Held up by the heliopause? Floored by the flatness problem? Intimidated by MACHOs? With the Cambridge Astromy Dictionary you'll longer be defeated by such astromical jargon! These and 3,200 additional words, names, and abbreviations used in amateur and professional astromy, are clearly and concisely defined. Entries include information from modern and classical astromy, including: A comprehensive selection of specialist terms All the constellations, planets, and moons of the solar system Comets, stars, asteroids, nebulae, and galaxies Telescopes, observatories, spacecraft, and space missions Published internationally as The Penguin Dictionary of Astromy, it is considered the classic reference work in its field. This edition has been completely revised and includes many new entries. Anyone involved with astromy, either professionally or as a hobby, will find the Cambridge Astromy Dictionary a handy and invaluable reference. Jacqueline Mitton's interest in astromy began when she was a child and she had her first telescope as a teenager. She graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in physics, then obtained her PhD in astromy at the University of Cambridge. In 1989 she became the Press Officer of the Royal Astromical Society. She is a Fellow of the Royal Astromical Society, a member of the International Astromical Union, and a Member of the Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astromical Society. She is the author or co-author of 16 astromy books and writes for both children and adults.
Jacqueline Mitton's interest in astronomy began when she was a small child and she had her first telescope as a teenager. She graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in physics, then obtained her PhD in astronomy at the University of Cambridge. In 1989 she became the Press Officer of the Royal Astronomical Society. She is the author or co-author of 16 astronomy books published since 1978, and writes for both children and adults. Her recent books include The Scholastic Encyclopedia of Space (with Simon Mitton, 1999), Pluto and Charon (with Alan Stern, Wiley, 1997 & 1999) and Zoo in the Sky (National Geographic, 1998).