Astronomy with the Naked Eye

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)


Today we explore the sky with powerful instruments and we know that there are millions of galaxies in the universe, each containing billions of stars. We are accustomed to thinking about the universe from an “unprivileged” point of view. We know, moreover, that the Sun is only one among billions of stars, and a pretty bog standard one at that, and that it occupies a relatively insignificant position in one of the branches—itself quite bog standard—of one of those galaxies: the Milky Way.


Apparent Motion Solar Eclipse Ancient Culture Summer Solstice Winter Solstice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Civil ArchitecturePolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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