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Great Observatories of the World

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Comprehensive profiles of 36 earth based observatories, 10 space-based telescopes and 11 observatories of the future and includes a history of each and profiles of the astronomers who used them. Abundantly illustrated.

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This large format (10x14") reference could also have been named "Great Observatories of the Solar System," since it includes space telescopes such as the SOHO solar observatory, the Chandra X-Ray Telescope, and the Far Ultraviolet Space Explorer (FUSE). Brunier, an award-winning science journalist, and Lagrange, who is director of research at the French National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS), begin with a history of telescopes, followed by profiles of 36 land-based observatories, including the Pic du Midi Observatory in France, the Cerro Tololo Observatory in Chile, the Parkes Radio Observatory in Australia, and the Narayangaon Interferometer in India. Interspersed among the profiles are detailed explanations of topics related to space observation, including the analysis of light, adaptive optics, and high-energy astro-physics. There are another 10 profiles of space observatories, and 11 of future projects such as the Atacama Large Millimeter Array and the Gaia Space Observatory. Originally published as Les Grands Observatoires du Monde in 2002.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

This large format (10x14") reference could also have been named "Great Observatories of the Solar System," since it includes space telescopes such as the SOHO solar observatory, the Chandra X-Ray Telescope, and the Far Ultraviolet Space Explorer (FUSE). Brunier, an award-winning science journalist, and Lagrange, who is director of research at the French National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS), begin with a history of telescopes, followed by profiles of 36 land-based observatories, including the Pic du Midi Observatory in France, the Cerro Tololo Observatory in Chile, the Parkes Radio Observatory in Australia, and the Narayangaon Interferometer in India. Interspersed among the profiles are detailed explanations of topics related to space observation, including the analysis of light, adaptive optics, and high-energy astro-physics. There are another 10 profiles of space observatories, and 11 of future projects such as the Atacama Large Millimeter Array and the Gaia Space Observatory. Originally published as Les Grands Observatoires du Monde in 2002. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Comprehensive profiles of the 57 most important observatories in the world, including 10 space-based telescopes.

Great Observatories of the World is a comprehensive tour of the 57 leading observatories located in the United States, Europe, Chile, Australia, India, Japan and the vast reaches of space.

The book begins with a brief and engaging history of the telescope and observatories. It covers 36 Earth-based observatories and their history, mission, type of telescope and other observatory equipment, and significant discoveries.

It then features 10 space-based observatories, including the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-Ray Telescope, which have been mounted on space probes to monitor some of the universe's most mysterious events.

The final section covers 11 observatories of the future, including both Earth-based and space-based telescopes, and how partnerships between nations and private institutions fund ambitious projects of unprecedented size and responsiveness.

The book also provides fascinating information on: Spectroscopy and radio astronomyThe effects of atmosphere on astronomyCoronagraphy and solar observationAstronomy careers and trainingLocations and websites of the world's 100 largest observatories.

Great Observatories of the World is profusely illustrated with photographs of the observatories as well as dramatic images of the universe they explore.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781554070558
Foreword:
Cesarsky, Catherine
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Foreword by:
Cesarsky, Catherine
Foreword:
Cesarsky, Catherine
Author:
Brunier, Serge
Author:
Lagrange, Anne-Marie
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Star Observation
Subject:
Astronomical observatories
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Observatories.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
14.40x10.28x1.16 in. 5.13 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Comprehensive profiles of the 57 most important observatories in the world, including 10 space-based telescopes.

Great Observatories of the World is a comprehensive tour of the 57 leading observatories located in the United States, Europe, Chile, Australia, India, Japan and the vast reaches of space.

The book begins with a brief and engaging history of the telescope and observatories. It covers 36 Earth-based observatories and their history, mission, type of telescope and other observatory equipment, and significant discoveries.

It then features 10 space-based observatories, including the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-Ray Telescope, which have been mounted on space probes to monitor some of the universe's most mysterious events.

The final section covers 11 observatories of the future, including both Earth-based and space-based telescopes, and how partnerships between nations and private institutions fund ambitious projects of unprecedented size and responsiveness.

The book also provides fascinating information on: Spectroscopy and radio astronomyThe effects of atmosphere on astronomyCoronagraphy and solar observationAstronomy careers and trainingLocations and websites of the world's 100 largest observatories.

Great Observatories of the World is profusely illustrated with photographs of the observatories as well as dramatic images of the universe they explore.

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