Oxford Astronomy Encyclopedia. Eva Dunson Reference Source Analysis 500’s – Week 6 – 5-8-08 . By Patrick Moore, General Editor. Moore, Patrick. Astronomy Encyclopedia. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. Call Number: YR520.3 AST 2002. Arrangement.
Reference Source Analysis 500’s – Week 6 – 5-8-08
By Patrick Moore, General Editor
Moore, Patrick. Astronomy Encyclopedia. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002
Call Number: YR520.3 AST 2002
Alphabetical with colored letter tabs to help you find what you are looking for easily.
The Astronomy Encyclopedia covers everything that the general enthusiast--and the more serious researcher--would want to know about planets, stars, galaxies, and our universe
It is the most up-to-date and has the most reliable information available.
It has a host of major articles on the cornerstones of astronomical investigation, such as the Milky Way, the sun and the planets, optical and radio telescopes, stars, black holes, astrophysics, observatories, astronomical photography, space programs, the constellations, and famous astronomers.
Also, there are concise entries on planetary features and satellites, asteroids, observational techniques, comets, satellite launchers, meteors, and subjects as diverse as life in the Universe and the structure of meteorites. Scores of tables list the brightest stars in the major constellations, annual meteor showers, major variable stars, dwarf stars, energy production processes in the Sun, and other relevant data.
I thought this book very well organized and easy to use. I has alot of really cool illustrations and if a child needed to use this I think they wouldn't have much of a problem at all of finding what they need.