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Galileo and 400 years of telescopic astronomy

Author: Peter Grego; David Mannion
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2010.
Series: Astronomers' universe.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
In 1609 Galileo first used his telescope to kick start the science of observational astronomy - an event that proved to be of enormous historic, scientific, and cultural importance. "Galileo and 400 Years of Telescopic Astronomy" will feature the life and achievements of Galileo, around which has pivoted the story of four centuries of telescopic astronomy. The book will detail how astronomy has progressed through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Grego, Peter.
Galileo and 400 years of telescopic astronomy.
New York : Springer, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Grego; David Mannion
ISBN: 1441955925 9781441955920 1282983903 9781282983908
OCLC Number: 676697536
Notes: Includes index.
"Best astronomy sites to visit": p. 257-275.
"Useful Websites": p. 277-278.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 300 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps.
Contents: Galileo and 400 Yearsof Telescopic Astronomy; Foreword; Preface; Contents; 1. Eyes on the Skies; 2. Galileo Magnifico; 3. Newton's Universe; 4. Surveying the Solar System; 5. A Bigger Picture Unfolds; 6. Beyond Vision; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Glossary; Index; About the Authors.
Series Title: Astronomers' universe.
Other Titles: Galileo and four hundred years of telescopic astronomy
Responsibility: Peter Grego, David Mannion.


In 1609 Galileo first used his telescope to kick-start the science of observational astronomy. This book covers his life and achievements and shows how astronomy has developed since. It includes  Read more...
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