Description - Giant Telescopes by Dr. W. Patrick McCray
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.
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(235mm x 155mm x 22mm)
Harvard University Press
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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.