John Tebbutt: Rebuilding and Strengthening the Foundations of Australian Astronomy

John Tebbutt: Rebuilding and Strengthening the Foundations of Australian Astronomy

by Wayne Orchiston

Hardcover(1st ed. 2017)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319445205
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 11/16/2016
Series: Historical & Cultural Astronomy
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 555
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Professor Wayne Orchiston is a Senior Researcher at the National Astronomical Research Institute in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and formerly worked in optical and radio astronomy in Australia and New Zealand. He has published on the history of Australian, English, French, Georgian, Indian, Indonesian, Iraqi, Japanese, New Zealand and USA astronomy, and has supervised a large pool of graduate students. Like Tsuko Nakamura, Orchiston has played a leading role in developing history of astronomy through International Astronomical Union Commission 41, and was responsible for the formation of the Historic Radio Astronomy and Transits of Venus Working Groups. He is the Editor of the Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage and is on the Editorial Board of Springer's Historical and Cultural Astronomy series.

Table of Contents

1 John Tebbutt: Australian Astronomer Extraordinare.- 2 An Invaluable Resource: The "Tebbutt Collection" in the Mitchell Library, Sydney.- 3 The Development of Professional Astronomy in Nine Century Century/Australia.- 4 The Role of the Independent Astronomer in Early Australian Economy. 5 Introduction. 6 The Great Comet of 1861: A Magnificent Career Catalyst. 7 An Urge for Independence: The Sydney Observatory Directorship. 8 From Humble Beginnings: The Development of Windsor Observatory. 9 A Timely Spectacle: The Great Comet of 1881 Introduction. 10 An Abortive Association: The Australian Comet Corps. 11 A Gain in Light Grasp: The Legacy of the Grubb Telescope. 12 Power, Politics and Prestige: The Russell-Tebbutt Feud. 13 Astronomers in Isolation: A New Branch of the British Astronomical Association. 14 The End of an Era: A Welcome and Long-Earned Retirement. 15 The Sequel: From Scientific Observatory to Museum of Astronomy. INDEX.

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