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400 years of astronomical telescopes : a review of history, science and technology

Author: Bernhard R Brandl; Remko Stuik; J K Katgert-Merkelijn; Sterrewacht Leiden.; European Space Research and Technology Centre.
Publisher: [Dordrecht] : Springer, ©2010.
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To celebrate the invention of the telescope and the resulting developments, Leiden Observatory, in cooperation with ESTEC, organized an international meeting on "400 Years of Astronomical Telescopes". The meeting took place from 29 September - 2 October 2008 at the ESTEC conference centre. This book presents the highlights of this meeting under the following categories: History of Optical Telescopes, History of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
History
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernhard R Brandl; Remko Stuik; J K Katgert-Merkelijn; Sterrewacht Leiden.; European Space Research and Technology Centre.
ISBN: 9789048122325 9048122325 9789048188345 9048188342
OCLC Number: 640123855
Notes: Papers presented at a conference organized by Leiden Observatory in cooperation with the European Space Research and Technology Centre and held Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2008 at the ESTEC conference center, Noordwijk, Netherlands.
"Previously published in Experimental Astronomy, volumes 25 and 26, 2009 with additional contributions and CD-ROM."
Accompanying CD-ROM contains abstracts of all papers in book and all poster presentations from conference. Contents of CD-ROM are listed in table of contents.
Description: xv, 515 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Sec. I. History of optical telescopes --
sec. II. History of non-optical telescopes --
sec. III. Miscellaneous aspects and projects --
sec. IV. Fundamental telescope technologies --
sec. V. Political and sociological aspects --
sec. VI. Perspectives for future telescopes --
sec. VII. Poster presentations.
Other Titles: Four hundred years of astronomical telescopes
Responsibility: Bernhard R. Brandl, Remko Stuik, J.K. (Jet) Katgert-Merkelijn, editors.
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The meeting Astronomical Telescopes: A Review of History, Science and Technology was celebrated the 400th anniversary of Hans Lipperhey's patent application on 25 September 1608 for the 'spy  Read more...

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