Books by Philip S. Harrington

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Astronomy For All Ages


The Deep Sky: An Introduction


Eclipse!


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

 

 

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