The Sun: Beginner’s guide to our local star by Dr. Ryan French
Explore the history, science and observation techniques of our closest star in this accessible guide for beginners. The Sun is incredibly dynamic and shrouded in mystery, despite its apparent unchanging appearance in the daytime sky. In this guide, Dr. Ryan French explores history, science and modern observations to uncover the mysteries of the Sun.
From ancient astronomers who hailed the Sun as a deity, to new age space exploration, the way we observe the Sun has come a long way. Humanity’s scientific journey to understand the Sun has included many intriguing and humorous tales from over the centuries. In today’s age, it is far easier to become a sun observer. Learn about cutting-edge space observations of the Sun and how to access these images from home. Uncover further methods of observing the Sun safely from your own back garden using off-the-shelf solar telescopes, DIY pin-hole cameras and solar projectors.
- The perfect gift for anyone wishing to learn more about our local star
- Learn how our knowledge of the Sun has evolved
- Understand the basic physics behind sunspots and solar eruptions
- Discover how solar activity can affect us on Earth
- Access tools and methods to observe the Sun safely
- 112 pages
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