(1) Stars and Telescopes (2) Through the Telescope: (3) Highlights of Astronomy


    (1) THE Zeiss planetarium has done much to stimulate interest in astronomy, and it is much to be regretted that Great Britain does not yet possess one. Mr. Stokley, the director of the Fels Planetarium of the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, has found that visitors often ask for the name of a book for study. To meet this demand he has written this volume. It contains a historical account of the development of astronomical thought and ideas from the earliest times, with a survey of the present knowledge about the solar system, stars and galaxies. The evolution of the telescope from its invention to the present time is described, and directions are given for assisting the amateur to construct his own telescope.

    (1) Stars and Telescopes

    By James Stokley. Pp. xiv + 319 + 33 plates. (New York: Harper and Brothers; London: Hamish Hamilton, Ltd., 1936.) 10s. 6d. net.

    (2) Through the Telescope:

    a Story of the Stars. By Prof. Edward Arthur Path. Pp. vii + 220. (New York and London: McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., Inc., 1936.) 10s. 6d.

    (3) Highlights of Astronomy

    By Prof. Walter Bartky. Pp. xiii + 280. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press; London: Cambridge University Press, 1935.) 11s. 6d. net.

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    (1) Stars and Telescopes (2) Through the Telescope: (3) Highlights of Astronomy. Nature 138, 821–822 (1936). https://doi.org/10.1038/138821a0

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