Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets

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The history of human experiences of solar eclipses has changed over time. From ancient humanity thinking of them as omens to 21st Century solar eclipses being tourist attractions and anticipated events, ''Sun Moon and Earth'' explores the history of this celestial phenomenon and includes illustrations by the author.


Tyler Nordgren
Hardcover: 264 pages
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication: 2016
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 5.9x0.9x8.5”


About the Author: Tyler Nordgren is a Full Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Redlands, and earned a PhD in astronomy at Cornell University. In 2011 Dr. Nordgren was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) the premier organization dedicated to protecting and preserving dark starry skies around the world.
Since 2005, he has worked with the U.S. National Park Service to promote astronomy education in U.S. national parks where the public still has a chance to see a natural nocturnal landscape that includes an unobstructed view of the Universe beyond our own atmosphere. Dr. Nordgren has helped document this vanishing landscape with award-winning night sky photography that has been on display in galleries from New York City to Flagstaff, Arizona and is on display in a number of national parks. In addition, Dr. Nordgren has also developed a popular poster campaign in conjunction with the National Park Service to “See the Milky Way” in America’s parks where “Half the park is after dark.”