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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

I like it.

this is the free textbook,but it's really awesome. the graphic looks great. there are many lesson in each chapters.

thank you so much for free textbook but high quality


Very good, informations and diagrams accurately balance text and information, and it's free. Nice to have interactive models of telescopes when studying them.


Very interactive and informative. One problem—on the portrait Table of Contents, y'all forgot to add the "Book Title". :)

Ascendia's Astronomy
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  • Free
  • 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: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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