Big Bang to Homo Erectus to Multi-Messenger Astronomy

  • Gregory I. Redfern
Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


If the title of this chapter doesn’t quite make sense to you it will after you have read the chapter. Now that you have committed to a cruise with an astronomy/astrophotography element it would be to your advantage to learn something about astronomy – the science that studies the universe. By doing so you will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the sky sights you will see and photograph. After all, astronomy is recognized as the oldest of the sciences and has a direct lineage from ancient astrology, where practitioners observed the sky to foretell the future. After reading this chapter and the others on specific astronomy and sky-related topics you will have a working knowledge of the concepts and structures of the universe.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory I. Redfern
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  1. 1.NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador RuckersvilleUSA

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