From the Sun to the Stars by James B Kaler

From the Sun to the Stars

byJames B Kaler

Kobo ebook | August 22, 2016

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The book begins at the Sun then travels through the solar system to see the stars, how they work, and ultimately what they mean to us. The idea is to provide an integrated view of the galaxy and its contents. Along the way we look at spectra, atmospheric phenomena, gravity and the laws of motion, telescopes and how they work, interstellar gas and dust, star birth and death, and planets orbiting other stars. Most popular books tend to focus on one particular topic. From the Sun to the Stars is one of the few that tells the story of the Sun against the background of other stars and other planets and, for that matter, of stars and other planets against the background of the Sun and solar system. This presents the subject with a breadth that few other books can match.

This book grew out of the OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) lectures given by the author at the University of Illinois. It doesn't require any prior knowledge and is suitable for anyone who is interested in astronomy.


  • Dedication
  • What It's All About
  • A Sunny Day
  • The Wanderers
  • Seeing Far
  • A Celestial Tour
  • Out of Darkness
  • An Infinite Variety
  • Star Lives
  • Other Worlds

Readership: Everyone who is interested in the working of our solar system or other stars with their exoplanets.
Key Features:

  • This book presents the topic with an integrated view, from the Sun and its planetary system to stellar evolution, to other stars and their orbiting exoplanets
  • An extended tour of the night-time sky followed by explanations of the various things seen
  • This book touches on the observational astronomy by discussing the basic designs of telescopes and recording devices
Title:From the Sun to the StarsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 22, 2016Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9813143266

ISBN - 13:9789813143265

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