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A Sky Wonderful with Stars - 50 Years of Modern Astronomy on Maunakea

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A Sky Wonderful with Stars - 50 Years of Modern Astronomy on Maunakea

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A Sky Wonderful with Stars: 50 Years of Modern Astronomy on Maunakea tells the fascinating story of how a remote mountaintop in the middle of the Pacific Ocean became home to the most powerful collection of telescopes in the world. It is a tale of triumphs, failures, and the indomitable human spirit of exploration. Over 160 superb photographs accompanied by astronomer Michael J. West’s engaging commentary bring the past and present to life and showcase the many remarkable discoveries made by the observatories atop Maunakea.

This visually stunning book shares with a larger audience the wondrous views of the heavens that the observatories provide. It will appeal not only to those with an interest in astronomy, but to anyone who marvels at the grand splendor of our universe.

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14 August 2015

Category History (Non-Military)
Page Count 224 pages
Publisher University of Hawaii Press
Printed in USA
Publish Date July 2015
Dimensions 11.0” x 10.5” x 1.0”
Author Michael J. West
About the Author Michael J. West is deputy director for science at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. A frequent user of the telescopes on Maunakea, he is also the author of A Gentle Rain of Starlight: The Story of Astronomy on Mauna Kea (2005).
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 13 978-0-824852-68-9

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