Star Watching - A Southern Hemisphere guide to the Galaxy

R145.00

Star Watching - A Southern Hemisphere guide to the Galaxy.

A guide for fledgling astronomers based in the southern hemisphere. Easy-to-understand terms. Orientates the reader in their universe. Supply our cosmic address and describing the make-up of our solar system, neighbouring stars, our galaxy and beyond. Touches on astronomical heritage and tradition, as well as local telescopes and observatories.

He uses simple analogies to explain concepts of great complexity. He explains how, peering deep into the cosmos, we penetrate billions of light years in distance and, correspondingly, billions of light years back in time and history.

An appendix contains star charts for 12 months of the year.

Superbly designed and colourfully illustrated book. Pages are of high quality gloss. Book consists of 96 pages. Booksize: 210mm x 210mm.  

In other words, the author explains complex concepts understandable to the the general public. This book makes the the elevated science of cosmology temptingly accessible to inquiring minds.

By Anthony Fairall

 


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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 13 June, 2009.

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