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Osterbrock, Donald E.

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Works: 85 works in 249 publications in 2 languages and 6,455 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Obituaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Creator, Thesis advisor
Classifications: QB82.U62, B
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Astrophysics of gaseous nebulae by Donald E Osterbrock( Book )

37 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins and extinctions : based on a Symposium on Life and the Universe, held at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., April 30, 1986 by Symposium on Life and the Universe( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eye on the sky : Lick Observatory's first century by Donald E Osterbrock( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yerkes Observatory, 1892-1950 : the birth, near death, and resurrection of a scientific research institution by Donald E Osterbrock( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on his experience as historian of astronomy, practicing astrophysicist, and director of Lick Observatory, Donald Osterbrock uncovers a chapter in the history of astronomy by providing the story of the Yerkes Observatory. "An excellent description of the ups and downs of a major observatory."--Jack Meadows, Nature "Historians are much indebted to Osterbrock for this new contribution to the fascinating story of twentieth-century American astronomy."--Adriaan Blaauw, Journal for the History of Astronomy "An important reference about one of the key American observatories of this century."--Woodruff T. Sullivan III, Physics Today <br />
Walter Baade : a life in astrophysics by Donald E Osterbrock( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although less well known outside the field than Edwin Hubble, Walter Baade was arguably the most influential observational astronomer of the twentieth century. Written by a fellow astronomer deeply familiar with Baade and his work, this is the first biography of this major figure in American astronomy. In it, Donald Osterbrock suggests that Baade's greatest contribution to astrophysics was not, as is often contended, his revision of Hubble's distance and age scales for the universe. Rather, it was his discovery of two distinct stellar populations: old and young stars. This discovery opened wide the previously marginal fields of stellar and galactic evolution - research areas that would be among the most fertile and exciting in all of astrophysics for decades to come."--Jacket
James E. Keeler, pioneer American astrophysicist, and the early development of American astrophysics by Donald E Osterbrock( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pauper & prince : Ritchey, Hale, & big American telescopes by Donald E Osterbrock( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Willis Ritchey was the builder of the first large, successful American reflecting telescopes. A telescope designer who perfected the methods for making astronomical mirrors and a master of celestial photography, Ritchey worked closely with George Ellery Hale, the phenomenal fund-raiser and organizer of observatories. Mount Wilson Observatory stands today as a monument to their collaboration, yet their very success led to tension, estrangement, and finally to Ritchey's dismissal and banishment by Hale. Scientists and historians today know of Ritchey only through the reports of Hale and Walter S. Adams, Hales's successor as director at Mount Wilson. We associate Ritchey with the Ritchey-Chretien system, used in almost all large reflecting telescopes today, with the 60-inch Mount Wilson telescope, and with the 100-inch Mount Wilson mirror, but we know little about his life and career. Yet today's large telescopes have demonstrated the validity of many of Ritchey's predictions, which seemed fantastic to most of the astronomers of his day. Astronomical historian Donald Osterbrock now tells Ritchey's story, tracing his career and revealing its complex interrelationships with Hale's. Drawing on letters preserved in astronomical archives and on interviews with individuals who knew Ritchey personally, Osterbrock's book reveals the impact of human pride, ambition, and character on the development of scientific knowledge and technology. It also treats the telescope-building aspects of Hale's life at Yerkes, Mount Wilson, and Palomar observatories, and shows how the relationship among these men helped the United States take the lead in developing major astronomical facilities
Planetary nebulae by Donald E Osterbrock( Book )

