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Yerkes Observatory, 1892-1950: The Birth, Near Death and Resurrection of a Scientific Research Institution (Hardback)
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Yerkes Observatory, 1892-1950: The Birth, Near Death and Resurrection of a Scientific Research Institution (Hardback)

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Hardback 394 Pages / Published: 06/03/1997
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This is a centennial study of Yerkes Observatory, built a century ago by the University of Chicago as one of America's first big science centres. The text describes the changing fortunes of the Observatory under its first three directors, and is illustrated with many archival photographs. Under its founmder and first director, George Ellery Hale, Yerkes pioneered the new science of astrophysics. E.B. Frost, Hale's successor, allowed Yerkes to decline from 1904 to 1932, although it still trained rising young astronomers such as Edward Hubble. Finally, with the support of Robert M. Hutchins, the University of Chicago's "boy president", the "boy director" Otto Struve presided over Yerkes' revitalization in the 1930s and 1940s.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226639451
Number of pages: 394
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 233 x 156 x 30 mm

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