Astronomical Discovery

Astronomical Discovery

In reviewing various types of astronomical discovery I have laid some stress upon the fact that they are, generally speaking, far from being accidental in character. A new planet does not “swim into our ken,” at any rate not usually, ...

Author: Herbert Hall Turner

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783732637850

Category: Fiction

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Thirty Years of Astronomical Discovery with UKIRT

Thirty Years of Astronomical Discovery with UKIRT

Following a series of significant discoveries in the 1960s, such as the detection of the Galactic Centre at near-infrared wavelengths by Eric Becklin and Gerry Neugebauer (1968), infrared astronomy began to grow during the 1970s.

Author: Andy Adamson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400774322

Category: Science

Page: 341

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These are the proceedings of an international meeting hosted by the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the dedication of the UKIRT, the United Kingdom InfraRed Telescope. The volume comprises 31 professional level papers. The first part of the book has 10 thorough reviews of the conception, design and build of the telescope, as well as accounts of some its key instruments such as IRCAM (the common-user infrared camera), CGS4 (the fourth Cooled Grating Spectrometer) and the Wide Field Camera. The second part of the book comprises 14 reviews of scientific achievements during its twenty years of visitor mode operations. The final part of the book is a series of 7 reviews of the results from the multiple surveys being done as part of UKIDSS (UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey). The authors are all experts in their respective fields, for example instrument scientists, operations staff and leading astronomers.
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The Cambridge Guide to Astronomical Discovery

The Cambridge Guide to Astronomical Discovery

William Liller is the coauthor (with Ben Mayer) of the Cambridge Guide to Astronomy (1985) and has had a minor planet (3222) named after him. This guide tells you how to become an astronomical discoverer using only modest equipment.

Author: William Liller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521418399

Category: Nature

Page: 257

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How would you like to discover a comet? Or be the first person to recognize a new star? This book will tell you how, and more! Writing for amateur astronomers using backyard equipment, noted astronomer, Bill Liller, describes exactly how to search the night skies for the unexpected, and what techniques work best for making astronomical discoveries. Author Liller covers all kinds of objects, such as comets, asteroids, novae, and supernovae that an amateur can hope to find as a result of systematic searching. One chapter also includes sage advice from successful amateurs, such as David Levy and Minoru Honda (comets), Bob Evans (supernovae), and Eleanor Helin and Brian Manning (asteroids), who share the secrets of their methods. The use of electronic technology is included, as well as instructions on how to publicize a discovery. Extensive appendices contain a wealth of essential data for every new discoverer of cosmic events. William Liller is the coauthor (with Ben Mayer) of the Cambridge Guide to Astronomy (1985) and has had a minor planet (3222) named after him.
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Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries

Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries

Offers a unique combination of informative text, magnificent illustrations and stylish design Examines the 100 most important discoveries since the invention of the telescope Features spectacular photographs, taken with the largest ...

Author: Govert Schilling

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441978119

Category: Science

Page: 234

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Offers a unique combination of informative text, magnificent illustrations and stylish design Examines the 100 most important discoveries since the invention of the telescope Features spectacular photographs, taken with the largest telescopes on Earth and in space, that portray distant corners of the universe Author Govert Schilling is a renowned astronomy journalist and science communicator In his Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries, astronomy journalist Govert Schilling tells the story of 400 years of telescopic astronomy. He looks at the 100 most important discoveries since the invention of the telescope. Doing what Schilling does best, he takes the reader on an adventure through both space and time. Photographs and amazing pictures line the pages of this book, offering the reader an escape from this world and an invitation to a world far beyond what the unaided human eye can detect.
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Astronomical Discoveries You Can Make Too

Astronomical Discoveries You Can Make  Too

This book gives the student or amateur astronomer the following tools to replicate some of these seminal observations from their own homes: With your own eyes: Use your own observations and measurements to discover and confirm the phenomena ...

Author: Robert K. Buchheim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319156606

Category: Science

Page: 549

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You too can follow in the steps of the great astronomers such as Hipparchus, Galileo, Kepler and Hubble, who all contributed so much to our modern understanding of the cosmos. This book gives the student or amateur astronomer the following tools to replicate some of these seminal observations from their own homes: With your own eyes: Use your own observations and measurements to discover and confirm the phenomena of the seasons, the analemma and the equation of time, the logic behind celestial coordinates, and even the precession of the equinoxes. With a consumer-grade digital camera: Record the changing brightness of an eclipsing binary star and show that a pulsating star changes color as it brightens and dims. Add an inexpensive diffraction grating to your camera and see the variety of spectral features in the stars, and demonstrate that the Sun’s spectrum is similar to one particular type of stellar spectrum. With a backyard telescope: Add a CCD imager and you can measure the scale of the Solar System and the distance to a nearby star. You could even measure the distance to another galaxy and observe the cosmological redshift of the expanding universe. Astronomical Discoveries You Can Make, Too! doesn’t just tell you about the development of astronomy; it shows you how to discover for yourself the essential features of the universe.
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Interstellar Matters

Interstellar Matters

In this provocative book, radio astronomer and author Gerrit L. Verschuur describes the phenomena of scientific curiosity and discovery by following the exciting story of interstellar matter.

