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Patrick Moore's Astronomy: A Complete Introduction

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Series: Teach Yourself

By: Sir Patrick Moore (Author), Percy Seymour (Author)

Teach Yourself Books

Paperback | Jul 2015 | #226956 | ISBN-13: 9781473608757
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NHBS Price: £12.99 $17/€16 approx

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Patrick Moore's Astronomy: A Complete Introduction will ensure you recognize what you are seeing in the night sky. You will investigate the sun, moon, planets comets and stars and learn how to observe them. This comprehensive guide, complete with star charts, will map out the skies and allow you to impress your friends with your knowledge of the sky at night.


Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing Astronomy
Chapter 2: The spinning sky
Chapter 3: Sky-watchers
Chapter 4: The astronomer's telescope
Chapter 5: Into space
Chapter 6: The Sun
Chapter 7: The Moon
Chapter 8: The Sun's family
Chapter 9: The inner planets
Chapter 10: The outer planets
Chapter 11: Minor members of the Solar System
Chapter 12: The stars
Chapter 13: Pattern of stars
Chapter 14: Double and variable stars
Chapter 15: The life and times of a star
Chapter 16: The Star-clusters and nebulae
Chapter 17: The depths of the universe
Chapter 18: Into the future - life beyond the Earth


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Biography

Sir Patrick Moore was a legendary British astronomer, writer, broadcaster and presenter. He is credited as having done more than any other to raise the profile of astronomy with the British public. He was a former president of the British Astronomical Association and the co-founder and former president of the Society for Popular Astronomy. He wrote over 70 books on astronomy, all of which he typed on his 1908 Woodstock typewriter. He presented all but one episode of The Sky at Night since it began in April 1957.

Dr Percy Seymour did his PhD at The University of Manchester, on the large scale structure of the galactic magnetic field. Subsequent to that he was Senior Lecturer at the Royal Observatory, Greenwhich, and then Principal Lecturer in Astronomy at Plymouth University. He has also taught for the Open University and the University of the Third Age. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a Member of the Institute of Physics, and has also been a Member of two special commissions of the International Astronomical Union – on The Interestellar Medium, and Astronomy Education. He has published over 15 academic and scientific journal articles on Astronomy. His books on astronomy, most recently Dark Matters, have been published in English and German.

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