What's a Rukl? A Wallfull of Rukl. Jump to: navigation , search. Description This series of careful maps of the Moon's nearside and libration zones, created by the former director of the Prague Planetarium, is widely regarded by amateur astronomers as the indispensable observing guide to lunar features.
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People, Places, and Events. By: July 20, 1. You can unsubscribe anytime. A world-renowned lunar cartographer, whose beautiful atlases have become prized possessions, has died at age Among the books he authored, his legendary Atlas of the Moon, originally published in and most recently revised in , remains one of the most sought-after books of its kind. His astronomical maps, atlases and picture publications were published not only in the Czech Republic but were also translated into many languages and published abroad.
His keen interest in astronomy began as a student hobby when he was 17 years old. He graduated from Czech Technical University in Prague in , after which he joined the Czech Technical University as a staff member, working at the Prague Planetarium in February At that event, more than attendees gathered to attend his two presentations on how he researched and prepared the scrupulously detailed maps for his lunar atlas. In addition to his knowledge and professionalism, what impressed everyone was his humble and unpretentious demeanor.
For example, after the daytime talks, he walked the observing field each night on his own, chatting with attendees, autographing their copies of his lunar atlas, and even peering through their scopes at the evening's young Moon.
Also in , minor planet was named for this beloved lunar specialist. Afterward, he said that felt more honored here in the U. They are survived by a daughter Jana , a son Michal , and four grandchildren. Post Author. Log in to Reply. Professional Telescopes. By: Shannon Hall May 12, Stellar Science. By: Camille M. Carlisle July 5, Solar System. By: Raphael Rosen August 4, Explore the Night with Bob King. By: Bob King April 5, Carlisle October 31, By: Alan MacRobert July 23, Constant Contact Use.
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Antonín Rükl, 1932–2016
Explores the observable parts of the moon, with maps of seventy-six sections of the near side of the moon, with place-names and their coordinates. This is a great book for telescope users and a fine one for ordinary browsers. It is an up-to-date atlas of the observable part of the moon. Maps of the moon compose the bulk of the book's pages. The introduction discusses history, terminology, phases of the moon, and the moon's surface. This is followed by maps of 76 sections of the near side of the moon, each accompanied by a small locator map.
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Atlas of the Moon