The Astronomy Revolution: 400 Years Of Exploring The Cosmos

October 21, 2019|
The Astronomy Revolution: 400 Years Of Exploring The Cosmos by Donald G. York
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Some 400 years after the first known patent application for a telescope by Hans Lipperhey,The Astronomy Revolution: 400 Years of Exploring the Cosmossurveys the effects of this instrument and explores the questions that have arisen out of scientific research in astronomy and cosmology. Inspired by the internationalNew Vision 400conference held in Beijing in October 2008, this interdisciplinary volume brings together expanded and updated contributions from 26 esteemed conference speakers and invited others. Looking beyond questions of science to the role of moral responsibility in human civilizations, the book offers the unique vantage points of contributions from both Eastern and Western cultures.





Extensively illustrated in full color, this book consists of six parts. Aimed at young scientists, the first part presents perspectives on creativity and technology in scientific discovery. In the second part, contributors examine how the telescope has impacted our knowledge of the Universe-from the formation of galaxies to the death of stars. The third part of the book outlines some of the challenges we face in understanding dark matter, dark energy, black holes, and cosmic rays, and the fourth part discusses new technologies that will be useful in attacking new and unresolved questions. The fifth part of the book examines the intellectual impact that the telescope has had on society in China and in the West.





The book concludes with an investigation of "big questions":What is the origin of the laws of physics as we know them? Are these laws the same everywhere? How do these scientific laws relate to the moral laws of society? Does what we know depend on cultural ways of asking the questions? Is there life elsewhere? And what about the questions that science cannot answer?Celebrating the historical significance of the telescope, this unique book seeks to inspire all those involved or interested i

To see video presentations from theNew Vision 400conference celebrating the 400th anniversary of the invention of the telescope, see the .Donald G. York, Chief Editor,is Horace B. Horton Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at The University of Chicago. He was the founding director of the Apache Point Observatory in Sunspot, New Mex...
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Title:The Astronomy Revolution: 400 Years Of Exploring The Cosmos
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:452 pages, 10 X 7.06 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:452 pages, 10 X 7.06 X 0 in
Published:October 21, 2019
Publisher:Crc Press Llc
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780367382094

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