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Giant telescopes : astronomical ambition and the promise of technology /

by McCray, Patrick (W. Patrick).
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2006, c2004Edition: 1st pbk. ed.Description: 367 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0674019962 (pbk.); 9780674019966 (pbk.).Subject(s): Large astronomical telescopes | Large astronomical telescopes -- Technological innovations | Gemini Project
Contents:
Introduction: Beautiful and cantankerous instruments -- Leo and Jesse's changing world -- Tradition and balance -- Visions of grandeur -- Paper telescopes -- Growing pains -- Astropolitics -- Smoke and mirrors -- Joining the 8-meter club -- Point-and-click astronomy -- Conclusion: Telescopes, postwar science, and the next big machine -- Giant telescopes.
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Originally published: 2004.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: Beautiful and cantankerous instruments -- Leo and Jesse's changing world -- Tradition and balance -- Visions of grandeur -- Paper telescopes -- Growing pains -- Astropolitics -- Smoke and mirrors -- Joining the 8-meter club -- Point-and-click astronomy -- Conclusion: Telescopes, postwar science, and the next big machine -- Giant telescopes.

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