400 Years of Astronomical Telescopes: A Review of History, Science and Technology

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9789048122325: 400 Years of Astronomical Telescopes: A Review of History, Science and Technology
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Four hundred years ago, on 25 September 1608, the lens maker Hans Lipperhey from Middelburg in the Netherlands traveled to The Hague to apply for a patent regarding his invention of the "spyglass". The Commander in Chief of the Dutch armed forces, Prince Maurice of Nassau, was quite impressed. However, since the instrument could be easily copied, Lipperhey was not granted the patent. Nevertheless, within a year Galileo Galilei aimed a telescope that he had built based on the principals of Lipperhey's device on the skies, forever changing the way astronomy was done.

To celebrate the invention of the telescope and the resulting developments, Leiden Observatory, in cooperation with ESTEC, organized an international meeting on "400 Years of Astronomical Telescopes". The meeting took place from 29 September - 2 October 2008 at the ESTEC conference centre. This book presents the highlights of this meeting under the following categories: History of Optical Telescopes, History of Non-Optical Telescopes, Miscellaneous Aspects and Projects, Fundamental Telescope Technologies, Political and Sociological Aspects, Perspectives for Future Telescopes.

The topical reviews have been written by internationally recognized leaders of the field. This book is intended as a first reference to many technical, historical and social aspects concerning astronomical telescopes. It is equally well suited to professional astronomers as to the interested public.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

From the reviews:

“This wonderful book, with experts describing telescopes and related astronomical facilities from before Galileo into the twenty-first century, will stand the test of time. ... 400 years of astronomical telescopes is a volume worth reading, having, and keeping.” (Jay M. Pasachoff, Journal for the History of Astronomy, Vol. 45, 2014)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 209.00
US$ 138.22

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9789048188345: 400 Years of Astronomical Telescopes: A Review of History, Science and Technology

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  9048188342 ISBN 13:  9789048188345
Publisher: Springer, 2010
Hardcover

9789400791169: 400 Years of Astronomical Telescopes: A Review of History, Science and Technology

Springer, 2015
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Bernhard R. Brandl (Editor), Remko Stuik (Editor), J. K. Katgert-Merkelijn (Editor)
Published by Springer (2009)
ISBN 10: 9048122325 ISBN 13: 9789048122325
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX9048122325

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 138.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Published by Springer, Netherlands (2010)
ISBN 10: 9048122325 ISBN 13: 9789048122325
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, Netherlands, 2010. Mixed media product. Condition: New. 1st ed. 2010, Corr. 3rd printing 2010. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Four hundred years ago, on 25 September 1608, the lens maker Hans Lipperhey from Middelburg in the Netherlands traveled to The Hague to apply for a patent regarding his invention of the spyglass . The Commander in Chief of the Dutch armed forces, Prince Maurice of Nassau, was quite impressed. However, since the instrument could be easily copied, Lipperhey was not granted the patent. Nevertheless, within a year Galileo Galilei aimed a telescope that he had built based on the principals of Lipperhey s device on the skies, forever changing the way astronomy was done. To celebrate the invention of the telescope and the resulting developments, Leiden Observatory, in cooperation with ESTEC, organized an international meeting on 400 Years of Astronomical Telescopes . The meeting took place from 29 September - 2 October 2008 at the ESTEC conference centre. This book presents the highlights of this meeting under the following categories: History of Optical Telescopes, History of Non-Optical Telescopes, Miscellaneous Aspects and Projects, Fundamental Telescope Technologies, Political and Sociological Aspects, Perspectives for Future Telescopes. The topical reviews have been written by internationally recognized leaders of the field. This book is intended as a first reference to many technical, historical and social aspects concerning astronomical telescopes. It is equally well suited to professional astronomers as to the interested public. Seller Inventory # LIE9789048122325

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 169.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Published by Springer (2009)
ISBN 10: 9048122325 ISBN 13: 9789048122325
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M9048122325

