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Giant Telescopes

Astronomical Ambition and the Promise of Technology

by W. Patrick McCray

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  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Harvard University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Astronomical observation: observatories, equipment & methods,
  • Impact of science & technology on society,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Science,
  • Chile,
  • Hawaii,
  • Astronomy - General,
  • Optics,
  • Star Observation,
  • Science / Astronomy,
  • Large astronomical telescopes,
  • Technological innovations

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages376
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7691684M
    ISBN 100674019962
    ISBN 109780674019966


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