Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac

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Author: P. Kenneth Seidelmann,United States Naval Observatory. Nautical Almanac Office,Great Britain. Nautical Almanac Office

Publisher: University Science Books

ISBN: 9781891389450

Category: Science

Page: 752

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The Explanatory Supplement provides a detailed description of how to perform practical astronomy or spherical astronomy. This completely revised and rewritten edition is an authoritative source on astronomical phenomena and calendars. Although this paperback edition carries a 2006 copyright date, it is the same material published in 1992 hardcover edition.

Astronomical Almanac for the Year 2009 and Its Companion, the Astronomical Almanac Online

Data for Astronomy, Space Sciences, Geodesy, Surveying, Navigation, and Other Applications

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780118873420

Category: Reference

Page: 550

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The Astronomical Almanac contains a wide variety of both technical and general astronomical information. The book is a worldwide resource for fundamental astronomical data. The material appears in sections, each section addressing a specific astronomical category. The book also includes references to the material, explanations, and examples. The book is joint publication between U.S. Naval Observatory and Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO) in the UK. HMNAO maintains the copyright on the material it produces.

Einführung in die Himmelsmechanik

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Author: Forest Ray Moulton

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663160483

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

Astronomie mit dem Personal Computer

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Author: Oliver Montenbruck,Thomas Pfleger

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662058642

Category: Science

Page: 253

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Astronomie mit dem Personal Computer stellt einem weiten Interessentenkreis vom engagierten Hobbybeobachter über den Studenten bis zum Dozenten leistungsfähige, gut strukturierte Pascal-Programme zur Verfügung. Sie reichen von der Berechnung von Koordinatentransformationen oder genauen Planetenpositionen bis zur Vorhersage von Sternbedeckungen und Sonnenfinsternissen oder der Bahnbestimmung und der Photoplattenvermessung. Dazu werden das Problem, die numerische Lösung und das Programm ausführlich vorgestellt und die Ergebnisse diskutiert. Der modulare Aufbau der auf Diskette erhältlichen Pascal-Programme (Bestellkarte liegt bei) macht diese vielfältig einsetzbar und erlaubt es, damit weitere Software zur Lösung eigener Aufgaben zu entwickeln.

Geometrie auf der Kugel

Alltägliche Phänomene rund um Erde und Himmel

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Author: Berthold Schuppar

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662529424

Category: Mathematics

Page: 242

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In diesem Buch werden wesentliche Fragen der elementaren Geometrie auf der Kugeloberfläche und ihre Anwendungen auf die Erd- und Himmelskugel (mathematische Geografie und Astronomie) so aufgegriffen und beantwortet, dass sie als Hintergrundwissen für einen realitätsnahen Geometrieunterricht in der Sekundarstufe zur Verfügung stehen. Im Mittelpunkt stehen alltägliche Phänomene (wie z. B. geografische Koordinaten, Kompass, kürzeste Wege, Sonnenlauf, Zeit, Weltkarten), sodass Studierende im Sinne Freudenthals „nicht angewandte Mathematik lernen, sondern Mathematik anwenden lernen“. Reflexionen zur Modellierung sowie historische Aspekte runden die Betrachtungen ab. Die Theorie wird nur so weit entwickelt, wie es für diese Ziele erforderlich ist. Digitale Werkzeuge werden dort eingesetzt, wo es notwendig und sinnvoll erscheint. Jedes Kapitel bietet eine reichhaltige Aufgabensammlung.

Das Ende der Nacht

Die globale Lichtverschmutzung und ihre Folgen

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Author: Thomas Posch,Anja Freyhoff,Thomas Uhlmann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527661271

Category: Science

Page: 151

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Every city dweller is aware that we are seeing fewer stars at night due to the increasing amount of artificial lighting. But that is just the tip of the iceberg, as far as the loss of natural nocturnal darkness is concerned. Humans and animals worldwide are now suffering from the disrupted rhythm of day and night due to extreme lighting at night. In humans this can lead to illness and increased stress. Hitherto only known to experts, this book is the first to comprehensively treat the entire phenomenon of light pollution. Richly illustrated using unusual images taken from the TV documentation "The Dark Side of Light" by Anja Freyhoff and Thomas Uhlmann, this book is for anyone interested in a harmonious coexistence between humans and nature and a healthy work/life rhythm.

