books

Eclipse book

In preparation for the solar eclipse of 2017, I decided to get a few books.  The first was Total Solar Eclipse 2017 by Marc Nussbaum.

Bad Astronomy book review

I can’t remember exactly were I heard about this book.  The book is Bad Astronomy by Philip Plait. Phil has a blog also called Bad Astronomy.  The book discussed two topics which I was interested in.  First was it explained many astronomical topics in detail to give the real science like why the sky is blue and …

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Practical Astronomy with your Calculator or Spreadsheet book

After more searching on Amazon, I found Practical Astronomy with your Calculator or Spreadsheet by Peter Duffett-Smith and Jonathan Zwart.  This will be my guide on my journey to create the Astronomy Calculator.  The fourth edition was published in 2011 so it is current.  It also had a website where you can download the Excel …

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Books by Jean Meeus

In my searching for books on Amazon, I found a book called Astronomical Algorithms by Jean Meeus.  It was claimed to be the first book that made astronomical calculations available to the casual astronomers.  It was focused on “calculators” but since the first edition was written in 1979, an iPhone today would seem like a mainframe …

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