Modern Astronomy: Expanding the Universe (Milestones in by Lisa Yount

By Lisa Yount

From Edwin Hubble to George Gamow to Geoffrey Marcy, this paintings illuminates the lives and achievements of those leading edge scientists. It deals the readers with an figuring out of the typical threads that intertwine the astronomers' lives; the political, fiscal, and social occasions in their instances; and the advancements that preceded their study.

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New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995. Full-length, detailed biography of Hubble. Ferris, Timothy. Coming of Age in the Milky Way. New York: William Morrow, 1988. History of humans’ attempts to understand their place in the physical universe tells how Edwin Hubble’s discoveries changed astronomers’ picture of the cosmos. 34 Modern Astronomy Hubble, Edwin. The Realm of the Nebulae. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1936. Reprint of the Silliman Lectures, given at Yale University, in which Hubble describes his research for nonscientists.

Zirin, Harold. ” Solar Physics 5 (1968): 435–441. Interesting article on Hale’s life and work, written on the 100th anniversary of his birth. 2 GALAXIES GALORE EDWIN HUBBLE AND THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE I talian astronomer Galileo Galilei used a newly invented device called a telescope to turn the Renaissance world on its head 400 years ago. In the 1920s, another astronomer, Edwin Powell Hubble, changed human beings’ picture of the universe almost as profoundly. 5-m) Hooker telescope on Mount Wilson.

Joel A. Gwinn, and Ronald S. Brashear. ” Scientific American 269 (July 1993), 84–89. Detailed biographical article about Hubble and his discoveries. Sandage, Allan. ” Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada 83 (December 1989). Article written on the centennial of Hubble’s birth that concentrates on Hubble’s work, especially his four most important achievements. com. com. Accessed on January 29, 2005. Site devoted to Hubble includes a brief biography, quotes, images, an interactive “stargazer” diagram, references, and links.

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