The Wandering Astronomer

Forsideomslag
CRC Press, 1. jan. 2000 - 208 sider
Drawing on his vast knowledge and direct experience of most of the key events in astronomy and space exploration during this century, Patrick Moore takes a sideways look at the historical reports and contemporary thought behind a wide range of astronomical topics. The Wandering Astronomer presents his personal accounts of the towering characters of 20th-century astronomy, intriguing facts about puzzling astronomical phenomena, and amusing stories about the quirkier side of astronomy and space exploration. This collection of essays covers everything from the case of vanishing planets to UFOs over Selsey. Entertaining and informative, it will be enjoyable reading for both seasoned and amateur astronomers as well as general science readers.

About the Author
Author and broadcaster Patrick Moore is a lunar specialist who makes observations from his home in Selsey on most clear nights. He has written more than 100 books, and for the past 43 years he has presented BBC TV's Sky at Night program without missing a single episode. Moore served in the RAF during WWII and has been involved in astronomy since he was a boy. In 1967 he was awarded the OBE for his services to astronomy, and in 1988 he received the CBE. He also recently received a knighthood in the New Years Honours list.
 

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The inimitable Patrick, host of _The Sky at Night_ on BBC television, offers "a collection of totally unconnected essays" presenting non-textbook material. E.g., Earth's rotation is slowing by 20 nanoseconds a day. Læs hele anmeldelsen

Indhold

The Atmosphere of the Moon
7
The Man Who Discovered a Planet
13
Moon in Shadow
19
The Zodiacal Intruder
23
Fishing Hipparcos Down
27
The Past and Future Moon
30
Visitor to the Ares Vallis
34
Harvest Moons Wolf Moons and Blue Moons
38
Curious Callisto
108
A Year on Icarus
111
The Lighter Side of Space
115
Names in the
127
Travel to the Stars?
133
Ghost Moons
137
Ripples of Creation
152
Des Res on Mars?
155

The Cosmic Zebra
41
Flying Saucers in Selsey
47
Gene Shoemaker
52
The Blackness of Mathilde
59
HitchHiker and Others
62
Ice on the Moon?
66
Mira Stella
71
The Case of the Vanishing Planets
75
Poetic Moons
82
A Lightning Decision
84
The Strange Case of SS Lacertae
87
How the Lunar Craters Werent Formed
90
The Lonely Brown Dwarf
97
Sister Marie and Others
100
To Catch a Comet
105
The Edge of the Moon
157
The Sad Case of Dr Elliott
163
Fast Lane to Pluto
169
Life Can Appear but Will
173
Thatchers Comet
175
Apocalypse Postponed
179
The Star in the East
181
It Was in the Papers
185
Caribbean Eclipse
197
Glossary
202
Index Picture Credits 122 127 133 137 152 155 157 163 169
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