AURA and its US National Observatories

AURA and its US National Observatories

by Frank K. Edmondson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521553458

ISBN-13: 9780521553452

Pub. Date: 03/06/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The subject of this history is the science and politics of the establishment, funding, construction and operation of two important American observatories, the Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) and the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). The book is written from the unique perspective…  See more details below

Overview

The subject of this history is the science and politics of the establishment, funding, construction and operation of two important American observatories, the Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) and the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). The book is written from the unique perspective of Frank K. Edmondson, a former member of the AURA board of directors. Drawing on oral histories, archival material, as well as the author's personal participation from 1956 to the present, this is a personal account of a period of major innovation in American optical astronomy. Will be of interest to historians and astronomers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521553452
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/06/1997
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Beginning; Part II. AURA is Created; Part III. New Directions for AURA; Part IV. Cerro Tololo's Neighbours; Part V. Epilogue.

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