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British university observatories, 1772-1939

Author: Roger Hutchins
Publisher: London Routledge 2016
Series: Science, technology and culture, 1700-1945
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

University astronomy is the tap-root of the discipline from which the community of professional astronomers and its organizing talent emerged. This book provides an explanatory history of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Hutchins
ISBN: 9781315261263 131526126X 9781351954532 1351954539 9781351954518 1351954512
OCLC Number: 1081429267
Notes: Originally published 2008 by Ashgate Publishing.
Description: 1 Online-Ressource
Contents: Contents: Preface; Introduction; Making niches, founding the observatories; Academic astronomers in the age of the 'grand amateurs', 1820-1881; Working the university observatories, 1820-1881; 'Encumbered with lectures': developing research and providing for graduates, 1820-1939; University observatories and the opportunities in astrophysics, c.1880-1939; Problems of proximity: Oxford's observatories, 1901-1930; British university observatories and the wider world, 1919-1939; Concluding thoughts on how astronomical knowledge advances; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Science, technology and culture, 1700-1945
Responsibility: Roger Hutchins.
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'The development of research and teaching astronomy in British Universities hinged on the foundation, equipping, and staffing of observatories. This book provides the first detailed study of these Read more...

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