Die Photographie der Gestirne (German Edition) by Julius Scheiner

By Julius Scheiner

Der Astronom am astrophysikalischen Observatorium Potsdam legt hiermit ein Lehrbuch für Studierende und ein Handbuch für den Astronomen vor¸ zugleich eine Geschichte der Himmelsfotografie. Die Fotografie ist ein unentbehrliches Hilfsmittel der Beobachtung in der Astronomie geworden. Sie erzeugt nicht nur eine möglichst getreue Darstellung, sondern erlaubt auch die Vermessung der Objekte und ihrer Bewegungen. Die dafür nötige exakte Arbeitsmethode wird hier vermittelt. Angehängt ist ein Atlas mit zahlreichen Fotografien.

Qualitativ hochwertiger Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1897.

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Mit oder ohne Urknall (German Edition) by Fahr

By Fahr

Dieses Buch beschäftigt sich mit den aktuellen Themen der Kosmologie und der Entstehung des Universums und greift dabei insbesondere die Fragestellung auf, inwieweit sich die Welt als physikalisch zusammenhängendes Gesamtgebilde verstehen lässt. Der Autor erläutert dabei auf verständliche Weise die modernen Forschungsergebnisse und Aspekte der Urknalltheorie und reflektiert diese kritisch. Mit dieser Lektüre kann guy komplexe Themen wie die Rotverschiebung, das Olber'sche Paradoxon, die Vakuumenergie und die kosmische Hintergrundstrahlung neu begreifen und hinterfragen.Leser werden die kontroversen Diskussionen des Autors zu dem vorherrschenden kosmologischen Weltbild unserer Zeit ebenso schätzen wie die Auseinandersetzung mit der Problematik, inwiefern die menschliche Vernunft überhaupt in der Lage ist, das Universum als Ganzes zu verstehen.

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Binary and Multiple Systems of Stars: International Series by Alan H. Batten,D. Ter Haar

By Alan H. Batten,D. Ter Haar

Binary and a number of structures of Stars makes a speciality of spectroscopic observational effects and interpretations of binaries, and some of a number of platforms.
Organized into 10 chapters, this publication starts off with the fundamental strategies and terminologies utilized in the research of binary and a number of platforms of stars. Then, the prevalence of either big name structures is defined. next chapters discover the homes of person binaries, in addition to the evolution and beginning of such megastar process.
This publication can be a invaluable reference fabric for astronomers, scientists in similar fields, in addition to graduate students.

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The Observer's Guide to Planetary Motion: Explaining the by Dominic Ford

By Dominic Ford

To the bare eye, the main obvious defining characteristic of the planets is their movement around the evening sky. It used to be this movement that allowed historical civilizations to unmarried them out as assorted from fastened stars. “The Observer’s consultant to Planetary movement” takes each one planet and its moons (if it has them) in flip and describes how the geometry of the sunlight approach provides upward push to its saw motions.

Although the motions of the planets might be defined as basic elliptical orbits round the sunlight, we need to discover them from a selected vantage element: the Earth, which spins day-by-day on its axis and circles round the sunlight every year. The motions of the planets as saw relative to this spinning observatory tackle extra advanced styles. Periodically, gadgets develop into widespread within the evening sky for a couple of weeks or months, whereas at different occasions they cross too on the subject of the sunlight to be saw. “The Observer’s advisor to Planetary movement” presents actual tables of the easiest time for staring at every one planet, including different impressive occasions of their orbits, supporting beginner astronomers plan while and what to watch. Uniquely all the chapters contains large explanatory textual content, referring to the occasions indexed to the actual geometry of the sunlight System.

Along the way in which, many questions are spoke back: Why does Mars take over years among apparitions (the occasions while it's obvious from Earth) within the evening sky, whereas Uranus and Neptune take virtually precisely a yr? Why do planets seem greater within the evening sky while they’re noticeable within the wintry weather months? Why do Saturn’s earrings seem to open and shut each 15 years? This booklet areas possible disparate astronomical occasions into an comprehensible three-d  constitution, allowing an appreciation that, for instance, first-class apparitions of Mars come round approximately each 15 years and that these in 2018 and 2035 can be as good as that obvious in 2003.

Events are indexed for the period of time 2010-2030 and with regards to rarer occasions (such as eclipses and apparitions of Mars) even longer time sessions are coated. a quick remaining bankruptcy describes the seasonal visual appeal of deep sky items, which stick to an annual cycle due to Earth’s orbital movement round the Sun.

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New Scientist: The Origin of (almost) Everything: from the by Stephen Hawking,Graham Lawton,Jennifer Daniel

By Stephen Hawking,Graham Lawton,Jennifer Daniel

Introduction by means of Professor Stephen Hawking.

From what truly occurred within the massive Bang to the unintentional discovery of post-it notes, technological know-how is choked with fabulous discoveries. do you know, for example, that should you have been to get too with reference to a black gap it is going to suck you up like a noodle (it's referred to as spaghettification), why your keyboard is specified by QWERTY (it's to not provide help to kind) or no matter if the discovery of the wheel was once less significant to civilisation than the bag (think approximately it). New Scientist does.

And now they and illustrator Jennifer Daniel are looking to take you on a whistlestop trip from the beginning of our universe (through the background of stars, galaxies, meteorites, the Moon and darkish strength) to our planet (through oceans and climate to grease) and lifestyles (through dinosaurs to feelings and intercourse) to civilisation (from towns to alcohol and cooking), wisdom (from alphabets to alchemy) finishing up with expertise (computers to rocket science).

Witty essays discover the options along enlightening infographics that zoom from what number of people have ever lived to displaying you ways a left-wing mind differs from a right-wing one.

