Mt. Stromlo Observatory. From Bush Observatory To The Nobel Prize

Bhathal Ragbir, Sutherland Ralph, Butcher Harvey

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Publisher Place: Collingwood, Vic
Publisher Year: 2013
Edition: First Edition

Description: 330 pages. Ex-Library. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: This book tells the story of the Mt. Stromlo Observatory in Canberra which began life as a government department, later becoming an optical munitions factory producing gun sights and telescopes during the Second World War, before changing its focus to astrophysics “ the new astronomy.In the ensuing years programs were introduced to push the Observatory in new directions at the international frontiers of astronomy. The astronomers built new, better and larger telescopes to unravel the secrets of the universe. There were controversies, exciting new discoveries and new explanations of phenomena that had been discovered. The Observatory and its researchers have contributed to determining how old the universe is, participated in the largest survey of galaxies in the universe, and helped to show us that the universal expansion is accelerating “ research that led to Brian Schmidt and his international team being awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for physics.These and other major discoveries are detailed in this fascinating book about one of the great observatories in the world.Key Features:* Mt Stromlo is an important part of the history of Canberra, an Australian icon, and one of the great observatories of the world* Written by eminent members of the Mt. Stromlo Observatory team* Released to coincide with Canberras centenary celebrations* Illustrated with historical documents and wonderful and exciting images of the universe we live in* Includes Brian Schmidts Nobel lecture

ISBN: 9781486300754


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