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Yerkes Observatory, 1892-1950: The Birth, Near Death, and Resurrection of a Scientific Research Institution
by Donald E. Osterbrock
University of Chicago Press, 1996
Cloth: 978-0-226-63945-1 | eISBN: 978-0-226-63944-4 | Paper: 978-0-226-63946-8
Library of Congress Classification QB82.U62W556 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 522.1977589

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Drawing on his experience as historian of astronomy, practicing astrophysicist, and director of Lick Observatory, Donald Osterbrock uncovers a chapter in the history of astronomy by providing the story of the Yerkes Observatory.

"An excellent description of the ups and downs of a major observatory."—Jack Meadows, Nature

"Historians are much indebted to Osterbrock for this new contribution to the fascinating story of twentieth-century American astronomy."—Adriaan Blaauw, Journal for the History of Astronomy

"An important reference about one of the key American observatories of this century."—Woodruff T. Sullivan III, Physics Today

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