The Sun: Beginner’s guide to our local star, including solar and lunar eclipses

Paperback

A perfect book for anyone wishing to learn more about our local star, eclipses and the Northern Lights

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.

RRP: £8.99

ISBN

978-0-00-858023-0

Publication Date

25-05-2023

Format

Paperback

Pages

112 pages

Dimensions

148x210mm

Author

Dr. Ryan French, Royal Observatory Greenwich and Collins Astronomy

Dr. Ryan French is a solar physicist, science communicator and author. He is pursuing the mysteries of the Sun at the forefront of modern solar physics research, using cutting edge telescopes on the ground and in space. His research takes him all over the world, collaborating with the global community of solar physicists. Ryan also works to share the wonders of the Sun and space with the public, through social media, museums and observatories, and on television and radio. He is also an avid hiker, rock climber, and skier, perhaps because the mountains take him closer to the Sun. Keep up to date with Ryan's other projects at www.ryanjfrench.com

Product Description

A perfect book for anyone wishing to learn more about our local star, eclipses and the Northern Lights

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.

ISBN

978-0-00-858023-0

Publication Date

25-05-2023

Format

Paperback

Pages

112 pages

Dimensions

148x210mm

Product Description

A perfect book for anyone wishing to learn more about our local star, eclipses and the Northern Lights

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.

Author

Dr. Ryan French, Royal Observatory Greenwich and Collins Astronomy

Dr. Ryan French is a solar physicist, science communicator and author. He is pursuing the mysteries of the Sun at the forefront of modern solar physics research, using cutting edge telescopes on the ground and in space. His research takes him all over the world, collaborating with the global community of solar physicists. Ryan also works to share the wonders of the Sun and space with the public, through social media, museums and observatories, and on television and radio. He is also an avid hiker, rock climber, and skier, perhaps because the mountains take him closer to the Sun. Keep up to date with Ryan's other projects at www.ryanjfrench.com