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Interferometry and Synthesis in Radio Astronomy (2nd edition)

Comprehensive, authoritative coverage of interferometric techniques for radio astronomy In this Second Edition of Interferometry and Synthesis in Radio Astronomy, three leading figures in the development of large imaging arrays, including very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI), describe and explain the technology that provides images of the universe with an angular resolution as fine as 1/20,000 of an arcsecond. This comprehensive ...

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Building a Roll-Off Roof or Dome Observatory: A Complete Guide for Design and Construction, 2 edition

Almost every practical astronomer eventually aspires to have a fixed, permanent observatory for his or her telescope. A roll-off roof or dome observatory is the answer for the most popular home observatory design. Building a Roll-Off or Dome Observatory will help you decide whether to embark on the venture and will certainly increase your enthusiasm for the project. The author, both an amateur astronomer and a professional landscape ...

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New Theories of Everything: The Quest for Ultimate Explanation

Will we ever discover a single scientific theory that tells us everything that has happened, and everything that will happen, on every level in the Universe? The quest for the theory of everything - a single key that unlocks all the secrets of the Universe - is no longer a pipe-dream, but the focus of some of our most exciting research about the structure of the cosmos. But what might such a theory look like? What would it mean? And ...

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The Moon's Largest Craters and Basins

This most recent book from lunar expert Charles J. Byrne combines the latest comprehensive imagery, topography and gravity data from all three recent Moon missions, Kaguya, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and GRAIL. These major polar-orbit surveys are presented here in compact form for the convenience of amateur and practical astronomers concerned with the Moon. Chosen from the Near and Far Side's large craters and basins over 200 km in...

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Lunar and Planetary Webcam User's Guide

This book de-mystifies the jargon of webcams and computer processing, and provides detailed hints and tips for imaging the Sun, Moon and planets with a webcam. It demonstrates how inexpensive tools are revolutionizing imaging in amateur astronomy. Anyone with a modest telescope and a webcam can now obtain jaw-dropping lunar and planetary images to rival those taken with mid-range astronomical CCD cameras costing thousands of dollars....

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Spacebusters: The Race to the Moon

The US pledged to send a man to the Moon before the end of the 1960s. Here is the story of that race against time. Describes the voyage of Apollo 11, its three astronauts, and details of the mission that put the first man on the moon in 1969.

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How It Works Book of Amazing Answers to Curious Questions Volume 5

If you’re curious about the world we live in, you’ve come to the right place! With sections on Environment, Technology, Science, Space, Transport and History, you are sure to satisfy your hunger for knowledge here. If you’ve ever questions how YouTube works, what would happen if two planets collided or what airless tyres are, this is the book for you. Featuring: Environment - Why is it hotter in cities? What are sinkholes? Do zombie ...

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Asymptotic Safety and Black Holes

One of the open challenges in fundamental physics is to combine Einstein's theory of general relativity with the principles of quantum mechancis. In this thesis, the question is raised whether metric quantum gravity could be fundamental in the spirit of Steven Weinberg's seminal asymptotic safety conjecture, and if so, what are the consequences for the physics of small, possibly Planck-size black holes? To address the first question,...

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The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology

Based on lectures given in honor of Stephen Hawking's 60th birthday, this book comprises contributions from the world's leading theoretical physicists. Popular lectures progress to a critical evaluation of more advanced subjects in modern cosmology and theoretical physics. Topics covered include the origin of the universe, warped spacetime, cosmological singularities, quantum gravity, black holes, string theory, quantum cosmology and...

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Discovery of the First Asteroid, Ceres

Based on extensive primary sources, many never previously translated into English, this is the definitive account of the origins of Ceres as it went from being classified as a new planet to reclassification as the first of a previously unknown group of celestial objects. Cunningham opens this critical moment of astronomical discovery to full modern analysis for the first time. This book includes all the voluminous correspondence, tra...