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Author Rogers, Gordon, 1931-

Title My heavens! : the adventures of a lonely stargazer building an over-the-top observatory / Gordon Rogers
Published New York : Springer, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xv, 180 pages) : illustrations
Series Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series
Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series.
Contents Front Matter; Why Astronomy?; Aperture Fever; What Type of Observatory?; Town and County Planning; Construction; Telescopic Equipment Update; The Opening Ceremony and "Sky at Night"; Cameras, Computers, and Software; Wrinkles Galore; Photographic Results; Stargate 4173 at Grimaldi Tower; The Spring Gulch Observatory, Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Public Reaction; A Few Last Thoughts; Resources; Back Matter
Summary My Heavens charts the progress of the author??'s own substantial observatory (with additional material from amateur constructors of large observatories elsewhere) from conception, through design, planning and construction, to using an observatory of the kind that all amateur astronomers would aspire to own. This book tells the???warts and all??? story of small beginnings in amateur astronomy, leading to the construction of a???top of the range??? observatory at a house on the edge of a country village between Oxford and London. The author is a qualified building surveyor, and looks at buildi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Rogers, Gordon, 1931-
Rogers, Gordon, 1931-
Rogers, Gordon, 1931-
Astronomical observatories -- England -- Long Crendon -- Design and construction
Astronomers -- England -- Long Crendon -- Biography
NATURE -- Sky Observation.
Astronomers -- Long Crendon (England)
Astronomical observatories -- Long Crendon (England) -- Design and construction.
Sciences humaines.
Sciences sociales.
Astronomical observatories -- Design and construction.
England -- Long Crendon.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780387737836