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Five Aristarchus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . five Eratosthenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Hipparchus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Ptolemy and the Geocentric speculation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Foundations of recent Astronomy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight Nicolaus Copernicus and the Heliocentric speculation . . . . . eight Galileo Galilei and the discovery of the telescope . . . . . . . . nine Johannes Kepler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nine past Newton: Relativity Theories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 bankruptcy 2: THE technological know-how OF ASTRONOMY . . . . . . . . thirteen The medical strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . thirteen size tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 uncomplicated Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixteen Kepler’s 3 legislation of Planetary movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixteen Newton’s 3 legislation of movement and a legislations of Gravitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Electromagnetic Radiation (Light) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Particle houses of sunshine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Wave homes of sunshine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Kirchoff’s 3 varieties of spectra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 ASTRONOMY iii CONTENTS Wien’s and Stefan-Bolzman’s legislation for non-stop Radiation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Quantitative research of Spectra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Doppler’s legislation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 bankruptcy three: gazing THE SKY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Naked-Eye Astronomy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 The sky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Stars and constellations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 The solar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty The Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty two Planets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty five Telescopes and Observatories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty six Refracting telescopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty six Reflecting telescopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty seven Detectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty eight bankruptcy four: THE sun approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty one starting place and Evolution of the sun approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty two Terrestrial Planets and Gas-Giant Planets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty eight Comparative Planetology — Terrestrial Planets . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Comparative Planetology — Gas-Giant Planets . . . . . . . . . . . sixty one Moons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty two jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty four Minor gadgets within the sun process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty six Meteoroids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty six Asteroids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty eight Comets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty nine airborne dirt and dust and gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy one different Planetary platforms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy two iv CLIFFSQUICKREVIEW CONTENTS bankruptcy five: EARTH AND ITS MOON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy five houses of Earth and the Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy five floor gains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy seven Temperature and effort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy nine Earth’s surroundings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eighty one The magnetosphere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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