The Canopus Encyclopedia of Astronomy

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The Canopus Encyclopedia of Astronomy

 
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This title is a general astronomy reference covering all fields of astronomy including practical advice.

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An engaging trove of information. -- Publishers Weekly

Exceptionally comprehensive and up-to-date...pitched right at the limits of contemporary research... handsomely produced and reasonably priced. -- Times Literary Supplement

Quite an achievement ... neither patronizes nor overwhelms ... an exceptionally useful and attractive volume. -- Astronomy & Geophysics

Takes readers to the cutting edge of the latest research... details some of the most intriguing aspects of space. -- Science News

This authoritative and comprehensive volume will be of interest to armchair and backyard astronomers alike. It is an up-to-date work... -- Royal Astronomical Society

This encyclopedia is by far the best of its kind I have ever come across. -- Sir Patrick Moore

Until now there has been no single best reference... -- Rick Fienberg, Editor-in-Chief, Sky & Telescope Magazine

Well researched and attractively laid out... an excellent source of information and data for amateur and professional, beginner and experienced. -- Federation of Astronomical Societies

About the Author:

Professor Paul Murdin is a senior fellow at the Cambridge Institute of Astronomy. After a research career in the USA (University of Rochester), Australia (Anglo-Australian Observatory) and the UK (Royal Greenwich Observatory) he worked as an observatory director and administrator. He helped set up the UK's observatory in the Canary Islands and was the Director of the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh. He then worked for the UK government agencies on astronomy and space funding. Well known as a writer, editor and broadcaster on astronomy, with a flair for communicating astronomy from the front line of research, he edited the monumental 4-volume Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Nature Publishing Group and Institute of Physics Publishing, 2001). In 1988 he was awarded an honor (OBE) from the Queen for making international arrangements in astronomy and for his work in public outreach.

Margaret Penston, MBE is a former Secretary and Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society and chair of its Education Committee. As a research astronomer on the staff of the Royal Greenwich Observatory she traveled the astronomical world, spending time at observatories in California, South Africa, Australia and Spain with her astronomer husband, Michael and their family. She was a member of the European Space Agency’s Hipparcos project team for more than 15 years. In 1998 she became schools officer in astronomy and space science for the UK Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council. She is a Governing Body Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge and is the current President of the UK's Society for Popular Astronomy.

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