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Star Maps: History, Artistry, & Cartography

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Author: Nick Kanas  |  Isbn: 9780387716688  |  File size: 34MB  |  Year: 2009  |  Pages: 416  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy The beauty and awe generated by the celestial void captures our imagination and delights our aesthetic sense. Antiquarian map societies are prospering, and celestial maps are now viewed as a specialty of map collecting. This book traces the history of celestial cartography and...

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The National Air & Space Museum: A Visit in Pictures

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Author: Donald S. Lopez  |  Isbn: 9780874747102  |  File size: 5.3MB  |  Year: 1989  |  Pages: 64  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Lavishly illustrated, these books provide a dazzling visual sampling of the enormous variety of Smithsonian collections. From Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis at the Air and Space Museum to the Natural History Museum's fascinating insect zoo, the most popular and...

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Under the Radar: The First Woman in Radio Astronomy: Ruby Payne-Scott

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Author: Miller Goss and Richard McGee  |  Isbn: 364226073X  |  File size: 7.2MB  |  Year: 2009  |  Pages: 336  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy It is rare for a complete biography of an Australian scientist, particularly of an Australian woman scientist, to be published. It is rarer for such a book to be co-authored by an American. Although scientists have written discourses on the history of their...

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Probing the Early Universe with the Cmb Scalar, Vector & Tensor Bispectrum

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Author: Maresuke Shiraishi  |  Isbn: 9784431541790  |  File size: 4MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 180  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy The non-Gaussianity in the primordial density fluctuations is a key feature to clarify the early Universe and it has been probed with the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) bispectrum. In recent years, we have treated the novel-type CMB bispectra, which originate from the...

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The Origin & Dynamics of Solar Magnetism

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Author: Å. Nordlund, André Balogh, J.L. Culhane, M.J. Thompson, and S.K. Solanki  |  Isbn: 9781441902382  |  File size: 23MB  |  Year: 2009  |  Pages: 432  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Starting in 1995 numerical modeling of the Earth’s dynamo has ourished with remarkable success. Direct numerical simulation of convection-driven MHD- ow in a rotating spherical shell show magnetic elds that...

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Astronomical Image & Data Analysis

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Author: J.-L. Starck  |  Isbn: 9783540330240  |  File size: 17.2MB  |  Year: 2006  |  Pages: 338  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Thisbookpresentsmaterialwhichismorealgorithmicallyorientedthanmost alternatives.Italsodealswithtopicsthatareatorbeyondthestateoftheart. Examples include practical and applicable wavelet and other multiresolution transform analysis. New areas are broached like the ridgelet...

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Deep-Sky Companions: Hidden Treasures

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Author: Stephen James O'Meara  |  Isbn: 1931559457  |  File size: 13MB  |  Year: 2007  |  Pages: 602  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Stephen O'Meara's new and exciting observing guide spotlights an original selection of 109 deep-sky objects that will appeal to sky-watchers worldwide. His 'hidden treasures' include a wonderful assortment of galaxies, open clusters, planetary nebulae and more, all of...

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Escaping the Bonds of Earth: The Fifties & the Sixties

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Author: Ben Evans  |  Isbn: 9780387790930  |  File size: 16MB  |  Year: 2009  |  Pages: 494  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy To commemorate the momentous 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering journey into space on 12th April 2011, a series of five books – to be published annually – will explore this half century, decade by decade, to discover how humanity’s knowledge of flying,...

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A Performance Assessment of NASA's Astrophysics Program

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Author: Board on Physics and Astronomy and Space Studies Board  |  Isbn: 9780309104906  |  File size: 1.6MB  |  Year: 2007  |  Pages: 60  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy While a number of remarkable discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics have taken place over the past 20 years, many important questions remain. Continued progress in these fields will require NASA’s leadership. To help determine if...