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A Journey through the Universe: Gresham Lectures on by Ian Morison

By Ian Morison

offering an in-depth knowing either for basic readers and astronomy lovers, this hugely finished publication presents an updated survey of our wisdom of the Universe past Earth. The e-book explores our sun method, its planets and different our bodies; examines the solar and the way it and different stars evolve via their lifetimes; discusses the hunt for planets past our sun approach and the way we would observe existence on them; and highlights attention-grabbing items chanced on inside our galaxy, the Milky method. It additionally appears to be like at our present realizing of the beginning and evolution of the Universe, in addition to many different fascinating themes, reminiscent of time, black holes and Einstein's theories, darkish subject, darkish strength and the Cosmic Microwave history. The e-book is uniquely supported by means of video lectures given by means of the writer, on hand on-line. it's also the very most recent astronomical observations, equivalent to these made through the Planck and Kepler spacecraft.

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Das Urknall-Experiment: Die Suche nach dem Anfang der Welt by Dieter B. Herrmann

By Dieter B. Herrmann

Der Urknall hat das Universum erschaffen. Doch wie ist der Kosmos wirklich entstanden, und was once geschah im ersten second? Dieses Buch erzählt vom größten Abenteuer der modernen Forschung: der Suche nach dem Ursprung des Universums. Darüber hinaus gibt es einen Einblick in die Werkstatt naturwissenschaftlicher Erkenntnissuche und erläutert, wie Wissenschaft eigentlich funktioniert, wonach sie strebt – und ob guy ihr überhaupt trauen kann.

Ein einzigartiger Streifzug durch die Lebensgeschichte des Weltalls und die Geschichte von Astronomie und Astrophysik.

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Experiments in Reduced Gravity: Sediment Settling on Mars by Nikolaus Kuhn

By Nikolaus Kuhn

Experiments in diminished Gravity: Sediment picking Mars is the 1st booklet to be released that displays experiments performed on Martian geomorphology in decreased gravity.

This short but very important booklet on sediment experiments assesses the theoretical and empirical origin of the types used to research the expanding details we now have at the prior geography on Mars. The publication additionally evaluates the necessity to strengthen new tools for reading new info via supplying a conceptual define and a case examine on how experiments can be utilized to check present theoretical concerns. The conceptual method of picking the necessity for and position of experiments could be of curiosity to planetary scientists and geoscientists now not unavoidably concerned with Mars, yet these utilizing experiments of their study who can practice the book’s concepts.

  • Includes figures, diagrams, illustrations, and pictures to vividly discover experiments and results in diminished gravity
  • Provides an summary of deliberate experiments and questions relating to Martian geomorphology
  • Features effects from the MarsSedEx 1 scan in 2012

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New Eyes on the Universe: Twelve Cosmic Mysteries and the by Stephen Webb

By Stephen Webb

“New Eyes at the Universe – Twelve Cosmic Mysteries and the instruments we have to remedy Them” offers an up to date large review of a few of the most important matters in glossy astronomy and cosmology. It describes the monstrous volume of observational facts that the recent new release of observatories and telescopes are at present generating, and the way that info may perhaps resolve many of the extraordinary puzzles inherent in our rising international view. incorporated are questions comparable to: what's inflicting the Universe to blow itself aside? What will be powering the luminous gamma-ray bursters? the place is all of the subject within the Universe? Do different Earths exist? Is there clever existence available in the market? The popular writer explains truly, with out recourse to arithmetic, why each one query is perplexing and useful of study. integrated within the learn of the wide variety of delicate and strong tools utilized by scientists to aim and clear up those difficulties are ones which seize electromagnetic radiation and ‘telescopes’ for cosmic rays, neutrinos, gravitational waves, and darkish topic.

This e-book discusses twelve components of lively astronomical learn, starting from the character of darkish strength to the lifestyles or in a different way of extraterrestrial civilizations, and devotes one bankruptcy to every subject. even supposing astronomers take on every one of those questions utilizing details gleaned from all attainable wavelengths and assets (and this is often emphasised in the course of the book), during this paintings the writer dedicates every one bankruptcy to a selected observational approach. One bankruptcy covers X-ray telescopes for investigating black holes, whereas one other makes use of infrared telescopes to benefit extra approximately planetary information.

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Mathematik und Gott und die Welt: Was haben Kunst, Musik by Norbert Herrmann

By Norbert Herrmann

Kunst, Musik, faith, das sind Themen, die wohl kaum jemand sogleich mit Mathematik assoziiert. In diesem Buch erklärt Norbert Herrmann in einem unterhaltsam zu lesenden Ton, wie selbst in diesen so anders gearteten
Gebieten die Mathematik Einfluss gewinnen kann. Dabei erzählt der Autor von großen Malern, Dichtern und Architekten, die mathematische Ideen in ihre Werke einfließen ließen, so z.B. Dürer, Goethe, Semper, Gaudi oder Mozart.
Felix Auerbach sagte einmal: „Die Furcht vor der Mathematik steht der Angst erheblich näher als der Ehrfurcht.“
In diesem Buch möchte der Autor alle, die der Mathematik eher mit Respekt begegnen, dazu ermuntern, sich der ehrfürchtigen Wissenschaft im Plauderton ein wenig zu nähern, ohne tief in sie eindringen zu müssen.
Norbert Herrmann, Mathematiker am Institut für Angewandte Mathematik der Leibniz Universität Hannover, spricht seit Jahren in vielen Beiträgen von Funk, Fernsehen und Printmedien von der Schönheit und Eleganz der Mathematik. In seinen populärwissenschaftlichen Büchern hat er diese Ideen einem breiten Publikum nahe gebracht.

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