Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Collection 6

Author: Royal Observatory Greenwich

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008249502

Category:

Page: 192

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All the winning and shortlisted images from the 2017 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, hosted by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. The images are submitted in one of the following categories: Image Categories * Earth and Space * Our Solar System * Deep Space * Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year Special Prize Categories * Best Newcomer * People and Space * Robotic Scope Each image is accompanied by caption, photographer, location and technical details. Exhibition Every year the Royal Observatory, Greenwich hosts a free exhibition of the winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, showcasing some incredible images of the sky. www.rmg.co.uk/astrophoto

Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Collection 1

Author: Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007523542

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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From giant oval storms on the surface of Jupiter to colourful wispy remnants from a supernova explosion and the dazzling green curtain of the Northern Lights - nearly 800 images were submitted for the latest Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Prize-Winning Images by Top Astrophotographers

Author: Terence Dickinson,Royal Observatory Greenwich

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770854734

Category: Photography

Page: 288

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A showcase of the latest astronomical phenomena at its finest.

Earth and Space

Photographs from the Archives of NASA

Author: Nirmala Nataraj

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452146055

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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Take a tour of the universe with this breathtaking collection of photographs from the archives of NASA. Astonishing images of Earth from above, the phenomena of our solar system, and the celestial bodies of deep space will captivate readers and photography lovers with an interest in science, astronomy, and the great beyond. Each extraordinary photograph from the legendary space agency is paired with explanatory text that contextualizes its place in the cosmic ballet of planets, stars, dust, and matter—from Earth's limb to solar flares, the Jellyfish Nebula to Pandora's Cluster. Featuring a preface by Bill Nye, this engaging ebook offers up-close views of our remarkable cosmos, and sparks wonder at the marvels of Earth and space.

Royal Observatory Greenwich - Astronomy Photographer of the Year Desk Diary 2019

Author: Flame Tree Studio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786649737

Category:

Page: 96

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A stunning selection of over 30 astronomical images that will take your breath away. Produced in connection with the Royal Observatory Greenwich's Astronomy Photographer of the Year award this week-to-view desk diary features some of the finest examples of astronomy captured by some of the most talented photographers.

The Planets

Photographs from the Archives of NASA

Author: Nirmala Nataraj

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452160465

Category: Photography

Page: 256

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This magnificent volume offers a rich visual tour of the planets in our solar system. More than 200 breathtaking photographs from the archives of NASA are paired with extended captions detailing the science behind some of our cosmic neighborhood's most extraordinary phenomena. Images of newly discovered areas of Jupiter, fiery volcanoes on Venus, and many more reveal the astronomical marvels of space in engrossing detail. Anyone with an interest in science, astronomy, and the mysteries of the universe will delight in this awe-inspiring guide to the wonders of the solar system.

Hubble's Universe

Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images

Author: Terence Dickinson

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770859975

Category: Deep space

Page: 332

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"Building on the first edition, this book features 330 high resolution celestial portraits selected by bestselling astronomy writer Terence Dickinson, a four-page fold-out of the Andromeda Galaxy and an illuminating narrative that brings to life Hubble's journey and the fascinating forces at work in the universe."--

Stargazing

Beginners Guide to Astronomy

Author: Greenwich Royal Observatory,Radmila Topalovic,Tom Kerss

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008196271

Category: Astronomy

Page: 224

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This is an iintroductory guide to the night sky, from the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Offering complete advice from the ground up, Stargazing is the perfect manual for beginners to astronomy, introducing the world of telescopes, planets, stars, dark skies and celestial maps. Discover how to tackle light pollution, how to stargaze with just your eyes, and what equipment is best for beginners. This book explains the best ways to plan your stargazing experience and the keys things to look out for on specific dates throughout the year. With seasonal star charts, constellation charts and facts about our Solar System, Stargazing is packed full of useful information and guidance for both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Bridging the gap between human curiosity and the need for scientific expertise, Stargazing allows a complete novice to understand our place in the cosmos and enjoy the beautiful and extraordinary wonders of the night sky.

