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The life story of an infrared telescope

Author: John Keith Davies
Publisher: Cham : Springer, [2016] ©2016
Series: Springer Praxis books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written by one of the astronomers who 'lived the dream' of working there this book is a restrospectively expanded diary featuring the 'birth and long life' of what was a truely innovative telescope.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Keith Davies
ISBN: 9783319235790 3319235796 3319235788 9783319235783
OCLC Number: 939404629
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations.
Contents: Conception --
Design and Planning --
The Project Advances --
To Hawaii --
Making It Work.- Early Operations 1980-1981 --
Consolidation 1982-1985 --
IRCAM:The beginning of the Array Revolution --
Cooled grating Spectrographs --
Changes at the Top --
Upgrading the telescope for the 21st century --
Restructuring (1995) --
ORAC It pipes, therefore it is. 1996-2000 --
Michelle (95-2004) --
Departures 2000-2002 --
Flexible Scheduling and the OMP 2001-2003 --
UIST 2000-2009 --
The new era of Wide-field Astronomy at UKIRT --
Into A Third decade.- UKIRT under threat --
Battle for Survival --
The Axe Falls --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Springer Praxis books.
Responsibility: John K. Davies.

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