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Stargazer

The Life and Times of the Telescope

by Fred Watson

Stargazer by Fred Watson
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  • First Published:
    Jul 2005, 360 pages
    Paperback:
    Jun 2006, 352 pages

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A fine piece of science writing from an author as intelligibly capable as Richard Dawkins. Science

If you're passionate about astronomy and things scientific this is obviously a book not to miss; however, even if you're not particularly interested in science you'll likely enjoy browsing this expansive excerpt which will take you on a whistle-stop tour of modern astronomers and their very big toys, including VLTs (very large telescopes), ELTs (extra-large telescopes with aperture of about 8 meters in diameter) and OWLs (overwhelmingly large telescopes) which could potentially have apertures of 130 meters in diameter!

'A fine piece of science writing, from an author as intelligibly capable as Brian Greene or Richard Dawkins.' - Kirkus Reviews.

This review was originally published in July 2005, and has been updated for the June 2006 paperback release. Click here to go to this issue.



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