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Books edited by IMCCE

Agenda astronomique 2018

This diary is about ephemerides : development since they were founded, utility for research advances and space navigation, hisotric characters who make ephemerides and astronomical instruments they needed.

This diary provides all informations to follow astronomical phenomena every day : rise and set times of Sun, Moon and planets, solar and lunar eclipses, planets visible to the naked eyes, Moon phases, equinoxes and solstices, etc.

It includes a moving map you can assemble yourself to locate stars in the northern hemisphere sky.

  • Format : 15x21cm. 182 pages
  • Editor : EDP Sciences
  • ISBN : 978-2-7598-2130-3
  • Price : 10€

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Reproduction of the meridian line of Paris Observatory

The meridian line of Paris Observatory, built between 1729 and 1732 in Cassini room, is reproduced on a scale of 1:50 in this leaflet. The Sun’s light enters drilled hole and projects his pictures on the line. The height of the Sun can be precisely measure anywhere and at any time.

  • Format : 9.75x22cm
  • Editor : IMCCE
  • Mail order
  • Price : 5€

20 mars 2015 : une éclipse en lumière

IMCCE edited this illustrated book in 2015 to observe and understand everything about Sun eclipses.

Only available as an e-book.

  • Format 14 x 21 cm - 64 pages
  • Editor : EDP Sciences
  • ISBN : 978-2-7598-1730-6
  • Publication date : February, 2015
  • Price : 4,99€

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Nicolas Louis de Lacaille

Nicolas Louis de Lacaille was born in 1713. This booklet commend him for his many contributions to astronomy research.

  • Editor : IMCCE
  • Mail order
  • Publication date : August, 2013
  • Price : 5€

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La ligne oubliée

This comic explain historic and scientific aspects of the Paris Observatory median line which can seen in Cassini room.

  • Format 17x24, 20 pages
  • Editor : IMCCE
  • Mail order
  • Price : 5€

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L'observatoire de la marine et du Bureau des longitudes au parc Montsouris, 1875-1914

A school for practicing astronomy for sailors and explorers

What about the observatory of French Navy in Paris ?

This observatory located in Montsouris park was created in 1875 to teach astronomical observations for sailors to calculate geographic coordinates.

L'astronomie au service de tous

Astronomy is a science to explore and understand the universe. But astronomy is also present in our daily life. It is necessary to the measuring of time, position of celestial bodies, prediction of the phenomena, establishment of calendars, supervision of solar activity. Laws and international agreements oversee the services. This book explains historical aspects of this services and how research can improve them.

  • Format : 21.5x21.5cm. 96 pages
  • Editor : IMCCE
  • Mail order
  • Price : 8€

2011, l'année Neptune

In 2011, Neptune has made one revolution around the Sun since its discovery in 1846. This booklet explains historical aspects and gives an overview of scientific knowledge about Neptune.

  • Format 17x23cm. 16 pages
  • Editor : IMCCE
  • Mail order
  • Price : 5€

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Impacts, des météores aux cratères

What is the origin of these stones that fall from the sky ? How to find new impact craters ? What are the environmental consequences of these collisions ? Are we able to avoid major collisions? In this book you will find the answers to your questions. Through double pages embellished with numerous illustrations, the authors propose to everyone to dream in front of the sky and to better understand these planetary accidents.

Collective work, under the direction of Sylvain Bouley, with, among the authors, the collaboration of the following IMCCE members: François Colas, Florent Deleflie, Jérémie Vaubaillon and Lucie Maquet.

Belin Editions.


IMCCE contributes to knowledge transfer in publishing different kinds of teaching supports.

Last update Friday 16 March 2018