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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.

Oh yeah, one more thing: Astronomy For Beginners will not only help you become an expert in space and time - but it also promises to be a pretty fun ride!

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Each year, Earth, the tiny blue-green wonder humans call "home", cruises through space and participates in an elaborate, celestial dance. Astronomy for Beginners explains the amazing and remarkable annual events that occur in the skies, including the pattern of the heavens, the equinoxes and the solstices, the meteor showers, and the solar and lunar eclipses. It's a guided trip to the solar system and beyond!

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Jeff Becan loves his family, his friends and his life on planet Earth. While living here, he has learned how to sail, how to juggle, and how to mentally surf. He has done volunteer work for the poor in Mexico, has counseled patients at a psychiatric institute, has done production work for theater, television and film, and has also worked as a travel writer. For three years he managed a hostel on a faraway island in the north Atlantic. He once climbed a mountain, escaped a bizarre mind-control cult, and has fallen into the river Seine. He holds degrees in sociology and linguistics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781934389256
Author:
Becan, Jeff
Publisher:
For Beginners
Illustrator:
Becan, Sarah
Author:
Becan, Sarah
Author:
Becan, Susan
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Star Observation
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Galaxy
Subject:
Universe
Subject:
Solar system
Subject:
Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
For Beginners
Publication Date:
January 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW LINE DRAWINGS AND PHOTOS THROUGHOU
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Each year, Earth, the tiny blue-green wonder humans call "home", cruises through space and participates in an elaborate, celestial dance. Astronomy for Beginners explains the amazing and remarkable annual events that occur in the skies, including the pattern of the heavens, the equinoxes and the solstices, the meteor showers, and the solar and lunar eclipses. It's a guided trip to the solar system and beyond!
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"Synopsis" by , Jeff Becan loves his family, his friends and his life on planet Earth. While living here, he has learned how to sail, how to juggle, and how to mentally surf. He has done volunteer work for the poor in Mexico, has counseled patients at a psychiatric institute, has done production work for theater, television and film, and has also worked as a travel writer. For three years he managed a hostel on a faraway island in the north Atlantic. He once climbed a mountain, escaped a bizarre mind-control cult, and has fallen into the river Seine. He holds degrees in sociology and linguistics.
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