Good books on astronomical observatories
Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:39 AM
I have always looked for books on Mt Wilson and Pic du Midi.
Posted 15 July 2012 - 11:46 AM
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:02 AM
Here're some European observatory books worth mentioning:
The 10,4 m GTC - Gran Telescopio Canarias remains the largest (single mirror) telescope in the world...
Posted 21 November 2015 - 08:39 AM
Superb photos of observatories and telescopes in " The Ages of Astrophotography " (available in 2016)
Posted 01 December 2015 - 12:42 PM
FYI : I have started a Tumblr photo blog with the best pictures of the telescopes at approximately 150 observatories I have visited during the last 4 decades.
Started with the small telescopes and the motto " Small telescopes ~ Big Science "
(click Archive for a thumbnail overview )
Questions about the history, optics, science instruments, first light dates of the telescopes or info on the observatories? Feel free to PM me
Observer of observatories
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Posted 02 December 2015 - 06:26 PM
I only have one book on observatories, which I found in a charity shop a few years ago. It appears to be an original copy from the commemoration, formal opening, and dedication of the McDonald Observatory of the University Of Texas in 1939.
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Posted 08 December 2015 - 06:18 AM
The Success story of an Infra-red Telescope - UKIRT (John Davies)
Posted 23 December 2015 - 12:46 AM
Folks; sorry about the deleted photos; however, we must stay within the TOS:
Posting from other sites, and copyright and privacy issues:
Please do not copy e-mails, articles, pictures or posts from publications or from other online sites unless you are the owner of the material or have received explicit permission from the owner to do so. This permission must be included in your post. Using another person's work without permission is, at the very least, poor netiquette, and is not permitted on this forum. A summary or short quote is allowed without permission, but you must include the identity of the original source. The best way to direct fellow CN members to material you have found is to simply include a link, when possible, in your post.
My apologies to Fred; for not catching this sooner :o
In 1947 the US Copyright Act of 1909 was still in effect.
Under the 1909 law, in effect until 1978, the notice of Copyright for printed literary works had to contain the name of the author, the year, and "Copyright" or "Copr."
If that copyright notice is absent in the book the copyright has been in the Public Domain since the book was first published.
A literary work would enter the public domain in the United States if it was released without a copyright notice anytime prior to March 1, 1989.
Works published with notice of copyright, or registered in unpublished form on or after January 1, 1923, and prior to January 1, 1964, had to have the copyright renewed during the 28th year of their first term of copyright to maintain copyright for a full 95-year term.
If the 1947 book was indeed copyrighted, but the author did not renew the copyright in 1975, the work is in the Public Domain as of 2014.
Edited by CP Kuiper, 23 December 2015 - 12:51 AM.