WorldCat Identities

Ritchey, G. W. (George Willis) 1864-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 61 publications in 2 languages and 595 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: QB36.R39, 522.197309
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Most widely held works about G. W Ritchey
 
Most widely held works by G. W Ritchey
L'évolution de l'astrophotographie et les grands télescopes de l'avenir. The development of astro-photography and the great telescopes of the future by G. W Ritchey( Book )

14 editions published in 1929 in French and English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomical photography with the forty-inch refractor and the two-foot reflector of the Yerkes observatory by G. W Ritchey( Book )

4 editions published between 1903 and 1904 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the modern reflecting telescope by G. W Ritchey( Book )

8 editions published between 1904 and 1907 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le telescope moderne a reflexion: fabrication et essais des miroirs optiques. Trad. de l'anglais by G. W Ritchey( Book )

2 editions published in 1905 in French and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomical photography with the forty-inch refractor and the two-foot reflector of the Yerkes Observatory by G. W Ritchey( )

2 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On some methods and results in direct photography with the 60-inch reflecting telescope of the Mount Wilson Solar Observatory by G. W Ritchey( Book )

2 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 60-inch reflector of the Mount Wilson Solar Observatory by G. W Ritchey( Book )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern photographic telescope and the new astronomical photography by G. W Ritchey( Book )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Construction d'un télescope à miroir argenté de 15 pouces et demi d'ouverture et son emploi en photographie ecleste by Henry Draper( Book )

1 edition published in 1905 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 60-inch reflector of the Mount Wilson solar observatory, by G.W. Ritchey by G. W Ritchey( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Thomas Young oration: The modern reflecting telescope and the new astronomical photography by G. W Ritchey( Book )

1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pauper & prince : Ritchey, Hale, & big American telescopes by Donald E Osterbrock( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

George Willis Ritchey was the builder of the first large, successful American reflecting telescopes. A telescope designer who perfected the methods for making astronomical mirrors and a master of celestial photography, Ritchey worked closely with George Ellery Hale, the phenomenal fund-raiser and organizer of observatories. Mount Wilson Observatory stands today as a monument to their collaboration, yet their very success led to tension, estrangement, and finally to Ritchey's dismissal and banishment by Hale. Scientists and historians today know of Ritchey only through the reports of Hale and Walter S. Adams, Hales's successor as director at Mount Wilson. We associate Ritchey with the Ritchey-Chretien system, used in almost all large reflecting telescopes today, with the 60-inch Mount Wilson telescope, and with the 100-inch Mount Wilson mirror, but we know little about his life and career. Yet today's large telescopes have demonstrated the validity of many of Ritchey's predictions, which seemed fantastic to most of the astronomers of his day. Astronomical historian Donald Osterbrock now tells Ritchey's story, tracing his career and revealing its complex interrelationships with Hale's. Drawing on letters preserved in astronomical archives and on interviews with individuals who knew Ritchey personally, Osterbrock's book reveals the impact of human pride, ambition, and character on the development of scientific knowledge and technology. It also treats the telescope-building aspects of Hale's life at Yerkes, Mount Wilson, and Palomar observatories, and shows how the relationship among these men helped the United States take the lead in developing major astronomical facilities
Letter by England) James Watt and Company (Birmingham( )

1 edition published in 1907 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A.L.S. (1907 Feb. 8, Pasadena) to Knight concerning details of the construction of the 100-inch mirror for the Mount Wilson Observatory and reasons for the tarnishing of mirrors in telescopes, on letterhead of the Solar Observatory, Mt. Wilson, California
Construction d'un télescope à miroir argenté : sur le télescope moderne à réflexion by Heather Draper( Book )

1 edition published in 1905 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Charlemagne by G. W Ritchey( )

1 edition published in 1893 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Astronomical photography with the forty-inch refractor and the two-foot reflector of the Yerkes Observatory by G. W Ritchey( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On the modern reflecting telescope and the making and testing of optical mirrors by G. W Ritchey( )

1 edition published in 1904 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On some methods and results in direct photography with the 60-inch reflecting telescope of the Mount Wilson solar observatory, by G.W. Ritchey by G. W Ritchey( Book )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
George Ritchey amerikansk astronom

George Willis Ritchey Amerikaans astronoom (1864-1945)

George Willis Ritchey amerikansk astronom

George Willis Ritchey astronome américain

George Willis Ritchey astronomo statunitense

George Willis Ritchey US-amerikanischer Optiker, Teleskopbauer und Astronom

Ritchey, G. W. b. 1864

Ritchey, G. W. (George Willis), b. 1864

Ritchey, George W. (George Willis), n. 1864

Ritchey, George W. n. 1864

Ritchey, George Willis 1864-

Ritchey, George Willis b. 1864

Τζορτζ Ουίλις Ρίτσι

Джордж Вілліс Річі

Ричи, Джордж Уиллис

جورج ويليس ريتشي

ジョージ・ウィリス・リッチー

Languages
English (33)

French (16)