Foundations of Astronomy, 10th Edition

With this newly revised tenth edition of FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY, author Mike Seeds' goal is to help you use astronomy to understand science--and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, this text will help you answer two fundamental questions: What are we? How do we know? This edition addresses the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, including new data on Jupiter's ...

Big Bang et au-delà - 2 éd. : Les nouveaux horizons de l'Univers

La science moderne a révolutionné notre compréhension de l'Univers. Aurélien Barrau décrit en termes simples le cosmos dessiné par la physique d'aujourd'hui, à l'ère des résultats récents de l'accélérateur LHC et du satellite Planck. À la manière d'une promenade mêlant science et philosophie, les fondements et les énigmes du Big Bang, tels les trous noirs ou la possibilité d'univers mutliples, sont abordés les uns après les autres. C...

Software and Data for Practical Astronomers: The Best of the Internet

A book like this could not have been written if many people had not put a considerable amount of effort into publishing and distributing astronomical informa- tion on the Internet. It is probably the case now that there are more private individuals doing so than pro- fessional bodies. However, whether it be amateur or professionally produced, we live in an age where infor- mation has never been more plentiful and available. I shall t...

Abduction: Human Encounters with Aliens

A Harvard psychiatrist, the author of A Prince of Our Disorder, presents accounts of alien abduction taken from the more than sixty cases he has investigated and examines the implications for our identity as a species.

The Shape of Space

Maintaining the standard of excellence set by the previous edition, this textbook covers the basic geometry of two- and three-dimensional spaces Written by a master expositor, leading researcher in the field, and MacArthur Fellow, it includes experiments to determine the true shape of the universe and contains illustrated examples and engaging exercises that teach mind-expanding ideas in an intuitive and informal way. Bridging the ga...

Powering Science: NASA's Large Strategic Science Missions

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) currently operates over five dozen missions, with approximately two dozen additional missions in development. These missions span the scientific fields associated with SMD’s four divisionsâ€"Astrophysics, Earth Science, Heliophysics, and Planetary Sciences. Because a single mission can consist of multiple spacecraft, NASA-SMD is responsible for nearly 100 operational spacecraft. The most h...

Binocular Highlights: 99 Celestial Sights for Binocular Users

Binocular Highlights is a tour of 99 different celestial sights — from softly glowing clouds of gas and dust to unusual stars, clumps of stars, and vast star cities (galaxies) — all visible through binoculars. Each object is plotted on a detailed, easy-to-use star map, and most of these sights can be found even in a light-polluted sky. Also included are four seasonal all-sky charts that help locate each highlight. You don’t need fanc...

Turning Dust to Gold: Building a Future on the Moon and Mars

Two important factors have given rise to mankind's successful evolution into space: the first is that the possibilities are bounded only by our imaginations - if we can conceive it, historically it has been proved that we can do it, and in a predetermined timescale. The second factor is recognition of the evolving civilizations on the Moon and Mars as separate entities from Earth. Space, whether we or our children live in it or on th...

Le mystère des ummites : Une science venue d'une autre planète ?

Jean-Pierre Petit, astrophysicien, directeur de recherche, spécialiste de cosmologie théorique et de propulsion électromagnétique " MHD ", reçoit, ainsi que d'autres humains, d'étranges courriers émanant des Ummites qui se prétendent extraterrestres. S'agit-il d'un canular ou d'un authentique contact avec des visiteurs venus d'une autre planète ? L'auteur affirme que seuls des scientifiques très en pointe pourraient envoyer ces infor...

Découvrir l'astronomie : observer le ciel, choisir son matériel, débuter en astrophotographie

Ce guide pratique donne toutes les bases pour découvrir et pratiquer l'astronomie d'amateur, en dressant un panorama complet de la discipline. Il s'adresse aussi bien au débutant qui désire faire ses premiers pas en astronomie, qu'à l'amateur éclairé qui souhaite approfondir ses connaissances. Trois thèmes principaux : ¤ Observer le ciel Tous les conseils nécessaires pour observer le ciel à l'oeil nu, aux jumelles ou au moyen d'une l...