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Limitations of Early Astronomers
An Astronomical Revolution
Telescope Evolution and Accessories
A Short History of the Early Space Age
Orbits and Conic Sections
Acceleration, Mass, and Force
Gravity and Orbits
Geosynchronous Orbits
Other Satellite Observations
The Origin of Meteors
Observing Meteors
Meteors, Meteorites, and Life
Physical Characteristics and Motions of the Moon
The Moon’s Phases
Moon Features
Eclipses of the Moon and the Sun
Lunar Occultations
The Moon and Earth’s Tides
The Astronaut’s Moon
Comets in Myth and History
Visual Aspects of Comets
Where Do Comets Come From?
Comets and the Solar System’s Evolution
Comet Exploration
The Visible Sun
Observing the Sun
The Solar Interior
The Active Sun and the Earth
Solar Energy
The Sun’s Future
The Planets in History
Types of Planets
Viewing the Planets
MERCURY
VENUS
JUPITER
SATURN
URANUS
NEPTUNE
PLUTO
The Variety of Stars
The Significance of Star Colors
Binary and Multiple Stars
RIGEL
ALBIREO
CASTOR
Variable Stars
Deep-Sky Objects
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More Telescope Power: All New Activities and Projects for Young Astronomers

More Telescope Power: All New Activities and Projects for Young Astronomers

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Discover the power of your telescope as you explore the vast reaches of the universe

Want to explore Mars? Observe Jupiter's cloud bands? Visit a galaxy that's almost 2 million light years away? With More Telescope Power, you can do all of that and more! Under the guidance of experienced astronomer Gregory Matloff, you'll uncover the full potential of your telescope as you take a fascinating tour of the universe.

Along the way you'll learn plenty of new observation techniques, including: using various eyepieces and filters; tracking satellites; observing comets and meteors; using sunspots to determine solar rotation; and much, much more. Filled with dozens of all-new stargazing projects and observing activities, this detailed guide also contains plenty of helpful illustrations such as finder charts, lunar and solar eclipse tables, diagrams, and photos. Whether you're a science teacher searching for simple telescope projects, an amateur astronomer just learning to use your new telescope, or a science student with a yen for the stars, you'll find everything you're looking for in More Telescope Power.
Discover the power of your telescope as you explore the vast reaches of the universe

Want to explore Mars? Observe Jupiter's cloud bands? Visit a galaxy that's almost 2 million light years away? With More Telescope Power, you can do all of that and more! Under the guidance of experienced astronomer Gregory Matloff, you'll uncover the full potential of your telescope as you take a fascinating tour of the universe.

Along the way you'll learn plenty of new observation techniques, including: using various eyepieces and filters; tracking satellites; observing comets and meteors; using sunspots to determine solar rotation; and much, much more. Filled with dozens of all-new stargazing projects and observing activities, this detailed guide also contains plenty of helpful illustrations such as finder charts, lunar and solar eclipse tables, diagrams, and photos. Whether you're a science teacher searching for simple telescope projects, an amateur astronomer just learning to use your new telescope, or a science student with a yen for the stars, you'll find everything you're looking for in More Telescope Power.

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Publish date: Aug 14, 2002
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