Star names and Their Meanings

Star names and Their Meanings
Author: Richard Hinckley Allen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 563
Release: 1899
Genre: Constellations
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124527404

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Useful Star Names

Useful Star Names
Author: Thomas Wm Hamilton,Thomas William Hamilton
Publsiher: Strategic Book Publishing
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2011-12-21
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781618972736

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The following review appears in The Planetarian, the journal of the International Planetarium Society, December 2011, Vol. 40, No. 4, pages 62-63, written by the book review editor, April Whitt, of the Fernbank Planetarium in Atlanta, GA:Useful Star Names; With Nebulas and other Celestial FeaturesThomas Wm. Hamilton, Strategic Book Group, Durham, Connecticut, 2011, ISBN 978-1-61204-614-3“I wanted to let you know about this volume with the descriptive title in time for stocking your gift shops and book stores for the new year. It is, indeed, full of useful star names. And not just the usual Greek letters or catalog numbers, either.The author introduces the work as derived from “my experience of many years in the planetarium field.” Each of us has pointed out stars and constellations on the dome, in the night sky, or on a star map. We have all told stories of gods and heroes. Some of us have struggled with unfamiliar pronunciations, wondered where a particular story came from, or related the difference between Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali. A few have even won “constellation shoot-out” contests with that.The book is divided into four sections. An alphabetical listing of the 88 constellations and the meanings of their names is first. Second is a list of stars, nebulae and galaxies by constellation, with the accepted scientific designations for the named ones. This is the really useful section: a concise source for catalog listing, spectral class, distance in lightyears, R.A. and Dec., and apparent magnitude.Many of the Chinese names were new to me, and a delight to add to the night sky knowledge (although I will need help with pronunciation).An alphabetical listing of all names, the original language of each, and English translation and pronunciation is third. The last section lists entries from various catalogs cross listed to constellations.Recommend this book to your local astronomy club. Share it with a telescope user-beginner. Purchase a copy for your planetarium library. It really is full of useful star names, and other good information.”

The Natural Navigator

The Natural Navigator
Author: Tristan Gooley
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-03-30
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9780753523117

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Starting with a simple question - 'Which way am I looking?' - Tristan Gooley blends natural science, myth, folklore and the history of travel to introduce you to the rare and ancient art of finding your way using nature's own sign-posts, from the feel of a rock to the look of the moon. In this fully updated edition you'll learn why some trees grow the way they do and how they can help you find your way in the countryside. You'll discover how it's possible to find North simply by looking at a puddle and how natural signs can be used to navigate on the open ocean and in the heart of the city. Wonderfully detailed and full of fascinating stories, this is a glorious exploration of the rediscovered art of natural navigation.

Star Names

Star Names
Author: Richard Hinckley Allen
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 563
Release: 1963-01-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0486210790

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Ancient observations and folklore provide the basis for an exploration of astronomical nomenclature

Star Names

Star Names
Author: Richard H. Allen
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2013-02-28
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780486137667

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Star names, the zodiac, constellations; folklore, and literature associated with heavens. Based on years of thorough research into astronomical writings and observations of the ancient Chinese, Arabic, Euphrates, Hellenic, and Roman civilizations.

The Home Library of Useful Knowledge

The Home Library of Useful Knowledge
Author: Richard S. Peale
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 822
Release: 1886
Genre: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
ISBN: UGA:32108033945141

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Brady s Book of Fixed Stars

Brady s Book of Fixed Stars
Author: Bernadette Brady
Publsiher: Weiser Books
Total Pages: 480
Release: 1999-09-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 157863105X

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For the first time, this book offers astrologers: Paran Maps and Star Phases for over 60 stars; new insights into the natal use of fixed stars, as well as their use in mundane astrology; extensive appendices of Heliacal Rising and Acronychal Settinggraphs and tables so that, for any given location, the dates of these risings and settings can be found; a list of 176 stars with their 21st century Ptolemaic precessed positions versus their commonly-considered positions based on Ulugh Beg's methods.

The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 510
Release: 1837
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: IBNN:BN000648714

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The Canadian Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge

The Canadian Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1900
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: NYPL:33433056836939

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JOHNSON S REVISED UNIVERSAL CYCLOPAEDIA A SCIENTIFIC AND POPULAR TREASURY OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE

JOHNSON S  REVISED  UNIVERSAL CYCLOPAEDIA  A SCIENTIFIC AND POPULAR TREASURY OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1886
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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To Measure the Sky

To Measure the Sky
Author: Frederick R. Chromey
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2010-05-27
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780521763868

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With a lively yet rigorous and quantitative approach, this textbook introduces the fundamental topics in optical observational astronomy for undergraduates. It explains the theoretical foundations for observational practices and reviews essential physics to support students' mastery of the subject. Student understanding is strengthened through over 120 exercises and problems.

Ptolemy s Almagest

Ptolemy s Almagest
Author: Ptolemy
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 693
Release: 1998-11-08
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780691002606

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Ptolemy's Almagest is one of the most influential scientific works in history. A masterpiece of technical exposition, it was the basic textbook of astronomy for more than a thousand years, and still is the main source for our knowledge of ancient astronomy. This translation, based on the standard Greek text of Heiberg, makes the work accessible to English readers in an intelligible and reliable form. It contains numerous corrections derived from medieval Arabic translations and extensive footnotes that take account of the great progress in understanding the work made in this century, due to the discovery of Babylonian records and other researches. It is designed to stand by itself as an interpretation of the original, but it will also be useful as an aid to reading the Greek text.

Aeronautics and Space Bibliography

Aeronautics and Space Bibliography
Author: National Aviation Education Council (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 1961
Genre: Space flight
ISBN: SRLF:D0000745042

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A Hand book for Star Double altitudes with Directions for Selecting the Stars

A Hand book for Star Double altitudes  with Directions for Selecting the Stars
Author: Alfred Challice Johnson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 33
Release: 1898
Genre: Latitude
ISBN: NYPL:33433008267746

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The American Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Useful Knowledge Arts Sciences History Biography Geography Statistics and General Knowledge

The American Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Useful Knowledge Arts  Sciences  History  Biography  Geography  Statistics  and General Knowledge
Author: William Harrison De Puy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1896
Genre: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
ISBN: UTEXAS:059172105489149

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