Books by Philip S. Harrington

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Astronomy For All Ages

The Deep Sky: An Introduction


The Illustrated Timeline of the Universe

The Space Shuttle

Star Ware, 4th edition

Star Watch

Touring the Universe Through Binoculars


Star Watch

Chapter 3.  

The Planets and Asteroids



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Topics covered


The view of each planet in our solar system is discussed, including the following highlights:

  • Finding elusive Mercury

  • Viewing the phases of Venus

  • Observing Martian surface features

  • Viewing Jupiter's atmospheric belts and four major moons

  • Spotting Saturn's rings and moons

  • Finding Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto

  • Tracking asteroids

  • Viewing comets



Chapter 3 notes


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