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The Adaptive Optics Revolution: A History

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Author: Robert W. Duffner  |  Isbn: 9780826346919  |  File size: 29.6MB  |  Year: 2009  |  Pages: 485  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Adaptive optics is the most revolutionary breakthrough in astronomy since Galileo pointed his telescope skyward four hundred years ago. It is critical technology that will enable astronomers to answer challenging questions about the universe. Over the last four decades,...

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Capturing the Stars: Astrophotography by the Masters

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Author: Robert Gendler  |  Isbn: 9780760335000  |  File size: 100.1MB  |  Year: 2009  |  Pages: 160  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy To gaze at the stars is one thing; to capture that gaze in photographs is something else, a tantalizing scientific art that many attempt and few master.  That rare mastery is on full display in this beautiful volume of space photography from thirty of the most...

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The Three-Body Problem

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Author: Hannu Karttunen and Mauri Valtonen  |  Isbn: 9780521852241  |  File size: 4MB  |  Year: 2006  |  Pages: 356  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy How do three celestial bodies move under their mutual gravitational attraction? This problem has been studied by Isaac Newton and leading mathematicians over the last two centuries. Poincaré's conclusion, that the problem represents an example of chaos in...

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Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth Object Surveys & Hazard Mitigation Strategies

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Author: Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board and Space Studies Board  |  Isbn: 9780309149686  |  File size: 34.2MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 152  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy The United States spends approximately $4 million each year searching for near-Earth objects (NEOs). The objective is to detect those that may collide with Earth. The majority of this funding supports the operation of...

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Beyond Star Trek: Physics from Alien Invasions to the End of Time

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Author: Lawrence M. Krauss  |  Isbn: 9780465006373  |  File size: 1.7MB  |  Year: 1997  |  Pages: 208  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy In the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, the renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss took readers on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the Star Trek universe. Now, responding to requests for more as well as to a number of recent exciting discoveries in...

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The Distribution of the Galaxies: Gravitational Clustering in Cosmology

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Author: William C. Saslaw  |  Isbn: 0521394260  |  File size: 8MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 524  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy This topical volume examines one of the leading problems in astronomy - how galaxies cluster in our Universe. This book, first published in 2000, describes gravitational theory, computer simulations and observations related to galaxy distribution functions. It embeds...

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The Sun, Mercury & Venus

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Author: Linda Elkins-Tanton  |  Isbn: 9780816051939  |  File size: 12MB  |  Year: 2006  |  Pages: 192  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy In 350 B.C.E., Aristotle, the great Greek philosopher, wrote that the Earth is the center of the solar system, and that all the other bodies in the solar system orbit the Earth while set into a complex series of spheres. However, in 1514 C.E., Nicolas Copernicus, a...

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Smithsonian Frontiers of Flight

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Author: Jeffrey L. Ethell  |  Isbn: 9780895990334  |  File size: 42MB  |  Year: 1992  |  Pages: 256  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Celebrating milestones in the history of aviation, this photographic study profiles the historic aircraft in the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum and the pioneering aviators that flew them. 20,000 first printing. Download book...

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The Airplane Alphabet Book

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Author: Fred Pallotta Jerry; Stillwell  |  Isbn: 9780439133975  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 1999  |  Pages: 35  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy All systems are go as you taxi down the runway with your pilot, alphabet-book author Jerry Pallotta, and your copilot Fred Stillwell. Take off into the world of airplanes as Rob Bolster's radiant art illuminates the skies with images of aircraft from the Wright...

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The Southern Sky Guide, 3 edition

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Author: David Ellyard  |  Isbn: 9780521714051  |  File size: 6MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 104  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Both novice and advanced skywatchers will value this comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to the brilliant and ever-changing sights of the southern sky by night. Readers are introduced to the many and varied objects in the sky and their movements and changing appearances, as...

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Origin of the Moon. New Concept

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Author: Erik M. Galimov  |  Isbn: 9783110286281  |  File size: 3.8MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 168  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy The origin of the Moon remains an unsolved problem of the planetary science. Researchers engaged in celestial dynamics, geophysics, and geochemistry are still discussing various models of creation of our closest cosmic neighbour. The most popular scenario, the impact...

