Yerkes Observatory, 1892-1950: The Birth, Near Death, and Resurrection of a Scientific Research Institution

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Donald E. Osterbrock tells the story of Yerkes Observatory; built a century ago by the University of Chicago as one of America's first big-science centers. Financed by robber baron Charles T. Yerkes, the observatory housed "the largest and best ... telescope in the world, " and its forty-inch refracting telescope is still the largest of its kind ever used. Drawing on his experiences as historian of astronomy, practicing astrophysicist, and director of Lick Observatory, Osterbrock weaves issues central to the history of ...

Yerkes Observatory, 1892-1950: The Birth, Near Death, and Resurrection of a Scientific Research Institution 1999, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226639468

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Yerkes Observatory, 1892-1950: The Birth, Near Death, and Resurrection of a Scientific Research Institution 1997, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226639451

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