Author: Gerrit L. Verschuur

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387406069

Category: Science

Page: 320

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In this provocative book, radio astronomer and author Gerrit L. Verschuur describes the phenomena of scientific curiosity and discovery by following the exciting story of interstellar matter. The discovery of "stuff between the stars" was the result of decades of work by hundreds of astronomers, and the evolving recognition of its existence has profoundly changed the way we view the Universe. Verschuur begins with E.E. Barnard, who puzzled for a quarter century over the interpretation of photographs of dark patches between the stars. Verschuur then traces the tortuous path to acceptance of the existence of interstellar matter. He shares with us the thrill of discovery that motivates astronomers, the use of metaphors and modeling by scientist, and other tricks of the astronomical trade. Finally, we learn about the modern study of interstellar matter: the discovery of complex organic molecules between the stars and how they may have seeded the early earth with the precursors for life, new insights into star formation, the structure of the Milky Way and the elusive interstellar magnetic field. More than a history, Interstellar Matters is a detective story that evokes the excitement and serendipity of science against the background of a century of shared effort by the world community of astronomers. From the reviews: "I can't imagine anyone interested in astronomy who won't enjoy this book - it's chocked full of science, personalities and insights. We are products of the stuff between the stars - Verschuur tells the fascinating story of how its existence was discovered. Interstellar Matters is his best book, I think. It's certainly one of the best astronomy popularizations I've read." (Leif J. Robinson, Sky & Telescope)
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Astronomical Discovery

Astronomical Discovery

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact.

Author: Herbert Hall Turner

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520361485

Category: Science

Page: 254

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1963.
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The Decade of Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics

The Decade of Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics

While maintaining primary responsibilities for ground-based and space astronomy, respectively, NSF and NASA sometimes ... have performed pioneering theoretical research and made important astronomical discoveries for more than 25 years.

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309043816

Category: Science

Page: 200

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Astronomers and astrophysicists are making revolutionary advances in our understanding of planets, stars, galaxies, and even the structure of the universe itself. The Decade of Discovery presents a survey of this exciting field of science and offers a prioritized agenda for space- and ground-based research into the twenty-first century. The book presents specific recommendations, programs, and expenditure levels to meet the needs of the astronomy and astrophysics communities. Accessible to the interested lay reader, the book explores: The technological investments needed for instruments that will be built in the next century. The importance of the computer revolution to all aspects of astronomical research. The potential usefulness of the moon as an observatory site. Policy issues relevant to the funding of astronomy and the execution of astronomical projects. The Decade of Discovery will prove valuable to science policymakers, research administrators, scientists, and students in the physical sciences, and interested lay readers. Alternate Selection, Astronomy Book Club
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Discovery and Classification in Astronomy

Discovery and Classification in Astronomy

Solar Wind Parker 1958 Spacecraft 19605 Pre-discovery: In 1859, after observing a solar flare, Carrington suggests particles emanate from Sun. In 1951 Biermann postulates such ... Astronomical Discoveries and Their Extended Structure 361.

Author: Steven J. Dick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107033610

Category: Science

Page: 458

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This book shows that astronomical discovery is a complex and ongoing process comprising various stages of research, interpretation and understanding.
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Astronomical Discovery

Astronomical Discovery

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Author: H H 1861-1930 Turner

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 1347265686

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The Mechanism of the Solar System and Astronomical Discoveries

The Mechanism of the Solar System and Astronomical Discoveries

John PHILLIPS (Writer on Astronomy.) 1395 a 28 THE MECHANISM OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM , AND ASTRONOMICAL DISCOVERIES . BY JOHN PHILLIPS . LONDON : HOLYOAKE AND CO . , 147 , FLEET STREET . 1856 . Eighteen Pence . 1 1.

Author: John PHILLIPS (Writer on Astronomy.)

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ISBN: BL:A0020467240

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Astronomical notes

Astronomical notes

Nor is it an aver - sanguine expectation , which counts upon more discoveries of the like nature . ... being authorized to acknow . ledge the service rendered to astronomical science by the re - discovery of Lncke's comet in 1822 at the ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435026810085

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Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society

Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society

For the Discovery of eight Planets , and other Astronomical Discoveries . 1854 . Feb. 10 . M. CHARLES RUMKER . The Gold Medal . For his Catalogue of 12,000 Stars , and for other Astronomical Services . 1855 . Feb. 9 . Rev. W. R. DAWES .

Author: Royal Astronomical Society

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ISBN: UOM:39015077097940

Category: Astronomy

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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

information respecting the progress of Astronomy throughout the empire . ... On the other hand , the Astronomical Society will gladly make public the astronomical discoveries and remarkable observations of transatlantic astronomers ...

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ISBN: SRLF:A0002748697

Category: Astronomy

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Portfolio of 8 charts accompanies v. 83.
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Handbook of Astronomy

Handbook of Astronomy

All honour should be given to the authors of these valuable results of astronomical research , as without them we might ... He communicated his suspicions of the discovery of a new planet to M. Encke and M. Schumacher , who , after ...

Author: Dionysius Lardner

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ISBN: STANFORD:24503386044

Category: Astronomy

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Telescope Teachings

Telescope Teachings

Author: Mary Ward

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ISBN: OXFORD:591029299

Category: Astronomy

Page: 212

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Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society Vol XXX

Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society Vol  XXX

For the Discovery of eight Planets , and other Astronomical Discoveries . I 1854 Feb. 10 . M. CHARLES RUMKER , The Gold Medal . — For his Catalogue of 12,000 Stars , and for other Astronomical Services . 1855 . Feb. 9 Rev. W. R. DAWES .

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Unveiling Galaxies

Unveiling Galaxies

A thought provoking study of the powerful impact of images in guiding astronomers' understanding of galaxies through time.

Author: Jean-René Roy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108417013

Category: Science

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A thought provoking study of the powerful impact of images in guiding astronomers' understanding of galaxies through time.
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History of Physical Astronomy

History of Physical Astronomy

Having removed from Bath , he established himself first at Datchet , in the neighbourhood of Windsor , and subsequently at Slough , where he continued during the remainder of his life to prosecute a career of astronomical discovery ...

Author: Robert Grant

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ISBN: OXFORD:600050182

Category: Astronomy

Page: 637

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