Telescopes

Telescopes
Author : Geoff Cottrell
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 169
Release : 2016
ISBN 10 : 9780198745860
ISBN 13 : 0198745869
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Telescopes Book Description:

Geoffrey Cottrell describes the rise of telescopes from early optical examples to the sophisticated range of modern telescopes on Earth and in space, opening up the cosmos in views from radio waves to gamma rays. Looking forward, he discusses the possibilities of the new generation of telescopes in construction today.

Telescopes
Language: en
Pages: 169
Authors: Geoff Cottrell
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Geoffrey Cottrell describes the rise of telescopes from early optical examples to the sophisticated range of modern telescopes on Earth and in space, opening up
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Pages: 144
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Pages: 311
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