Win a Copy of “Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries”

by Nancy Atkinson on June 8, 2011

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What are the top 100 discoveries in the history of astronomy? In his book, “Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries,” noted astronomy journalist Govert Schilling tells the story of 400 years of telescopic astronomy. He looks at the most important discoveries since the invention of the telescope, highlighting how astronomers discovered new planets, mapped nebulae, determined the distances to stars, unraveled the structure of the Milky Way, and discovered the expansion of the universe, among other things. And, as telescopes became bigger and more powerful, astronomers delved deeper into the mysteries of the cosmos. It is a beautiful book filled with marvelous images and Schilling’s style of captivating storytelling.

Would you like to have a copy of your very own? Thanks to Springer, and Jeff Rutherford Media Relations, Universe Today has 10 copies of this book to give away! Just send an email to info@universetoday.com with the words “Schilling’s Atlas” in the subject line by Monday, June 13th at 12 Noon PDT to be eligible, and Fraser will randomly pick the winners.

Good luck!

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

JohnPeter June 9, 2011 at 8:11 AM

Schilling is a science reporter of high standing. He has good skills to dose concise information on the complexity of astronomy. With great joy I recall his twitterclasses on several subjects. Good thing for us dutch: he’s often in our media. If you don’t win get his book at a bookstore near you (yeah I know Amazon too, but books of beauty shall be found and caressed in a bookstore, with nice people to help you. If that’s not around then e-stores are great!

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