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Author Stille, Darlene R., author.

Title Observatories in space / writer, Darlene Stille.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : World Book, 2017.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bourbonnais PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - BDBB-2  J 522.29 STI    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  J 522 EXP    AVAILABLE
 Putnam County SD 535 - HS Adult Non-Fiction - PCHG-8  522 OBS    AVAILABLE
Edition Revised edition.
Description 64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 27 cm.
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Explore the universe
Explore the universe.
Summary "An introduction to observatories in space with information about their history and use. Includes diagrams, fun facts, glossary, resource list, and index"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 62) and index.
Contents Why do astronomers need observatories in air and in space? -- Focus on: balloon observatories -- What is an airborne observatory? -- What are sounding rockets? -- What are space probes? -- What is an orbiting observatory? -- What were the first observatories in space? -- How does an observatory get into space? -- What are the parts of an orbiting observatory? -- Focus on: the electromagnetic spectrum -- What can astronomers learn by studying light from space? -- What is the Hubble Space Telescope? -- Focus on: Hubble's view of the universe -- Are radio telescopes used in space? -- How does an infrared telescope work? -- How do scientists use orbiting infrared telescopes? -- How does an ultraviolet telescope work? -- How do scientists use orbiting ultraviolet telescopes? -- How does an x-ray telescope work? -- How do scientists use orbiting x-ray telescopes? -- How is a gamma-ray telescope unique? -- What have orbiting gamma-ray telescopes revealed about gamma-ray bursts? -- Can orbiting observatories be used to study deep space? -- Can orbiting observatories be used to study Earth? -- Can orbiting observatories be used to study the sun? -- Can orbiting observatories be used to search for extrasolar planets? -- What does the future hold for space-based observatories?
Audience 1130L Lexile
Subject Hubble Space Telescope (Spacecraft) -- Juvenile literature.
Hubble Space Telescope (Spacecraft)
Hubble Space Telescope (Spacecraft) (OCoLC)fst00664750
Space telescopes -- Juvenile literature.
Astronomical observatories -- Juvenile literature.
Astronomical instruments -- Juvenile literature.
Orbiting astronomical observatories.
Astronomy -- Research.
Astronautics in astronomy.
Astronomical observatories.
Astronomical instruments.
Astronomical instruments. (OCoLC)fst00819641
Astronomical observatories. (OCoLC)fst00819649
Space telescopes. (OCoLC)fst01739345
Outer space -- Exploration.
Genre/Form Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Added Author World Book, Inc., publisher.
ISBN 9780716624981 (hardcover)
0716624982 (hardcover)

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