Astronomy

Geology and Astronomy

Charles Kovacs

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$19.95

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Part one of this book describes the different kinds of rocks, soil, and mountains found on our planet and explores how they came into being. This section also deals with the depths of the Earth and the long ages of time.

By contrast, part two examines the heights of our universe in the movement of the Sun, Moon, and stars. These celestial bodies give us our sense the cycles of days, months, and years.

Throughout, Kovacs links the phenomena he is describing to human experience and how they affect people in various parts of the world. Geology and Astronomy is a resource for Waldorf teachers in classes six and seven (ages 11–13).

An Introduction to a Study of the Stars

C. R. Mirbt

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$10.00

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For use by the English-speaking Waldorf teaching community, 10 chapters dealing with introductory geocentric astronomy with star maps for the Northern Hemisphere. This is a very clear overview of the subject matter usually introduced in the Waldorf approach in Grade 7 - Mirbt performs a great service in giving the teacher (whether in the classroom or at home) a comprehensive grounding in the information needed to teach this subject.

Sky Phenomena

A Guide to Naked-eye Observation of the Stars

Norman Davidson

Softbound

Profusely illustrated

$25.00

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This is the astronomy course I always wanted to take, but could find! Davidson takes us outside, has us look up at the starry wonder overhead, and then tells us what we are seeing. In the process, he also treats us to myths, legends and history, and even includes a whole chapter of poetry about the stars! Wonderful!

Contents:

  • The Stars - I
  • The Stars - II
  • The Sun
  • The Moon
  • Eclipses
  • The Planets
  • The Copernican Revolution
  • Comets and Meteors
  • The Southern Hemisphere Sky
  • The Stars in Poetry

Appendices:

  • Astronomical Events
  • Technical Data
  • Astronimcal Symbols
  • Star Maps for Observers at the Equator
  • Useful Materials and Publications
  • Some Famous Individuals in the History of Astronomy
  • Glossary of Astronomical Terms