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Astronomy: The Science of the Heavenly Bodies

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The progress of astronomy from age to age has been far from uniform—rather by leaps and bounds: from the earliest epoch when man's planet earth was the center about which the stupendous cosmos wheeled, for whom it was created, and for whose edification it was maintained—down to the modern age whose discoveries have ascertained that even our stellar universe, the vast region of the solar domain, is but one of the thousands of island universes that tenant the inconceivable immensities of space. So rapid, indeed, has been the progress of astronomy in very recent years that the present is especially favorable for setting forth its salient features; and this book is an attempt to present the wide range of astronomy in readable fashion, as if a story with a definite plot, from its origin with the shepherds of ancient Chaldea down to present-day ascertainment of the actual scale of the universe, and definite measures of the huge volume of supersolar giants among the stars. (Preface) - Summary by David Todd (12 hr 7 min)

Chapters

Preface

4:06

Read by CosmicT

Astronomy a Living Science

17:12

Read by Verla Viera

The First Astronomers

6:42

Read by James R. Hedrick

Pyramid, Tomb, and Temple

8:12

Read by James R. Hedrick

Origin of Greek Astronomy

5:11

Read by James R. Hedrick

Measuring the Earth—Eratosthenes

5:49

Read by James R. Hedrick

Ptolemy and His Great Book

7:39

Read by James R. Hedrick

Astronomy of the Middle Ages

9:11

Read by James R. Hedrick

Copernicus and the New Era

5:49

Read by Alan Mapstone

Tycho, the Great Observer

6:33

Read by soji

Kepler, the Great Calculator

10:13

Read by DJRickyV

Galileo, the Great Experimenter

8:09

Read by Alan Mapstone

After the Great Masters

8:04

Read by soji

Newton and Motion

7:54

Read by Alan Mapstone

Newton and Gravitation

12:21

Read by Sadiya Bindir

After Newton

18:14

Read by Sadiya Bindir

Halley and His Comet

13:29

Read by Sadiya Bindir

Bradley and Aberration

6:42

Read by Chris Greaves

The Telescope

16:44

Read by Owlivia

Reflectors—Mirror Telescopes

15:42

Read by Owlivia

The Story of the Spectroscope

27:18

Read by Owlivia

The Story of Astronomical Photography

23:45

Read by Piotr Nater

Mountain Observatories

26:32

Read by Chris Greaves

The Program of a Great Observatory

20:04

Read by jtparsonreads

Our Solar System

5:50

Read by Andrea Kotzer

The Sun and Observing It

21:40

Read by prajak

Sun Spots and Prominences

35:29

Read by prajak

The Inner Planets

7:23

Read by Piotr Nater

The Moon and Her Surface

23:12

Read by Piotr Nater

Eclipses of the Moon

4:48

Read by realisticspeakers

Total Eclipses of the Sun

20:24

Read by realisticspeakers

The Solar Corona

13:29

Read by Jason Humphreys

The Ruddy Planet

22:47

Read by DJRickyV

The Canals of Mars

12:04

Read by Piotr Nater

Life in Other Worlds

23:51

Read by lightcrystal

The Little Planets

11:22

Read by realisticspeakers

The Giant Planet

8:00

Read by realisticspeakers

The Ringed Planet

6:21

Read by Andrea Kotzer

The Farthest Planets

6:30

Read by CosmicT

The Trans-Neptunian Planet

4:35

Read by CosmicT

Comets—the Hairy Stars

12:45

Read by swanninlove

Where Do Comets Come From?

6:36

Read by CosmicT

Meteors and Shooting Stars

13:23

Read by J. M. Smallheer

Meteorites

5:35

Read by J. M. Smallheer

The Universe of Stars

9:45

Read by J. M. Smallheer

Star Charts and Catalogues

6:49

Read by Availle

The Sun's Motion Toward Lyra

6:26

Read by Availle

Stars and Their Spectral Type

8:38

Read by Availle

Star Distances

14:21

Read by Krista Zaleski

The Nearest Stars

2:37

Read by CosmicT

Actual Dimensions of the Stars

6:14

Read by CosmicT

The Variable Stars

12:10

Read by Dollf4c3su

The Novæ, or New Stars

5:39

Read by Krista Zaleski

The Double Stars

2:51

Read by CosmicT

The Star Clusters

9:22

Read by FaithAtUCF

Moving Clusters

6:58

Read by Trek

The Two Star Streams

8:47

Read by FaithAtUCF

The Galaxy or Milky Way

16:57

Read by prajak

Star Clouds and Nebulæ

8:47

Read by Raven Green

The Spiral Nebulæ

11:05

Read by Trek

Cosmogony

22:40

Read by Lector1

Cosmogony in Transition

10:12

Read by Andy Glover