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  • Practical Astronomy with your Calculator or Spreadsheetby Peter Duffett-Smith; Jonathan Zwart

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    The fourth edition of this handbook is ideal for anyone wanting to make astronomical calculations for themselves. more...

  • How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Comingby Mike Brown

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a tenth planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of adding one more planet to our solar system, Brown?s find ignited a firestorm of controversy... more...

  • Curiosities of the Skyby Garrett P. Serviss

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Long before figures like Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson simplified astronomy for popular consumption, Garrett P. Serviss was traveling the United States with an early version of a PowerPoint presentation to teach people about eclipses, the orbit of the planets, and other celestial concepts. This basic introduction to the subject is simple and enjoyable... more...

  • Early Solar Physicsby A. J. Meadows; D. Ter Haar

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Early Solar Physics reviews developments in solar physics, particularly the advent of solar spectroscopy and the discovery of relationships between the various layers of the solar atmosphere and between the different forms of solar activity. Topics covered include solar observations during 1843; chemical analysis of the solar atmosphere; the spectrum... more...

  • AMAZING SOLAR SYSTEM PROJECTSby Delano Lopez; Shawn Braley

    Nomad Press 2008; US$ 12.95

    Amazing Solar System Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the basic elements of the solar system with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. Readers learn about the sun, the planets and their moons, meteors and comets, and the amazing tools that astronomers and astronauts have used to study the solar system... more...

  • Die Spur des Abendsternsby Gudrun Bucher

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 45.79

    Am 6. Juni 2012 findet ein astronomisches Ereignis statt, das keiner von uns ein weiteres Mal erleben wird. Die Bahn der Venus führt an diesem Tag genau zwischen Erde und Sonne hindurch, so dass die Venus für mehrere Stunden als kleiner dunkler Punkt vor der Sonne zu sehen ist. Dies nennt man den Venustransit, der teilweise auch in Deutschland zu beobachten... more...

  • EXPLORE THE SOLAR SYSTEM!by Anita Yasuda; Bryan Stone

    Nomad Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    Explore the Solar System! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments introduces kids ages 6-9 to the planets, moons, and other celestial bodies that surround our star, the sun, as well as the universe beyond. Combining a hands-on element with history and science, kids investigate solar eclipses, phases of the moon, Jupiter's rings, and what astronauts... more...

  • Guide to the Universe: Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planetsby Andrew Rivkin

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 72.00

    Geared toward students, this guide provides an overview of the small bodies that orbit the sun. more...

  • How Big is Big and How Small is Smallby Timothy Paul Smith

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 40.99

    This book is about how big is the universe and how small are quarks, and what are the sizes of dozens of things between these two extremes. It describes the sizes of atoms and planets, quarks and galaxies, cells and sequoias. It is a romp through forty-five orders of magnitude from the smallest sub-nuclear particles we have measured, to the edge of... more...

  • Introduction to the Mechanics of the Solar Systemby Rudolf Kurth

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Introduction to the Mechanics of the Solar System introduces the reader to the mechanics of the solar system and covers topics ranging from the periods of the planets to their flattening and its effects on the orbits of satellites. Kepler's three laws of planetary motion are also discussed, along with the law of gravity; the two-body problem; and perturbations... more...