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The Astronomy resource page presents a sample of books, websites and databases related to astronomy available through the Birmingham Public Library.
A high-energy chronicle of the belief about a flat earth challenges popular conceptions to reveal how flat-earth beliefs were prevalent throughout the nineteenth century as well as ancient civilizations, in an account that reveals the cultural and religious sources of flat-earth belief systems.
The development of lunar orbiters has afforded humans the opportunity to observe, for the first time, the rugged and cratered landscape of the far side of the moon. Byrne (formerly, systems engineer, Apollo Program for Lunar Orbiter Photography) has taken the best of the images, reprocessed them to remove the inevitable scanning defects, and assembled them into a magnificent atlas that illustrates this previously unknown land in exquisite detail.
  • An encyclopedia of information about the universe covers the history and science of astronomy in three thousand entries on comets, asteroids, moons, planets, stars, nebulas, and galaxies, featuring two hundred illustrations and eight pages of color photographs designed to heighten the readers understanding of the universe.
  • Answers to questions about space and space travel are provided in a reference that encompasses explanations of all aspects of space, including planets, telescopes, the origins of the universe, and discoveries made by Nicolaus Copernicus, Edwin Hubble, and Stephen Hawking, among other distinguished scientists.
Chronicles the journey to Mars to search for the evidence of past water.
Three documentaries on space exploration.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists use advanced technologies to track asteroids and comets that have the potential to one day come close to Earth.
  • "Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. "
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