God and the Astronomers

God and the Astronomers

by Robert Jastrow

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393850062
Publisher: Readers Library
Publication date: 07/28/2000
Edition description: New and Expanded Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Robert Jastrow, Ph.D., is the director of Mount Wilson Observatory and was founder and director for twenty years of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. He is the author of Red Giants and White Dwarfs and Until the Sun Dies.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition7
1.In the Beginning9
2.Slipher, de Sitter and Einstein17
3.Hubble and Humason27
Illustrated Section: Architects of the Universe
4.The Law of the Expanding Universe53
5.Discovery of the Primordial Fireball67
6.More Evidence for the Big Bang79
7.Questions Raised by the New Cosmology89
8.The Fate of the Universe97
9.The Religion of Science103
The Theological Impact of the New Cosmology111
Judaism, God and the Astronomers125
Picture credits145

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