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Discovering the Universe


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Monuments and Calculators; Eyes on the Sky; Patterns in the Sky; The Earth-Centred Universe; Medieval Astronomy; Measuring the Skies from the City of the Stars; Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres; Galileo Galilei; Cosmographic Mysteries; New Eyes on the Sky; Universal Attraction; New Planets; The Stars; The Life of Stars; The Death of Stars; New Windows on the Universe; Exploding Stars; The Origin of the Chemical Elements; The Birth of Stars and of Planetary Systems; Space Exploration; The Inner Planets; The Terrestrial Planets; The Gas Giants; Planetary Systems Beyond Our Own; Our Galaxy and Others; The Universe of Galaxies; Dark Matter and Dark Energy; Life in the Universe.

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Professor Paul Murdin OBE is a senior fellow at the Cambridge Institute of Astronomy and Treasurer of the Royal Astronomical Society. He is a writer, editor and broadcaster, appearing regularly on the BBC and CNN. He has spent over 40 years working as an astronomer in the UK, USA, Australia and Spain, and was awarded an OBE for his work in enhancing the public's understanding of Astronomy. He has written more than ten books on the subject for both the scholarly and popular markets, and regularly writes for journals and the national press. He lives in Cambridge, UK.

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