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Big and bright : a history of the McDonald Observatory

Author: David Stanley Evans; John Derral Mulholland
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, ©1986.
Series: History of science series, 4
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The University of Texas McDonald Observatory is one of the world's largest university-operated astronomical installations. This title tells the story of collaboration between two major universities,  Read more...

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Named Person: William Johnson McDonald
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Stanley Evans; John Derral Mulholland
ISBN: 0292707622 9780292707627
OCLC Number: 879045381
Description: xii, 186 p., [24] p. di tav. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface1. The Tourist's Observatory2. The Benefactor3. The Legal Contests4. The Texas-Chicago Agreement5. Choosing and Developing the Site6. A Mosque on Mount Locke7. Astronomy Comes to West Texas8. Mr. McDonald's Telescope9. The Dedication10. War Years, Struve Years11. Triumphs and Transitions12. Interregnum13. Texas Independence14. Launching the Modern EraEpilogueAppendix A. The Last Will and Testament of William Johnson McDonaldAppendix B. The Directors of the McDonald ObservatoryAppendix C. The Telescopes of the University of Texas ObservatoriesReferencesIndex
Series Title: History of science series, 4
Responsibility: by David S. Evans and J. Derral Mulholland.

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