How to Read the Solar System

How to Read the Solar System

A Guide to the Stars and Planets

Book - 2015
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What exactly is the solar system? We've all learned the basics at school but do we really understand what we are seeing in the night sky? Expert astronomers Chris North and Paul Abel provide a guided tour of our solar system and explain its many wonders. They look at all the major players, including our more familiar cosmic neighbors--the sun, the planets and their moons--as well as the occasional visitors to our planet--asteroids, meteors and comets--in addition to distant stars and what might lie beyond our solar system, including the mysterious Earth Mark II. North and Abel recount the history of how our Solar System came to be and decipher the myths that once shaped astronomy. Through their cogent explanations of the latest scientific discoveries, they reveal how any amateur astronomer can view and interpret the solar system and enrich their understanding of our universe.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2015
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781605986715
Branch Call Number: 523.2 NORTH
Characteristics: 320 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Abel, Paul (Astronomer),


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Sep 27, 2017

This book is a fast and fun; a real page turner it’s straight forward and logical. It leans towards the Beginning; Basic to Intermediate Astronomer it’s an excellent primer. Most of the information presented is not new if you know where to look, but it is in one place. It’s up to date and current (2014) on our solar system and the missions currently underway. It has new information the general reader would find fascinating. The Authors kept the math and chemistry to a minimum, so you can learn something new about the solar system without a bunch jargon.


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