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Oor Big Braw Cosmos [Kietas viršelis]

  • Formatas: Hardback, 256 pages, aukštis x plotis x storis: 210x176x23 mm, weight: 762 g
  • Išleidimo metai: 10-May-2019
  • Leidėjas: Luath Press Ltd
  • ISBN-10: 1913025055
  • ISBN-13: 9781913025052
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
  • Formatas: Hardback, 256 pages, aukštis x plotis x storis: 210x176x23 mm, weight: 762 g
  • Išleidimo metai: 10-May-2019
  • Leidėjas: Luath Press Ltd
  • ISBN-10: 1913025055
  • ISBN-13: 9781913025052
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
This new fascinating collaboration between eminent Scots astronomer John C. Brown and renowned Scots poet Rab Wilson combines a beginner's introduction to the scientific workings of the universe together with inspired poems and haikus, and superb imagery from astro-photographers and artists.
Foreword: Regius Professor Andy Lawrence FRSE (Edinburgh) 9 Foreword: Visiting Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell FRS, FRSE (Oxford) 10 Introduction: John C Brown and Rab Wilson 11 Acknowledgements 15 Prologue: The Makar 16
Chapter 1 Let's Get Started 17 Big Numbers and Just How Big Is the Universe? 17 Doactir Wha? 25 Space, Gravity, Orbits & the Vacuum 26 Musky's Motor Caur 31 In the Beginning 34
Chapter 2 Planets and Planetary Systems 38 What are Planetary Systems? 38 The Auld Professor 56 International Space Station 57 Apollo, Moonwalks and the First Space Selfie 59 Spacewalk 63 Mune Trees 65 Blue Moons, Super Moons, and Other Moon Madness 66 Super Blue Bluid Mune 71 The Solar System's Gobsmacking Moons 72 Dumfounerin Munes 81 Saturn's Wonderful Rings 82 Exoplanets 86 Goldilocks and the Three Exoplanets 97
Chapter 3 The Sun, the Stars and Nebulae 100 Solar Facts, Figures and Phenomena 101 Solaris 115 Polaris 116 Constant 119 The Pleiades and other Star Clusters 120 Subaru 124 Star Clusters 125 Birth, Life, and Death of Stars, and Associated Nebulae 126 Deuks an Dugs 140
Chapter 4 Galaxies and the Large-scale Structure of the Cosmos 142 The Milky Way and Andromeda 142 Galaxies and the Extragalactic Universe 149 Cosmic Expansion, Dark Matter, Dark Energy and the Multiverse 156
Chapter 5 Some Early Great Scots Astronomers 159 Today's Scottish Astronomy Scene 159 James Gregory 161 Alexander Wilson 161 The Sairchin Mind 166 Thomas Brisbane 169 Mary Somerville 170 Mary Somerville 171 A Wee Message Frae Mary Somerville 174 Thomas Henderson 175 John Pringle Nichol 176 Charles Piazzi Smyth 177 Piazzi 181 James Clerk Maxwell 183 Daftie 188 Williamina Fleming 190
Chapter 6 Human Views and Models of the Cosmos Through the Ages 192 From Cave Art to the Late Neolithic 192 Afore the Dawn 196 The Geometrically Perfect Cosmos of Ancient Greece and its Legacy 201 The Grand Orrery 203 Mechanical Models of Time, Space, and Motion 204 Modern Planetaria and Virtual Reality Systems 206 Modern Artistic Representations of the Cosmos 208
Chapter 7 Some Personal Adventures in Oor Big Braw Cosmos 210 Solarigraphy 210 Two New Constellations for Scotland 213 Yondermaist 216 The Astronomer Royal for Scotland - Tales of a Coat of Arms 218 Arms and the Man 223 The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory and a Burns Club Visit 225 Ayont the Sun 230 Ten Draps o Watter 231 The Kirkhill Pillar, Calderwood and Gazing Toward Black Holes 233
Chapter 8 In the End 235 The End of Life on Earth and of our Planets 235 The Fates of Galaxies, Stars and Exoplanetary Systems 236 The Final Physical Fate of the Cosmos 236 Multiverse 241 Epilogue: Aeternum 242 Appendix: The Wider Worlds of Cosmic Imagery and Poetry 243 The Star o Hope 250 Map: Some Scottish Sites of Astronomical Interest 252 Timeline: Some Highlights in Cosmic and Astronomical History 254
JOHN C. BROWN OBE, FRSE, is 10th Astronomer Royal for Scotland, Professor Emeritus at the University of Glasgow, and a semi-pro magician with eclectic interests. RAB WILSON is currently Scots Scriever in residence at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway, and convenor of the council for the Scots Language Centre. His works include the Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam (in Scots) (2004), 1957 Flying Scot, an art-book 15 sonnet re-double sequence tribute to the famed Scottish bicycle marque, Burnsiana (2014) with artist Calum Colvin, and recent collection Zero Hours (2016).