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Title:
Transit : when planets cross the sun
Author:
Maunder, Michael J. de F.
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Springer, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
viii, 164 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781852336219
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Although transits of planets across the Sun are rare (only Mercury and Venus orbit the Sun closer than us, and so can transit the Suns disc) amateur astronomers can observe, record and image other kinds of transits that are much more frequent. This book first tells the fascinating story of the early scientific expeditions to observe transits. It then explains how to observe transits of all sorts - even transits of aircraft as they fly between the observer and the Sun.


Author Notes

Patrick Moore was born on March 4, 1923. He is one of the most prolific authors of popular astronomy books. He began publishing astronomy books in 1950 and has been extremely active ever since.

He is director of the lunar section of the British Astronomical Association and was director of the Armagh Planetarium in Northern Ireland from 1965 to 1968. Moore has been the host of a television program, "The Sky at Night," which appeared first on BBC in April 1957. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1968 for his work in astronomy.

Patrick Moore died December 9, 2012.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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