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Dollfus, Audouin

Overview
Works: 70 works in 162 publications in 3 languages and 1,864 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History  Atlases  Biography  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Collaborator, Honoree
Classifications: QB601, 523.4
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Most widely held works by Audouin Dollfus
Surfaces and interiors of planets and satellites by Audouin Dollfus ( Book )
9 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Atlas of the planets by Vincent de Callataÿ ( Book )
18 editions published between 1967 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great refractor of Meudon Observatory by Audouin Dollfus ( )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The large telescope at Meudon, the Grande Lunette, with an 83 centimeter diameter, has become legendary. When it was conceived (after 1870), Astronomy was limited to visual observation. Knowledge of the sky was limited to what one could see with the human eye, assisted only by optical means. The large telescopes produced at this time allowed for higher magnifications, permitting close-up views; the Meudon telescope was able to accomplish this perfectly. At Meudon, which was to become a Mecca for visual observation, the major planets were examined in a way that no other telescope had previously been able to. The telescope monitored the state of their atmospheres and mapped the appearance of their surfaces. Through the telescope, one could see the nuclei of comets, revealing their very small size, and by using a micrometer one could measure the separation of double stars and the diameters of asteroids. With a marvelous little instrument, the polarimeter, the nature of clouds in planetary atmospheres could be determined and the type of surface material identified. The Grande Lunette has remained to this day the largest refracting telescope in Europe. Audouin Dollfus (1924-2010), a world-renowned astronomer who spent his entire working life at the Meudon Observatory, describes the great years of the Meudon refractor. He gives the entire story of this instrument, from the birth of the concept that drove Jules Janssen at the end of the nineteenth century, to the idea that French astronomy could provide an outstanding telescope which would approach the limits of the technical and industrial resources of that time. Out of action since the 1990s, the year 2006 marked the first steps toward restoration and public reopening of the great instrument. This English translation is by Richard McKim, a Past President of the British Astronomical Association who often worked both with Audouin Dollfus and the instrument which forms the subject of this book
Moon and planets by Audouin Dollfus ( Book )
7 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moon and planets II. A session of the joint open meeting of Working Groups I, II, and V of the tenth plenary meeting of COSPAR, London, 26-27 July 1967 by COSPAR ( Book )
11 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Atlas des planètes by Vincent de Callataÿ ( Book )
8 editions published in 1968 in French and Undetermined and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
50 ans d'astronomie : comprendre l'univers by Audouin Dollfus ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'auteur retrace les étapes passionnantes qui ont marqué sa vie d'astronome : 50 années vécues pour le progrès des connaissances sur le soleil, les planètes, le système solaire. De l'installation de l'observatoire du Pic du midi aux vols en ballon à 14.000 puis à 30.000 mètres d'altitude, le lecteur suit les péripéties de l'élaboration progressive d'un domaine scientifique
La grande lunette de Meudon : les yeux de la découverte by Audouin Dollfus ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un siècle d'astronomie : dans la revue "L'Astronomie by Société astronomique de France ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sélection de textes et d'illustrations qui témoignent des recherches et des progrès qui ont jalonné l'astronomie du XXe siècle
Les autres mondes : visions d'astronome by Audouin Dollfus ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Description des grandes étapes de l'histoire de l'observation astronomique par un spécialiste du système solaire
Study of the planets by means of the polarization of their light by Audouin Dollfus ( Book )
3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life sciences and space research II : a session of the fourth International Space Science Symposium, Warsaw, June 3-12, 1963 by International Space Science Symposium ( Book )
4 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Étude des planètes par la polarisation de leur lumière by Audouin Dollfus ( Book )
11 editions published between 1955 and 1957 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Goldmanns Atlas der Planeten by Vincent de Callataÿ ( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moon and planets ( )
in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moon and planets : a session of the Seventh International Space Science Symposium, Vienna, 10-18 May 1966 by Audouin Dollfus ( Book )
5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pilâtre de Rozier, premier navigateur aérien, première victime de l'air by Audouin Dollfus ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ices in the solar system by Jürgen Klinger ( )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moon and planets II; a session of the Joint Open Meeting of Working Groups I, II and V of the Tenth Plenary Meeting of COSPAR by COSPAR ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
À la poursuite du soleil : la construction du coronographe d'amateur by Pascal Mazereau ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Dol'fûs, A.
Dollfus, A.
Dollfus, A. 1924-2010
Dollfus, A. (Audouin)
Dollfus, Audouin Charles, 1924-2010
Languages
English (65)
French (35)
German (2)