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China’s Big Science Facilities
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The Sky Eye

Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST)

Editors: Qu, Qian (Ed.)

  • The first popular science book introducing the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST, or Tianyan, literally “The Sky Eye”), the world’s largest filled-aperture radio telescope in Guizhou, China
  • Uses plain language to explain the scientific background, construction process, and unique features of FAST
  • Includes a large number of intuitive and vivid pictures to help readers understand the concepts
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About this book

This book introduces the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), also known as the "The Sky Eye", one of the China’s big science facilities. Using easy-to-understand language, the book covers the scientific background, construction process, achievements, and effects of FAST on the development of the national economy. With a large number of intuitive and vivid images and videos, the book presents basic information on FAST for general readers who are interested in astronomy.


About the authors

Rendong Nan (February 19, 1945 – September 15, 2017) was a researcher at the National Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the founder, chief scientist and chief engineer of the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) project in China. He received B.S. degree from Tsinghua University, China in 1968, and Ph.D. degree from Beijing Astronomical Observatories (now National Astronomical Observatories), Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1987. Since 1994, Professor Nan had presided over the promotion of China's large radio telescope program. He has made important contributions in radio astronomy research, major national needs, international co-operations, and scientific education. So far, more than 200 scientific papers have been published, with 7 monographs and more than 30 patents. He was a member of International Astronomical Union (IAU), where he was the vice-president of Division X (Radio Astronomy) and Commission 40 (Radio Astronomy) from 2003 to 2006 and then the president of both the Division and Commission in 2006–2009. Professor Nan received the “CCTV Annual Scientific and Technological Innovation Figures” in 2016 and won the first National Innovation Award Medal in 2018 and the national honorary title “People's Scientist” in 2019. Asteroid 79694 “Nan Rendong” was named in his memory.

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA in USD
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: September 21, 2021
  • ISBN 978-981-16-3824-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $39.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: August 24, 2021
  • ISBN 978-981-16-3823-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Sky Eye
Book Subtitle
Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST)
Editors
  • Qian Qu
Translated by
Huang, Q., Chen, X.
Series Title
China’s Big Science Facilities
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Zhejiang Education Publishing House
Distribution Rights
The print edition is not for sale in China Mainland, Customers from China Mainland please order from Zhejiang Education Publishing House
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-3824-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-3824-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-3823-7
Series ISSN
2662-768X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 180
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