Large Telescopes

Inside and Out
Villard, Ray (Book - 2002)
Large Telescopes
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This book gives students an in-depth look at how large telescopes work. The wonder and awe of space and the scientific instruments we use to study it both come shining through in this fascinating book. Full-color diagrams and illustrations will help students visualize how the technology of telescopes works. Students will learn about the creation of mirrors 26.2 feet wide and telescope teams that work together to create a telescope as powerful as if it had a mirror the size of Earth!
Authors: Villard, Ray
Title: Large telescopes
inside and out
Publisher: New York : PowerPlus Books, c2002.
Characteristics: 47 p. :,ill. (some col.), col. map ;,29 cm.
Contents: Journey back in time
Wondrous telescope
Looking at light
Giant eye on the sky
From simple beginnings
Advances in telescope technology
Telescope design
Telescope innovations
Sharper view
Hubble space telescope
Hubble space telescope structure
Hubble space telescope history
Subaru and gemini
Hobby-eberly, robotic telescope, and Keck I and II
Very large telescope and the binocular
Invisible universe
Observatories around the world
Local Note: 118 182 272
ISBN: 0823961109
Statement of Responsibility: by Ray Villard ; illustrations, Alessandro Bartolozzi, Leonello Calvetti, Lorenzo Cecchi
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 46) and index.
Subject Headings: Telescopes Juvenile literature.
Topical Term: Telescopes
LCCN: 2001001114
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