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Author Stille, Darlene R., author.

Title Observatories on Earth / writer, Darlene Stille.

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


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bourbonnais PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - BDBB-2  J 522.1 STI    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL YA Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  Y 522.1 STI    AVAILABLE
 Putnam County SD 535 - HS Adult Non-Fiction - PCHG-8  522.1 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 on Earth 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 How did ancient people use observatories? -- Focus on: ancient observatories -- Focus on: Chichén Itzá: architecture and the gods -- How do modern observatories differ from ancient observatories? -- Why are many observatories round with a dome? -- Why are many observatories on mountains? -- What kinds of telescopes are used in observatories? -- How far out in space and back in time can telescopes see? -- What do astronomers study using ground-based observatories? -- What is an optical telescope? -- Focus on: Keck Observatory: at the edge of the heavens -- What are magnification and resolving power? -- Who invented the first optical telescopes? -- Focus on: new moons, new wonders -- How does a refracting telescope work? -- Focus on: the pursuit of light -- Who invented the first reflecting telescope? -- How does a reflecting telescope work? -- How does a reflecting-refracting telescope work? -- How do telescopes make images? -- How do astronomers use computers to create astronomical images? -- Why are there different types of telescope mirrors? -- What is light pollution? -- What have ground-based observatories taught us about the solar system? -- What have ground-based observatories taught us about the larger universe? -- Focus on: Kitt Peak Observatory: an astronomical oasis -- What does the future hold for ground-based observatories?
Audience 1090L Lexile
Subject Astronomical observatories -- Juvenile literature.
Telescopes -- Juvenile literature.
Astronomical observatories. (OCoLC)fst00819649
Telescopes. (OCoLC)fst01146496
Astronomy -- Research.
Astronautics in astronomy.
Astronomical observatories.
Genre/Form Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Added Author World Book, Inc., publisher.
World Book, Inc., publisher.
ISBN 9780716624974 (hardcover)
0716624974 (hardcover)

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