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Galileo and Years of Telescopic Astronomy. Peter Grego , David Mannion. In Galileo first used his telescope to kick start the science of observational astronomy - an event that proved to be of enormous historic, scientific, and cultural importance. Galileo and Years of Telescopic Astronomy will feature the life and achievements of Galileo, around which has pivoted the story of four centuries of telescopic astronomy. The book will detail how astronomy has progressed through four centuries and contain glimpses of future space research and astronomy goals. Uniquely, interwoven with the text will be a range of practical projects for backyard astronomers in which to participate, projects that serve to illustrate many of Galileo's scientific discoveries. Appendix B.
From the reviews: "The organization is clear and easy to follow with excellent illustrations. In addition to providing history lessons and details of discoveries throughout the ages Several tables of interesting events including close conjunctions or brighter Messier objects offer an incentive for the reader to become an observer. Summing Up: Recommended. General audiences.
In preparation for the "International Year of Astronomy ," the editors of Experimental Astronomy were planning to devote a special issue of the journal to the development of observational astronomy over the past years. With the aims and scope of Experimental Astronomy being perfectly matched by a conference entitled " Years of Astronomical Telescopes" organized by the Leiden Observatory in September , journal editors and conference chairs agreed to publish the papers presented at that meeting in a fully refereed special issue of Experimental Astronomy. Today, we are happy and grateful that this enterprise materializes as two full special volumes of our journal. The "International Year of Astronomy " is celebrating the first astronomical use of the telescope by Galileo initiating an enormous wealth of astronomical discoveries over the past years. As with many inventions, the astronomical telescope was probably the result of developments by numerous people. Around the end of the sixteenth century, the making and polishing of spectacle lenses had been gradually improved and magnifying optics and combinations of optical components had been developed. However, it was.
The history of the telescope can be traced to before the invention of the earliest known telescope , which appeared in in the Netherlands , when a patent was submitted by Hans Lippershey , an eyeglass maker. Although Lippershey did not receive his patent, news of the invention soon spread across Europe. The design of these early refracting telescopes consisted of a convex objective lens and a concave eyepiece. Galileo improved on this design the following year and applied it to astronomy. In , Johannes Kepler described how a far more useful telescope could be made with a convex objective lens and a convex eyepiece lens.
In addition to providing history lessons and details of discoveries throughout the ages … include several easy-to-do exercises such as assembling and using a cross-staff or making a telescope from common optics e. Several tables of interesting events including close conjunctions or brighter Messier objects offer an incentive for the reader to become an observer. General audiences. Hemenway, Choice, Vol. It is definitely a must have for school libraries and astronomical societies.
astronomy in Western Europe to the time of Isaac Newton. Goals It commemorated the use of the telescope on the heavens by Galileo years previously, in.
It introduces the history of astronomical telescopes and their scientific discoveries. IYA General. About IYA Press Releases.
Adopting a popular style, this book shows the fundamental change in our perception of the universe by covering the full spectrum of light, emphasising what humans cannot see. Using spectacular colour images constructed from observations with telescopes operating from radio to gamma-ray wavelengths, the book lifts the veil on the hidden universe. Until years ago, when Galileo first turned his telescope towards the heavens, our perception of the Universe was limited by our eyes and the thoughts and ideas arising from what we saw.
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