Galileo and 400 Years of Telescopic Astronomy (Astronomers' Universe)

Galileo and 400 Years of Telescopic Astronomy (Astronomers' Universe)

ISBN: 9781441955708
Publisher: Springer
Edition: 2010
Publication Date: 2010-09-13
Number of pages: 310
  • $32.96

Any used item that originally included an accessory such as an access code, one time use worksheet, cd or dvd, or other one time use accessories may not be guaranteed to be included or valid. By purchasing this item you acknowledge the above statement.

DESCRIPTION

In 1609 Galileo first used his telescope to kick start the science of observational astronomy - an event that proved to be of enormous historic, scientific, and cultural importance. Galileo and 400 Years of Telescopic Astronomy will feature the life and achievements of Galileo, around which has pivoted the story of four centuries of telescopic astronomy. The book will detail how astronomy has progressed through four centuries and contain glimpses of future space research and astronomy goals. Uniquely, interwoven with the text will be a range of practical projects for backyard astronomers in which to participate, projects that serve to illustrate many of Galileo's scientific discoveries.

Customer Reviews