Basic Astronomy Concepts Everyone Should Know (with Space Photos): Like Explaining the Phases of the Moon and Evidence for the Heliocentric Theory

Basic Astronomy Concepts Everyone Should Know (with Space Photos): Like Explaining the Phases of the Moon and Evidence for the Heliocentric Theory

by Chris McMullen Ph.D.

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Overview

This full-color, illustrated softcover book provides a highly visual introduction to some basic astronomy concepts that everyone should know, like explaining the phases of the moon and earth-based evidence of the heliocentric model. There are 40 full-color pages. The photos are NASA space photos, but NASA did not participate in the writing or publication of this eBook. Educators may use this material in the classroom for the purpose of teaching astronomy concepts. Contents include our solar system, the lunar phases, solar and lunar eclipses, seasons, the shape of the earth, and geocentric and heliocentric models of the solar system (including evidence for the heliocentric model).


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781469925929
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/16/2012
Pages: 42
Sales rank: 1,118,122
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.11(d)

About the Author

The author, Chris McMullen, is a physics and astronomy instructor at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. He earned his Ph.D. in physics at Oklahoma State University in phenomenological high-energy physics (particle physics). His doctoral dissertation was on the collider phenomenology of superstring-inspired large extra dimensions, a field in which he has coauthored several papers.

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