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Short description Adopted as the official book of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) 2009, this stunningly illustrated history of telescopic discovery ranges from the first telescopes via the Hubble Space Telescope to next generation platforms. Includes the official 59-min IYA DVD.
From the contents Foreword 7 1. New Views of the Skies 9 2. Bigger is Better 27 3. Technology to the Rescue 45 4. From silver to Silicon 63 5. Seeing the Invisible 77 6. Beyond Earth 95 7. What's Next? 115 Authors' Bios 130