Astronomical Ambition and the Promise of Technology
By (author) Dr. W. Patrick McCray
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Giant Telescopes by Dr. W. Patrick McCray
Book DescriptionEvery 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674019966
(235mm x 155mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 12-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Dr. W. Patrick McCray
W. Patrick McCray is Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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