The Life Story of an Infrared Telescope

The Life Story of an Infrared Telescope

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Written by one of the astronomers who 'lived the dream' of working there this book is a restrospectively expanded diary featuring the 'birth and long life' of what was a truely innovative telescope. Based on input received from people involved in its planning, building, operation, and many scientists who observed with it, the author tells this success story of The United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT). Conceived in the mid 1970's as a cheap and cheerful light-bucket for the newly emerging field of infrared astronomy it has re-invented itself once a decade to remain at the forefront of infrared astronomy for more than 30 years. Even in 2012 / 2013, when ironically it faced almost certain closure, it remained one of the most scientifically productive telescopes in the world. Everybody, including amateur and professional astronomers, interested in real astronomy projects will enjoy reading that story and meet (again) the persons who lived it.The vehicle slithered its way down the summit road through 6 ft (2 m) snow drifts and often felt like it was about to slide off the edge of the road. The passengers also noticed that there were sparks coming from electrical wires on the floor that were right next to ... to the establishment of the UH 88 inch telescope, told of a time when he was in a trailer near the summit and they had to get out of the elements for a little while ... The Ford Popsicle One day when Kent Tsutsui and Alf Stranded 85.

Title:The Life Story of an Infrared Telescope
Author: John K. Davies
Publisher:Springer - 2016-02-11

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