Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Eighth Edition (Wiley Self Teaching Guides)

Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Eighth Edition (Wiley Self Teaching Guides)

Language: English

Pages: 388

ISBN: 1620459906

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

For a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. Now this classic beginner's guide has been completely revised to bring it up to date with the latest discoveries. Updated with the latest, most accurate information, new online resources, and more than 100 new graphics and photos, this Eighth Edition features:


   ·Website addresses throughout for the best color images and astronomy resources online

   ·Technical ideas made simple without mathematics

   ·A beautiful updated full-color, glossy insert with spectacular images

   ·An interactive format with learning goals, reviews, self-tests, and answers for fast learning

The Principles of Astronomical Telescope Design

Beyond the Stars: Our Origins and the Search for Life in The Universe











ASTRONOMY ASTRONOMY A Self-Teaching Guide Seventh Edition Dinah L. Moché, Ph.D. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. This book is printed on acid-free paper.• Copyright © 1978, 1981, 1987, 1993, 2000, 2004, 2009 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey Published simultaneously in Canada. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical,.

2009, with permission of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. TO THE READER Astronomy is a user-friendly guide for beginners. Chapters make it easy for you to quickly learn the main topics of a college level course. Sections clarify basic principles and contemporary advances. The Index enables you to look up concepts, definitions, facts and famous astronomers, fast. You can use the book alone or with a conventional textbook, Internetbased or distance-learning course, computer software,.

(7) (1) Surface temperature of star (K). (8) (2) Absolute luminosity (Sun = 1). (9) (3) Spectral class. (10) (4) Absolute magnitude. (11) (5) Main sequence. (6) White dwarfs. Supergiants. Blue giants. Red dwarfs. Brown dwarfs. Red giants. 10. What is the most basic property of a star that determines its location on the main sequence (its temperature and luminosity)? _________________________ 11. Use the H–R diagram to explain why, compared to our Sun, red giants must be very large and white.

(2) Granule. (3) Coronal mass ejection. (4) Solar neutrino. (5) Sunspot. 8. What is the solar wind?________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ 9. List four ways that a flare and unusually big blasts of solar wind can affect Earth’s environment. (1)_______________________________________________ (2)__________________________________________________________________.

On our Galaxy, you would see a brilliant spiral pinwheel about 100,000 light-years (30 kpc) across. Our Earth, traveling around the Sun, is located out in the Orion spiral arm. If you could look at the Milky Way Galaxy from the side, it would look like a thin, shiny disk with a swollen center. The thickness of the central nuclear bulge is about 10,000 light-years (3 kpc). The thickness of the disk is about 3000 light-years (1 kpc). Our Sun is about 25,000 light-years (8 kpc) away from the center.

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