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Patrick Moore's Astronomy: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself Paperback – Illustrated, 30 July 2015
Sir Patrick Moore's bestselling introduction to astronomy, now fully updated
There is no one better to teach you about astronomy than Sir Patrick Moore. He was the world's best-known astronomer, presented the BBC's 'Sky at Night' programme from 1957 and wrote over 70 books. Recognised by the scientific community as one of the greatest authorities in the field, he was awarded the OBE in 1968. In 2001 he received a Knighthood, won a BAFTA for his services to television and became a member of the celebrated Royal Society.
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Patrick Moore's Astronomy: A Complete Introduction is a comprehensive guide to understanding what is happening in the night sky.
Written with infectious enthusiasm by the late Sir Patrick Moore and updated by Percy Seymour, you will investigate the sun, the moon, the planets, comets and stars and learn how to observe them. This comprehensive guide, complete with star charts, maps out the skies, quickly giving you the essentials of astronomy and the building blocks for taking your understanding further.
Whether you are new to astronomy, an amateur astronomer or a student facing an exam Patrick Moore's Astronomy: A Complete Introduction is your essential guide.
Sir Patrick Moore was a legendary British astronomer, writer, broadcaster and presenter. He is credited as having done more than any other to raise the profile of astronomy with the British public. He was a former president of the British Astronomical Association and the co-founder and former president of the Society for Popular Astronomy. He wrote over 70 books on astronomy, all of which he typed on his 1908 Woodstock typewriter. He presented all but one episode of The Sky at Night since it began in April 1957.
Dr Percy Seymour was Senior Lecturer at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and then Principal Lecturer in Astronomy at Plymouth University. He has taught for the Open University and the University of the Third Age. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a Member of the Institute of Physics, and has also been a Member of two special commissions of the International Astronomical Union - on The Interstellar Medium and Astronomy Education.
- Publisher : Teach Yourself; Updated edition (30 July 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1473608759
- ISBN-13 : 978-1473608757
- Item Weight : 230 g
- Dimensions : 13.34 x 1.91 x 20 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #350,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Some later ideas and concepts could be a little tough for some non scientists, however, if you're a young astronomer or scientist and are unsure as to what you wish to study beyond school, this book will help you make an educated decision.