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Civic Astronomy

Albany's Dudley Observatory, 1852-2002

Civic Astronomy( )
Author: Wise, George
ISBN:978-1-4020-2677-5
Publication Date:Jan 2004
Publisher:Springer
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $356.95
Book Description:

The founding of the Dudley Observatory at Albany, N.Y., in 1852 was a milestone in humanity's age-old quest to understand the heavens. As the best equipped astronomical observatory in the U.S. led by the first American to hold a Ph.D. in astronomy, Benjamin Apthorp Gould Jr., the observatory helped pioneer world-class astronomy in America. It also proclaimed Albany's status as a major national center of culture, knowledge and affluence. This book explores the story of the Dudley...
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Book Details
Pages:216
Detailed Subjects: Science / Astronomy
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):21 x 27.9 cm
Book Weight:1.1 Kilograms



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