Discovery of the Universe : A History of Astronomy and Observatories. (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Discovery of the Universe : A History of Astronomy and Observatories.

Author: Carolyn Collins Petersen
Publisher: Amberley Publishing 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book charts the progress of astronomy through the observatories used throughout history, from the earliest such as Stonehenge, to places like Birr Castle with its Leviathan telescope used by Herschel. There are places where the secrets of the universe were first unlocked by science. The book also describes instruments now in use around the planet. These technological marvels range from the Mauna Kea  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Collins Petersen
ISBN: 9781445684130 1445684136
OCLC Number: 1162772867
Description: 288 p.
Contents: 1.Introduction to the Observatory --
2.The Early History of Observatories --
3.The Spread of Observatories --
4.The Twentieth Century and Beyond --
5.Eyes in the Sky: Space-based Observatories --
6.Unusual Observatories and Celestial Targets --
7.Observatories of the Future --
8.Observatories in Backyards, Education, and Popular Culture.

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How the discoveries of observatories have unlocked the secrets of the Universe, from Stonehenge to Hubble.  Read more...

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