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Letters on Astronomy in which the Elements of the Science are Familiarly Explained in Connection with Biographical Sketches of the Most Eminent Astronomers

By Denison Olmsted
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  • LETTERS ON ASTRONOMY, IN WHICH THE ELEMENTS OF THE SCIENCE ARE
  • Revised Edition.
    • NEW YORK:
      • HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,
    • HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,
  • ADVERTISEMENT
    • TO THE
    • REVISED EDITION.
  • CONTENTS.
  • LETTERS ON ASTRONOMY.
  • LETTER I.
    • INTRODUCTORY OBSERVATIONS.
  • LETTER II.
    • DOCTRINE OF THE SPHERE.
  • LETTER III.
    • ASTRONOMICAL INSTRUMENTS.——TELESCOPE.
  • LETTER IV
    • TELESCOPE CONTINUED.
  • LETTER V.
    • OBSERVATORIES.
  • LETTER VI.
    • TIME AND THE CALENDAR.
  • LETTER VII.
    • FIGURE OF THE EARTH.
  • LETTER VIII.
    • DIURNAL REVOLUTIONS.
  • LETTER IX.
    • PARALLAX AND REFRACTION.
  • LETTER X.
    • THE SUN.
  • LETTER XI.
    • ANNUAL REVOLUTION.—SEASONS
  • LETTER XII.
    • LAWS OF MOTION.
  • LETTER XIII.
    • TERRESTRIAL GRAVITY.
  • LETTER XIV.
    • SIR ISAAC NEWTON.—UNIVERSAL GRAVITATION.—FIGURE OF
    • THE EARTH'S ORBIT.—PRECESSION OF THE EQUINOXES.
  • LETTER XV.
    • THE MOON.
  • LETTER XVI.
    • THE MOON.—PHASES.—HARVEST MOON.—LIBRATIONS.
  • LETTER XVII.
    • MOON'S ORBIT.—HER IRREGULARITIES.
  • LETTER XVIII.
    • ECLIPSES.
  • LETTER XIX.
    • LONGITUDE.—TIDES.
  • LETTER XX.
    • PLANETS.—MERCURY AND VENUS.
  • LETTER XXI.
    • SUPERIOR PLANETS: MARS, JUPITER, SATURN, AND URANUS.
  • LETTER XXII.
    • COPERNICUS.—GALILEO.
  • LETTER XXIII.
    • SATURN.—URANUS.—ASTEROIDS.
  • LETTER XXIV.
    • THE PLANETARY MOTIONS.——KEPLER'S LAWS.——KEPLER.
  • LETTER XXV.
    • COMETS.
  • LETTER XXVI.
    • COMETS, CONTINUED.
  • LETTER XXVII.
    • METEORIC SHOWERS.
  • LETTER XXVIII.
    • FIXED STARS.
  • LETTER XXIX.
    • FIXED STARS CONTINUED.
  • LETTER XXX.
    • SYSTEM OF THE WORLD
  • LETTER XXXI.
    • NATURAL THEOLOGY.
  • LETTER XXXII.
    • RECENT DISCOVERIES.
  • INDEX.
  • RECENT DISCOVERIES.
    • FOOTNOTES:
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