Practical Talks by an Astronomer

Harold JACOBY (1865 - 1932)

The present volume has not been designed as a systematic treatise on astronomy. There are many excellent books of that kind, suitable for serious students as well as the general reader; but they are necessarily somewhat dry and unattractive, because they must aim at completeness. Completeness means detail, and detail means dryness.

But the science of astronomy contains subjects that admit of detached treatment; and as many of these are precisely the ones of greatest general interest, it has seemed well to select several, and describe them in language free from technicalities. It is hoped that the book will thus prove useful to persons who do not wish to give the time required for a study of astronomy as a whole, but who may take pleasure in devoting a half-hour now and then to a detached essay on some special topic. - Summary from the Preface

Genre(s): Astronomy, Physics & Mechanics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Availle
00:02:02
Play 01 Navigation at Sea Barbara Baker
00:11:52
Play 02 The Pleiades J. M. Smallheer
00:09:39
Play 03 The Pole-Star Marty
00:12:25
Play 04 Nebulae Romano
00:11:44
Play 05 Temporary Stars BettyB
00:13:56
Play 06 Galileo DebK
00:11:17
Play 07 The Planet of 1898 BettyB
00:13:43
Play 08 How to Make a Sun-Dial Bev J Stevens
00:29:59
Play 09 Photography in Astronomy Mike Pelton
00:38:59
Play 10 Time Standards of the World Bev J Stevens
00:29:03
Play 11 Motions of the Earth's Pole DebK
00:09:28
Play 12 Saturn's Rings Mike Pelton
00:16:11
Play 13 The Heliometer Mike Pelton
00:11:55
Play 14 Occultations Diana Schmidt
00:10:57
Play 15 Mounting Great Telescopes Availle
00:18:26
Play 16 The Astronomer's Pole Lazlo
00:15:51
Play 17 The Moon Hoax J. M. Smallheer
00:11:48
Play 18 The Sun's Destination Kathleen Moore
00:18:21