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A Visitor's Guide to the Kitt Peak Observatories

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  • Date Published: December 2007
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  • isbn: 9780511251986

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  • This guide provides a comprehensive tour of the famous Kitt Peak telescopes and an introduction to the important research accomplished with them. For more than 45 years, astronomers have used the telescopes at Kitt Peak National Observatories (KPNO) to make many remarkable discoveries about the Universe. KPNO supports the most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth for nighttime optical and infrared astronomy and daytime study of the sun. It is currently the most visited astronomical observatory site in the world, including over 50,000 visitors a year from all 50 states and over 51 countries. With over twenty optical and radio telescopes, the site reveals to visitors modern astronomy's great diversity. Leslie Sage is a Senior Editor at Nature magazine and Research Associate, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland. ^lGail Aschenbrener is a Public Affairs Officer, USDA Forest Service

    • Includes an introduction to the natural and cultural history of the area
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    "...chock full of facts...an excellent guide to anyone planning a trip to Kitt Peak." Stardust

    "This guide provides a comprehensive tour of the famous Kitt Peak telescopes and an introduction to the important research accomplished with them." Astronomical Society of the Pacific

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    • Date Published: December 2007
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511251986
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 86 colour illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Director's welcome
    How to use this guide
    Planning your Kitt Peak visit
    Telescopes and vistas/Interest points
    Doing astronomy
    Managing the mountain
    Recommended reading and astronomy websites
    Glossary.

  • Authors

    Leslie Sage
    Leslie Sage is a Senior Editor of Nature, and a Research Associate in the Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland.

    Gail Aschenbrenner, USDA Forest Service
    Gail Aschenbrenner is a Public Affairs Officer in the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Tucson, Arizona.

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