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Glossary of astronomy and astrophysics

Jeanne Hopkins

Glossary of astronomy and astrophysics

by Jeanne Hopkins

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Astronomy -- Dictionaries,
  • Astrophysics -- Dictionaries

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesAstrophysical journal
    StatementJeanne Hopkins ; foreword by S. Chandrasekhar.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB14 .H69 1980
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 196 p. ;
    Number of Pages196
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4093995M
    ISBN 100226351718
    LC Control Number80005226

    ASTROPHYSICS The branch of astronomy that deals with the physics of stellar phenomena. ATMOSPHERE The layers of gases which surround a star, like our Sun, or a planet, like our Earth. AXIS An imaginary straight line around which an object rotates. B BACTERIA Living things that have only one cell and are so small they can only be seen with a. Astronomy & Astrophysics turns 50 Details Published on 14 May 15 th May marks the beginning of the 50 th anniversary of Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A) 1,2.A year-long programme of events will begin today at the annual meeting of A&A Board of Directors at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Garching, Germany.. The anniversary marks a .

    “This book is rich in peculiarities for the interested observer” – The IndependentThe revised second edition of this established dictionary contains over 4, up-to-date entries covering all aspects of astronomy. Compiled with the help of over 20 expert contributors under the editorship of renowned author and broadcaster Ian Ridpath, A Dictionary of Astronomy covers everything Author: Ian Ridpath. Astrophysics needs input of practically all sub-disciplines of physics and thus a course on astrophysics cannot be self-contained. However, the course should be accessible to students with just a general introduction to physics. Few sections of the text that are somewhat more advanced and that can be omitted are marked by stars.

    (shelved 1 time as astronomy-and-astrophysics) avg rating — 5, ratings — published Want to Read saving. Astronomy (from Greek: ἀστρονομία) is a natural science that studies celestial objects and uses mathematics, physics, and chemistry in order to explain their origin and s of interest include planets, moons, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and nt phenomena include supernova explosions, gamma ray bursts, quasars, .


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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Glossary."National Research Council. The Decade of Discovery in Astronomy and gton, DC: The National. The Lexicon and Glossary of Terms in LEVEL 5 is a compilation and modern updating of astronomical terms culled from the published literature.

It is designed to cover all of astronomy, including particle physics and some statistics; in this sense the Glossary is a slight departure from the extragalactic focus of the rest of the knowledge base. A number denoting the brightness of a star or other celestial object.

The higher the magnitude, the fainter the object. For example, a 1st-magnitude star is times brighter than a 6th-magnitude star.

The imaginary north-south line that passes directly overhead (through the zenith). An entry in a catalog of star clusters, nebulas, and. Not Available adshelp[at] The ADS is operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under NASA Cooperative Agreement NNX16AC86AAuthor: J. Hopkins, D. Dewhirst.

Astro Glossary: A: A ring. One of the three prominent rings encircling Saturn. absolute magnitude. The apparent magnitude that a star would have if it were at a distance of 10 parsecs. absolute zero.

The temperature of – o C (or 0K). Where all molecular motion stops ; the lowest possible temperature. absorption line spectrum. Dark linesFile Size: KB. Title: Glossary of astronomy and astrophysics: Authors: Hopkins, Jeanne: Publication: Chicago: University of Chicago Press,2nd rev.

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Although serious and thorough, the language, and. Appendix:List of astronomical terms. Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary. astrometric binary astrometry astronomer astronomical unit astronomy astrophotography astrophysics atmosphere atmosphere layers AU aureole aurora axis azimuth B.

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