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Title The new astronomy : opening the electromagnetic window and expanding our view of planet earth : a meeting to honor Woody Sullivan on his 60th birthday / edited by Wayne Orchiston
Published Dordrecht : Springer, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 328 pages) : illustrations
Series Astrophysics and space science library ; v. 334
Astrophysics and space science library ; v. 334
Contents Points of view : shadows, photons, planets, and life / Woodruff T. Sullivan, III -- Astrobiology -- The biological universe revisited / Steven J. Dick -- Contingency and the cosmic perspective / Christopher Chyba -- History of astronomy -- Grote Reber (1911-2003) : a radio astronomy pioneer / K.I. Kellermann -- Dr Elizabeth Alexander : first female radio astronomer / Wayne Orchiston -- Radio astronomy in Holland before 1960 : just a bit more than HI / Richard Strom -- Jodrell Bank and the meteor velocity controversy / A.G. Gunn -- The radiophysics field stations and the early development of radio astronomy / Wayne Orchiston & Bruce Slee -- Dark matter and the Owens Valley Radio Observatory / Marshall Cohen -- The discovery of Sgr A* / Bruce Balick -- "Radio astronomy, whatever that may be" : the marginalization of early radio astronomy / Richard Jarrell -- Telescopes lofted to space : an historical chronology / Peter Abrahams -- The history of space astronomy : reflections on the last three decades / Robert W. Smith -- SAO during the Whipple years : the origins of Project Celescope / David DeVorkin -- The transits of Venus and new technologies : a time to reflect / Ron Brashear -- And the remaining 22 photons : the development of gamma ray and gamma ray burst astronomy / Virginia Trimble -- Sundials and art -- Gnōmonikē Technē : the dialer's art and its meaning for the ancient world / James Evans -- Light work : contemporary artists consider the sun / Rebecca Cummins
Summary This unique work celebrates the 60th birthday of Professor Woodruff Sullivan III (University of Washington, Seattle). The 'Woodfest' conference attracted some of the world's leading astrobiologists and historians of astronomy, so it is no surprise this book provides a collection of key papers and reviews on the history of astronomy, astrobiology and sundials. The emphasis on radio astronomy in the historical papers is a fitting reminder that Woody is widely acknowledged as the world's leading authority in this field. But there are also papers on astrobiology, which reflect his intimate involvement in this exciting multidisciplinary field. The papers on sundials reveal another passion and his quest to make Seattle the sundial capital of North America! This book will appeal to professional and amateur astronomers, and is a tribute to one of the world's most remarkable astronomers
Notes "This unique work celebrates the 60th birthday of Professor Woodruff Sullivan III (University of Washington, Seattle). The 'Woodfest' conference ... a collection of key papers and reviews on the history of astronomy, astrobiology and sundials."--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Sullivan, Woodruff Turner.
Radio astronomy -- Congresses.
Exobiology -- Congresses.
Sundials -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Festschriften.
Form Electronic book
Author Sullivan, Woodruff Turner.
Orchiston, D. Wayne.
LC no. 2006272802
ISBN 9781402037245
1402037244
1402037236 (cloth)
9781402037238 (cloth)
6610459452
9786610459452
Other Titles Opening the electromagnetic window and expanding our view of planet Earth
Woodfest conference