© 1997

Eyes on the Universe

The Story of the Telescope

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Patrick Moore
    Pages 1-6
  3. Patrick Moore
    Pages 7-12
  4. Patrick Moore
    Pages 13-18
  5. Patrick Moore
    Pages 19-25
  6. Patrick Moore
    Pages 26-33
  7. Patrick Moore
    Pages 34-42
  8. Patrick Moore
    Pages 43-52
  9. Patrick Moore
    Pages 60-68
  10. Patrick Moore
    Pages 69-81
  11. Patrick Moore
    Pages 82-87
  12. Patrick Moore
    Pages 88-94
  13. Patrick Moore
    Pages 95-101
  14. Patrick Moore
    Pages 102-107
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 108-120

About this book


Eyes on the Universe is an illustrated history of the telescope, beginning with pre-telescopic observatories and the refractors of Galileo, Lippershey and Digges, and ending with the most modern instruments including - of course - the Hubble Space Telescope. Written by Dr Patrick Moore CBE, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the world's longest-running television programme, the BBC's The Sky at Night, the book takes an enthusiastic look at the development of astronomical telescopes. It provides its readers with a fascinating overview of the way astronomical telescopes have evolved with technology during the past 450 years. Amateur and professional astronomers alike will find this book both entertaining and instructive.


Galileo Galilei earth instruments observatory telescope

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"By reading this book, one understands better how a TV programme like "the Sky at Night" may celebrate its 40th anniversary." Physicalia