Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Book Cover
Author Schweizer, Linda Younker, author.

Title Cosmic odyssey : how intrepid astronomers at Palomar Observatory changed our view of the universe / Linda Schweizer ; [foreword by Dava Sobel].

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    522.1979 SCH    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xiv, 304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The promise -- Plumbing the depths of the universe -- Unraveling the mysteries of stellar evolution -- Milky Way archaeology -- Galactic violence : collisions and mergers -- Quasars : wolves in sheep's clothing -- Piercing the galactic "smog" -- Starbursts, superwinds, and supermassive black holes -- Probing the gaseous universe -- From ghosts to galaxies : the emergence of structure -- Solar system shuffle -- Astronomical exotica : new frontiers.
Summary "Stories of 20th century astronomers working at the frontiers of astrophysics whose discoveries on the Palomar telescopes shattered and expanded our view of the universe"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Palomar Observatory -- History.
Astrophysics -- Research -- California -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780262044295 hardcover
0262044293 hardcover

Available items only