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A Dictionary of Astronomy

Edited by Ian Ridpath

Third edition


Published online February 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191851193 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780191851193.001.0001

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‘An enormous amount of obscure data is satisfactorily explained here’ Times Literary Supplement

Over 4,300 entries

Compiled with the help of a team of expert contributors under the editorship of renowned author and broadcaster Ian Ridpath, the third edition of this dictionary covers everything from space exploration and the equipment involved to astrophysics, cosmology, and the concept of time. The dictionary also includes biographical entries on eminent astronomers, as well as worldwide coverage of observatories and telescopes. Supplementary material is included in the appendices, such as tables of Apollo lunar landing missions, the constellations, and planetary data, and numerous other tables and diagrams complement the entries.

The entries have been fully revised and updated for this edition, and around ninety new entries have been added to reflect the recent developments within the field of astronomy, including Bennu, Euclid, Mars Orbiter Mission, and slowly pulsating B star.

A Dictionary of Astronomy is an invaluable reference source for students, professionals, amateur astronomers, and space enthusiasts.

Book.  4328 pages.  337190 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics ; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques ; Galaxies

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