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Watchers of the Stars

The Story Of A Revolution

This is the third edition by Sir Patrick Moore, one of the great presenters of astronomy in our time. It tells the epic story of the historical development of astronomy which caused a revolutionary change in human outlook, in its impact upon both scientific thinking and religious belief.

Hardbound, 200 Pages

Published: September 2009

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-904275-36-7


  • Heartily recommended for its clear and concise narration of events... And for highlighting a classic confrontation between reality and religious belief., The Observatory Magazine
    An epic and fascinating story about a great area of scientific history. enormous enhancement to our knowledge of the Universe., Spaceflight
    Describes this revolutionary change with clarity and insight. Up to date with a telling Epilogue. An invigorating account of events that determined the future of the human race. Highly recommended., Journal of the British Astronomical Association


  • The earth in space; The questioners; Copernicus - the doubter; The wandering scholar; De revolutionibus…; The master of heaven; Circles or ellipses? Galileo - the experimenter; Telescopes and the sky; The storm gathers; The Dialogue; Confrontation!; Truth will out; Index.


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