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Title:
Deep space astronomy
Author:
Vogt, Gregory.
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Publication Information:
Brookfield, CT : Twenty-First Century Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
79 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Describes various objects in the universe, where they are located, and how we measure and observe them from Earth and with spacecraft.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780761313694
Format :
Book

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In Deep Space Astronomy, Gregory Vogt takes us on a journey of what has been learned, and the space missions planned to discover more, from the Hubble Space Telescope to research satellites of the future, including the Next Generation Space Telescope, the Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope, and the Roentgen Satellite. A complete discussion of the electromagnetic spectrum is included and you'll be fascinated by the images satellites record at specific wavelengths: gamma rays, X rays, visible light, microwaves, and infrared. Book jacket.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-8. This well-illustrated volume brings readers up to speed on developments in deep space astronomy. Following his Solar System: Facts and Exploration (1995), Vogt looks beyond our own star system and discusses the limitations of earth-based observation, the development of space-based detectors, recent discoveries, and how space scientists gather information about distant objects and phenomena. Vogt does an unusually good job of helping readers visualize the enormous numbers of space objects in our galaxy and in the universe. Images from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Infrared Astronomical Satellite, and other sources, reproduced in glowing colors, offer vivid glimpses of the universe. Appendices include a glossary, a partial list of major missions in astronomical history, a bibliography and a list of websites. A clearly written introduction to the subject. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-7-Vogt welcomes readers to astronomy's most distant frontiers, where the numbers go beyond the merely mind-boggling, and galaxies are strewn like grains of sand beyond the present limits of detection. Since our observations can only, as yet, be made through telescope, the author conducts a complete tour of the electromagnetic spectrum. He describes how telescopes work, and then provides glimpses of the wonders they have revealed, from quasars and black holes to star "factories" and microwave tremors left over from the Big Bang. Particularly useful is his tally of planned or already launched orbiting telescopes, which will open the eyes of readers who think that the Hubble is the beginning and end of space-based astronomy. Since new puzzles and discoveries make the news practically every month, this is far from a complete picture, but a selective list of Web sites will help interested readers stay abreast of developments, and the amply sized color photos throughout result in a gallery of stunning, large-scale phenomena.-John Peters, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introduction: Sands of Timep. 7
Chapter 1 Electromagnetic Symphonyp. 14
Chapter 2 Astronomy Spacecraftp. 28
Chapter 3 Cosmic Carnivalp. 39
Chapter 4 Discovery Machines: The Next Generationp. 59
Glossaryp. 67
Space Observatoriesp. 70
Major Astronomy Missionsp. 71
Further Readingp. 74
Internet Resourcesp. 75
Indexp. 77