From the longest running column in Scientific American's history comes this collection of fascinating projects for amateur astronomers For over seventy years, qThe Amateur Scientistq column in Scientific American has helped people explore their world and make original discoveries. This collection of both classic and recent articles presents projects for amateur astronomers at all levels. Hands-on astronomy fans will find how to build inexpensive astronomical instruments using ordinary shop-tools. From making a telescope to predicting satellite orbits to detecting the chemical composition of faraway stars, this book has something for everyone interested in practical astronomy.AN. ALUMINUM. TELESCOPE. MIRROR. Conducted by C. L. Stong, November 1963. Amateurs. who make small telescopes tend to overlook the virtues of metal mirrors. This is ... TEST. How to Grind, Polish and Test Aluminum Telescope Mirror.
|Title||:||Scientific American The Amateur Astronomer|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2008-05-02|