Elements of Astronomy, Descriptive and Physical: In which the General Phenomena of the Heavenly Bodies and the Theory of the Tides are Familiarly Explained, and Illustrated by Numerous Diagrams from Engravings on Copper Plates ... Intended for Schools, Academies, Seminaries for Young Ladies, Lyceums, and for Private Reading
Dorr, Howland, & Company, 1834 - 144 עמודים
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95 millions aberration of light altitude angle annular annular eclipse aphelion apparent diameter Aries ASTRONOMICAL TOPICS Astronomy atmosphere attraction brass meridian called celestial centre centrifugal force century CHAPTER circle comets constellations degrees density disc Dominical letter double stars Earth's axis east elevated equal Equator estimated fixed stars given place heavenly bodies heavens hemisphere Herschel horizon Jupiter Lectures less luminary luminous lunar eclipses magnitude material worlds mean distance Mercury miles the hour millions of miles minutes moral motion nearest nodes observed opposite orbit organs of vision parallax perihelion period planets polar pole primary reckoned refraction revolution revolves round right ascension rise or set rotation round the Sun satellites Saturn set the index siderial solar eclipse solstice Sun's place supposed surface tance telescope thousand miles tides tion torrid zone transit of Venus true place turn the globe twilight velocity vernal equinox visible
עמוד 108 - These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty, thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair; thyself how wondrous then ! Unspeakable, who sitt'st above these heavens, To us invisible, or dimly seen In these thy lowest works; yet these declare Thy goodness beyond thought, and power divine.
עמוד 2 - BBOWN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit : " Sertorius : or, the Roman Patriot.
עמוד 105 - Hitherto shalt thou come and no farther, and here shall thy proud waves be stayed.
עמוד 63 - evidence of things not seen," in the fulness of Divine grace ; and was profound on this, the greatest concern of human life, while unable even to comprehend how the " inclination of the earth's axis to the plane of its orbit" could be the cause of the change of the seasons.
עמוד 119 - Rectify the globe to the latitude of the place; bring the sun's place in the ecliptic to the meridian, and set the index to XII.
עמוד 26 - THERE is not, perhaps, another object in the heavens that presents us with such a variety of extraordinary phenomena as the planet Saturn. A magnificent globe, encompassed by a stupendous double ring, attended by seven satellites, ornamented with equatorial belts, compressed at the poles; turning...
עמוד 84 - The squares of the periods of revolution of any two planets are proportional to the cubes of their mean distances from the sun.
עמוד 69 - In northern Latitudes, the smallest angle made by the Ecliptic and horizon, is when Aries rises, at which time Libra sets ; the greatest, when Libra rises, at which time Aries sets.