Download A Visitor's Guide to the Kitt Peak Observatories by Leslie Sage PDF

By Leslie Sage

ISBN-10: 052100652X

ISBN-13: 9780521006521

This consultant presents a entire travel of the well-known Kitt top telescopes and an creation to the $64000 examine entire with them. For greater than forty five years, astronomers have used the telescopes at Kitt height nationwide Observatories (KPNO) to make many awesome discoveries in regards to the Universe. KPNO helps the main diversified selection of astronomical observatories in the world for evening optical and infrared astronomy and daylight hours research of the solar. it really is presently the main visited astronomical observatory web site on the earth, together with over 50,000 viewers a yr from all 50 states and over fifty one nations. With over twenty optical and radio telescopes, the location unearths to viewers sleek astronomy's nice variety. Leslie Sage is a Senior Editor at Nature journal and learn affiliate, division of Astronomy, collage of Maryland. ^lGail Aschenbrener is a Public Affairs Officer, USDA wooded area carrier

Show description

Read or Download A Visitor's Guide to the Kitt Peak Observatories PDF

Similar astronomy books

Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe

Discover the curiosities of the cosmos during this enticing publication!  Too usually, textbooks cross into extra aspect than readers consider after they are looking to research a bit anything approximately astronomy. this is often where Astronomy 101 comes in. It takes you out to the celebs and planets and galaxies and discusses a number of the newest significant Astronomy discoveries whereas featuring the fundamental proof approximately astronomy and area.

Software and Data for Practical Astronomers: The Best of the Internet (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)

The net includes rather a lot details and information for astronomers that simply discovering what you will want is a frightening job, and downloading can take hours of computing device and mobile time.

Don't Know Much About the Universe: Everything You Need to Know About Outer Space but Never Learned (Don't Know Much About...)

Who dug these canals on Mars? What was once the biblical superstar of Bethlehem? have been the pyramids outfitted via extraterrestrials? From the ancients who charted the heavens to big name Trek, The X-Files, and Apollo thirteen, outer house has intrigued humans in the course of the a while. but such a lot folks lookup on the evening sky and consider completely at the hours of darkness by way of the elemental evidence concerning the universe.

The Stones and the Stars: Building Scotland's Newest Megalith

There are not less than forty eight pointed out prehistoric stone circles in Scotland. honestly, little or no is understood in regards to the those who erected them, and eventually approximately what the stone circles have been for. so much stone circles are astronomically aligned, which has ended in the trendy debate approximately why the alignment used to be major.

Extra info for A Visitor's Guide to the Kitt Peak Observatories

Sample text

One of Kitt Peak’s more interesting insects is the ladybug beetle (also called ladybird). In May, “drifts” of ladybugs accumulate near buildings and around telescopes, sometimes hitching rides on visitors, especially those in light-colored clothing. The bugs pose no danger except for an occasional annoying pinch. The best approach is the brush-off. Poetry is optional. 9-meter (36-inch) telescope was transferred to the WIYN (Wisconsin-Indiana-Yale-NOAO) observatory in February 2001, after which it was refurbished.

Its size allows it to find asteroids when they are farther away, long before any potential impacts. During October 2001 the telescope found its first new asteroids, which have been designated 2001 UB5 and 2001 UO by the Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union. 9-meter telescope, which was first installed in 1921 in the observatory building on the University of Arizona campus (that building now houses graduate student offices). It was moved to Kitt Peak in 1962, where it was used to find the first optical counterpart to a pulsar.

One cat that astronomers associate with the WIYN telescope is the ringtail, a feline with a catlike body, a foxlike face, and a very long, bushy banded tail. Several years ago, a ringtail made its home quite happily in the WIYN building, catching mice. Ringtail cat footprints discovered on the mirror caused quite a stir among astronomers who then had to wash the mirror with the greatest of care. The last straw, alas, was when the ringtail decided to play with dismembered mouse parts atop the mirror, prompting the astronomers to set humane traps so as to relocate the cat.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.04 of 5 – based on 26 votes