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The Harvard College Observatory - a book by Jones, Bessie Zaban

The Harvard College Observatory

The First Four Directorships

The Harvard College Observatory( )
Author: Jones, Bessie Zaban
Boyd, Lyle Gifford
Menzel, Donald H.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Imprint:Belknap Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $65.00
Book Description:

Since its founding in 1839, the Harvard College Observatory has pioneered in the development of modern astronomy. Its first directors early recognized the potential of spectroscopy in revealing the constitution of the stars, and of photography in determining the positions and motions of celestial objects; the library of photographic plates made under their direction provides an invaluable history of the stellar universe for the period. The Observatory also pioneered in using the...
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Detailed Subjects: Education / Higher
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches
Book Weight:2.188 Pounds

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