The Resource Challenges of astronomy : hands-on experiments for the sky and laboratory, W. Schlosser, T. Schmidt-Kaler, E.F. Milone

Challenges of astronomy : hands-on experiments for the sky and laboratory, W. Schlosser, T. Schmidt-Kaler, E.F. Milone

Label
Challenges of astronomy : hands-on experiments for the sky and laboratory
Title
Challenges of astronomy
Title remainder
hands-on experiments for the sky and laboratory
Statement of responsibility
W. Schlosser, T. Schmidt-Kaler, E.F. Milone
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
A unique collection of thirty experiments ranging from ancient astronomy to cosmology, each containing one or more challenges for the reader. The progression here is from the Earth outward through the solar system to the stellar and galactic realm. Topics include the shape of the sky; Stonehenge as a stone-age abacus; determining the size of the Earth; the distance of the moon, stars and planets; planetary mass, density, temperature and atmosphere; the speed of light; the nature of the quiet and active sun; photometry and spectroscopy; star clusters and variable stars; and fundamental properties of stars
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schlosser, W.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QB62.7
LC item number
.S3713 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1930-
  • 1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schmidt-Kaler, Th.
  • Milone, E. F.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomie
  • Astronomy
  • Sterrenkunde
  • Experimenten
  • Astronomie
  • Astronomie
Label
Challenges of astronomy : hands-on experiments for the sky and laboratory, W. Schlosser, T. Schmidt-Kaler, E.F. Milone
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Rev. translation of: Astronomische Musterversuche
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The vault of heaven -- Astronomy of the spheres -- Early astronomy -- The earth's radius -- The distance of the moon -- Measuring lunar mountains -- The phases of Venus -- Saturn's parallax and motion -- The astronomical unit -- The moon's orbit -- The Galilean moons of Jupiter -- Planetary packaging: mean densities -- Earth satellites -- Orbits and space travel -- Photography of the sun and stars -- The speed and color of light -- Planetary atmospheres -- Atmospheric effects on starlight and sunlight -- Sources of cosmic radiation -- Optical aids and their limitations -- Laser light and speckle interferometry -- Photometry -- Spectral analysis -- The Doppler effect -- Binary star systems -- Fundamental properties of stars -- The face of a star: the sun -- Star clusters -- Olbers's paradox: cosmology and the night sky -- Appendices: A. Coordinate systems and spherical astronomy -- B.A brief summary of error analysis -- C. Constructing a cross-staff -- D. Julian day number table -- E. Planetary position tables -- F. Photographic targets
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
vii, 236 pages, 1 leaf of plates
Isbn
9783540974086
Isbn Type
(Berlin : acid-free paper)
Lccn
90043848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)22183155
  • (OCoLC)ocm22183155
Label
Challenges of astronomy : hands-on experiments for the sky and laboratory, W. Schlosser, T. Schmidt-Kaler, E.F. Milone
Publication
Note
Rev. translation of: Astronomische Musterversuche
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The vault of heaven -- Astronomy of the spheres -- Early astronomy -- The earth's radius -- The distance of the moon -- Measuring lunar mountains -- The phases of Venus -- Saturn's parallax and motion -- The astronomical unit -- The moon's orbit -- The Galilean moons of Jupiter -- Planetary packaging: mean densities -- Earth satellites -- Orbits and space travel -- Photography of the sun and stars -- The speed and color of light -- Planetary atmospheres -- Atmospheric effects on starlight and sunlight -- Sources of cosmic radiation -- Optical aids and their limitations -- Laser light and speckle interferometry -- Photometry -- Spectral analysis -- The Doppler effect -- Binary star systems -- Fundamental properties of stars -- The face of a star: the sun -- Star clusters -- Olbers's paradox: cosmology and the night sky -- Appendices: A. Coordinate systems and spherical astronomy -- B.A brief summary of error analysis -- C. Constructing a cross-staff -- D. Julian day number table -- E. Planetary position tables -- F. Photographic targets
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
vii, 236 pages, 1 leaf of plates
Isbn
9783540974086
Isbn Type
(Berlin : acid-free paper)
Lccn
90043848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)22183155
  • (OCoLC)ocm22183155

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