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Book Synopsis The Astronomer Jules Janssen by : Françoise Launay
Download or read book The Astronomer Jules Janssen written by Françoise Launay and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2011-11-25 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A physicist and an inventor, Jules Janssen (1824-1907) devoted his life to astronomical research. He spent many years traveling around the world to observe total Solar eclipses, demonstrating that a new era of science had just come thanks to the use of both spectroscopy and photography, and persuading the French Government of the necessity of founding a new observatory near Paris. He became its director in 1875. There, at Meudon, he began routine photographic recordings of the Sun surface and had a big refractor and a big reflector built. Meanwhile, he also succeeded in building an Observatory at the summit of Mont-Blanc. The story of this untiring and stubborn globe-trotter is enriched by extracts of the unpublished correspondence with his wife. 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.
Book Synopsis Replies to the Remarks of the Astronomer-Royal and of the Late Camden Professor of Ancient History at Oxford Upon the Invasion of Britain by Julius Caesar by : Thomas Lewin
Download or read book Replies to the Remarks of the Astronomer-Royal and of the Late Camden Professor of Ancient History at Oxford Upon the Invasion of Britain by Julius Caesar written by Thomas Lewin and published by . This book was released on 1862 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis The Astronomer Who Questioned Everything by : Laura Alary
Download or read book The Astronomer Who Questioned Everything written by Laura Alary and published by Kids Can Press Ltd. This book was released on 2022-05-03 with total page 36 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Perfect for fans of STEM, this inspiring picture book biography tells the extraordinary story of pioneering astronomer Maria Mitchell. Maria longed to travel beyond her island of Nantucket. But how? Her father taught her that if you know how to read the stars, they can tell you where you need to go. They spent hours scanning the sky. Maria learned to use astronomers’ tools to measure and track stars. But what could she do with her skills? Then one day, she heard that a prize was being offered to the first person to find a new comet. Could this be the opportunity she was waiting for? From small island girl to renowned astronomer — Martha Mitchell’s story will leave kids starstruck!
Book Synopsis The Astronomer and the Witch by : Ulinka Rublack
Download or read book The Astronomer and the Witch written by Ulinka Rublack and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2015-10-22 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) was one of the most admired astronomers who ever lived and a key figure in the scientific revolution. A defender of Copernicus ́s sun-centred universe, he famously discovered that planets move in ellipses, and defined the three laws of planetary motion. Perhaps less well known is that in 1615, when Kepler was at the height of his career, his widowed mother Katharina was accused of witchcraft. The proceedings led to a criminal trial that lasted six years, with Kepler conducting his mother's defence. In The Astronomer and the Witch, Ulinka Rublack pieces together the tale of this extraordinary episode in Kepler's life, one which takes us to the heart of his changing world. First and foremost an intense family drama, the story brings to life the world of a small Lutheran community in the centre of Europe at a time of deep religious and political turmoil - a century after the Reformation, and on the threshold of the Thirty Years' War. Kepler's defence of his mother also offers us a fascinating glimpse into the great astronomer's world view, on the cusp between Reformation and scientific revolution. While advancing rational explanations for the phenomena which his mother's accusers attributed to witchcraft, Kepler nevertheless did not call into question the existence of magic and witches. On the contrary, he clearly believed in them. And, as the story unfolds, it appears that there were moments when even Katharina's children wondered whether their mother really did have nothing to hide...
Book Synopsis Report of the Astronomer in Charge of the Dudley Observatory by : G. W. HOUGH
Download or read book Report of the Astronomer in Charge of the Dudley Observatory written by G. W. HOUGH and published by . This book was released on 1864 with total page 43 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis The Astronomer's Universe by : Herbert Friedman
Download or read book The Astronomer's Universe written by Herbert Friedman and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 1991 with total page 359 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Herbert Friedman draws on a lifetime of experience and enthusiasm in unfolding the history of astronomical research -- the new knowledge, the technology, and the sheer human genius of this thrilling branch of science.
Book Synopsis Report of the Astronomer Royal to the Board of Visitors of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich ... by : Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Download or read book Report of the Astronomer Royal to the Board of Visitors of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich ... written by Royal Observatory, Greenwich and published by . This book was released on 1914 with total page 616 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis Report of the Astronomer Royal to the Board of Visitors of the Royal Greenwich Observatory by : Royal Greenwich Observatory
Download or read book Report of the Astronomer Royal to the Board of Visitors of the Royal Greenwich Observatory written by Royal Greenwich Observatory and published by . This book was released on 1955 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read book Report of the Astronomer Royal to the Board of Visitors of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich ... written by and published by . This book was released on 1849 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis The Astronomers' Magic Envelope by : Prasenjit Saha
Download or read book The Astronomers' Magic Envelope written by Prasenjit Saha and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-05-11 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Working physicists, and especially astrophysicists, value a good `back-of-the-envelope' calculation, meaning a short, elegant computation or argument that starts from general principles and leads to an interesting result. This book guides students on how to understand astrophysics using general principles and concise calculations — endeavouring to be elegant where possible and using short computer programs where necessary. The material proceeds in approximate historical order. The book begins with the Enlightenment-era insight that the orbits of the planets is easy, but the orbit of the Moon is a real headache, and continues to deterministic chaos. This is followed by a chapter on spacetime and black holes. Four chapters reveal how microphysics, especially quantum mechanics, allow us to understand how stars work. The last two chapters are about cosmology, bringing us to 21st-century developments on the microwave background and gravitational waves.
