By J. L. E. Dreyer
A masterpiece of ancient perception and medical accuracy, this can be the definitive paintings on Greek astronomy and the Copernican Revolution. starting with the traditional Egyptians, it levels from the Pythagoreans and Plato to medieval eu and Islamic cosmologies, concluding with detailed surveys of the works of Copernicus, Brahe, and Kepler.
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The overriding character of the European approach is to expend considerable eﬀort in lining up the entire European community behind a few leading-edge projects to maximize the leveraged investment of each European partner. In contrast, the US community, guided in part by the last decadal survey, is now trying to embark on its most ambitious groundbased program in history. Even with substantial private funding, the community’s intentions to build ALMA, the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST), the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), the Giant Segmented Mirror Telescope (GSMT) or the Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT), and perhaps even the addition of the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), may runs the risk that their combined costs will vastly exceed what has been spent on all existing facilities so far.
However, once the $100+ million dollar project was funded and approved, Jerry Smith (an aerospace manager) was appointed to run the entire Keck Telescopes project. Smith subsequently placed the entire activity under tight project management and system engineering controleven the Project Scientist, Jerry Nelson, worked for the project manager. A team of engineers then built both Keck telescopes, and one of the key metrics of the Keck Observatory’s success was not just that it was the biggest THE EVOLVING SOCIOLOGY 23 pair of telescopes in the world, but that it had also been built within budget and on schedule.
A History of Astronomy from Thales to Kepler (2nd Edition) (Dover Books on Astronomy) by J. L. E. Dreyer