A grand and bold thing : an extraordinary new map of the universe ushering in a new era of discovery (eBook, 2010) [Hayden Memorial Library @ Citrus College]
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A grand and bold thing : an extraordinary new map of the universe ushering in a new era of discovery

Author: Ann K Finkbeiner
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Finkbeiner tells the extraordinary story of a group of astronomers that decides to create an enormous map of the universe, an extremely detailed computerized observatory.
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Genre/Form: Observations
Charts, diagrams, etc
Named Person: J E Gunn; J E Gunn; J E Gunn
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ann K Finkbeiner
OCLC Number: 1149265030
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 223 pages)
Contents: Prologue : The instrument fairy --
Stakes worth playing for --
Chicagoland --
Putting on the play --
Photometric war --
Running open loop --
First light --
Drift scanning --
Spectroscopic war --
Precision --
The virtual observatory --
Everything's different --
Jim again.
Responsibility: Ann Finkbeiner.

Abstract:

Finkbeiner tells the extraordinary story of a group of astronomers that decides to create an enormous map of the universe, an extremely detailed computerized observatory.
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