Book Synopsis In the Manner of the Franks by : Eric J. Goldberg
Download or read book In the Manner of the Franks written by Eric J. Goldberg and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2020-10-16 with total page 349 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eric J. Goldberg traces the long history of early medieval hunting from the late Roman Empire to the death of the last Carolingian king, Louis V, in a hunting accident in 987. He focuses chiefly on elite men and the changing role that hunting played in articulating kingship, status, and manhood in the post-Roman world. While hunting was central to elite lifestyles throughout these centuries, the Carolingians significantly altered this aristocratic activity in the later eighth and ninth centuries by making it a key symbol of Frankish kingship and political identity. This new connection emerged under Charlemagne, reached its high point under his son and heir Louis the Pious, and continued under Louis's immediate successors. Indeed, the emphasis on hunting as a badge of royal power and Frankishness would prove to be among the Carolingians' most significant and lasting legacies. Goldberg draws on written sources such as chronicles, law codes, charters, hagiography, and poetry as well as artistic and archaeological evidence to explore the changing nature of early medieval hunting and its connections to politics and society. Featuring more than sixty illustrations of hunting imagery found in mosaics, stone sculpture, metalwork, and illuminated manuscripts, In the Manner of the Franks portrays a vibrant and dynamic culture that encompassed red deer and wild boar hunting, falconry, ritualized behavior, female spectatorship, and complex forms of specialized knowledge that united kings and nobles in a shared political culture, thus locating the origins of courtly hunting in the early Middle Ages.
Download or read book The Practical Astronomer written by DK and published by Dorling Kindersley Ltd. This book was released on 2017-11-02 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An accessible and inspirational astronomy guide that gives you all the knowledge you need to expand your understanding of the night sky. This guide explains and demystifies stargazing, teaching you to recognise different objects such as moons, comets, and asteroids, and explains how they move through the sky over the course of the night and the year. The Practical Astronomer begins with observation with the naked eye, and illustrated introductions show you how to set up and use binoculars and telescopes, and how to take your own pictures. Clear star charts guide you through the Northern and Southern hemispheres, using brighter stars as signposts to locate harder-to-see objects. Map the constellations from Aquila to Virgo, and discover Orion, Gemini, Ursa Minor, and dozens more along the way. A brand-new almanac section tells you the best time of the year to view every planet and includes details of eclipses. The Practical Astronomer is also fully up-to-date with the newest equipment and the latest incredible photos of space. Become an accomplished amateur astronomer with this practical guide. Previous edition ISBN 9781405356206
Book Synopsis The Practical Astronomer by : Anton Vamplew
Download or read book The Practical Astronomer written by Anton Vamplew and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2017-11-07 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unlock the mysteries of the night sky with this comprehensive guide to astronomy. The Practical Astronomer explains and demystifies stargazing and teaches you how to observe and navigate the night sky. Learn how to set up your binoculars and telescopes and find out how to spot different celestial bodies, such as stars, planets, nebulae, and galaxies. Train your telescope into the sky and learn astrophotography with your smartphone camera or digital camera. Hop from one star to another to locate the different constellations or other deep space objects. The book contains sky maps charting all the 88 constellations in both the northern and southern hemisphere, helping you map the star patterns, from Ursa Major and Orion to Pavo and Aquarius. The Practical Astronomer also contains monthly star charts that follow the changing positions of stars in the night sky through the year. Discover the solar system and know about other objects, such as satellites and space stations, that light up the sky. A reference section at the back of the book provides handy information about every planet and includes information about eclipses. Become an accomplished amateur astronomer with this practical guide.
Book Synopsis The Angel of an Astronomer by : Linda Rae Sande
Download or read book The Angel of an Astronomer written by Linda Rae Sande and published by Twisted Teacup Publishing. This book was released on 2020-05-20 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A sensual tale of a knight, an angel and heavenly bodies George, Viscount Hexham, is quite literally thunderstruck when he meets Lady Anne in the park, and he can’t get her off his mind. Her brother, Gabe, is happy to act as a matchmaker, never once mentioning he might already be acting on behalf of the other side. Can two who are so perfectly matched end up married before Anne must endure her first Season in London? Meanwhile, when a neighbor appears to be spying on George’s twin sister through the telescope in his garden observatory, an incensed Lady Angelica is determined to give him a piece of her mind. Sir Benjamin may end up with her heart as well, as mistletoe and moonlight work their magic in The Angel of an Astronomer.
Book Synopsis The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to the Deep-Sky Catalogs by : Jerry D. Cavin
Download or read book The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to the Deep-Sky Catalogs written by Jerry D. Cavin and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2011-10-27 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Every amateur astronomer has at least heard of the many different catalogs of deep-sky objects; the most well known are the Messier, the Caldwell, the Herschel, and the NGC. All of these catalogs are, in general, readily available, but very few amateur observers are in a position to choose the best catalog for their particular deep-sky observing program, know how to use the catalog, or even realize just how many there are out there! The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to the Deep-sky Catalogs is a single compilation of the historical and modern astronomical deep-sky catalogs. It discusses their origins, compares what's in them, explains how to interpret the data they contain, and even outlines how readers can create suitable 'custom' catalogs for their own use. The last section provides a set of three deep-sky catalogs created by the author, for observers of different levels of experience, from newcomer to expert.
Book Synopsis The Young Astronomer; Or, The Facts Developed by Modern Astronomy by : John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Download or read book The Young Astronomer; Or, The Facts Developed by Modern Astronomy written by John Stevens Cabot Abbott and published by . This book was released on 1847 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: