skip to content
Bright galaxies, dark matters Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Bright galaxies, dark matters

Author: Vera C Rubin
Publisher: Woodbury, N.Y. : American Institute of Physics, [1997]. ©1997
Series: Masters of modern physics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
Summary:
"Bright Galaxies, Dark Matters charts two extraordinary journeys: the road to a better understanding of the structure and composition of the universe, and Dr. Rubin's own path-breaking career. The scientific papers included here offer an overview of the topic that has been the major focus of Dr. Rubin's career: the motions of stars within galaxies and the evidence from these motions that most of the matter in the  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vera C Rubin
ISBN: 1563962314 9781563962318
OCLC Number: 35033547
Description: xvi, 236 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Galaxies The past decade meets the next decade. Structure and evolution of the galactic system. Walking through the super(nova) market. Dynamics of the Andromeda Nebula. The peculiar galaxy NGC 1275. UGC 2885, the largest known spiral galaxy. NGC 3067. SO galaxies with polar rings. A pair of non interacting spiral galaxies. Some surprises in M33 and M31. NGC 4550: a two-way galaxy. pt. 2. Tools of the trade: telescopes, a catalog, and some maps Astronomy from Hubble. Mount Wilson Observatory: a brief early history. The dedication of the Vatican telescope. Letter from Chile. Reminiscences 1994: observing at the national facilities. A revised Shapely-Ames catalog of bright galaxies. Star charts. pt. 3. Matter and motion The local supercluster and anistrophy of the redshifts. The rotation of spiral galaxies. Dark halos around spiral galaxies. How much dark matter is there? A century of galaxy spectroscopy. pt. 4. The astromonical life: women in science and other heroes, collegues, and friends An unconventional career. Women's work. Opening the doors. Sofia Kovalevskaia: scientist, writer, revolutionary. George Gamov. E. Margaret Burbridge. The leviathan of Lord Rosse. Gérard de Vaucolueurs and the local supercluster. Ralph A. Alper and Robert Herman. Desert island discs. Difficult questions. Where in the world is Berkeley, California?
Series Title: Masters of modern physics.
Responsibility: Vera Rubin, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D.C.

Abstract:

This collection of essays cover a variety of subjects in astronomy and astrophysics, particularly galaxies and dark matter. The author also provides biographical sketches of astronomers who have  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (2)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35033547> # Bright galaxies, dark matters
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "35033547" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5612294508#Topic/matiere_sombre_astronomie> ; # Matière sombre (astronomie)
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/523.112/e20/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5612294508#Topic/astronomia> ; # Astronomia
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5612294508#Topic/astronomes> ; # Astronomes
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5612294508#Topic/astronomers> ; # Astronomers
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5612294508#Topic/galaxies> ; # Galaxies
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5612294508#Thing/astronomy_astrophysics> ; # Astronomy/Astrophysics
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5612294508#Topic/dunkle_materie> ; # Dunkle Materie
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5612294508#Topic/dark_matter_astronomy> ; # Dark matter (Astronomy)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5612294508#Topic/galaxie> ; # Galaxie
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5612294508#Topic/galaxias> ; # Galaxias
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5612294508#Person/rubin_vera_c_1928_2016> ; # Vera C. Rubin
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:datePublished "1997" ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/5612294508> ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5612294508#Series/masters_of_modern_physics> ; # Masters of modern physics.
    schema:name "Bright galaxies, dark matters"@en ;
    schema:productID "35033547" ;
    schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/35033547#Review/-1969126385> ;
    schema:url <http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=008325588&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781563962318> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/35033547> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5612294508#Person/rubin_vera_c_1928_2016> # Vera C. Rubin
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1928" ;
    schema:deathDate "2016," ;
    schema:familyName "Rubin" ;
    schema:givenName "Vera C." ;
    schema:name "Vera C. Rubin" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5612294508#Series/masters_of_modern_physics> # Masters of modern physics.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35033547> ; # Bright galaxies, dark matters
    schema:name "Masters of modern physics." ;
    schema:name "Masters of modern physics" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5612294508#Thing/astronomy_astrophysics> # Astronomy/Astrophysics
    a schema:Thing ;
    schema:name "Astronomy/Astrophysics" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5612294508#Topic/dark_matter_astronomy> # Dark matter (Astronomy)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Dark matter (Astronomy)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5612294508#Topic/matiere_sombre_astronomie> # Matière sombre (astronomie)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Matière sombre (astronomie)"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781563962318>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1563962314" ;
    schema:isbn "9781563962318" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/35033547#Review/-1969126385>
    a schema:Review ;
    schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35033547> ; # Bright galaxies, dark matters
    schema:reviewBody ""Bright Galaxies, Dark Matters charts two extraordinary journeys: the road to a better understanding of the structure and composition of the universe, and Dr. Rubin's own path-breaking career. The scientific papers included here offer an overview of the topic that has been the major focus of Dr. Rubin's career: the motions of stars within galaxies and the evidence from these motions that most of the matter in the universe is dark. Elsewhere, Dr. Rubin examines some of the tools of her trade - from star charts to the Hubble Telescope to some of the observatories where she has worked. The concluding section, The Astronomical Life, finds Dr. Rubin writing candidly about the demands and rewards of her career, offering insightful portraits of colleagues, friends, and other notable women in science."--Jacket." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.