Eyes on the Universe

The Story of the Telescope

Authors: Moore, Patrick

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Eyes on the Universe is an illustrated history of the telescope, beginning with pre-telescopic observatories and the refractors of Galileo, Lippershey and Digges, and ending with the most modern instruments including - of course - the Hubble Space Telescope. Written by Dr Patrick Moore CBE, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the world's longest-running television programme, the BBC's The Sky at Night, the book takes an enthusiastic look at the development of astronomical telescopes. It provides its readers with a fascinating overview of the way astronomical telescopes have evolved with technology during the past 450 years. Amateur and professional astronomers alike will find this book both entertaining and instructive.

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"By reading this book, one understands better how a TV programme like "the Sky at Night" may celebrate its 40th anniversary." Physicalia

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-0627-2
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Softcover $79.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Eyes on the Universe
Book Subtitle
The Story of the Telescope
Authors
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-0627-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-0627-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-76164-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 120
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 135 illustrations in colour
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