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Popular Astronomy

Popular Astronomy

Edited by John Schroeter


1 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: EPUB

EPUB, $4.99 (US $4.99) (CA $6.99)

Publication Date: January 2018

ISBN 9781732392304

Rights: WOR

John August Media, LLC (Jan 2018)


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In this special edition of Popular Astronomy:•Dava Sobel's original new essay inspired by her best-selling book "The Glass Universe"•Dr. Michael Summers on exoplanets and "Diamond Worlds"•Dr. Jeffrey Bennett brings a cosmic perspective to the study of exoplanets•Best-selling author John Read delivers the perfect orientation to telescope selection—and astrophotography•Geoff Cottrell gives us a tour of the next big telescopes•Martin Griffiths takes us deep inside the nebulae•The legendary Wil Tirion guides us through the history of celestial cartography•Peter Pesic provides a fascinating historical perspective on music and the making of modern science•Astrophysicist Neil Comins brings the concept—and experience—of space tourism into focus•John Fossett shows us how to create an astronomy club through your local library•Jeff Bennett returns with an in-depth review of Eclipse 2017•John Schroeter on the history of radio telescopes and the detection of mysterious fast radio bursts•George Musser's "Einstein's Castle in the Air" questions the essence of space and time•A special Popular Astronomy eBook recounting the history of Mars exploration

Author Biography

John Schroeter is publisher of the iconic Popular Electronics, Mechanix Illustrated, and Popular Astronomy magazines at, as well as Executive Director at His deep industry experience spans semiconductors to high-performance computing to advanced automotive technologies. His patented work in eliminating counterfeit drugs from the supply chain was recognized with Frost & Sullivan's Technology Innovation Award. He continues to write consult in the advanced semiconductor and high-performance computing fields, with an emphasis on machine learning applications in defense and healthcare. Schroeter is also the author of several books, including the Prentice Hall classic, Surviving the ASIC Experience, on the design of custom integrated circuits.