Contemporary Astronomical Thought

  • Alexus McLeodEmail author
Part of the Historical & Cultural Astronomy book series (HCA)


In this final chapter, I look briefly at important developments in observational and theoretical astronomy in the contemporary world, with a view to explaining the concerns and philosophical assumptions grounding our understanding, and anticipating how this might develop in the future.


Cosmic Background Radiation Contemporary World Apparent Magnitude Large Telescope Celestial Object 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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