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A Primer of Astronomy

By: Robert Ball(Author)

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Sep 2014 | #215045 | ISBN-13: 9781107427433
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First published in 1911 as the second edition of a 1900 original, A Primer of Astronomy provides a basic introduction to astronomy written by the former Astronomer Royal of Ireland. The text is illustrated with photographs, diagrams and drawings of astronomical phenomena, including certain comets and the constellations visible from the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. A Primer of Astronomy will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of education and the teaching of astronomy.


1. The diurnal motion
2. The Sun
3. The apparent motion of the Sun
4. The Moon
5. Gravitation
6. Mercury and Venus
7. Mars
8. The asteroids
9. Jupiter
10. Saturn
11. Uranus and Neptune
12. Comets
13. Shooting stars
14. Stars and nebulae
15. Causes affecting the apparent places of the stars
16. Celestial objects

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