The Resource The Invisible Universe : the Story of Radio Astronomy, Gerrit Verschuur

The Invisible Universe : the Story of Radio Astronomy, Gerrit Verschuur

Label
The Invisible Universe : the Story of Radio Astronomy
Title
The Invisible Universe
Title remainder
the Story of Radio Astronomy
Statement of responsibility
Gerrit Verschuur
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hidden from human view, accessible only to sensitive receivers attached to huge radio telescopes, the invisible universe beyond our senses continues to fascinate and intrigue our imaginations. Closer to home, in the Milky Way galaxy, radio astronomers listen patiently to the ticking of pulsars that tell of star death and states of matter of awesome densities. All of this happens out there in the universe hidden from our eyes, even when aided by the Hubble Space Telescope. This is the story of radio astronomy, of how radio waves are generated by stars, supernova, quasars, colliding galaxies and by the very beginnings of the universe itself. The author discusses what radio astronomers are doing in the New Mexico desert, in a remote valley in Puerto Rico, and in the green Pocahontas Valley in West Virginia, as well as dozens of other remote sites around the world. With each of these observatories, the scientists collect and analyze their data, "listening" to the radio signals from space in order to learn what, or perhaps who, is out there as well. The author specifically highlights enormous changes that have occurred in the field over the past 50 years, including the political reality of radio astronomy and what that could mean for the future
Member of
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Verschuur, Gerrit L.
Dewey number
522/.682
Index
index present
LC call number
QB475
LC item number
.V47 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Astronomers' universe
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  • Radio astronomy
  • NATURE
  • Radio astronomy
  • Popular Science
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
Label
The Invisible Universe : the Story of Radio Astronomy, Gerrit Verschuur
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-13422-2
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- What is Radio Astronomy? -- A Science is Born -- The Radio Sun and Planets -- The Galactic Radio Nebulae -- Radio Waves from the Milky Way -- Interstellar Neutral Hydrogen -- Interstellar Molecules -- Pulsars -- The Galactic Superstars -- Radio Galaxies -- Quasars -- The Grand Unification: Active Galactic Nuclei -- Beyond the Quasars Radio Cosmology -- Radio Telescopes in High Places -- Radio Telescopes: The Future -- China Rising -- On the Radio Astronomical Quest for Extraterrestrial Intelligence -- On Growth and Obsolescence -- What Lies Ahead?- Appendix -- Further Reading -- Index
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unknown
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319134222
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-13422-2
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900781312
  • (OCoLC)ocn900781312
Label
The Invisible Universe : the Story of Radio Astronomy, Gerrit Verschuur
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-13422-2
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- What is Radio Astronomy? -- A Science is Born -- The Radio Sun and Planets -- The Galactic Radio Nebulae -- Radio Waves from the Milky Way -- Interstellar Neutral Hydrogen -- Interstellar Molecules -- Pulsars -- The Galactic Superstars -- Radio Galaxies -- Quasars -- The Grand Unification: Active Galactic Nuclei -- Beyond the Quasars Radio Cosmology -- Radio Telescopes in High Places -- Radio Telescopes: The Future -- China Rising -- On the Radio Astronomical Quest for Extraterrestrial Intelligence -- On Growth and Obsolescence -- What Lies Ahead?- Appendix -- Further Reading -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319134222
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-13422-2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900781312
  • (OCoLC)ocn900781312

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