Astronomy, space and time

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The Clocks Are Telling Lies

Until the nineteenth century all time was local time. On foot or on horseback, it was impossible to travel fast enough to care that noon was a few minutes earlier or later from one town to the next. The ...

Backyard Astronomer’s Guide

This classic, groundbreaking guide has been the go-to field guide for both beginning and experienced amateur astronomers for nearly 30 years. The fourth edition brings Terence Dickinson and Alan Dyer’s ...

The Universe Explained

Answers to the most popular astronomy questions of today. Over the course of their illustrious work in astronomy, the authors collected hundreds of the most popular astronomy questions that they’ve ...

Hubble's Universe

The first edition of Hubble’s Universe displayed 300 pages of high-resolution celestial portraits from the initial 22 years of the Hubble Space Telescope’s exploration of distant galaxies. This second ...