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The Resource Mt Stromlo Observatory : from bush observatory to the Nobel prize, Ragbir Bhathal, Ralph Sutherland and Harvey Butcher

Mt Stromlo Observatory : from bush observatory to the Nobel prize, Ragbir Bhathal, Ralph Sutherland and Harvey Butcher

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Mt Stromlo Observatory : from bush observatory to the Nobel prize
Title
Mt Stromlo Observatory
Title remainder
from bush observatory to the Nobel prize
Statement of responsibility
Ragbir Bhathal, Ralph Sutherland and Harvey Butcher
Title variation
Mount Stromlo Observatory
Title variation remainder
from bush observatory to the Nobel prize
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Language
eng
Summary
This book tells the story of the Mt Stromlo Observatory in Canberra which began with W.G. Duffield's idealism and vision in 1905. The Observatory began life as a government department, later becoming an optical munitions factory producing gun sights and telescopes during the Second World War, before changing its focus to astrophysics - the new astronomy. In the ensuing years programs were introduced to push the Observatory in new directions at the international frontiers of astronomy. The astronomers built new, better and larger telescopes to unravel the secrets of the universe. There were controversies, exciting new discoveries and new explanations of phenomena that had been discovered. The Observatory and its researchers have contributed to determining how old the universe is, participated in the largest survey of galaxies in the universe, and helped to show us that the universal expansion is accelerating - research that led to Brian Schmidt and his international team being awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for physics. These and other major discoveries are detailed in this fascinating book about one of the great observatories in the world
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Bhathal, Ragbir
Dewey number
522.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1964-
  • 1947-
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  • Sutherland, R. S.
  • Butcher, Harvey R.
  • Mount Stromlo Observatory
  • Australian National University
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  • Mount Stromlo Observatory
  • Mount Stromlo Observatory
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomical observatories
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
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Mt Stromlo Observatory : from bush observatory to the Nobel prize, Ragbir Bhathal, Ralph Sutherland and Harvey Butcher
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volume
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text
Control code
000051678594
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 330 pages
Isbn
9781486300754
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
Label
Mt Stromlo Observatory : from bush observatory to the Nobel prize, Ragbir Bhathal, Ralph Sutherland and Harvey Butcher
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051678594
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 330 pages
Isbn
9781486300754
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits

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