WorldCat Identities

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

Overview
Works: 24 works in 49 publications in 2 languages and 576 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Sources 
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 )
5 editions published in 1929 in French and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the construction of a silvered glass telescope, fifteen and a half inches in aperture, and its use in celestial photography by Henry Draper( Book )
2 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 88 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 )
3 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 Undetermined and held by 19 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 the construction of a silvered glass telescope fifteen and a half inches in aperture, and its use in celestial photography by Henry Draper( Book )
5 editions published between 1904 and 1978 in English and held by 7 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 )
3 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le telescope moderne a reflexion: fabrication et essais des miroirs optiques. Trad. de l'anglais by G. W Ritchey( Book )
1 edition published in 1905 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 60-inch reflector of the Mount Wilson Solar Observatory by G. W Ritchey( Book )
2 editions published in 1909 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The development of astrophotography and the great telescopes of the future by G. W Ritchey( Book )
1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 4 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 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
Le Télescope moderne à réflexion. Fabrication et essai des miroirs optiques. [Translated from the English.] by G. W Ritchey( Book )
1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Preliminary evidence of internal motion in the spiral nebula Messier 101 by Adriaan Van Maanen( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Pauper & prince : Ritchey, Hale, & big American telescopes by Donald E Osterbrock( Book )
1 edition 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
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
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
Mount Wilson Director's papers by George Ellery Hale( )
in English 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
 
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Alternative Names
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-
Languages
English (37)
French (8)