A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos

A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos

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To the beginner, the star-filled night sky can seem mysterious and unfathomable. But with this book as a guide the awesome nature of the Cosmos is brought down to Earth. Over the course of twelve chapters Mark Thompson, one of the presenters on BBC Onea€™s Stargazing Live and the resident astronomer on ITVa€™s The Alan Titchmarsh Show, will take you on a journey through space, tackling the key concepts of astronomy and unlocking the secrets of the sky. From the origins of our Universe to the ever evolving techniques used to explore deep space, A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos traces the journey of galactic discovery that has obsessed mankind for thousands of years. Accompanying the narrative, a series of monthly sky guides focus on the astronomical highlights visible at each given time of year, with handy charts to show you exactly what to look for and how to navigate around the sky at night. As fascinating as it is accessible, A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos is a must for anyone who gazes up and wishes they knew more about the final frontier...LikeVirgo, Coma Berenices is richin galaxies; ofparticular note is the edgeofspiral galaxy NGC4565just southof Gamma Comae Berenices, thestar on the ... Telescope owners should searchout ... Just the other sideof Alkaid, at roughly the same distanceas M51, lies another fine example ofa spiral galaxy, M101.

Title:A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos
Author: Mark Thompson
Publisher:Random House - 2013-01-17

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