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The Sky at Night

Authors: Moore, Patrick

  • Provides an ideal overview of the past four years in astronomy as well as a readable introduction to many astronomical hot topics
  • Documents episodes from Sir Patrick Moore's record-breaking TV program, The Sky at Night
  • Features  many of the greatest living astronomers, astrophysics and astronauts
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For more than 50 years now Sir Patrick Moore has presented the BBC Television series Sky at Night; not a month has been missed – a record for any television series, and a record which may never be broken. Every three years or so a book is published covering the main events in both astronomy and space research. This is the 13th volume, not only a record of the programmes but also of the great advances and discoveries during the period covered - eclipses, comets, and the strange chemical lakes of Titan, for instance, but also anniversaries such as the fifteenth “birthday” of the Hubble Space Telescope, and not forgetting the programme celebrating the Sky at Night’s 50th year, attended by astronaut Piers Sellars and many others who appeared on the programme over the years. All the chapters are self-contained, and fully illustrated. In this new Sky at Night book you will find much to entertain you. It will appeal to amateurs and professionals alike.

About the authors

Sir Patrick Moore is one of the world's leading popularisers of astronomy. He has written more than 100 books and presented his BBC TV program The Sky at Night every four weeks since 1957, making it the world's longest running television program of any kind. While still in school, he became a member of the British Astronomical Association (BAA) and was later appointed director of Brockhurst Observatory. He served as director of the Armagh Planetarium between 1965 and 1968. He is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (and a Jackson Gwillt medallist), a member of the International Astronomical Union, a holder of the Goodacre medal, and former president and current life vice-president of the BAA. A minor planet (# 2602) has been named after him. He was knighted in November 2000. He was also made a Fellow of the Royal Society. As the presenter of the record breaking The Sky at Night series, Patrick was awarded a BAFTA in 2000. The most important research Patrick has carried out has been about the Moon. He is credited with discovering the Mare Orientale. He did this with his "traditional" 12 1/2 inch reflector, which still sits proudly in his front garden. His maps of the Moon were among those used by the Russians in 1959 to correlate the first Lunik 3 pictures of the far side. He was also at NASA for the lunar mapping prior to the Apollo missions. Chris Lintott, the co-star of the latest episodes of Sky at Night, has a massive fan base that derives equally from The Sky at Night and from his paradigm-shifting astronomy website Galaxy Zoo, which has some 150,000 members.

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From the reviews:

“Sir Patrick Moore continues his prodigious and remarkable output as a renowned science writer with this very welcome addition to The Sky at Night series … on events in astronomy and space research. … This is a hugely enjoyable and highly recommended read. An essential addition for anyone who has collected Sir Patrick’s books over the years or anyone looking to begin such a library.” (Mark Stewart, Spaceflight, Vol. 53 (4), April, 2011)

Table of contents (43 chapters)

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Softcover $37.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Sky at Night
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6409-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6409-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6408-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 169
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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