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AURA and its US national observatories

Author: Frank K Edmondson
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A new source of funding for astronomy stemmed from the creation of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1950. Astronomers were quick to take advantage of the opportunities this provided to found new observatories. The science and politics of the establishment, funding, construction and operation of the Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) and the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank K Edmondson
ISBN: 0521553458 9780521553452
OCLC Number: 35627690
Description: xviii, 367 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. The Beginning; Part II. AURA is Created; Part III. New Directions for AURA; Part IV. Cerro Tololo's Neighbours; Part V. Epilogue.
Other Titles: AURA and its United States national observatories
Responsibility: Frank K. Edmondson.
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This 1997 book explores the history of AURA from the unique perspective of Frank K. Edmondson, former member of the AURA board of directors.  Read more...

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