Pauper and Prince: Ritchey, Hale, and Big American Telescopes

Pauper and Prince: Ritchey, Hale, and Big American Telescopes

by Donald E. Osterbrock
     
 

George Willis Ritchey was the builder of the first large, successful American reflecting telescopes and worked closely with George Ellery Hale, the phenomenal fund raiser and organizer of observatories; Mount Wilson Observatory stands today as a monument to their collaboration. Osterbrock shows how the relationship of these men helped the United States take the lead…  See more details below

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George Willis Ritchey was the builder of the first large, successful American reflecting telescopes and worked closely with George Ellery Hale, the phenomenal fund raiser and organizer of observatories; Mount Wilson Observatory stands today as a monument to their collaboration. Osterbrock shows how the relationship of these men helped the United States take the lead in developing major astronomical facilities.

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Tells of the career and complex personality of George Willis Ritchey, the builder of the first large, successful American reflecting telescopes, and his relationship with George Ellery Hale, the influential fundraiser and organizer of observatories. The two had a profound impact on US development of major astronomical facilities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780816511990
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
05/28/1993
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.57(w) x 9.63(h) x 1.47(d)

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