Men, mirrors, and stars / by G. Edward Pendray.

Men, mirrors, and stars / by G. Edward Pendray.

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Pendray, G. Edward (George Edward), 1901-
New York : Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1935.
x, 339 p., 31 plates : ill., ports. ; 21 cm.
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Range 16, Bay 3, Shelf 6, Mark Pendergrast research collection
"Literary Digest books."
Includes index.
This item is part of the Mark Pendergrast research collection.
Mark Pendergrast research collection
The visible universe, and how it comes that we know so much about it --
Astronomy's progress before the invention of the telescope --
How the first telescopes came to be made, and what followed --
The telescope has growing pains; some queer ones appear --
Astronomy's advances go hand in hand with improvements in telescopes --
The battle of the telescopes, and what came of it --
The camera and the spectroscope become handmaidens of the telescope --
The telescopes of today: how they work and how they are mounted --
Something about light and how the telescope makes use of it --
The ancient art of glassmaking, and the modern art of making telescopes --
Good seeing, magnification, definition, catching the invisible light --
Instruments that help measure and interpret what the telescope sees --
How telescopes came to America: her historic observatories --
Today's eyes of the earth: some great observatories and their telescopes --
Some famous American telescope-makers and their work --
Amateur telescope-makers and how they have advanced the art --
Mirrors to come: preparing for the greatest telescope adventure --
Telescopes of the future: has the ultimate been reached? --
The world's largest telescopes and where they are located --
Some modern observatories in North America and the Southern Hemisphere.