The Resource Astronomical Discoveries You Can Make, Too! : Replicating the Work of the Great Observers, by Robert K. Buchheim, (electronic resource)

Astronomical Discoveries You Can Make, Too! : Replicating the Work of the Great Observers, by Robert K. Buchheim, (electronic resource)

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Astronomical Discoveries You Can Make, Too! : Replicating the Work of the Great Observers
Title
Astronomical Discoveries You Can Make, Too!
Title remainder
Replicating the Work of the Great Observers
Statement of responsibility
by Robert K. Buchheim
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Author
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
You too can follow in the steps of the great astronomers such as Hipparchus, Galileo, Kepler and Hubble, who all contributed so much to our modern understanding of the cosmos. This book gives the student or amateur astronomer the following tools to replicate some of these seminal observations from their own homes: With your own eyes: Use your own observations and measurements to discover and confirm the phenomena of the seasons, the analemma and the equation of time, the logic behind celestial coordinates, and even the precession of the equinoxes. With a consumer-grade digital camera: Record the changing brightness of an eclipsing binary star and show that a pulsating star changes color as it brightens and dims. Add an inexpensive diffraction grating to your camera and see the variety of spectral features in the stars, and demonstrate that the Sun’s spectrum is similar to one particular type of stellar spectrum. With a backyard telescope: Add a CCD imager and you can measure the scale of the Solar System and the distance to a nearby star. You could even measure the distance to another galaxy and observe the cosmological redshift of the expanding universe. Astronomical Discoveries You Can Make, Too! doesn’t just tell you about the development of astronomy; it shows you how to discover for yourself the essential features of the universe
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Buchheim, Robert K
Dewey number
  • 509
  • 520
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Language note
English
LC call number
QB1-991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Popular Astronomy,
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  • Astronomy
  • History
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
  • History of Science
Label
Astronomical Discoveries You Can Make, Too! : Replicating the Work of the Great Observers, by Robert K. Buchheim, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Part I: Motions and Positions in the Sky -- Chapter 1: The Stars, the Sidereal and Solar Day, and the Seasons -- Chapter 2: Measuring Position and Describing Motion -- Part 2: The Moon -- Chapter 3: Introducing Earth's Satellite -- Chapter 4: The Moon in Three Dimensions, Occultations, and Parallax -- Chapter 5: The Moon’s Surface -- Part III: The Planets -- Chapter 6: Solar System Orbits -- Chapter 7: Planetary Phases and Moons -- Chapter 8: Scale and Light -- Part IV: The Stars -- Chapter 9: Observing Variable Stars -- Chapter 10: Barnard’s Star and the Copernican Model -- Part V: Astrophysics and Cosmology -- Chapter 11: Stellar Spectroscopy -- Chapter 12: Chapter 12: Solar Spectroscopy and the H-R Diagram -- Chapter 13: Our Galactic Neighbors -- Appendices
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2015.
Extent
1 online resource (557 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319156606
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-15660-6
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remote
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  • (CKB)3710000000414143
  • (EBL)2096353
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  • (EXLCZ)993710000000414143
Label
Astronomical Discoveries You Can Make, Too! : Replicating the Work of the Great Observers, by Robert K. Buchheim, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Part I: Motions and Positions in the Sky -- Chapter 1: The Stars, the Sidereal and Solar Day, and the Seasons -- Chapter 2: Measuring Position and Describing Motion -- Part 2: The Moon -- Chapter 3: Introducing Earth's Satellite -- Chapter 4: The Moon in Three Dimensions, Occultations, and Parallax -- Chapter 5: The Moon’s Surface -- Part III: The Planets -- Chapter 6: Solar System Orbits -- Chapter 7: Planetary Phases and Moons -- Chapter 8: Scale and Light -- Part IV: The Stars -- Chapter 9: Observing Variable Stars -- Chapter 10: Barnard’s Star and the Copernican Model -- Part V: Astrophysics and Cosmology -- Chapter 11: Stellar Spectroscopy -- Chapter 12: Chapter 12: Solar Spectroscopy and the H-R Diagram -- Chapter 13: Our Galactic Neighbors -- Appendices
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2015.
Extent
1 online resource (557 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319156606
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-15660-6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000414143
  • (EBL)2096353
  • (SSID)ssj0001501345
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11879149
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001501345
  • (PQKBWorkID)11524211
  • (PQKB)11526849
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-15660-6
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC2096353
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000414143

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