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  • Astronomy for dummies
  • 點閱:21
  • 作者: by Stephen P. Maran
  • 出版社:John Wiley & Sons Inc.
  • 出版年:c2013
  • 集叢名:--For dummies
  • ISBN:9781118376973; 9781118376966
  • 格式:PDF

The fun and easy way to explore the night sky
Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color photographs, Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow introduction to the night sky. Plus, this new edition also gives you the latest theories, explanations, and insights into the basic workings of the universe.
 
Includes updated schedules of coming eclipses of the Sun and Moon and a revised planetary appendix
Covers recent discoveries in space, such as water on the Moon and Pluto's demotion from 'planet' status

Collects new websites, lists of telescope motels, sky-watching guides, and suggestions for beginner's telescopes and suppliers
Brings you up-to-speed on the latest social trends and personal technology, such as stargazing mobile apps, NASA video, and the prevalence of 'Citizen Science' networks
Whether you're an amateur astronomer, space enthusiast, or enrolled in a first year astronomy course, Astronomy For Dummies has you covered.


About the Author
Stephen P. Maran, PhD, is the retired Assistant Director of Space Sciences for Information and Outreach at the NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and theformer Press Officerr of the American Astronomical Society.

  • Introduction(第1頁)
    • About This Book(第2頁)
    • Conventions Used in This Book(第2頁)
    • What You’re Not to Read(第2頁)
    • Foolish Assumptions(第3頁)
    • Icons Used in This Book(第3頁)
    • Where to Go from Here(第4頁)
  • Part I: Stalking the Cosmos(第5頁)
    • Chapter 1: Seeing the Light: The Art and Science of Astronomy(第7頁)
    • Chapter 2: Join the Crowd: Skywatching Activities and Resources(第27頁)
    • Chapter 3: The Way You Watch Tonight: Terrific Tools for Observing the Skies(第45頁)
    • Chapter 4: Just Passing Through: Meteors, Comets, and Artificial Satellites(第65頁)
  • Part II: Going Once Around the Solar System(第85頁)
    • Chapter 5: A Matched Pair: Earth and Its Moon(第87頁)
    • Chapter 6: Earth’s Near Neighbors: Mercury, Venus, and Mars(第109頁)
    • Chapter 7: Rock On: The Asteroid Belt and Near-Earth Objects(第129頁)
    • Chapter 8: Great Balls of Gas: Jupiter and Saturn(第139頁)
    • Chapter 9: Far Out! Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Beyond(第151頁)
  • Part III: Meeting Old Sol and Other Stars(第161頁)
    • Chapter 10: The Sun: Star of Earth(第163頁)
    • Chapter 11: Taking a Trip to the Stars(第187頁)
    • Chapter 12: Galaxies: The Milky Way and Beyond(第217頁)
    • Chapter 13: Digging into Black Holes and Quasars(第241頁)
  • Part IV: Pondering the Remarkable Universe(第255頁)
    • Chapter 14: Is Anybody Out There? SETI and Planets of Other Suns(第257頁)
    • Chapter 15: Delving into Dark Matter and Antimatter(第277頁)
    • Chapter 16: The Big Bang and the Evolution of the Universe(第289頁)
  • Part V: The Part of Tens(第301頁)
    • Chapter 17: Ten Strange Facts about Astronomy and Space(第303頁)
    • Chapter 18: Ten Common Errors about Astronomy and Space(第307頁)
  • Part VI: Appendixes(第311頁)
    • Appendix A: Star Maps(第313頁)
    • Appendix B: Glossary(第321頁)
  • Index(第325頁)
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