Big and Bright: A History of the McDonald Observatory

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University of Texas Press, 1986 - Science - 186 pages
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Based on personal reminiscences and archival material, as well as published historical sources, Big and Bright is one of the few histories of a major observatory, unique in its focus on the human side of the story.

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Contents

The Tourists Observatory
1
The Legal Contests
12
The TexasChicago Agreement
21
Copyright

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Evans, after the end of the war, joined the staff of the Radcliffe Observatory, at Pretoria South Africa, and in 1952, went to the Royal Observatory, at Cape Town, then run by the British Admiralty. In 1968, he joined the astronomy faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, and served as Associate Director of McDonald Observatory for 15 years.

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