Cosmic odyssey :

Schweizer, Linda Younker,

Cosmic odyssey : how intrepid astronomers at Palomar Observatory changed our view of the universe / Linda Schweizer. - Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2020] - xiv, 304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The promise -- Plumbing the depths of the universe -- Unraveling the mysteries of stellar evolution -- Milky Way archaeology -- Galactic violence : collisions and mergers -- Quasars : wolves in sheep's clothing -- Piercing the galactic "smog" -- Starbursts, superwinds, and supermassive black holes -- Probing the gaseous universe -- From ghosts to galaxies : the emergence of structure -- Solar system shuffle -- Astronomical exotica : new frontiers.

"Stories of 20th century astronomers working at the frontiers of astrophysics whose discoveries on the Palomar telescopes shattered and expanded our view of the universe"--


Palomar Observatory--History.

Astrophysics--Research--History--California--20th century.

QB461 / .S3152 2020