Home :: BOOKS, MAPS & SOFTWARE :: Books (Astronomy & Physics) :: Amateur & Popular Astronomy :: The Creation of the Anglo-Australian Observatory

The Creation of the Anglo-Australian Observatory

The Creation of the Anglo-Australian Observatory

Manufacturers View products from this brand

low Low stock (1)
Model
9780521020190
Weight
0.51 kg
RRP:
$72.32
Our price:
$71.00
2%

Qty

The Creation of the Anglo-Australian Observatory

Author: Gascoigne, S. C. B.
 Australian National University, Canberra

Author: Proust, K. M.

Author: Robins, M. O.

Description: This book is the official history of the Anglo-Australian Telescope which started to be built at Coonabarabran in New South Wales in 1968 and came into operation in 1974. The telescope is part of the Anglo-Australian Observatory which provides facilities for research in optical astronomy for scientists from Britain and Australia. The authors of this book were all involved in different capacities throughout the development of the telescope. As such it gives a detailed and personal record of the scientific, administrative and political developments from the moment negotiations began to the present day. The AAT has been, and continues to be, an outstanding success and can lay claim to being the best instrumented telescope in the world, with a very wide capability and high sensitivity. This is a unique and important book.

Contents: Foreword; Preface; 1. The scientific background; 2. The technical background; 3. The campaign for a large telescope: aspirations and realities; 4. An Anglo-Australian agreement; 5. Site, dome and building; 6. Optics and tube; 7. Mounting, drive and control; 8. Telescope or observatory?; 9. The beginnings of the observatory; 10. Commissioning; 11. The UK Schmidt telescope at Siding Spring Observatory; 12. Some achievements of the AAT; 13. Political winds of change; 14. Towards the next century; Appendices.

Essential Information
First Author: Gascoigne, S. C. B.
Title: The Creation of the Anglo-Australian Observatory
ISBN-13 / EAN-Number: 9780521020190
ISBN-10: 521020190
Binding: Paperback
RRP: GBP 31.99
Pages: 316

Subject:
astronomy

Level:
enthusiasts, general readers

Bibliographic Details:

Review:


: *
: *
: *
Type the characters you see in the picture:


*
Farpoint 2-inch Reflective Cheshire Collimator - Red
$45.36
The Night Sky - Star Map - Celestial Constellations Umbrella - BLUE
$15.78
Minox BN 7x50 C Nautical Marine Binocular with Analogue Compass WHITE
$256.41
SkyWatcher LER Eyepiece and Filter Set - NEW Version
$124.92
universe2go Omegon Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones
$19.72
There have been no reviews

Only those who bought this product are allowed to add review
If you've already bought this product, please sign in and add your own review!
 
The cookie settings on this website are adjusted to allow all cookies so that you have the very best experience. If you continue without changing your cookie settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on our website. However, if you would like to, you can change your settings at any time using the Change cookie settings link in the Special menu.