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Under the Radar: The First Woman in Radio Astronomy: Ruby Payne-Scott

It is rare for a complete biography of an Australian scientist, particularly of an Australian woman scientist, to be published. It is rarer for such a book to be co-authored by an American. Although scientists have written discourses on the history of their discipline, it is most unusual for a scientist to write a full length biography of a colleague in his ?eld. It is also uncommon for a man to write about an Australian woman scient...

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The National Air and Space Museum: A Visit in Pictures

Lavishly illustrated, these books provide a dazzling visual sampling of the enormous variety of Smithsonian collections. From Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis at the Air and Space Museum to the Natural History Museum's fascinating insect zoo, the most popular and appealing treasures of the Smithsonian museums are showcased. Guaranteed to spark interest in a future visit or to revive the delights of a visit past, these volumes ...

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Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography

The beauty and awe generated by the celestial void captures our imagination and delights our aesthetic sense. Antiquarian map societies are prospering, and celestial maps are now viewed as a specialty of map collecting. This book traces the history of celestial cartography and relates this history to the changing ideas of man's place in the universe and to advances in map-making. Photographs from actual antiquarian celestial atlases ...

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The Heavens on Earth: Observatories and Astronomy in Nineteenth-Century Science and Culture

The Heavens on Earth explores the place of the observatory in nineteenth-century science and culture. Astronomy was a core pursuit for observatories, but usually not the only one. It belonged to a larger group of “observatory sciences” that also included geodesy, meteorology, geomagnetism, and even parts of physics and statistics. These pursuits coexisted in the nineteenth-century observatory; this collection surveys them as a cohere...

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Astronomy for Beginners Third Edition

Astronomy for Beginners brings you everything you need to know to view the wonders of the night sky. From the basics such as setting up a telescope, reading star charts and using binoculars, through to star hopping, keeping logbooks and joining a club, these guides will help you learn all the essential techniques. Whether you want to view Andromeda, the northern lights, near earth object or craters on the moon, we'll tell you where t...

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Big Dish: Building America's Deep Space Connection to the Planets

International politics, intrigue, and amazing scientific feats create the story behind NASA’s quest to communicate in deep space The astonishing success of the United States' quest to explore space depends upon NASA's visionary Deep Space Network (DSN), a communications grid that provides the backbone of antennas and satellite links that track and control spacecraft launched from Earth. Douglas J. Mudgway participated in development ...

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"Ringmakers of Saturn"

New 1986 hardcover - Signed by Norman Bergrun with full color photos & illustrations. From photographs taken during the Voyager 1 flight to SATURN in 1980 the reader of this remarkable book sees that one of the photgraphs shows that the A-ring is incomplete.The author sets out to explain this phenomenon in an understandable form. The famous Cassini and Enke gaps also fit into the author's explanation. The micro photography employ...

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Abenteuer Apollo 11: Von der Mondlandung zur Erkundung des Mars

Am 20. Juli 1969 geht ein Menschheitstraum in Erfüllung: Die beiden amerikanischen Astronauten Neil Armstrong und Buzz Aldrin betreten als erste Menschen den Mond. Mit diesem historischen Schritt definieren sie das Selbstverständnis der Menschheit neu, sie haben ihre alte Lebenswelt, die Erde, verlassen und dringen nun auf der Suche nach neuem Lebensraum ins Universum vor. Der Augenzeuge und NASA-Experte Jesco von Puttkamer erzählt d...

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Touring the Universe through Binoculars: A Complete Astronomer's Guidebook

This comprehensive work takes you on a personal tour of the universe using nothing more than a pair of binoculars. More comprehensive than any book currently available, it starts with Earth's nearest neighbor, the moon, and then goes on to explore each planet in the solar system, asteroids, meteors, comets and the sun. Following this, the reader is whisked away into deep space to explore celestial bodies including stars that are know...