Giant Telescopes: Astronomical Ambition and the Promise of Technology (Paperback)Dr. W. Patrick McCray (author)
Paperback 376 Pages / Published: 12/05/2006
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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.
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 532 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 22 mm
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