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Discovering astronomy
Author and Affiliation:
Chapman, R. D.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., United States)
Abstract: An overview of basic astronomical knowledge is presented with attention to the structure and dynamics of the stars and planets. Also dealt with are techniques of astronomical measurement, e.g., stellar spectrometry, radio astronomy, star catalogs, etc. Basic physical principles as they pertain to astronomy are reviewed, including the nature of light, gravitation, and electromagnetism. Finally, stellar evolution and cosmology are discussed with reference to the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1978
Document ID:
19780055766
(Acquired Dec 01, 1995)
Accession Number: 78A39675
Subject Category: SPACE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Document Type: Book/Monograph
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 529p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ASTRONOMY; ASTROPHYSICS; GALAXIES; SOLAR SYSTEM; STELLAR EVOLUTION; UNIVERSE; CONSTELLATIONS; EARTH (PLANET); EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE; LIGHT (VISIBLE RADIATION); MOON; SKY; STARS; SUN
Imprint And Other Notes: San Francisco, Calif., W. H. Freeman and Co., 1978. 529 p
Availability Source: Other Sources
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