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Large telescopes : inside and out

Author: Ray Villard; Alessandro Bartolozzi; Leonello Calvetti; Lorenzo Cecchi
Publisher: New York : PowerPlus Books, ©2002.
Series: Technology--blueprints of the future.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the history of telescopes and how they work, and looks in detail at the technology behind many large modern telescopes such as the Keck telescope, the Hubble space telescope, and the twin Gemini telescopes. Also looks at likely telescopes of the future. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Villard; Alessandro Bartolozzi; Leonello Calvetti; Lorenzo Cecchi
ISBN: 0823961109 9780823961108
OCLC Number: 46422301
Description: 47 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 29 cm.
Contents: Journey back in time --
Wondrous telescope --
Looking at light --
Giant eye on the sky --
From simple beginnings --
Advances in telescope technology --
Telescope design --
Mirror --
Telescope innovations --
Sharper view --
Hubble space telescope --
Hubble space telescope structure --
Hubble space telescope history --
Subaru and gemini --
Hobby-eberly, robotic telescope, and Keck I and II --
Very large telescope and the binocular --
Invisible universe --
Observatories around the world --
Future.
Series Title: Technology--blueprints of the future.
Responsibility: by Ray Villard ; illustrations, Alessandro Bartolozzi, Leonello Calvetti, Lorenzo Cecchi.

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Discusses the history of telescopes and how they work, and looks in detail at the technology behind many large modern telescopes such as the Keck telescope, the Hubble space telescope, and the twin Gemini telescopes. Also looks at likely telescopes of the future. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary.

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