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Eyes on the Universe : The Story of the Telescope - Patrick Moore

Eyes on the Universe : The Story of the Telescope

Paperback ISBN: 9783540761648
Number Of Pages: 120

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This highly illustrated history of the telescope begins with pre-telescopic observatories and progresses to today`s most modern instruments, including the Hubble. The book examines the development of astronomical telescopes and provides a fascinating overview of the way astronomical telescopes and imaging have evolved with technology during the past 450 years.

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Before the Telescopep. 1
The Very First Telescopesp. 7
Aerial Telescopes - and othersp. 13
Enter the Reflectorp. 19
William Herschelp. 26
The "Leviathan of Parsonstown"p. 34
The Age of the Great Refractorsp. 43
George Ellery Hale and the Hooker Telescopep. 53
Palomarp. 60
The New Telescopesp. 69
The Summit of Mauna Keap. 82
From Sussex to La Palmap. 88
Telescopes of Many Kindsp. 95
Telescopes Beyond the Earthp. 102
Epilogue: Into the Futurep. 108
The History of the Telescopep. 109
Some Great Telescopesp. 111
Indexp. 114
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ISBN: 9783540761648
ISBN-10: 3540761640
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 120
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.49  x 0.79
Weight (kg): 0.25