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Seeing in the dark : how backyard stargazers are probing deep space and guarding
Ferris, Timothy.
Adult Nonfiction QB44.3 .F47 2002

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ContentsPage
Prefacep. xv
I - The Shore
From the Observatory Log: A Primate at Duskp. 3
1. - Beginningsp. 5
2. - Spaceflightp. 15
3. - The Ozonep. 19
Standing Watch: A Visit with Mr. White Manp. 27
4. - Amateursp. 29
How Much Can You See? A Visit with Stephen James O'Mearap. 42
5. - Professionalsp. 49
Picturing the Universe: A Visit with Jack Newtonp. 58
6. - Rocky Hillp. 63
Farsighted: A Visit with Barbara Wilsonp. 69
II - Blue Water
7. - The Realm of the Sunp. 75
Rock Music of the Spheres: A Talk with Brian Mayp. 86
8. - The Morning and Evening Starp. 89
Founding Father: A Visit with Patrick Moorep. 97
9. - Moon Dancep. 103
The Telescope and the Tomb: A Visit with Percival Lowellp. 117
10. - Marsp. 121
Light at the Edge of Darkness: A Visit with James Turrellp. 134
11. - Stones from the Skyp. 139
Comet Trails: A Visit with David Levyp. 156
12. - Vermin of the Skiesp. 161
The Camera's Eye: A Visit with Don Parkerp. 174
13. - Jupiterp. 179
Storms on Saturn: A Visit with Stuart Wilberp. 191
14. - The Outer Giantsp. 195
From the Observatory Log: Chimes at Midnightp. 212
III - The Depths
15. - The Night Skyp. 217
Digital Universe: A Virtual Visit to a Robotic Telescopep. 231
16. - The Milky Wayp. 235
Blues Line: A Visit with John Henry's Ghostp. 247
17. - Galaxiesp. 253
Big Science: A Visit with Edgar O. Smithp. 262
18. - The Dark Agesp. 269
From the Observatory Log: Minerva at Dawnp. 289
Appendixes
A. - Observing Techniquesp. 293
B. - Notable Periodic Meteor Showersp. 302
C. - Representative Bright Starsp. 303
D. - Messier Objects by Seasonp. 304
E. - Planets and Their Satellitesp. 308
F. - Further Readingp. 313
G. - Star Mapsp. 318
Notesp. 323
Glossaryp. 341
Indexp. 361


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