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Author Levesque, Emily, author.

Title The last stargazers : the enduring story of astronomy's vanishing explorers / Emily Levesque.

Publication Info. Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2020]
©2020
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  520 LEV    AVAILABLE
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Description xvi, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-298) and index.
Contents First light -- Prime focus -- Has anybody seen the condors? -- Hours lost: six. Reason: volcano -- The harm from the bullets was extraordinarily small -- A mountain of one's own -- Hayrides and hurricanes -- Flying with the stratonauts -- Three seconds in Argentina -- Test mass -- Target of opportunity -- The supernova in your inbox -- Synoptic future.
Summary "The story of the people who see beyond the stars Humans from the earliest civilizations were spellbound by the night sky-craning their necks each night, they used the stars to orient themselves in the large, strange world around them. Stargazing is a pursuit that continues to fascinate us: from Copernicus to Carl Sagan, astronomers throughout history have spent their lives trying to answer the biggest questions in the universe. Now, award-winning astronomer Emily Levesque shares the stories of modern-day stargazers, the people willing to adventure across high mountaintops and to some of the most remote corners of the planet, all in the name of science....Lavesque takes readers inside the most powerful telescopes in the world and introduces them to the people who run them. She also explore sthe future of one of hte most ancient and inspiring scientific disciplines as we gain the ability to see farther beyond our planet than ever before while relying increasingly on code and computers to study the stars." --book jacket
Subject Astronomy.
Astronomers.
Astronomical observatories.
Telescopes.
Levesque, Emily.
Added Title Enduring story of astronomy's vanishing explorers
ISBN 9781492681076
1492681075
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