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Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon

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Author: Buzz Aldrin and Ken Abraham  |  Isbn: 030746346X  |  File size: 3.3MB  |  Year: 2009  |  Pages: 336  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Picking up the threads of his acclaimed 1973 autobiography, Return to Earth, Aldrin presents as no-holds-barred account of how his celebrity, career and human weaknesses nearly destroyed his life. On July 19, 1968, millions witnessed Neil Armstrong and Aldrin...

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Magnetic Fields in Diffuse Media

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Author: Alexander Lazarian, Claudio Melioli, and Elisabete M. de Gouveia Dal Pino  |  Isbn: 9783662446249  |  File size: 17.72MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 623  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy This volume presents the current knowledge of magnetic fields in diffuse astrophysical media. Starting with an overview of 21st century instrumentation to observe astrophysical magnetic fields, the chapters cover...

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Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, & Future of Human Space Exploration

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Author: Claude A. Piantadosi  |  Isbn: 023116243X  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 336  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Seeking to reenergize Americans' passion for the space program, the value of further exploration of the Moon, and the importance of human beings on the final frontier, Claude A. Piantadosi presents a rich history of American space exploration and its major achievements. He...

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Gravity's Fatal Attraction: Black Holes in the Universe (2nd edition)

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Author: Mitchell Begelman  |  Isbn: 0521889448  |  File size: 12MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 312  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Richly illustrated with the images from observatories on the ground and in space, and computer simulations, this book shows how black holes were discovered, and discusses our current understanding of their role in cosmic evolution. This second edition covers new discoveries...

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Planet Mars: Story of Another World

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Author: François Forget  |  Isbn: 9780387489254  |  File size: 22MB  |  Year: 2007  |  Pages: 229  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy This book gives a new insight of Mars by adopting an original outline based on history rather than on subtopic (atmosphere, surface, interior). It focuses on the past and present evolution of Mars and also incorporates all the recent results from the space missions of Mars...

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Stellar Spectral Classification

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Author: Christopher J. Corbally and Richard O. Gray  |  Isbn: 0691125104  |  File size: 56MB  |  Year: 2009  |  Pages: 612  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Written by leading experts in the field, Stellar Spectral Classification is the only book to comprehensively discuss both the foundations and most up-to-date techniques of MK and other spectral classification systems. Definitive and encyclopedic,...

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Entertaining Science Experiments with Everyday Objects

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Author: Martin Gardner  |  Isbn: 9780486242019  |  File size: 18MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 127  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy To Martin Gardner, seeing is not just believing — it is understanding. This fundamental rule has made him one of the most successful teachers and popularizers of science in America. With the simple instructions in this book and a few commonly available household objects, you...

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Life in the Universe, 3rd Edition

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Author: Jeffrey O. Bennett and Seth Shostak  |  Isbn: 9780321687678  |  File size: 32.8MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 544  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Life in the Universe takes non-science majors on a journey through the solar system and beyond, using a rigorous yet accessible introduction to astronomy, biology, and geology to explain natural phenomena and to explore profound scientific questions...

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À la rencontre des comètes

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Author: James Lequeux and Thérèse Encrenaz  |  Isbn: 9782701192062  |  File size: 48.6MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 148  |  Language: French  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy En novembre 2014, la sonde européenne Rosetta s est approché d une comète lointaine, Churyumov-Gerasimenko (« Chury » pour les intimes), envoyant le robot Philae se poser à sa surface. La mission était à haut risque technologique : pour la...

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High-pT Physics in the Heavy Ion Era

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Author: Jan Rak  |  Isbn: 9780521190299  |  File size: 19.9MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 396  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Aimed at graduate students and researchers in the field of high-energy nuclear physics, this book provides an overview of the basic concepts of large transverse momentum particle physics, with a focus on pQCD phenomena. It examines high-pT probes of relativistic heavy-ion...

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