Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Dark Companions of Stars: Astrometric Commentary on the Lower End of the Main Sequence
Foyalty 227

Dark Companions of Stars: Astrometric Commentary on the Lower End of the Main Sequence (Hardback)

£74.99
Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 31/05/1986.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

If you want to understand the invisible, look careful at the visible. The Talmud A 'bird's eye' or rather a distant spacecraft's view of the solar system reveals an assembly of planets, terrestrial, giant and Pluto. The orbital motions are in the same sense, counter clockwise, as seen from the north of the general flattened space within which the planetary motions are confined. This state of affairs is corevolving and, more or less, coplanar. The rotations are in the same sense as the revolutions, with the strikiiig exception of Uranus whose sense of rotation is perpendicular to its plane of revolution. As time goes by, most of the planets remain fairly close to a general plane and at no time stray unduly far from it; they remain confined within a rather narrow box or disk with a large 'equatorial' extent. The most distant planet, Pluto, requires a diameter of some 80 astronomical units for the disk. One astronomical unit is the distance of the Earth to the Sun, to be more precise the length of half the major axis of the Earth's slightly elliptical orbit around the Sun, and amounts to nearly 149600000 km.

Science & MathematicsAstronomy, space & timeAstronomical charts & atlasesScience & MathematicsAstronomy, space & timeAstronomical observation: observatories, equipment & methodsScience & MathematicsAstronomy, space & timeGalaxies & starsScience & MathematicsAstronomy, space & timeTheoretical & mathematical astronomy Publisher: Springer Publication Date: 31/05/1986 ISBN-13: 9789027722706  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 31/05/1986.  

More books by Peter Van de Kamp

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Astrobiology, Discovery, and Societal...
(Hardback)
Steven J. Dick
 
 
£54.99
 
The Great Silence: Science and...
(Hardback)
Milan M. 'Cirkovic
 
 
£25.00
 
Bayesian Astrophysics
(Hardback)
Andres Asensio Ramos; Inigo Arregui
 
 
£110.00
 
Series of Bessel and Kummer-Type...
(Paperback)
Arpad Baricz; Dragana Jankov...
 
 
£39.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd