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by Anne-Marie Lagrange,Catherine Cesarsky,Serge Brunier

eBook Great Observatories of the World epub
  • ISBN: 1554070554
  • Author: Anne-Marie Lagrange,Catherine Cesarsky,Serge Brunier
  • Genre: Engineering
  • Subcategory: Engineering
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Firefly Books; First edition. edition (September 3, 2005)
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • ePUB size: 1954 kb
  • FB2 size 1869 kb
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Serge Brunier (Author), Anne-Marie Lagrange (Author), Catherine Cesarsky (Foreword) & 0 more. This book is an indulgence for those of us fascinated by big telescopes.

Serge Brunier (Author), Anne-Marie Lagrange (Author), Catherine Cesarsky (Foreword) & 0 more. It includes short discussions of each of the world's most important observatories, with brief technical interludes on topics like spectroscopy and adaptive optics. But this is not a book to read, it is a book to browse through, look at the pictures, and sample the text.

Serge Brunier, Anne-Marie Lagrange. The book begins with a brief and engaging history of the telescope and Comprehensive profiles of the 57 most important observatories in the world, including 10 space-based telescopes

Serge Brunier, Anne-Marie Lagrange. The book begins with a brief and engaging history of the telescope and 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.

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The book begins with a brief and engaging history of the telescope and observatories.

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

Great Observatories of the World (with Anne-Marie Lagrange).

In his illustrated book Solar System Voyage, he describes the situations on the planets, how a hypothetical voyager would experience them. Brunier has made a panoramic photograph of the Milky Way in the Atacama desert over two years, which has been shown at his first exposition in the Monte Carlo Casino, in 2006, and, with its one hundred million pixels, on 144 square meters in the Palais de la Découverte in Paris in 2007. Great Observatories of the World (with Anne-Marie Lagrange).

New Atlas of the Moon (with Thierry Legault). Glorious Eclipses: Their Past, Present, and Future. Cambridge University Press (with Jean-Pierre Luminet, Storm Dunlop).

Brunier, Serge, Anne-Marie Lagrange, and Catherine Cesarsky. Great Observatories of the World. World Organization of Volcano Observatories. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books. Rieke, George H. 2006. The last of the great observatories: Spitzer and the era of faster, better, cheaper at NASA. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press. This article abides by terms of the Creative Commons CC-by-sa . License (CC-by-sa), which may be used and disseminated with proper attribution.

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And its a great book for the observatories that are covered

And its a great book for the observatories that are covered. But the omission of some of the really GREAT observatories was a bit of a disappointment to me. There is about 3/4 of a page on Palomar. And even that is somewhat inaccurate.

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 astronomy The effects of atmosphere on astronomy Coronagraphy and solar observation Astronomy careers and training Locations 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.

Comments: (7)
Xal
OK, it's a good-looking book with lots of great shots of interesting research observatories around the world. My great disappointment is the near-complete absence any mention of the Palomar Telescope, except for a brief mention in the introduction. Or Kitt Peak for that matter. Or any number of architecturally important observatories. I can't explain how they chose the contents of their book, or why they devoted an entire section of the book to telescopes that haven't even been built yet.
Ť.ħ.ê_Ĉ.õ.о.Ł
This book had the potential to be great. And its a great book for the observatories that are covered. But the omission of some of the really GREAT observatories was a bit of a disappointment to me. There is about 3/4 of a page on Palomar. And even that is somewhat inaccurate.

If you're looking for Palomar info, get "Perfect Machine" by Florence. A great read...
Chuynopana
Great details and beautiful articles on different astronomy topics (e.g. AO). Would recommend this as a gift for an astronomy enthusiast, even with it being a bit out of date. My only complaint is that some major observatories are given short shift versus others - for instance all of the Mauna Kea observatories are just in one entry!
Ynonno
This book is fun to read, and a lot can be learned from it, but beware of the numeric errors: do not trust dates, sizes, distances. Common errors include: billion sometimes means 10^9 and sometimes 10^12, distances to galaxies are completely wrong (e.g. 10 light years to M82), use of thousand instead of thousandths, and multiple others.
Faezahn
Outdated today, but a good coffee table book of 2000 technology.
Blackbrand
Great
Forcestalker
Great.
This book is an indulgence for those of us fascinated by big telescopes. It includes short discussions of each of the world's most important observatories, with brief technical interludes on topics like spectroscopy and adaptive optics. But this is not a book to read, it is a book to browse through, look at the pictures, and sample the text. The text certainly has its errors, such as substituting "millions" for "billions" in comparing the cost of space telescopes, and placing the date of the 3m Shane telescope as 1979 (it was competed in 1959 and renamed after Shane in 1977.) But we can overlook errors like this in a book designed for voyeurs. If big telescopes turn you on and you have a few extra dollars available, you'll probably like this book!
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