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Ascendia's Astronomy

A Glimpse of the Solar System

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From Ancient history to present times, space has always been the last frontier. What was once seen as the land of Gods is now the land of man. 

A Glimpse of the Solar System is a brief presentation of three topics: telescopes, space ships and space probes and orbs. This general introduction will help you find out relevant information about Astronomy.

Each chapter contains interactive materials:
3D models explanatory videos widgets photo galleries
Observe. Telescopes
This chapter presents the following telescopes: the Newtonian Telescope, the Refractor Telescope, the Dome Telescope, the Radio Telescope, the Cherenkov Telescope, the Hubble Telescope. 

Explore. Space Ships and Space Probes
In this chapter you can find out information about Ariane 5 rocket and Columbia space shuttle. The three space probes presented are: Voyager, Galileo and Deep Space 1.

Travel. Orbs
This chapter deals with a few of the celestial objects from our Solar System: Earth, Moon, Mars, Saturn, comets and asteroids.


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Customer Reviews

Ascendia's Astronomy

Great Book! Lots of extras.

Tiny Museum

This is a fun interactive book! It's like a tiny space museum. :-D

Editor Needed

So far it seems to have good info but there are several spelling mistakes and I haven't finished the first chapter yet. Free or not, an editor or friend who really cared would have picked up the errors. It's hard for an author to review their own pieces. I'm not perfect or anything but I thought it was worth pointing out so an update could be done. I'm interested in what the book has to offer and will continue to read on. Cheers

Ascendia's Astronomy
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  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Astronomy
  • Published: Jan 31, 2012
  • Publisher: Ascendia Design S.R.L.
  • Seller: Cosmin Malureanu
  • Print Length: 61 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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