Astronomy for Beginners

Astronomy for Beginners

Book - 2007
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Astronomy For Beginners is a friendly and accessible guide to our universe, our galaxy, our solar system and the planet we call home. Each year as we cruise through space on this tiny blue-green wonder, a number of amazing and remarkable events occur. For example, like clockwork, we'll run head-on into asteroid and cometary debris that spreads shooting stars across our skies. On occasion, we?ll get to watch the disk of the Moon passing the Sun, casting its shadow on the face of the Earth, and sometimes we'll get to watch our own shadow as it glides across the face of the Moon. The Sun's path will constantly change across the daytime sky, as will the stars and constellations at night. During this time, we'll also get to watch the other majestic planets in our solar system wander the skies, as they too circle the Sun in this elaborate celestial dance.
Astronomy For Beginners will explain this elaborate celestial dance - the patterns of the heavens, the equinoxes and the solstices, the major meteor showers, and the solar and lunar eclipses. In addition, Astronomy For Beginners will also take you on a guided tour of the solar system and beyond. We?ll discover how the way we measure time itself is intimately related to celestial phenomena, and we'll furthermore explore our historical and continuing mission to understand our place in this marvelous universe in which we find ourselves.
Publisher: Danbury, CT : For Beginners, c2007
ISBN: 9781934389256
Branch Call Number: ANF 520 BEC
Characteristics: 152 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Becan, Sarah

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Sep 15, 2014

I used this book extensively to teach reading and writing for the GED. It was a great resource for dialed-down, but not dumbed-down writing about the universe. Recommended for 7th grade up.

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