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Eyes on the universe : the story of the telescope

Author: Patrick Moore
Publisher: London ; New York : Springer, ©1997.
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A history of the telescope, from the pre-telescopic observatories and the refractors of Galileo, Lippershey and Digges, to the most modern instruments including the Hubble Space Telescope. It  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moore, Patrick.
Eyes on the universe.
London ; New York : Springer, ©1997
(OCoLC)623182526
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Moore
ISBN: 3540761640 9783540761648
OCLC Number: 36461687
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 114 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Before the Telescope --
2. The Very First Telescopes --
3. Aerial Telescopes --
and others --
4. Enter the Reflector --
5. William Herschel --
6. The "Leviathan of Parsonstown" --
7. The Age of the Great Refractors --
8. George Ellery Hale and the Hooker Telescope --
9. Palomar --
10. The New Telescopes --
11. The Summit of Mauna Kea --
12. From Sussex to La Palma --
13. Telescopes of Many Kinds --
14. Telescopes Beyond the Earth --
Epilogue: Into the Future --
App. 1. The History of the Telescope --
App. 2. Some Great Telescopes.
Responsibility: by Patrick Moore.
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"By reading this book, one understands better how a TV programme like "the Sky at Night" may celebrate its 40th anniversary." Physicalia

 
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