The story of time

Author: Kristen Lippincott,Umberto Eco,National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)

Publisher: Merrell Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 304

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Exploring this elusive and often controversial subject, Umberto Eco, Sir Ernst Gombrich, and others contributes essays and reflections on the meaning of time.

The Victorian amateur astronomer

independent astronomical research in Britain, 1820-1920

Author: Allan Chapman

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Ltd

ISBN: 9780471962571

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 428

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This book offers a fascinating exploration of Victorian astronomy. It describes the technical issues astronomers faced, the problems of finance and patronage, and the dissementation of scientific ideas. It also examines the relationship between amateur and professional astronomers.

Transit of Venus

1631 to the Present

Author: Nick Lomb

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615190554

Category: Nature

Page: 228

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Traces the impact on astronomy and science of the six times that the planet Venus has passed in front of the Sun since the discovery of the telescope in the seventeenth century, and discusses the 2012 transit, the last in this century.

The Lowest Heaven

Author: Jared Shurin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957646216

Category: Planets

Page: 380

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The Lowest Heaven is a new anthology of contemporary science fiction published to coincide with Visions of the Universe, a major exhibition of space imagery at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Each story in The Lowest Heaven is themed around a body in the Solar System, from the Sun to Halley's Comet. The stories are illustrated with photographs and artwork selected from the archives of the Royal Observatory, while the book's cover and overall design are the work of award-winning South African illustrator Joey Hi-Fi. Items from the Royal Observatory's collection of astronomical photography will also be on display as part of Visions of the Universe, alongside images from world-class telescopes and recent space missions. The exhibition opened in June at the National Maritime Museum.

Maskelyne

Astronomer Royal

Author: Rebekah Higgitt

Publisher: Robert Hale Limited

ISBN: 9780719809125

Category: History

Page: 208

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Nevil Maskelyne (1732–1811) was a hugely significant figure in the worlds of British science and maritime exploration. His high international standing and wide influence have in many ways been unfairly overlooked as his story has come to be dominated by his role in the campaign waged by John Harrison, the clockmaker, for a larger reward for his pioneering marine timekeepers.Maskelyne was, however, involved in all the key projects of eighteenth-century astronomy. These included ambitious expeditions to observe the transits of Venus, experiments designed to establish the shape and ‘weight’ of the Earth, the remaking of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and the survey of new lands on voyages of scientific exploration. The essays in this volume allow us to appreciate Maskelyne’s role in these projects and to gain a new perspective on the decisions he made with the Board of Longitude. They reveal a conscientious individual, close to friends and family, with a deep sense of commitment to his work and those who depended on him for a living.These essays are written by experts in the history of science and the collections of the National Maritime Museum, which, along with the Royal Observatory, is now part of Royal Museums Greenwich. They give new insight into Maskelyne’s world, looking at his interactions with colleagues, rivals and employees, and exploring the buildings in which he lived and worked.

100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky

From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing

Author: Dean Regas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507207816

Category: Science

Page: 224

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A handy field guide for the optimum stargazing experience, whether you’re travelling, camping, or in your own backyard! The night sky is full of amazing things to see, from shooting stars and constellations, to planets and satellites, but it can be hard to tell what you’re seeing, or where to look for the best view. 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky lets you know what you can expect to see on any given night, whether you’re using a small telescope, or just your naked eye. 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky—especially for those south of the equator—includes background information on the makeup, appearance, and history of each celestial object, along with easy-to-follow instructions on the best way to catch a glimpse of these cosmic glories. With this helpful guide you’ll have the world on a string—or more precisely, the sky in your hands.

