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by Donald E. Osterbrock


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Drawing on his experience as historian of astronomy, practicing astrophysicist, and director of Lick Observatory, Donald Osterbrock uncovers a chapter in the history of astronomy by providing the story of the Yerkes Observatory. An excellent description of the ups and downs of a major observatory. -Jack Meadows, Nature. Chicago and Illinois.

In 1997, the Yerkes Observatory will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Osterbrock (Pauper and Prince: Ritchey, Hale & Big American Telescopes, Univ. 7 Resurrection on the Campus and at Yerkes 18931937. 159. 8 Birth of McDonald Observatory 19331939

In 1997, the Yerkes Observatory will celebrate its 100th anniversary. of Arizona, 1993) is eminently qualified to write. 1. 2 Infancy 18971904. 25. 3 Near Death 19041932. 47. 4 The Savior 18971931. 8 Birth of McDonald Observatory 19331939. 187. 10 World War II 19391945.

Home Browse Books Book details, Yerkes Observatory, 1892-1950: The Birth, near. Yerkes Observatory celebrates its centennial in 1997. By Donald E. Osterbrock. When it was dedicated and went into operation in 1897, it was America's second big-science establishment, built around a large, expensive scientific instrument, the forty-inch refracting telescope- "the largest and best. in the world," in the words of its donor, Charles T. Yerkes.

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Historians are much indebted to Osterbrock for this new contribution to the fascinating story of twentieth-century American astronomy. -Adriaan Blaauw, Journal for the History of Astronomy.

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Osterbrock, Donald E. Abstract. Publication: Chicago : University of Chicago Press. Pub Date: Bibcode: 1997yeob. Keywords: Yerkes observatory: history.

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Drawing on his experience as historian of astronomy, practicing astrophysicist, and director of Lick Observatory, Donald Osterbrock uncovers a chapter in the history of astronomy by providing the story of the Yerkes Observatory."An excellent description of the ups and downs of a major observatory."—Jack Meadows, Nature"Historians are much indebted to Osterbrock for this new contribution to the fascinating story of twentieth-century American astronomy."—Adriaan Blaauw, Journal for the History of Astronomy"An important reference about one of the key American observatories of this century."—Woodruff T. Sullivan III, Physics Today

Comments: (4)

Fenritaur
Having recently read "The Perfect Machine" about Palomar I had become very interested in the actual design and construction of the major observatories and their telescopes. That's what I expected when I purchased this book about Yerkes Observatory. Boy was I wrong! Although the author tells an interesting story about the astronomy program carried on at Yerkes and the University of Chicago it completely jumped over the actual design and construction of this beautiful observatory and it's 40 inch (largest refractor in the world at the time) telescope. Following the many changing personalities of astronomers and astro-physicists who studied and researched at Williams Bay was interesting but not what I had hoped for. It was well written and will not disappoint the reader if that's what you are looking for. I enjoyed it even if I didn't get the information I was looking for.
Whitemaster
Excellent book on the history of Yerkes Observatory. It does cover a lot of the history of the personalities and projects for through 1950.It is written is an easy to read style. If you are not interested in this subject you would probaly be a bit bored reading it. If you really have an interst, especially, in the personalities of the major astronomers then this book will fascinate you!
Beahelm
I really liked this book and I enjoyed reading it, but I would have liked to have read more on the building of the 40" refractor. It almost seems this scope was quickly forgotten.
Nnulam
Yerkes observatory, of the University of Chicago, played a major role in the development of astrophysics in the early 20th century. Though quickly overshadowed by the larger telescopes of Mt. Wilson and Mt. Palomar in California, Yerkes in Wisconsin managed to stay near the forefront of scientific research throughout the 1930's through the 1950's, largely through the efforts of director Otto Struve. Osterbrock's excellent book is largely the story of Struve's success as a director and research leader. Well written and thoroughly documented, this book is an important addition to the history of astronomy in the US.
Yerkes Observatory, 1892-1950: The Birth, Near Death, and Resurrection of a Scientific Research Institution download epub
Astronomy & Space Science
Author: Donald E. Osterbrock
ISBN: 0226639460
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Astronomy & Space Science
Language: English
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; Revised edition (May 15, 1999)
Pages: 394 pages