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 172.69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Brandl, Bernhard R.
Published by Springer (2016)
ISBN 10: 9048122325 ISBN 13: 9789048122325
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9789048122325_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 184.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Bernhard R. Brandl
Published by Springer (2010)
ISBN 10: 9048122325 ISBN 13: 9789048122325
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 2010. UNK. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9789048122325

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 192.46
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.44
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

BERNHARD R. BRANDL
Published by Springer (2009)
ISBN 10: 9048122325 ISBN 13: 9789048122325
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 2009. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9789048122325 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0384985

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 194.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.14
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Published by Springer (2010)
ISBN 10: 9048122325 ISBN 13: 9789048122325
New Softcover Quantity Available: 15
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 2010. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Seller Inventory # LP9789048122325

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 205.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.13
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Brandl, Bernhard R.
Published by Springer (2009)
ISBN 10: 9048122325 ISBN 13: 9789048122325
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 2009. UNK. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9789048122325

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 205.14
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Published by Springer, Netherlands (2010)
ISBN 10: 9048122325 ISBN 13: 9789048122325
New Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, Netherlands, 2010. Mixed media product. Condition: New. 1st ed. 2010, Corr. 3rd printing 2010. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Four hundred years ago, on 25 September 1608, the lens maker Hans Lipperhey from Middelburg in the Netherlands traveled to The Hague to apply for a patent regarding his invention of the spyglass . The Commander in Chief of the Dutch armed forces, Prince Maurice of Nassau, was quite impressed. However, since the instrument could be easily copied, Lipperhey was not granted the patent. Nevertheless, within a year Galileo Galilei aimed a telescope that he had built based on the principals of Lipperhey s device on the skies, forever changing the way astronomy was done. To celebrate the invention of the telescope and the resulting developments, Leiden Observatory, in cooperation with ESTEC, organized an international meeting on 400 Years of Astronomical Telescopes . The meeting took place from 29 September - 2 October 2008 at the ESTEC conference centre. This book presents the highlights of this meeting under the following categories: History of Optical Telescopes, History of Non-Optical Telescopes, Miscellaneous Aspects and Projects, Fundamental Telescope Technologies, Political and Sociological Aspects, Perspectives for Future Telescopes. The topical reviews have been written by internationally recognized leaders of the field. This book is intended as a first reference to many technical, historical and social aspects concerning astronomical telescopes. It is equally well suited to professional astronomers as to the interested public. Seller Inventory # APC9789048122325

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 233.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Published by Springer, Netherlands (2010)
ISBN 10: 9048122325 ISBN 13: 9789048122325
New Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, Netherlands, 2010. Mixed media product. Condition: New. 1st ed. 2010, Corr. 3rd printing 2010. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Four hundred years ago, on 25 September 1608, the lens maker Hans Lipperhey from Middelburg in the Netherlands traveled to The Hague to apply for a patent regarding his invention of the spyglass . The Commander in Chief of the Dutch armed forces, Prince Maurice of Nassau, was quite impressed. However, since the instrument could be easily copied, Lipperhey was not granted the patent. Nevertheless, within a year Galileo Galilei aimed a telescope that he had built based on the principals of Lipperhey s device on the skies, forever changing the way astronomy was done. To celebrate the invention of the telescope and the resulting developments, Leiden Observatory, in cooperation with ESTEC, organized an international meeting on 400 Years of Astronomical Telescopes . The meeting took place from 29 September - 2 October 2008 at the ESTEC conference centre. This book presents the highlights of this meeting under the following categories: History of Optical Telescopes, History of Non-Optical Telescopes, Miscellaneous Aspects and Projects, Fundamental Telescope Technologies, Political and Sociological Aspects, Perspectives for Future Telescopes. The topical reviews have been written by internationally recognized leaders of the field. This book is intended as a first reference to many technical, historical and social aspects concerning astronomical telescopes. It is equally well suited to professional astronomers as to the interested public. Seller Inventory # APC9789048122325

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 247.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book