Reaching for the Stars

Studies in the History of Swedish Stellar and Nebular Astronomy, 1860–1940

Gustav Holmberg

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Description

What is our place in the cosmos? New answers to this old question emerged during the first decades of the twentieth century. Astrophysics and stellar astronomy grew in importance. Gustav Holmberg shows how this process changed Swedish astronomy and how international connections developed.

One focus is on scientific practice. How did newly introduced technologies like photography and spectroscopy change the way astronomers pursued their science? What scientific ideals were connected with these instruments and technologies? What were the differences and similarities between the local scientific cultures in Swedish astronomy?

Additional information

Weight 342 g
Dimensions 13 x 155 x 220 mm
Language

English

Number of pages

243

Publication year

1999

Format

Paperback

ISBN

91-628-3837-7

ISSN

1102-4313

Volume

13

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