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The Astronomical Scrapbook Skywatchers, Pioneers and Seekers in Astronomy

By: Joseph Ashbrook
The Astronomical Scrapbook
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  • The Astronomical Scrapbook ISBN: 9780521106047 Paperback Jun 2009 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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This collection of 83 articles on the history of astronomy is the harvest of a quarter of a century spent in seeking out intriguing, unusual and half-forgotten events. Joe Ashbrook wrote a column regularly for the monthly magazine Sky and Telescope. Professor Owen Gingerich, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, has helped in the selection of the very best of these timeless vignettes, and he has contributed a foreword to the collection.

Each article has been edited, and in some cases modified, to take account of any subsequent discoveries. Articles are grouped into themes covering biography, telescopes, the solar systems, stars and galaxies, and star atlases. Much of the material cannot be found in standard references in the history of astronomy.

First published in 1985.


Introduction Owen Gingerich; Preface; 1. Star-crossed lives; 2. Telescopes and techniques; 3. Phenomena of the Earth, Moon and planets; 5. Studies and students of the Moon; 6. Planets and other solar system objects; 7. Stars and stellar systems; 8. Star atlases and other publications; Notes; Index.

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