The revised second edition of this established dictionary contains over 4,300 up-to-date entries covering all aspects of astromy. Compiled with the help of over 20 expert contributors under the editorship of rewned author and broadcaster Ian Ridpath, A Dictionary of Astromy covers everything from space exploration and the equipment involved, to astrophysics, cosmology, and the concept of time. The dictionary also includes biographical entries on eminent astromers, as well as worldwide coverage of observatories and telescopes. Supplementary material is included in the appendices, such as tables of Apollo lunar landing missions and the constellations, a table of planetary data, and numerous other tables and diagrams complement the entries. The entries have been fully revised and updated for this edition, and new entries have been added to reflect the recent developments within the field of astromy, including magnetic reconnection, Fornax cluster, lumisity density, and Akatsuki. The content is enhanced by entry-level web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website. A Dictionary of Astromy is an invaluable reference source for students, professionals, amateur astromers, and space enthusiasts.
Ian Ridpath is an author and broadcaster on stars and planets for a general audience. He is the editor of, among other titles, Norton's Star Atlas and The Monthly Sky Guide.