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Author Grego, Peter.

Title Galileo and 400 years of telescopic astronomy / Peter Grego, David Mannion
Published New York : Springer, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 300 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Astronomers' universe
Astronomers' universe.
Contents Galileo and 400 Yearsof Telescopic Astronomy; Foreword; Preface; Contents; 1. Eyes on the Skies; 2. Galileo Magnifico; 3. Newton's Universe; 4. Surveying the Solar System; 5. A Bigger Picture Unfolds; 6. Beyond Vision; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Glossary; Index; About the Authors
Summary In 1609 Galileo first used his telescope to kick start the science of observational astronomy - an event that proved to be of enormous historic, scientific, and cultural importance. "Galileo and 400 Years of Telescopic Astronomy" will feature the life and achievements of Galileo, around which has pivoted the story of four centuries of telescopic astronomy. The book will detail how astronomy has progressed through four centuries and contain glimpses of future space research and astronomy goals. This is uniquely, interwoven with the text that will be a range of practical projects for b
Bibliography "Best astronomy sites to visit": pages 257-275
"Useful Websites": pages 277-278
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Subject Telescopio nazionale Galileo -- History.
Astronomy -- History.
Telescopes -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Mannion, David.
LC no. 2010933853
ISBN 1441955925 (ebk.)
9781441955920 (ebk.)
Other Titles Galileo and four hundred years of telescopic astronomy