Practical Astronomy with your Calculator or Spreadsheet

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Author: Peter Duffett-Smith,Jonathan Zwart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139495720

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Now in its fourth edition, this highly regarded book is ideal for those who wish to solve a variety of practical and recreational problems in astronomy using a scientific calculator or spreadsheet. Updated and extended, this new edition shows you how to use spreadsheets to predict, with greater accuracy, solar and lunar eclipses, the positions of the planets, and the times of sunrise and sunset. Suitable for worldwide use, this handbook covers orbits, transformations and general celestial phenomena, and is essential for anyone wanting to make astronomical calculations for themselves. With clear, easy-to-follow instructions for use with a pocket calculator, shown alongside worked examples, it can be enjoyed by anyone interested in astronomy, and will be a useful tool for software writers and students studying introductory astronomy. High-precision spreadsheet methods for greater accuracy are available at www.cambridge.org/practicalastronomy.

Fundamental Astronomy

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 146725780X

Category: Education

Page: 202

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Fundamental Astronomy. In this book, you will learn topics such as Observations and Instruments, Photometric Concepts and Magnitudes, Radiation Mechanisms, and Celestial Mechanics plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Easy PC Astronomy

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Author: Peter Duffett-Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521560528

Category: Nature

Page: 151

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Easy PC Astronomy is the perfect book for everyone who wants to make easy and accurate astronomical calculations. The author supplies a simple but powerful script language called AstroScript on a disk, ready to use on any IBM PC-type computer. Equipped with this software, readers can compute complex but interesting astronomical results within minutes: from the time of moonrise or moonset anywhere in the world on any date, to the display of a lunar or solar eclipse on the computer screen--all within a few minutes of opening the book! The Sky Graphics feature of the software displays a detailed image of the sky as seen from any point on earth--at any time in the future or past--showing the constellations, planets, and a host of other features. Readers need no expert knowledge of astronomy, math or programming; the author provides full details of the calculations and formulas, which the reader can absorb or ignore as desired, and a comprehensive glossary of astronomical terms. Easy PC Astronomy is of immediate practical use to beginning and advanced amateur astronomers, students at all levels, science teachers, and research astronomers. Peter Duffett-Smith is at the Cavendish Laboratory of the University of Cambridge and is the author of Astronomy with Your Personal Computer (Cambridge University Press, 1990) and Practical Astronomy with Your Calculator (Cambridge University Press, 1989).

The Cambridge Companion to Newton

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Author: I. Bernard Cohen,George E. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139826026

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727) was one of the greatest scientists of all time, a thinker of extraordinary range and creativity who has left enduring legacies in mathematics and the natural sciences. In this volume a team of distinguished contributors examine all the main aspects of Newton's thought, including not only his approach to space, time, mechanics, and universal gravity in his Principia, his research in optics, and his contributions to mathematics, but also his more clandestine investigations into alchemy, theology, and prophecy, which have sometimes been overshadowed by his mathematical and scientific interests.

Fundamentals of Astrometry

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Author: Jean Kovalevsky,P. Kenneth Seidelmann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139453172

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Astrometry encompasses all that is necessary to provide the positions and motions of celestial bodies. This includes observational techniques, instrumentation, processing and analysis of observational data, reference systems and frames, and the resulting astronomical phenomena. Astrometry is fundamental to all other fields of astronomy, from the pointing of telescopes, to navigation and guidance systems, to distance and motion determinations for astrophysics. In the last few decades, new observational techniques have enabled improvements in accuracy by orders of magnitude. Starting from basic principles, this 2004 book provides the fundamentals for this new astrometry at milli- and micro-arcsecond accuracies. Topics include: basics of general relativity; co-ordinate systems; vectors, tensors, quaternions, and observational uncertainties; determination and use of the celestial and terrestrial reference systems and frames; applications of new observational techniques; present and future star catalogues and double star astrometry. This comprehensive reference will be invaluable for graduate students and research astronomers.

Practical Astronomy with your Calculator

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Author: Peter Duffett-Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139935798

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Practical Astronomy with your Calculator, first published in 1979, has enjoyed immense success. The author's clear and easy to follow routines enable you to solve a variety of practical and recreational problems in astronomy using a scientific calculator. Mathematical complexity is kept firmly in the background, leaving just the elements necessary for swiftly making calculations. The major topics are: time, coordinate systems, the Sun, the planetary system, binary stars, the Moon, and eclipses. In the third edition there are entirely new sections on generalised coordinate transformations, nutrition, aberration, and selenographic coordinates. The calculations for sunrise and moonrise are improved. A larger page size has increased the clarity of the presentation. This handbook is essential for anyone who needs to make astronomical calculations. It will be enjoyed by amateur astronomers and appreciated by students studying introductory astronomy. • Clear presentation • Reliable approximations • Covers orbits, transformations, and general celestial phenomena • Can be used anywhere, worldwide • Routines extensively tested by thousands of readers round the world