Giant Telescopes: Astronomical Ambition and the Promise of Technology (Paperback)

by W. Patrick McCray

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Every night, astronomers use a new generation of giant telescopes at observatories around the world to study phenomena at the forefront of science. By focusing on the history of the Gemini Observatory - twin 8-metre telescopes located on mountain peaks in Hawaii and Chile - "Giant Telescopes" tells the story behind the planning and construction of modern scientific tools, offering a detailed view of the technological and political transformation of astronomy in the post-war era.

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Published
12/05/2006

Publisher
Harvard University Press

ISBN
9780674019966


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