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A Primer of Astronomy

A Primer of Astronomy

Publisher Cambridge University Press
Year 01/09/2014
Edition First
Pages 258
Version paperback
Readership level Professional and scholarly
Language English
ISBN 9781107427433
Categories Teaching of a specific subject
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Book description

First published in 1911 as the second edition of a 1900 original, this book provides a basic introduction to astronomy written by the former Astronomer Royal of Ireland. The text is illustrated with photographs, diagrams and drawings of astronomical phenomena, including certain comets and the constellations visible from the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of education and the teaching of astronomy.

A Primer of Astronomy

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. The diurnal motion; 2. The Sun; 3. The apparent motion of the Sun; 4. The Moon; 5. Gravitation; 6. Mercury and Venus; 7. Mars; 8. The asteroids; 9. Jupiter; 10. Saturn; 11. Uranus and Neptune; 12. Comets; 13. Shooting stars; 14. Stars and nebulae; 15. Causes affecting the apparent places of the stars; 16. Celestial objects; Index.

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