Stars Above, Earth Below examines a range of astronomical topics in relation to the landscapes, processes and cultures which can be seen and experienced within US National Parks. The geological features readers can see are linked to the very latest NASA spacecraft discoveries on other planets and their moons.
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As a general introduction to astronomy the style is individual and idiosyncratic. The approach weaves together, for example, personal anecdotes, philosophical observations, and practical seasonal star-charts. Dan Hillier, The Observatory, Vol. National Parks. For each park and topic the story unfolds in three steps: what does the reader see for him - or herself? What is the scientific cause or explanation of what is seen? And finally, what is the big picture about ourselves, our world, and our Universe?
The author takes us the length and breadth of the U. About the AuthorDr.
As an observational astronomer he has written over two dozen peer-reviewed papers on pulsars, the interstellar medium, star formation in galaxies, the distribution of dark. In addition, he has professional interests in archaeoastronomy, light pollution and science education.
These interests were developed during positions held as an astronomer at the U. Both institutions have worked diligently and successfully with local governments to establish light pollution ordinances. Nordgren has designed and built sundials, including a two-story dial at the University of Redlands, and is one of seven scientists and artists that turned the NASA Mars Exploration Rover camera calibration targets into working Martian sundials. These Marsdials have become the most photographed objects of the Spirit and Opportunity Rover mission.
In addition, while at the U.
To everyone who has bought my book: There is a typo doh! He knew from experience how visitors to the national parks wanted to reconnect to the stars above. In the s, Ansel Adams went to photograph the national parks. Amazing night skyBy rshinksI've recently gotten into. Maybe this will be the impetus of a night sky environmental movement. And while traditional daytime programs average about 25 to 30 people, the astronomy programs, which are mainly interpretive programs about night skies, typically pull in to In addition, LED lighting produces light with a bluer cast, which is more effectively scattered by the atmosphere.
In Dr. Nordgren began working with Chad Moore, leader of the National Park Service Night Sky Team who has developed a method of quantifying the amount of light pollution in the skies above the national parks. With his support, Dr.
Nordgren is working with the U. National Park Service to spend his sabbatical during the academic school year in the national parks writing the remainder of the book.
Amazing night skyBy rshinksI've recently gotten into astrophotography, and love the night sky away from city lights. As an observational astronomer he has written over two dozen peer-reviewed papers on pulsars, the interstellar medium, star formation in galaxies, the distribution of dark matter in galaxies, and the atmospheres and pulsation of red giant stars.
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