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Seeing in the dark : how backyard stargazers are probing deep space and guarding earth from interplanetary peril

Author: Timothy Ferris
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seeing in the Dark is a poetic love letter to the skies and a stirring report on the revolution now sweeping amateur astronomy in which backyard stargazers link globally by the Internet are exploring deep space and making discoveries worthy of the professionals. Timothy Ferris invites us all to become stargazers, recounting his lifelong experiences as an enthralled stargazer, and capturing the exquisite experience  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ferris, Timothy.
Seeing in the dark.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2002
(OCoLC)624189404
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Ferris
ISBN: 0684865793 9780684865799
OCLC Number: 50413686
Awards: Alex Award winner, 2003.
Description: xvii, 379 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The shore: From the observatory log, a primate at dusk ; Beginnings ; Spaceflight ; The ozone ; Standing watch, a visit with Mr. White Man ; Amateurs ; How much can you see? A visit with Stephen James O'Meara ; Professionals ; Picturing the universe, a visit with Jack Newton ; Rocky Hill ; Farsighted, a visit with Barbara Wilson --
Blue water: The realm of the sun ; Rock music of the spheres, a talk with Brian May ; The morning and evening star ; Founding father, a visit with Patrick Moore ; Moon dance ; The telescope and the tomb, a visit with Percival Lowell ; Mars ; Light at the edge of darkness, a visit with James Turrell ; Stones from the sky ; Comet trails, a visit with David Levy ; Vermin of the skies ; The camera's eye, a visit with Don Parker ; Jupiter ; Storms on Saturn, a visit with Stuart Wilber ; The outer giants ; From the observatory log, chimes at midnight --
The depths: The night sky ; Digital universe, a virtual visit to a robotic telescope ; The Milky Way ; Blue lines, a visit with John Henry's ghost ; Galaxies ; Big science, a visit with Edgar O. Smith ; The dark ages ; From the observatory log, Minerva at dawn --
Appendixes: Observing techniques ; Notable periodic meteor showers ; Representative bright stars ; Messier objects by season ; Planets and their satellites ; Further reading ; Star maps.
Responsibility: Timothy Ferris.
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America's finest science writer describes a major revolution sweeping astronomy, as amateur astronomers, in global networks linked by the Internet, make discoveries that are changing knowledge of the  Read more...

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P. J. O'Rourke "Seeing in the Dark" is a fortuitous puddle. It gives even the most muck-mired and earthbound among us a glimpse of the splendors above.

 
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