Books by Philip S. Harrington

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Astronomy For All Ages

The Deep Sky: An Introduction


The Space Shuttle

Star Ware, 4th edition

Star Watch

Touring the Universe Through Binoculars



The What, Where, When, Why, and How Guide to Watching Solar & Lunar Eclipses


Chapter 1  

The Dynamic Duo

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Topics covered

  • A Brief History Lesson

  • The Age of Understanding

  • How Does an Eclipse Work?

  • Solar Eclipses

  • Lunar Eclipses

Chapter 1 updates

  • Page 18 (first printing only).  The last sentence of the second paragraph should read: "For instance ... eclipses of 1973 ... Saros #136 and all occur at DESCENDING nodes" (not ascending).

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