The Glass Universe

How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars

Author: Dava Sobel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069814869X

Category: Science

Page: 336

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New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, the "inspiring" (People), little-known true story of women's landmark contributions to astronomy "A joy to read.” —The Wall Street Journal Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, The Economist, Smithsonian, Nature, and NPR's Science Friday Nominated for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award In the mid-nineteenth century, the Harvard College Observatory began employing women as calculators, or “human computers,” to interpret the observations their male counterparts made via telescope each night. At the outset this group included the wives, sisters, and daughters of the resident astronomers, but soon the female corps included graduates of the new women's colleges—Vassar, Wellesley, and Smith. As photography transformed the practice of astronomy, the ladies turned from computation to studying the stars captured nightly on glass photographic plates. The “glass universe” of half a million plates that Harvard amassed over the ensuing decades—through the generous support of Mrs. Anna Palmer Draper, the widow of a pioneer in stellar photography—enabled the women to make extraordinary discoveries that attracted worldwide acclaim. They helped discern what stars were made of, divided the stars into meaningful categories for further research, and found a way to measure distances across space by starlight. Their ranks included Williamina Fleming, a Scottish woman originally hired as a maid who went on to identify ten novae and more than three hundred variable stars; Annie Jump Cannon, who designed a stellar classification system that was adopted by astronomers the world over and is still in use; and Dr. Cecilia Helena Payne, who in 1956 became the first ever woman professor of astronomy at Harvard—and Harvard’s first female department chair. Elegantly written and enriched by excerpts from letters, diaries, and memoirs, The Glass Universe is the hidden history of the women whose contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.

The Planet Mars

A History of Observation & Discovery

Author: William Sheehan

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816516414

Category: Science

Page: 270

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Recounts the history of observations of Mars and the rise and fall of belief in the existence of life on the planet, reports on the discoveries of the first spacecraft to study it, and provides advice for viewing Mars from the earth

Ships, Clocks, and Stars

The Quest for Longitude

Author: Richard Dunn,Rebekah Higgitt

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062357174

Category: History

Page: 256

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A tale of eighteenth-century invention and competition, commerce and conflict, this is a lively, illustrated, and accurate chronicle of the search to solve “the longitude problem,” the question of how to determine a ship’s position at sea—and one that changed the history of mankind. Ships, Clocks, and Stars brings into focus one of our greatest scientific stories: the search to accurately measure a ship’s position at sea. The incredible, illustrated volume reveals why longitude mattered to seafaring nations, illuminates the various solutions that were proposed and tested, and explores the invention that revolutionized human history and the man behind it, John Harrison. Here, too, are the voyages of Captain Cook that put these revolutionary navigational methods to the test. Filled with astronomers, inventors, politicians, seamen, and satirists, Ships, Clocks, and Stars explores the scientific, political, and commercial battles of the age, as well as the sailors, ships, and voyages that made it legend—from Matthew Flinders and George Vancouver to the voyages of the Bounty and the Beagle. Featuring more than 150 photographs specially commissioned from Britain’s National Maritime Museum, this evocative, detailed, and thoroughly fascinating history brings this age of exploration and enlightenment vividly to life.

An Astronomer's Tale

A Bricklayer’s Guide to the Galaxy

Author: Gary Fildes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473536685

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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A Bricklayer's Guide to the Galaxy . . . The inspirational memoir of a former brickie who followed his passion for the stars and built his own observatory. Perfect for readers of Robert Macfarlane, Helen Macdonald and James Rebanks - as well as fans of Brian Cox and the BBC’s Sky at Night Gary Fildes left school at sixteen, got a trade like most of his mates and was soon married with four kids. His life seemed set. But he had a secret. Something he only practised late at night with a few like-minded friends. Then one day, middle age approaching alarmingly, he acted on his lifelong passion. He finally came out. As an astronomer. Today, Gary is the founder and lead astronomer of Kielder Observatory, one of the top ten stargazing sites in the world, which he also helped to build. Situated in the beautiful forests of Kielder, Northumberland, within Europe’s largest protected dark sky park, it offers some of the UK's most spectacular views of stars, planets and galaxies. An Astronomer’s Tale is Gary’s inspirational story: part memoir, part nature writing, part seasonal guide to the night sky. It is a book brimming with passion; and at a time when the world is captivated by space, it will leave you ready to get out there and explore the wonders of the skies for yourself.