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Celestial Delights : The Best Astronomical Events through 2020 (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series) (3RD): Reddy, F.: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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Celestial Delights : The Best Astronomical Events through 2020 (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series) (3RD)
Celestial Delights : The Best Astronomical Events through 2020 (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series) (3RD)
著者名 Reddy, F.
出版社 : Springer
出版年月 : 2011/11
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781461406099

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内容情報
Source: ENG
Table of Contents
 
    1 The Meaning of the Sky                       1  (18)
      Skywatching and Sky watchers                 2  (5)
      The Lure of the Planets                      7  (2)
      A Case of Cosmophobia                        9  (1)
      Star Light, Star Bright                      10 (3)
      Reclaim the Night                            13 (3)
      References                                   16 (3)
    2 Moon Dance                                   19 (32)
      Light of the Silvery Moon                    20 (3)
      Earthlight Becomes Her                       23 (2)
      Calendar Moon                                25 (4)
      Princess of Tides                            29 (6)
      Science Shoots the Moon                      35 (5)
      Water from the Moon                          40 (3)
      Pummeled Moon                                43 (1)
      Improbable Moon                              44 (4)
      References                                   48 (3)
    3 Morning Stars, Evening Stars: Venus and      51 (44)
    Mercury
      Queen of Heaven                              52 (3)
      Queen of Deception                           55 (2)
      Beneath a Cloudy Veil                        57 (6)
      The View from Earth                          63 (5)
      Messenger of the Gods                        68 (15)
      Worlds in Silhouette                         83 (9)
      References                                   92 (3)
    4 Eclipses of the Sun and Moon                 95 (60)
      Shadow Play                                  104(7)
      Tales of the Shadowlands                     111(6)
      Eclipse Cycles                               117(3)
      Bad Moons Rising                             120(32)
      References                                   152(3)
    5 Mars: The Red Wanderer                       155(30)
      Mars Attacked                                160(3)
      Make Way for Martians                        163(8)
      Mars Rocks                                   171(6)
      The Martian Sky Show                         177(5)
      References                                   182(3)
    6 Distant Giants: Jupiter and Saturn           185(28)
      King of the Planets                          189(4)
      Impacting Jupiter                            193(3)
      Jovian Close-up                              196(4)
      Lord of the Rings                            200(5)
      Tale of Two Moons                            205(3)
      Dance of the Giants                          208(3)
      References                                   211(2)
    7 Introduction to the Starry Sky               213(34)
      Personal Stars                               218(1)
      Winter's Gems                                219(8)
      The Stars of Spring                          227(3)
      Summer's Starclouds                          230(4)
      Autumn's "Watery" Sky                        234(4)
      Take to the Stars                            238(7)
      References                                   245(2)
    8 Meteors and Meteor Showers                   247(22)
      The Lion Roars                               250(6)
      The Millennium Storms                        256(2)
      Observing Meteor Showers                     258(7)
      Look and Listen                              265(3)
      References                                   268(1)
    9 Unpredictable Events                         269(34)
      The Northern Lights                          270(11)
      Bright Comets                                281(11)
      Super Stars                                  292(8)
      References                                   300(3)
Appendix A Timetable of Celestial Events           303(90)
through 2020
Appendix B Phases of the Moon through 2020         393(6)
Appendix C Greatest Elongations of Mercury and     399(2)
Venus through 2020
Appendix D Oppositions of Mars, Jupiter and        401(2)
Saturn through 2020
Glossary                                           403(12)
Index                                              415
 

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.

Contents
Preface.- Chapter 1Chapter 3: Morning Stars, Evening Stars - Venus and Mercury.- Chapter 4: Eclipses of the Sun and Moon.- Chapter 5: Mars - the Red Wanderer.- Chapter 6: Distant Giants - Jupiter and Saturn.- Chapter 7: Introduction to the Starry Sky.- Chapter 8: Meteors and Meteor Showers.- Chapter 9: Unpredictable Events.- Appendix A: Timetable of Celestial Events through 2020.- Appendix B: Phases of the Moon, 2011 - 2020.- Appendix C: Greatest Elongations of Mercury and Venus, 2011 - 2020.- Appendix D: Oppositions of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, 2011 - 2020.- Glossary.- Index.