My heavens! : the adventures of a lonely stargazer building an over-the-top observatory /

My Heavens charts the progress of the author??'s own substantial observatory (with additional material from amateur constructors of large observatories elsewhere) from conception, through design, planning and construction, to using an observatory of the kind that all amateur astronomers would a...

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Author / Creator:Rogers, Gordon, 1931-
Imprint:New York : Springer, c2008.
Description:1 online resource (xv, 180 p.) : ill.
Language:English
Series:Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series
Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series.
Subject:Rogers, Gordon, -- 1931-
Rogers, Gordon, -- 1931-
Astronomical observatories -- Long Crendon (England) -- Design and construction.
Astronomers -- Long Crendon (England) -- Biography.
NATURE -- Sky Observation.
Astronomers.
Astronomical observatories -- Design and construction.
England -- Long Crendon.
Electronic books.
Biography.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8885634
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ISBN:9780387737836
0387737839
9780387737812
0387737812
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Summary:My Heavens charts the progress of the author??'s own substantial observatory (with additional material from amateur constructors of large observatories elsewhere) from conception, through design, planning and construction, to using an observatory of the kind that all amateur astronomers would aspire to own. This book tells the???warts and all??? story of small beginnings in amateur astronomy, leading to the construction of a???top of the range??? observatory at a house on the edge of a country village between Oxford and London. The author is a qualified building surveyor, and looks at buildi.
Other form:Print version: Rogers, Gordon, 1931- My heavens!. New York : Springer, c2008 9780387737812 0387737812