Practical Astronomy

Practical Astronomy

A User-Friendly Handbook for Skywatchers

1st Edition - January 1, 1994

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  • Author: H R Mills
  • eBook ISBN: 9781782424918

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Description

This practical manual provides essential material for the extensive world-wide community of non-professional astronomers. Every page of the book is alive with the infectious enthusiasm of the author whose expertise, knowledge and teaching experience provides easy access to the fascination and enjoyment of sky-watching.

Key Features

  • Provides essential material for the extensive world-wide community of non-professional astronomers
  • The author’s enthusiasm is reflected in every page, and his expertise, knowledge and teaching experience provides easy access to the fascination and enjoyment of sky-watching
  • Includes chapters on the celestial sphere, the sun and sundials, star positions, star maps, planispheres and nomograms, and light and basic optics

Readership

Non-professional astronomers

Table of Contents

  • The celestial sphere; The sun and sundials; Star positions, star maps, planispheres and nomograms; Light and basic optics; Miscellaneous calculations; Appendices and useful information; Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 1994
  • Published: January 1, 1994
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781782424918

About the Author

H R Mills

H. Robert Mills, The British Council, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

The British Council, UK

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