Parallax: The Race to Measure the Cosmos

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Courier Corporation, 1. jan. 2013 - 316 síğur
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This title charts the historical path of observational astronomy's most daunting challenge: measuring the distance to a star.
 

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A compelling and entertaining history of the search to measure the parallax - the displacement of light around different stars. Many famous players appear and disappear in the race to measure the ... Read full review

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A compelling and entertaining history of the search to measure the parallax - the displacement of light around different stars. Many famous players appear and disappear in the race to measure the ... Read full review

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Alan W. Hirshfeld, an award-winning astronomer at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, earned his undergraduate degree in astrophysics from Princeton and his Ph.D. in astronomy from Yale. He is a coauthor of "Sky Catalogue 2000.0," a two-volume astronomical reference book, and a past winner of a Griffith Observatory/Hughes Aircraft Company national science writing award. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

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