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New Tools for Astronomy
Teen Astronomer
Student Inventor
Pioneer Astrophysicist
Thrilling Pieces of Glass
Building an Observatory
From Refractors to Reflectors
I WAS THERE: A NEAR-DISASTER
A Difficult Climb
Mount Wilson Develops
Sunspotting
TRENDS: BIGGER AND BETTER TELESCOPES
The Biggest Telescope of All
Chronology
Humble Beginnings
Mystery Clouds
From Battlefield to Mountaintop
An Island Universe
Classifying Galaxies
SOLVING PROBLEMS: STARRY YARDSTICKS
Shifting Spectra
Astronomy Star
Invisible Light
Jansky’s Merry-Go-Round
OTHER SCIENTISTS: KARL JANSKY
The First Radio Telescope
Maps of the Radio Sky
A Farsighted Prediction
Early Achievements
A Long-Lived Pioneer
SOLVING PROBLEMS: INTERFEROMETRY AND “VIRTUAL DISHES”
Radio Telescopes Today
GEORGE GAMOW AND THE BIG BANG
Quantum Genius
From Atoms to Stars
Birth of the Elements
Competing Theories
A Testable Prediction
OTHER SCIENTISTS: FRED HOYLE
Echoes of the Big Bang
A Wide-Ranging Intellect
PARALLELS: TWO ACCIDENTAL DISCOVERIES
Dreaming of Intelligent Life
Searching for Radio Signals
Project Ozma
The Drake Equation
Establishing a Career
ISSUES: ARE WE ALONE?
The Pioneer Plaque
More Messages to the Stars
ISSUES: WILL ALIENS VISIT EARTH?
From Golden Fleece to National Goal
Rising from the Ashes
The Father of SETI
Tracking Rays from Space
A New Kind of Telescope
X-Ray Star
Uhuru
Unequal Partners
I WAS THERE: THE LAUNCH OF UHURU
The First Black Holes
Einstein
Hard-Driving Manager
Chandra
From Sonar to Stars
Pioneering Research
Impossible Dream?
SOCIAL IMPACT: FUSION POWER
Progress in Space
Struggles for Support
A Disastrous Mistake
SOLVING PROBLEMS: CONTACT LENSES FOR A TELESCOPE
Amazing Hubble
A Distinguished Career
Space Telescope Legacy
VERA RUBIN AND DARK MATTER
Window on the Stars
Circling Galaxies
A Lumpy Cosmos
Exploring the Outer Stars
A Surprise in Andromeda
OTHER SCIENTISTS: MARGARET BURBIDGE
The Rubin-Ford Effect
Invisible Halos
Enormous Fun
Planet-Hunting Dreams
An Inspiring Class
Watching for a Wobble
The First Exoplanets
A String of Spectacular Finds
Strange Worlds
TRENDS: DISCOVERY OF EXTRASOLAR PLANETS
Future Planet Hunts
Looking for a New Home
Exploding “Candles”
I WAS THERE: A NEW STAR
OTHER SCIENTISTS: ROBERT KIRSHNER
SOLVING PROBLEMS: BATCH PROCESSING
Big Questions
Astounding Conclusions
New Picture of the Universe
Future Research
No Final Answers
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