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The Romance of Modern Astronomy

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From the series, The Library of Romance, the reader is introduced in this book to the modern astronomy of 1911. The author discusses our solar system, including the planets known at that time, comets, the stars, the origins of the universe, and a few famous astronomers. (10 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Our Place in the Universe

15:30

Read by Krista Zaleski

Effects of the Earth's Motions

21:41

Read by Matt Stiner

The Orb of Night

19:57

Read by czandra

The Fountain of Light

20:36

Read by Krista Zaleski

The Sun's Family of Worlds

19:34

Read by Andrea Kotzer

Mercury, The "Sparkling One"

10:42

Read by Krista Zaleski

The Evening Star

17:51

Read by Rolga

Mars, The Red Planet

28:45

Read by raiynn

The Asteroids

19:57

Read by yourbookvoice

Jupiter, the Giant Planet

17:52

Read by J. M. Smallheer

Saturn, the Ringed World

17:05

Read by Jack Hill

The Boundaries of the Solar System

17:37

Read by Sharon V.

The Sun's Family of Comets

18:45

Read by Andrea Weinman

The Messengers of Space

19:30

Read by Wayne Cooke

The Nature of Comets

15:00

Read by Isaac Janney

The Shooting Stars

16:03

Read by Kayla S

Eclipses and Transits

22:30

Read by Krista Zaleski

The Suns of Space

19:58

Read by Andrea Kotzer

The Revelation of Starlight

21:00

Read by Matt Stiner

Systems of Stars

14:01

Read by Matt Stiner

The Motions of the Stars

11:12

Read by czandra

The Fire Mist

9:57

Read by Taylor Nuffer

The Galaxy

12:26

Read by Krista Zaleski

The Origin of the Universe

19:11

Read by Larry Wilson

The Romance of the Tides

16:20

Read by czandra

Light and its Mysteries

12:07

Read by czandra

How to Know the Stars

21:25

Read by czandra

Telescopes and Observatories

22:27

Read by VTDave

The Romance of Discovery: The Early Astronomers

19:17

Read by Kathy Kay

The Romance of Discovery: Galileo and Kepler

24:51

Read by Kathy Kay

Newton and his Successors

33:52

Read by Matt Stiner

The Conquest of the Stars

12:36

Read by Traceyann

A Final Survey

16:58

Read by Larry Wilson