbers instead of Roman - but there is a conversion table if you have trouble with the idea of "zero" and prefer the older system.


1. The New Millenium and the Christian Calender.- 2. The Sky in 1000: Monthly star charts. Unpredictable events (comets and shooting stars). Some interesting Objects for Observation. Stars we cannot see, remaining below the horizon.- 3. Future Events, 1000-1100.- 4. The Constellation Patterns; new star names.- 5. Reviews: Star Catalogue, by Al-Sufi. New Edition of the Almagast, by Ptolemy.- 6. Article Section: Bode's Astronomical Observations. King Alfred's Chronological Work. Historical Curiosity; the heliocentric theory of Artistarchus of Samis. Modern Astronomical Equipment.- 7. The Future of Astronomy.

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