Morrison-Low, A D (2011) From Earth-bound to satellite: telescopes, skills and networks. In: From Earth-bound to satellite: telescopes, skills and networks. Scientific Instruments and Collections (23/2). Brill, Leiden. ISBN 9789004211506

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Science and Technology
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Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2011 09:39
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2014 15:39
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/337

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