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Mt John free pdf Mt John University Observatory is New Zealand's only professional research observatory for optical astronomy. John Hearnshaw, a past director of the observatory, has delved into the observatory archives to write this engaging account of Mt John's fascinating history. Alan Gilmore, the recently retired observatory superintendent, has added to this with his personal recollections, having worked at the observatory for more than 34 years. Fifty years ago, in 1965, Mt John University Observatory was founded at Lake Tekapo in the Mackenzie Basin to take advantage of the favourable conditions for astronomy. Telescopes were installed, and in 1981 a lighting ordinance helped protect the site from light pollution. Astronomical research had been thriving on Mt John for 40 years when astro-tourism started to take off, largely due to the venture company Earth

About John Hearnshaw

John Hearnshaw is Emeritus Professor of Astronomy at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He is the former director of Mt John Observatory, has won the Mechaelis Prize for Astronomy, and was elected foreign research associate for the Royal Astronomical Society, London. Alan Gilmore worked at Wellington's Carter Observatory and established, with his wife Pam Kilmartin, a program tracking southern comets and near-Earth asteroids. He was Mt John superintendent (site manager) from 1996 until 2014, and has won the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand's Murray Geddes Prize and the Nova Award of the American Association of Variable Star Observers.

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Author : John Hearnshaw
Publisher : Canterbury University Press
Data Published : 16 March 2015
ISBN : 1927145627
EAN : 9781927145623
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 216 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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