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The Resource Seeing in the dark : how amateur astronomers are discovering the wonders of the universe, Timothy Ferris

Seeing in the dark : how amateur astronomers are discovering the wonders of the universe, Timothy Ferris

Label
Seeing in the dark : how amateur astronomers are discovering the wonders of the universe
Title
Seeing in the dark
Title remainder
how amateur astronomers are discovering the wonders of the universe
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Ferris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
SIN
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Ferris, Timothy
Dewey number
520
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB35
LC item number
.F49 2003x
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
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  • Astronomers
  • Astronomy
Label
Seeing in the dark : how amateur astronomers are discovering the wonders of the universe, Timothy Ferris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-340) and index
Contents
I. The shore: From the observatory log, a primate at dusk ; Beginnings ; Spaceflight ; The ozone ; Standing watch, a visit with Mr. White Man ; Amateurs ; How much can you see? A visit with Stephen James O'Meara ; Professionals ; Picturing the universe, a visit with Jack Newton ; Rocky Hill ; Farsighted, a visit with Barbara Wilson -- II. Blue water: The realm of the sun ; Rock music of the spheres, a talk with Brian May ; The morning and evening star ; Founding father, a visit with Patrick Moore ; Moon dance ; The telescope and the tomb, a visit with Percival Lowell ; Mars ; Light at the edge of darkness, a visit with James Turrell ; Stones from the sky ; Comet trails, a visit with David Levy ; Vermin of the skies ; The camera's eye, a visit with Don Parker ; Jupiter ; Storms on Saturn, a visit with Stuart Wilber ; The outer giants ; From the observatory log, chimes at midnight -- III. The depths: The night sky ; Digital universe, a virtual visit to a robotic telescope ; The Milky Way ; Blue lines, a visit with John Henry's ghost ; Galaxies ; Big science, a visit with Edgar O. Smith ; The dark ages ; From the observatory log, Minerva at dawn -- Appendixes: Observing techniques ; Notable periodic meteor showers ; Representative bright stars ; Messier objects by season ; Planets and their satellites ; Further reading ; Star maps
Control code
ocm52573915
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster trade paperback ed.
Extent
xvii, 379 p.
Isbn
9780684865805
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)52573915
Label
Seeing in the dark : how amateur astronomers are discovering the wonders of the universe, Timothy Ferris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-340) and index
Contents
I. The shore: From the observatory log, a primate at dusk ; Beginnings ; Spaceflight ; The ozone ; Standing watch, a visit with Mr. White Man ; Amateurs ; How much can you see? A visit with Stephen James O'Meara ; Professionals ; Picturing the universe, a visit with Jack Newton ; Rocky Hill ; Farsighted, a visit with Barbara Wilson -- II. Blue water: The realm of the sun ; Rock music of the spheres, a talk with Brian May ; The morning and evening star ; Founding father, a visit with Patrick Moore ; Moon dance ; The telescope and the tomb, a visit with Percival Lowell ; Mars ; Light at the edge of darkness, a visit with James Turrell ; Stones from the sky ; Comet trails, a visit with David Levy ; Vermin of the skies ; The camera's eye, a visit with Don Parker ; Jupiter ; Storms on Saturn, a visit with Stuart Wilber ; The outer giants ; From the observatory log, chimes at midnight -- III. The depths: The night sky ; Digital universe, a virtual visit to a robotic telescope ; The Milky Way ; Blue lines, a visit with John Henry's ghost ; Galaxies ; Big science, a visit with Edgar O. Smith ; The dark ages ; From the observatory log, Minerva at dawn -- Appendixes: Observing techniques ; Notable periodic meteor showers ; Representative bright stars ; Messier objects by season ; Planets and their satellites ; Further reading ; Star maps
Control code
ocm52573915
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster trade paperback ed.
Extent
xvii, 379 p.
Isbn
9780684865805
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)52573915

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