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Space Technology & Planetary Astronomy

by Joseph N. Tatarewicz

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  • ISBN: 9780253356550
  • ISBN10: 0253356555

Space Technology & Planetary Astronomy

by Joseph N. Tatarewicz

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 11/01/1990
  • ISBN: 9780253356550
  • ISBN10: 0253356555
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Description: Acknowledgments Introduction "Where are the people who know what they are doing?" Plan of the Book Conclusion One: Planetary Astronomy in the Age of Astrophysics (1900-1958) State and Status of Planetary Astronomy The Legacy of Percival Lowell Planets Rising Astronomers during the War Military Interest Aerospace Industry Astronomers after the War Geophysics and Other Disciplines Two: Defining the Need (1958-1963) Sputnik, Satellites, and the Planets Lunar and Planetary Exploration Colloquium Space Science Board Space Sciences Steering Committee Cloudcroft--The Air Force Lunar and Planetary Observatory The Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory The JPL Optical Astronomy Group Kuiper and the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Three: Funds and a Focus (1963-1970) Ad Hoc Solution: Supporting Research and Technology A Planetary Astronomer at Headquarters The Critical Need for Telescopes--Major Facilities Construction Mars Pressure The McDonald 107-inch The Mauna Kea, Hawaii, 88-inch Four: The Program Matures (1965-1970) Optical Telescopes and Other Research Facilities for Planetary Astronomy JPL and Table Mountain Mount Wilson and Palomar-Horse Trading Lowell Observatory--Old Directions, New Vigor The Hall Report on Planetary Astronomy--Rising Voices The Planetary Flight Program The Lunar and Planetary Missions Board The Astronomy Missions Board--1967-1970 Ambitious Plans for Planetary Astronomy and Exploration--1969 Five: Conclusion: A Home for Planetary Science? Impact of NASA Funding and Demands on Astronomy--The Received Wisdom Discipline Studies--Scientific Journals and Scientific Societies Geophysicists Astronomers Discipline Studies--Statistics and Demographics Dependency of Planetary Astronomy on NASA Policy--Levers of Control and Government-Supported Science Cognitive vs. Institutional Factors Potential Recruits Diffuse Identity Conclusion Appendixes 1. A Note on Sources and Abbreviations Used 2. Planetary Exploration--Flight Program Summary 3. NASA Policy on Support to Ground-Based Astronomy 4. Major Optical Facilities for Planetary Astronomy Funded by NASA 5. NASA Research Grants and Contracts for Planetary Astronomy, 1959-1963 Notes Index
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