What We Know About The Stars

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byAbraham Van Doren Honeyman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1905 Excerpt: ... u Look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold: There's not the smallest orb which Thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubims."--shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice." What We Know About the Stars CHAPTER I The Universe Foreword.--The majority of people, who toil through the day and watch with eagerness for a night of rest, are wholly unconscious of the pleasure those have who, night after night, through most of the hours till dawn, watch " the far, still stars" in their heavenly courses, and to whom astronomy is the sublimest science known to intelligent beings. The many do not realize, but the few know, that it reaches farther and touches more wonders than any other physical science; that its finger-boards point the way over--"A broad and ample road, whose dust is gold, And pavement stars." As a science, astronomy is as old as the human (5) race. It is said that Adam was the first astronomer; how could he help being one? It is certain there could not have been a time when men did not look up at the heavens at night and wonder at the twinkling orbs, conjure forms of constellations and express surprise at comets, meteors and eclipses of the moon and sun. Nor will there ever be a time on this planet1 when Nature's laws regulating the Visible Universe will not be the occasion for great searching and profound thought. There is no reason why we--everyone of us--should not be close " observers." Astronomers we may not be, but observers we can be. Every clear night, before lying down to rest, we may take a brief walk, say of fifteen minutes at least, and observe the stately march of a host of beautiful suns, stretching far along the highways of infinity, whose number runs into the milli...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1905 Excerpt: ... u Look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold: There's not the smallest orb which Thou behold'st Bu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217420575

ISBN - 13:9780217420570

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