31 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This written account of the Symposium on Planetary Nebulae was prepared from manuscripts submitted by the participants. Nearly every paper that was presented at the meeting is reproduced here, in either complete or abbreviated form. The dis cussions have been somewhat shortened and rearranged, but we have tried to preserve the essential points and the general tenor of the exchanges. Participants who spoke in the discussion were asked immediately for written remarks, which were then edited, reproduced, and circulated at the meeting by the highly effective local Secretariat organized by Dr Perek. In addition, notes of the discussion taken by Mrs Edith F. Swan and by the undersigned were used. We wish to thank all the authors for their unusually good cooperation. We are especially grateful to Dr Minkowski, who kindly provided many excellent repro ductions of Mount Wilson and Palomar photographs, mostly taken by himself, of various planetary nebulae. We are particularly indebted to Mrs Swan, who attended the Symposium, made notes on the papers and discussions as they occurred, and did much of the checking and editing of the manuscripts. In addition, we are very grateful to Mrs Evelyn Seaver, who also did much of the checking, editing, and retyping of manuscripts, and to Dr B.L. Webster, Miss Rebecca Todd, Mr Joseph Tapscott, and Mr Dennis Schatz, who provided excellent assistance in the preparation of this volume
Stars and galaxies : citizens of the universe : readings from Scientific American magazine by Donald E Osterbrock( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Active galactic nuclei : proceedings of the 134th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Santa Cruz, California, August 15-19, 1988 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The analysis of emission lines : a meeting in honour of the 70th birthdays of D.E. Osterbrock & M.J. Seaton : proceedings of the Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium, held in Baltimore, Maryland, May 16-18, 1994 by Space Telescope Science Institute (U.S.)( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What can emission lines tell us about an astrophysical object? A workshop at the Space Telescope Science Institute was dedicated to address just this question - for a host of objects (including planetary nebulae and active galactic nuclei) across a broad range of wavelengths (from the infrared through to gamma-rays). Thirteen review articles from internationally renowned experts are presented in this volume. They provide an edited and coherent overview of the latest technical data, techniques in and applications of the study of emission lines from a variety of objects. Chapters include the theory of radiative transfer, photoionising shocks, and emission lines from stellar winds, as well as useful summaries of abundance determinations, atomic data, and diagnostics for IR, UV, gamma-ray and molecular lines. Together these review articles provide an overview of the analysis of emission lines. They summarise current knowledge, highlight outstanding problems and provide focus for fruitful future research. In this way they provide an excellent introduction for graduate students and reference for professionals
Some problems in theoretical astrophysics by Donald E Osterbrock( )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudolph Leo Minkowski : 1895-1976 by Donald E Osterbrock( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman Zanstra, Donald H. Menzel, and the Zanstra method of nebular astrophysics by Donald E Osterbrock( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar : (19 October 1910-21 August 1995) by Donald E Osterbrock( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Wilson Morgan, 1906-1994 : a biographical memoir by Donald E Osterbrock( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interstellar gas dynamics seminar, University of Wisconsin, Jun. 20 - Jul. 17, 1966 by Summer Seminar on Interstellar Gas Dynamics( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Herget : 1908-1981 by Donald E Osterbrock( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudolph Leo Bernhard Minkowski : May 28, 1895-January 4, 1976 by Donald E Osterbrock( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald H. Menzel Centennial Symposium by Donald H. Menzel Centennial Symposium( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Origins and extinctions : based on a Symposium on Life and the Universe, held at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., April 30, 1986
Alternative Names
Donald Edward Osterbrock Amerikaans astronoom (1924-2007)

Donald Edward Osterbrock astronomo statunitense

Donald Osterbrock astronome américain

Donald Osterbrock US-amerikanischer Astronom

Osterbrock, D. E.

Osterbrock, D. E. 1924-2007

Osterbrock, D. E. (Donald E.)

Osterbrock, Donald.

Osterbrock, Donald 1924-2007

Osterbrock, Donald Edward 1924-2007

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Origins and extinctions : based on a Symposium on Life and the Universe, held at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., April 30, 1986Yerkes Observatory, 1892-1950 : the birth, near death, and resurrection of a scientific research institutionWalter Baade : a life in astrophysicsJames E. Keeler, pioneer American astrophysicist, and the early development of American astrophysicsStars and galaxies : citizens of the universe : readings from Scientific American magazineActive galactic nuclei : proceedings of the 134th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Santa Cruz, California, August 15-19, 1988The analysis of emission lines : a meeting in honour of the 70th birthdays of D.E. Osterbrock & M.J. Seaton : proceedings of the Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium, held in Baltimore, Maryland, May 16-18, 1994