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Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, 1820-1831 : the founding of a colonial observatory : incorporating a biography of Fearon Fallows

Author: Brian Warner; Fearon Fallows
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1995.
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This volume presents a comprehensive account of the origin, construction and use of the first major astronomical observatory in the southern hemisphere. Technical aspects, such as the instruments and their makers, the installation of the instruments and their initial problems, are described. In addition, the difficulties of founding a scientific institution in a remote colony are discussed in detail. The book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Warner, Brian.
Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, 1820-1831.
Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1995
(OCoLC)610153743
Named Person: Fearon Fallows; Fearon Fallows
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Warner; Fearon Fallows
ISBN: 0792335279 9780792335276
OCLC Number: 32465151
Description: xii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. From Cockermouth to the Cape via Cambridge --
Ch. 2. Cape residence --
Ch. 3. Birth of the observatory --
Ch. 4. Instrumentation --
Ch. 5. Life at the observatory --
Ch. 6. No bed of roses.
Responsibility: by Brian Warner.
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