A Dictionary of Modern Star Names

A Short Guide to 254 Star Names and Their Derivations

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Author: Paul Kunitzsch,Tim Smart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781931559447

Category: Science

Page: 66

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Sirius, Algol, Castor and Pollux, Mizar and Alcor: these names are well known to stargazers. But others ? Rasalhague, Vindemiatrix, Zubenelgenubi ? are obscure tongue twisters. Have you ever wondered where all these exotic-sounding star names came from? In this second, revised edition of Short Guide to Modern Star Names and their Derivations, Paul Kunitzsch and Tim Smart track down the origin and meaning of 254 star names. This fascinating work, long out of print, is considered to be the most authoritative English-language treatment of star names in use today.

The Lion Led the Way

Third Edition (revised and expanded) Print Version

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Author: Dwight R. Hutchison

Publisher: Editions Signes Celestes

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 396

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Was there a meaningful stellar sign over Bethlehem? What did it look like to someone looking up at the night sky? Was the star a visual guide or a simply sign? Did wise men really come from the East seeking Israel’s Messiah sometime after the birth of Jesus? The biblical account of the wise men and the star that announced the coming of the Messiah of Israel has inspired and puzzled people for two millennia. Important aspects of Babylonian astronomy seem to be involved in understanding the star’s appearing. But in addition, The Lion Led the Way also explores the men and events from a profoundly Jewish perspective. The traditional Jewish names of stars and planets, Jewish symbols, as well as Jewish dates, all seem to be keys to unlocking the mystery of the famous star. The star of Bethlehem was not the brightest of the heavenly lights, nor was it the most spectacular starry manifestation of all time. However, it was part of the most meaningful set of celestial events in human history. The God of Israel is surprising. His ways are not our ways; his thoughts are not our thoughts. The star gives us a concrete example of God’s intervention in the universe. Who were the biblical Magi? Various wise men were important in the history of the vast region to the east of Judaea. Zoroastrian, Babylonian, Greek and even Jewish wise men all played a role there in several successive empires. A possible Jewish connection with the story of the biblical wise men has been long neglected. The Magi who arrived in Bethlehem seem to have been influenced by Judaism. They apparently understood at least part of the meaning of Daniel’s sixth-century BC prophecy concerning the 70 “sevens.” The prophecy has to do with time. The Babylonian astronomers were uniquely qualified to perceive the connection between time and the heavens. Based on their knowledge and the ancient biblical texts, they saw how the “sevens” were related to the birth of the Messiah. The Magi were seeking God’s kingdom centered on the Messiah, the Righteous One. Jesus, who was born in Bethlehem, is still making himself known. His ways are as mysterious as ever, and his humility is unsurpassed. The third edition of The Lion Led the Way contains about 45 pages of new material. Book website: www.star-of-bethlehem.info

Observing the World through Images

Diagrams and Figures in the Early-Modern Arts and Sciences

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Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004263853

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 1154

Through well-illustrated essays, Observing the World through Images explores the making and uses of printed diagrams and pictures in the practice and communication of early-modern sciences and medicine.

Celestial Delights

The Best Astronomical Events Through 2020

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Author: Francis Reddy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461406105

Category: Science

Page: 423

View: 9268

Celestial Delights is essentially a 'TV Guide' for teh sky. This will be its third edition. This title, which has aggregated sales of about 20,000 copies to date in its two previous editions and has found a niche with skygazers, is much awaited. Through extensive graphics integrated with an eight-year-long calendar of sky events, it provides a look at "don't miss" sky events, mostly for naked-eye and binocular observing. The book is organized by ease of observation - lunar phases and the brighter planets come first, while solar eclipses, the aurora, and comets come later. Celestial Delights also includes a hefty dose of sky lore, astronomical history, and clear overviews of current science. It provides a handy reference to upcoming naked-eye events, with information broken out in clear and simple diagrams and tables that are cross-referenced against a detailed almanac for each year covered. Most broad-ranging astronomy field guides focus on stars, constellations, and the deep sky, but tend to ignore planetary events, which are in by far the most widely observable aspects of the changing night sky. Celestial Delights puts a variety of information all in one place, presents it in a friendly way that does not require prior in-depth astronomical knowledge, but provides the context and historical background for understanding events that astronomical computer programs or web sites lack.

Saturday Review

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 5614

Bookmart

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Author: Richard Halkett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

View: 3571

Шосте вимирання

Неприродна історія

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Author: Elizabet Kolbert

Publisher: Nash Format via PublishDrive

ISBN: 6177388035

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 2097

Під час роботи над книгою авторка побувала майже на всіх континентах, відвідала наукові бази в тропіках Амазонії і на островах Великого бар’єрного рифу, спілкувалася з сотнями людей. Колберт шукає відповідь на питання, що станеться, якщо темпи вимирання прискоряться. Ця книга — не наукова праця. Вона — швидше велетенська стаття для природничого журналу зі світовим ім’ям, яку ми маємо можливість читати українською. Елізабет Колберт у своїй книзі нікого не повчає. Зрештою, навіть не попереджає про наслідки нашого бездумного користування планетою. Вона — майстерна і досвідчена репортерка, яка простими словами розповідає про складні речі, від котрих залежить майбутнє нашої планети і, зрештою, людської цивілізації загалом.

Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Метаморфози, або Золотий осел

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Author: Луций Апулей

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5041197245

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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Читачам пропонується один з найкращих творів античної літератури – роман римського письменника Апулея (125–170), що належить до вершин світового письменства. Перед нами захоплююча розповідь про дивовижні пригоди головного героя Луція, перетвореного магічною силою на осла. Роман приваблює незвичайним сплавом казкових, фольклорних та реалістичних сюжетів, а також достеменним відтворенням життя римської провінції II ст. н. е.

Світ, повний демонів. Наука, як свічка у пітьмі

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Author: Карл Саган

Publisher: Family Leisure Club

ISBN: 6171252859

Category:

Page: N.A

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Ця книжка — маніфест науці. У ній Саган підбив підсумки свого колосального наукового досвіду. Учений розбиває вщент псевдонаукові міфи. Факти, підкріплені залізними логічними аргументами, спростовують фальшиві наукові теорії, які тривалий час видавалися за серйозні дослідження. Саган вчить читача критично мислити та не забувати про здоровий глузд. Книжка, за визначенням самого автора, є найкращим керівництвом зі зняття локшини з фальшивих наукових істин, яким він протиставляє справжні відкриття.

Ромео та Джульєтта

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Author: Вільям Шекспір

Publisher: Мультимедийное издательство Стрельбицкого

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 14

View: 5153

"Читай швидко" — це серія стислих викладів шедеврів світової літератури. Ця книга стане справжньою знахідкою для тих, хто хоче швидко підготуватися до контрольної або виконати домашнє завдання. Книга в переказі Івана Опанасовича Харченка.