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Wilson, Robert 1927-2002

Works: 2 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 890 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QB15, 520.9
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Most widely held works by Robert Wilson
Astronomy through the ages : the story of the human attempt to understand the universe by Robert Wilson( Book )

15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From an historical perspective, this text presents an entirely non-mathematical introduction to astronomy from the first endeavours of the ancients to the current developments in research enabled by cutting edge technological advances
Oral history interviews. Space Science: International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) by Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics)( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interviews were conducted with members of the project's collaboration using a structured question set covering all stages of in the collaborative research process: the formation of the collaboration and its personnel; the organizational structure; the formation of the experiment teams; the drafting of the proposal; funding for U.S. groups by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; use of subcontractors; development of software for data collection and analysis; the collaboration's decision-making style; role of the Project Manager, Project Scientist, Program Manager, Program Scientist, and graduates students; impact of internationalism; patterns of communications; records creation, use, distribution, and retention; also, comments on the interviewee's home institution and trends in graduate education in space science. Interviews (listed by institutional member of the collaboration and by name of individual) on the design and construction of the satellite were conducted with: ESA: Peter Benvenutti, Duccio Macchetto; ESTEC: Jean Clavelle; Goddard Space Flight Center: Albert Boggess, Dennis Evans, Sarah Heap, Gerald Longanecker, Leslie Meredith; Greenwich Observatory: Alex Boksenberg; Imperial College, London: W.S. Garton; NASA Headquarters: Nancy Roman; Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: Peter Barker, Michael Sandford; Science and Engineering Research Council: Walter Stibbs; University College, London, United Kingdom: Robert Wilson. Interviews on Science Working Group activities were conducted with: Harvard University: Andrea Dupree; University of Colorado: Jeffrey Linsky. Other institutions involved in the collaboration: Astronmisches Institut (Tubingen, Germany), California Institute of Technology, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (Canada), European Southern Observatory (Switzerland), Harvard, Institut d'Astrophysique (France), Institute of Astronomy (Cambridge, UK), Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Laboratorio di Astrofisica (Frascati, Italy), Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory, Observatorio Astrofisico (Cantania, Italy), Observatorio Astrofisico (Arcetri, Italy), Observatorio Astronomico (Padua, Italy), Ohio State, Oxford Univ. (UK), Princeton University, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stockholm Observatory (Sweden), St. Andrews University (UK), University of Arizona, University of Florida, Universita di Milano (Italy), University of Toronto (Canada), University of Wisconsin, Western Kentucky University
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Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.27 for Astronomy ... to 0.65 for Oral histo ...)

Astronomy through the ages : the story of the human attempt to understand the universe
Alternative Names
Robert Wilson astronomo britannico

Robert Wilson britischer Astronom

Robert Wilson britisk astronom

Robert Wilson brittisk astronom

Wilson, Sir Robert 1927-...

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