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The Encyclopedia of Space Travel & Astronomy
The Encyclopedia of Space Travel Astronomy Author:John man The Condributors include: — Dr. Carl Sagan who holds the David Duncan Chair as professor of Astronomical and Space Sciences at Cornell University. — Sir Bernard Lovell, radio astronomy pioneer, the founder of Britain's famous Jodrell Bank Radio Observatory with its 250-foot (76.2m) dish. — Dr. Heather Couper, who lectures at the Greenwich Observato... more »ry, took her doctorate of astrophysics at Oxford.
Dr. John Gribbin, of the Science Policy Researech unit at Sussex University, who has written extensively on Science-related objects.
Dr. Geoffrey Bath, of the Department of Astrophysics, Oxford University.
Dr. Peter Owen, lecturer in Mathematics at the Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham.
Dr. Peter Francis is a specialist in the geology of the planets.
Nigel Henbest, F.R.A.S. a forner radio astronomer at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge.
with over 284 illustrations.
Forward by Dr. Carl Sagan.
In the first chapter, the doyen of British astronomers, Sir Bernard Lovell, provides an overview of the scale of the Universe and of the most significant problems facing space scientists.
The Encyclopedia contains some 80 color diagrams that explain in simple terms the workings of the Universe. Stunning color pictures bring the Earth, planets, stars and galaxies into sharp focus. Specially commissioned composite photographs bring an on-the-spot reality to recreations of distant and future scenes. like a voyage to the stars and the rings of Saturn.« less