In Jean Meeus wrote Mathematical Astronomical Morsels , a collection of about 60 chapters on various aspects of mathematical astronomy that were independent of one another and that could be read in any order. Each were updated versions of articles written at different times and for several different European and Canadian journals, principally Heelal , the monthly journal of the Belgian Dutch-language astronomical society 'Vereniging voor Sterrenkunde' VVS. The book turned into a series, of which this is the fifth volume. Jean Meeus , born in , studied mathematics at the University of Louvain Leuven in Belgium, where he received the Degree of Licentiate in
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Other "Morsels" by Jean Meeus. In Jean Meeus wrote Mathematical Astronomical Morsels a collection of about 60 chapters on various aspects of mathematical astronomy that were independent of one another and that could be read in any order.
And now, just two years later Mathematical Astronomy Morsels V! Additionally there is a cumulative Index for all five volumes along with corrections to Morsels I and IV. It is a fallacy to think that you can recreate planetary motions for many years by spinning back or fast-forwarding a planetarium projector. Only someone with a profound grasp of astronomical motions and relationships could have produced an authoritative book like this.
Others will gain a deep insight into the misuse of statistics, especially in such areas as the sunspot cycle and its relation to weather on Earth. But all of us can acquire plenty of ammunition to settle bets at star parties, test computer programs, and amaze our friends or an astronomy professor with some little-known surprises about the sky and calendar. How many centuries will elapse before 10 successive Easters occur in April?
What is the reason that total solar eclipses are more common for observers in the Northern Hemisphere than in the Southern? Jean Meeus , born in , studied mathematics at the University of Louvain Leuven in Belgium , where he received the Degree of Licentiate in From then until his retirement in , he was a meteorologist at Brussels Airport.
His special interest is spherical and mathematical astronomy. He is a member of several astronomical associations and the author of many scientific papers. His Astronomical Formulae for Calculators , , and has been widely acclaimed by both amateur and professional astronomers. Further works, published by Willmann-Bell, Inc. Note: Activation requires a response to an email that we will send to this address. All rights reserved.
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Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Volume 5
By Jean Meeus, 6. Every time two full moons occur in the same month, pundits in the media take note. The fabled blue moon, meaning any rare or unusual occurrence, dates back at least years in the English language. The link to lunar phases in a calendar month is quite recent.
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