A Dictionary of Astronomy

Edited By Valerie Illingworth


A comprehensive guide to all the commonly used terms, techniques and technologies of the astronomical sciences today, this dictionary is designed to be accessible to the general reader as well as a convenient reference for the specialist.

All the entries are fully cross-referenced and many are illustrated with diagrams. Important terminology from the space programmes and a selection of relevant terms from physics and mathematics are included, along with a useful section of tabulated data.

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