Stargazer: The Life and Times of the Telescope
The history of the telescope is a rich story of human ingenuity and perseverance involving some of the most colorful figures of the scientific world- Galileo, Johann Kepler, Isaac Newton, William Herschel, George Ellery Hale, and Edwin Hubble.Stargazer brings to life these brilliant, if sometimes quirky, scientists as they turned their eyes and ideas to the stars. Written by one of Australia's top astronomers, Stargazer reveals lucidly, and without technical jargon (but with a dash of humor), the history, science, and technology behind the telescope, and the enormous impact that it has had for four hundred years on how we have come to understand our universe.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - T.Rex - LibraryThing
This is an excellent volume on the History of the telescope by a well-known astronomer. The volume traces the origin, evolution and development of this most essential astronomical instrument. The book is written in a lively and interesting style. Read full review
STARGAZER: The Life and Times of the TelescopeUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The story of telescope makers and their instruments, told with gleeful professionalism by the astronomer in charge of the Anglo-Australian Observatory.Watson opens this pleasing history with a little ... Read full review