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THINKING LIKE AN ASTRONOMER

  • MICHAEL E. GORMAN
Part of the ASTROPHYSICS AND SPACE SCIENCE LIBRARY book series (ASSL, volume 343)

Abstract

Astronomers have to gain three types of knowledge: information, skills and wisdom. Amateurs can gain aspects of this knowledge as well, but they are not subjected to the kind of peer review experienced by professionals. Astronomers increasingly collaborate with other disciplines on the development of new instruments, which calls for interactional expertise. Examples are drawn from the history of astronomy, from the own experience as an amateur, and from recent developments like the Hub-ble Space Telescope.

Keywords

Solar System Mental Model Radio Source Hubble Space Telescope Trading Zone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • MICHAEL E. GORMAN
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  1. 1.School of Engineering and Applied ScienceUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleU.S.A.

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