Letters on Astronomy by Denison Olmsted

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Author Olmsted, Denison, 1791-1859
Title Letters on Astronomy
in which the Elements of the Science are Familiarly Explained in Connection with Biographical Sketches of the Most Eminent Astronomers
Contents Preface -- Introductory observations -- Doctrine of the sphere -- Astronomical instruments; telescope -- Observatories -- Time and the calendar -- Figure of the earth -- Diurnal revolution -- Parallax and refraction -- The sun -- Annual revolution; seasons -- Laws of motion -- Terrestrial gravity -- Sir Isaac Newton; unversal gravitation; figure of the earth's orbit; precession of the equinoxes -- The moon -- The moon; phases; harvest moon; librations -- Moon's orbit; her irregularities -- Eclipses -- Longitude; tides -- Planets; Mercury and Venus -- Superior planets: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus -- Copernicus; Galileo -- Saturn; Uranus; asteroids -- The planetary motions; Kepler's laws; Kepler -- Comets -- Meteoric showers -- Fixed stars -- System of the world -- Natural theology -- Recent discoveries.
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Language English
LoC Class QB: Science: Astronomy
Subject Astronomy
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EBook-No. 40240
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Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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