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The Story of Astronomy in Edinburgh by Hermann Bruck

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Seller: oldandcurious (1,938) 100%, Location: City of Edinburgh, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 382307220532 The Story of Astronomy in Edinburgh by Hermann Bruck On offer here is a book titled "The Story of Astronomy in Edinburgh from its beginnings until 1975" by Hermann A. Bruck, Professor Emeritus in the University of Edinburgh and Formerly Astronomer Royal for Scotland. Produced by Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. 1983. CONTENTS Preface Part One : The Town, the University and Calton Hill 1610-1888 1. Early Days and the Astronomical Institution of Edinburgh 2. Robert Blair, First Regius Professor of Astronomy 3. Thomas Henderson, First Astronomer Royal 4. Charles Piazzi Smyth and Mountain Astronomer 5. Charles Piazzi Smyth, the Great Pyramid and Solar Spectroscopy Part Two : The New Royal Observatory 1888-1957 6. Ralph Copeland and the Earl of Crawford 7. The Move to Blackford Hill 8. Frank Dyson and Greenwich 9. Ralph Sampson, Clocks, Telescopes and Spectra 10. W.M.H. Greaves and more Spectrophotometry Part Three : The Time of New Technology and Change 1957-1975 11. New Instrumentation and Expansion 12. Operations at Home and Abroad 13. The Era of National Facilities 14. Astrophysical Researches 15. The Crawford Collection 16. Astronomy Teaching in the University Epilogue Bibliography 9 1/4 by 6 inches. Hardback in black textured paper covered boards with silver gilt lettering to the spine. In original dust jacket. 151 pages including bibliography. Some creasing, scratches and abrasions to the dust jacket and rubbing at the jacket corners. See images below. Old yellow price sticker to the bottom of the dust jacket flap. Some very faint toning to the front free endpaper. Contents clean. Please scroll down to view images and please check out my other Astronomy related books. UK customers: I accept cheques drawn on UK banks or postal orders. I accept PayPal. The packaged book will weigh 496g. Postage within the UK will be 4.40 by Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded delivery. International customers: I accept Paypal Cost price Postage to Europe will be 5.80 by Royal Mail Airmail delivery. Cost price Postage to the USA, Canada and Australia will be 8.05 by Royal Mail Airmail delivery. All other destinations please enquire. _gsrx_vers_818 (GS 7.0.10 (818)) Type: Book, Period: Pre 1800, Sub-Type: Telescopes, Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom

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