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Complete Idiot's Guide to the Sun
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  • Title Complete Idiot's Guide to the Sun
  • Author(s) Jay M. Pasachoff
  • Publisher: Alpha (August 5, 2003)
  • Paperback 368 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592570747
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592570744
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Book Description

Everything revolves around it...and now skywatchers and armchair scientists can learn all about the origin and history of the sun. With information on the sun's physical properties; how solar flares, sunspots, and winds on its surface affect Earth's atmosphere and environment; solar and lunar eclipses, transits, and occultations, and early astronomers' discoveries about the sun, including Galileo, Copernicus, Francis Bailey, and the Mayans.

About the Authors
  • Dr. Jay Pasachoff received his Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard University in 1969. Since 1972, he has been the Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy at Williams College and the Director of Hopkins Observatory. He was also researcher at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and currently was a visiting scientist at Harvard University's Department of Astronomy, as well as the chair of the Working Group on Solar Eclipses of the International Astronomical Union. Dr. Pasachoff is the author of A Field Guide of Planets and Stars, Fourth Edition, and Nearest Star: Surprising Science of Our Sun (with Leon Golub).

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