From earth-bound to satellite: telescopes, skills and networks

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From earth-bound to satellite: telescopes, skills and networks

Sven Dupre, Alison D. Morrison-Low, Stephen Johnston, Giorgio Strano

Summary

Marking the anniversary of the telescope 's invention, these collected essays highlight a number of significant historical episodes concerning this well-loved instrument, which has played a crucial role in Man 's thinking about his position literally and philosophically in the universe. The volume forms a part of the celebrations marking the anniversary of the invention of the telescope. From its Renaissance beginnings to yesterday 's Cold War, the essays contributed here throw a spotlight on a number of significant episodes in the continuing adventures of this well-loved instrument, which has played a crucial role in Man 's thinking about his position literally and philosophically in the universe. Drawn from various conferences held by the Scientific Instrument Commission of the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science between 2007 and 2009, these papers make a substantial contribution to our current knowledge about this fascinating optical instrument.

Info

Verlag: 
Brill
Jahr: 
2012
Reihe: 
History of Science and Medicine Library ; 23 / Scientific Instruments and Collections ; 2
Sprache: 
English
ISBN: 
978-90-04-21150-6

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