TitleGalileo and 400 years of telescopic astronomy
Author(s)Peter Grego;David Mannion
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2010.
Description1 online resource (ix, 300 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps
Abstract NoteIn 1609 Galileo first used his telescope to kick start the science of observational astronomy - an event that proved to be of enormous historic, scientific, and cultural importance. "Galileo and 400 Years of Telescopic Astronomy" will feature the life and achievements of Galileo, around which has pivoted the story of four centuries of telescopic astronomy. The book will detail how astronomy has progressed through four centuries and contain glimpses of future space research and astronomy goals. This is uniquely, interwoven with the text that will be a range of practical projects for b
Contents NoteGalileo and 400 Yearsof Telescopic Astronomy; Foreword; Preface; Contents; 1. Eyes on the Skies; 2. Galileo Magnifico; 3. Newton's Universe; 4. Surveying the Solar System; 5. A Bigger Picture Unfolds; 6. Beyond Vision; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Glossary; Index; About the Authors
NotesIncludes index. -"Best astronomy sites to visit": p. 257-275
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. NATURE 5. SCIENCE 6. TELESCOPES
Item TypeeBook
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