Astronomy: The Science of the Heavenly Bodies

David Todd (1855 - 1939)

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

Genre(s): Science, Astronomy, Physics & Mechanics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface CosmicT
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Play 01 Astronomy a Living Science Verla Viera
00:17:12
Play 02 The First Astronomers James R. Hedrick
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Play 03 Pyramid, Tomb, and Temple James R. Hedrick
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Play 04 Origin of Greek Astronomy James R. Hedrick
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Play 05 Measuring the Earth—Eratosthenes James R. Hedrick
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Play 06 Ptolemy and His Great Book James R. Hedrick
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Play 07 Astronomy of the Middle Ages James R. Hedrick
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Play 08 Copernicus and the New Era Alan Mapstone
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Play 09 Tycho, the Great Observer soji
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Play 10 Kepler, the Great Calculator DJRickyV
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Play 11 Galileo, the Great Experimenter Alan Mapstone
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Play 12 After the Great Masters soji
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Play 13 Newton and Motion Alan Mapstone
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Play 14 Newton and Gravitation Sadiya Bindir
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Play 15 After Newton Sadiya Bindir
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Play 16 Halley and His Comet Sadiya Bindir
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Play 17 Bradley and Aberration Chris Greaves
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Play 18 The Telescope Owlivia
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Play 19 Reflectors—Mirror Telescopes Owlivia
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Play 20 The Story of the Spectroscope Owlivia
00:27:18
Play 21 The Story of Astronomical Photography Piotr Nater
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Play 22 Mountain Observatories Chris Greaves
00:26:32
Play 23 The Program of a Great Observatory jtparsonreads
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Play 24 Our Solar System Andrea Kotzer
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Play 25 The Sun and Observing It prajak
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Play 26 Sun Spots and Prominences prajak
00:35:29
Play 27 The Inner Planets Piotr Nater
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Play 28 The Moon and Her Surface Piotr Nater
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Play 29 Eclipses of the Moon realisticspeakers
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Play 30 Total Eclipses of the Sun realisticspeakers
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Play 31 The Solar Corona Jason Humphreys
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Play 32 The Ruddy Planet DJRickyV
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Play 33 The Canals of Mars Piotr Nater
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Play 34 Life in Other Worlds lightcrystal
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Play 35 The Little Planets realisticspeakers
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Play 36 The Giant Planet realisticspeakers
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Play 37 The Ringed Planet Andrea Kotzer
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Play 38 The Farthest Planets CosmicT
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Play 39 The Trans-Neptunian Planet CosmicT
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Play 40 Comets—the Hairy Stars swanninlove
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Play 41 Where Do Comets Come From? CosmicT
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Play 42 Meteors and Shooting Stars J. M. Smallheer
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Play 43 Meteorites J. M. Smallheer
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Play 44 The Universe of Stars J. M. Smallheer
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Play 45 Star Charts and Catalogues Availle
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Play 46 The Sun's Motion Toward Lyra Availle
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Play 47 Stars and Their Spectral Type Availle
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Play 48 Star Distances Krista Zaleski
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Play 49 The Nearest Stars CosmicT
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Play 50 Actual Dimensions of the Stars CosmicT
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Play 51 The Variable Stars Dollf4c3su
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Play 52 The Novæ, or New Stars Krista Zaleski
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Play 53 The Double Stars CosmicT
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Play 54 The Star Clusters FaithAtUCF
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Play 55 Moving Clusters Trek
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Play 56 The Two Star Streams FaithAtUCF
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Play 57 The Galaxy or Milky Way prajak
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Play 58 Star Clouds and Nebulæ Raven Green
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Play 59 The Spiral Nebulæ Trek
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Play 60 Cosmogony Lector1
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Play 61 Cosmogony in Transition Andy Glover
00:10:12