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A Visitor's Guide to the Kitt Peak Observatories

Walking / Outdoor Guide
By: Leslie Sage and Gail Aschenbrenner
118 pages, 2 line diagrams 43 colour plates 43 colour figures
A Visitor's Guide to the Kitt Peak Observatories
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The Kitt Peak National Observatory is located in the Quinlan Mountains, southwest of Tucson, Arizona. For more than 40 years, astronomers have used the telescopes here to make many remarkable discoveries about the Universe. Today, Kitt Peak is the most visited astronomical observatory site in the world. With over twenty telescopes of different types and sizes, the site gives visitors an indication of the great diversity of modern astronomy. This guide gives a comprehensive tour of the Kitt Peak telescopes, and introduces some of the important science that is done with them. It also points out some of the beautiful surrounding scenery, and gives an idea of what it is like to be an astronomer on the mountain. The book will enable visitors to make the most of their trip, and contains color-coded walking tours of the telescopes.

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.

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Biography

Leslie Sage is a Senior Editor of Nature, and a Research Associate in the Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland. Gail Aschenbrenner is a Public Affairs Officer in the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Tucson, Arizona.

Walking / Outdoor Guide
By: Leslie Sage and Gail Aschenbrenner
118 pages, 2 line diagrams 43 colour plates 43 colour figures
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'! it is a fascinating insight into what must be a delightful experience. ! For those planning such a trip this book is essential packing, for the rest of us well it's the next best thing!' Astronomy and Space

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