The General History of Astronomy: Volume 4, Astrophysics and Twentieth-Century Astronomy to 1950: Part Aby Owen Gingerich
This volume concerns the birth of modern astrophysics, the growth of astronomical institutions, and the development of instrumentation.See more details below
This volume concerns the birth of modern astrophysics, the growth of astronomical institutions, and the development of instrumentation.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. The Birth of Astrophysics and Other Late Nineteenth-Century Trends (c.1850–c.1920); 1. The origins of astrophysics A. J. Meadows; 2. The impact of photography on astronomy John Lankford; 3. Telescope building, 1850–1900 Albert Van Helden; 4. The new astronomy A. J. Meadows; 5. Variable stars Helen Sawyer Hogg; 6. Stellar evolution and the origin of the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram David DeVorkin; Part II. Observatories and Instrumentation: 7. Astronomical institutions. Introduction Owen Gingerich, Greenwich Observatory Philip S. Laurie, Paris Observatory Jacques Lévy, Pulkovo Observatory Aleksandr A. Mikhailov, Harvard College Observatory Howard Plotkin, United States Naval Observatory Deborah Warner, Lick Observatory Trudy E. Bell, Potsdam Astrophysical Observatory Dieter B. Herrmann; 8. Building large telescopes, 1900–1950 Albert Van Helden; 9. Astronomical institutions in the southern hemisphere, 1850–1950 David S. Evans; 10. Twentieth-century instrumentation Charles Fehrenbach, with a section on 'Early rockets in astronomy' Herbert Friedman; 11. Early radio astronomy Woodruff T. Sullivan III; Appendix: The world's largest telescopes, 1850–1950 Barbara L. Welther; Illustrations: acknowledgements and sources; Index.
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