An Astronomer s Tale

An Astronomer s Tale

Some of the tables have been pushed together and a few of the lads are standing up on them, now leading us all in song like a choir. The air stinks of cigarettesmoke, bad breath and stale lager, but morale is building and squeezed in ...

Author: Gary Fildes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473536685

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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A Bricklayer's Guide to the Galaxy . . . The inspirational memoir of a former brickie who followed his passion for the stars and built his own observatory. Perfect for readers of Robert Macfarlane, Helen Macdonald and James Rebanks - as well as fans of Brian Cox and the BBC’s Sky at Night Gary Fildes left school at sixteen, got a trade like most of his mates and was soon married with four kids. His life seemed set. But he had a secret. Something he only practised late at night with a few like-minded friends. Then one day, middle age approaching alarmingly, he acted on his lifelong passion. He finally came out. As an astronomer. Today, Gary is the founder and lead astronomer of Kielder Observatory, one of the top ten stargazing sites in the world, which he also helped to build. Situated in the beautiful forests of Kielder, Northumberland, within Europe’s largest protected dark sky park, it offers some of the UK's most spectacular views of stars, planets and galaxies. An Astronomer’s Tale is Gary’s inspirational story: part memoir, part nature writing, part seasonal guide to the night sky. It is a book brimming with passion; and at a time when the world is captivated by space, it will leave you ready to get out there and explore the wonders of the skies for yourself.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Story of the Herschels a Family of Astronomers

The Story of the Herschels  a Family of Astronomers

Tales with Useful Norals . THE GOLDEN CROWN SERIES OF BOOKS FOR THE YOUNG . ADA AND GERTY ; or , Hand in Hand Heavenward . A Tale . By Louisa M. Gray . With Frontispiece . Post 8vo , cloth extra . Price 3s . 6d .



ISBN: OXFORD:600013818

Category: Astronomers

Page: 117

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Categories: Astronomers

Astronomy For Dummies

Astronomy For Dummies

A tale of two tails The dust and gas in a comet's coma are subject to disturbing forces that can give rise to a comet's tail(s): the dust tail and the plasma tail. The pressure of sunlight pushes the dust particles in a direction ...

Author: Stephen P. Maran

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118376942

Category: Science

Page: 360

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The fun and easy way to explore the night sky Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color photographs, Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow introduction to the night sky. Plus, this new edition also gives you the latest theories, explanations, and insights into the basic workings of the universe. Includes updated schedules of coming eclipses of the Sun and Moon and a revised planetary appendix Covers recent discoveries in space, such as water on the Moon and Pluto's demotion from "planet" status Collects new websites, lists of telescope motels, sky-watching guides, and suggestions for beginner's telescopes and suppliers Brings you up-to-speed on the latest social trends and personal technology, such as stargazing mobile apps, NASA video, and the prevalence of "Citizen Science" networks Whether you're an amateur astronomer, space enthusiast, or enrolled in a first year astronomy course, Astronomy For Dummies has you covered.
Categories: Science

A Tale of Seven Elements

A Tale of Seven Elements

In the same article, Crookes then set about trying to see if such a body can be separated from uranium. ... than a previously observed one: Like an astronomer photographing stars too faint for his telescope 64 A TALE OF SEVEN ELEMENTS.

Author: Eric Scerri

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195391312

Category: Science

Page: 200

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In A Tale of Seven Elements, Eric Scerri presents the fascinating history of those seven elements discovered to be mysteriously "missing" from the periodic table in 1913.
Categories: Science

Dinarbas a tale etc By Ellis Cornelia Knight

Dinarbas  a tale  etc  By Ellis Cornelia Knight

Imlac and the astronomer , it is true , were wiser , they made no choice , because they had experienced how little we know in this world what is best for I believe , however , we may venture to affirm , that they who condemn themselves ...



ISBN: BL:A0017465600


Page: 336

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Geraldine a Tale of Conscience

Geraldine  a Tale of Conscience

How would the astronomer , the mathematician , the chymist laugh at the asserter of private judgment ! Would not a person be accounted mad , were he to say , the moon is made of green cheese , I maintain it , I have a right to do so ...

Author: Elizabeth Constantia Agnew


ISBN: BL:A0023994921



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Bibliotheca Londinensis

Bibliotheca Londinensis

Travels . ( Jamieson A. ) Astronomer , Young . ( Fletcher W. ) Astronomy . See EDUCATIONAL . NATURAL SCIENCES . ( Conversations on . ) Aunt Ellen and her Pupils . Mary's New Year's Gift . Stories . Pippin's Tales for Girls .



ISBN: MINN:31951D00189640R

Category: English literature

Page: 283

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Categories: English literature

Classroom Tales

Classroom Tales

Stories and science The story of how an acorn grows into an oak tree, of how a volcano erupts, of how animals reproduce ... Take, for example, the story of the discovery of Pluto, the ninth planet (recently astronomers have discovered a ...

Author: Jennifer M. Fox Eades

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843103042

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 157

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Fox Eades shows how storytelling is a crucial element of children's education that can enrich the school curriculum and encourage social and thinking skills. She discusses the different kinds of story that are useful in the classroom, and explores the impact of individual and group dynamics on the telling and reception of these stories.
Categories: Family & Relationships

All Adventure Child of Storm A Tale of Three Lions

All Adventure  Child of Storm A Tale of Three Lions

Selected non—fiction titles include: “Early Australian Voyages” by John Pinkerton This book a captivating account of true-life ... “The Great Astronomers” by R. S. Ball Meet some of the greatest scientific minds of the ages: Copernicus, ...

Author: H. Rider Haggard

Publisher: Essential Library

ISBN: 9781401021269

Category: Fiction

Page: 363

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"Child of Storm" is an Allan Quatermain adventure and is the second book in an epic African trilogy that began with "Marie" and concludes in "Finished." As an added bonus, this volume also includes "A Tale of Three Lions"-- a novella featuring Allan Quatermain, the legendary adventurer and big game hunter. This heirloom edition is part of The Essential Adventure Library, an entertaining collection of hard-to-find adventure stories. Visit to see all the titles in this series.
Categories: Fiction

An Historical Survey of the Astronomy of the Ancients

An Historical Survey of the Astronomy of the Ancients

Holmby House : a Tale of Old Likes and Dislikes ; or , Passages in Northamptonshire . Second Edition . Two Vols . Post Svo , 168 . the Life of Emily Marsden . Small $ v0 , 68 . Digby Grand . Third Edition . 5s .

Author: Sir George Cornewall Lewis


ISBN: BSB:BSB10061002

Category: Astronomy

Page: 527

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Categories: Astronomy