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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 473293–319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.3.293
Published: 01 June 2017
..., members of the Hawai‘i astronomy community found themselves grappling with opposition to new telescope projects stemming from the rise of environmental and indigenous rights movements. I argue that the debate over the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) can best be understood as an exemplar of “neocolonialist...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 473443–449 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.3.443
Published: 01 June 2017
... attention the presence and importance of women in science. Leandra Swanner s essay focuses not on chemists, physicists, and biologists, but rather on astronomers who study stellar galaxies and the intergalactic medium. Her history of the ongoing attempt to build a thirty-meter optical telescope on the Hawai...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 452303–339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.2.303
Published: 01 April 2015
... resistance of a thread of mercury one meter long and one square millimeter in section.15 The new unit began to catch on, but soon drew critics, particu- larly in Britain. The prominent cable engineers Latimer Clark and Sir Charles Bright presented a paper at the 1861 British Association meeting calling for a...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2013; 434453–491 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2013.43.4.453
Published: 01 September 2013
... diameter. For small ones, however, the separation of the aerials would have to be extremely large. There were two major problems with this kind of interferometer. The horizontal baseline between the two aerials could be extended to fifty kilo- meters without causing any perturbation in the system...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2003; 332261–297 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2003.33.2.261
Published: 01 March 2003
... science until the late 1980s. The small science of laser-interferometry was outstandingly successful in the late 1970s and early 1980s. For example, at Caltech Drever led a small team that built a prototype with 40-meter arms. It achieved substantial sensitivity, coming close to or equaling that of the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2000; 302393–415 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757837
Published: 01 January 2000
... Harvard educated astronomer on the staff of the Army Map Service, estimated the magnitude of the problem. For islands in the Pacific, preci sion should exceed that of astronomical determination, or better than 300 meters. For intercontinental distances, precision of the order of 50 meters was needed; for...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1994; 242337–394 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757726
Published: 01 January 1994
..., "Eclecticism, opportunism and the evolution of a new research agenda: Willi- am and Margaret Huggins and the, origins of astrophysics" (Diss., Johns Hopkins University, 1993) D.E. Osterbrock, Pauper and prince: Ritchey, Hale, and big American telescopes (Tuc- son, 1993), 38–40, 45, 140. 4 A. Dollfus...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1993; 241_Supplement1–337 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757720
Published: 01 January 1993
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1993; 232219–277 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757699
Published: 01 January 1993
...–216, on 214f. 27 W.A. Rogers, "On a possible explanation of the method employed by Nobert in ruling his test plates," PA, 11 (1875), 237–255 28 C.S. Peirce, "Note on the progress of experiments for comparing a wave length with a metre," AJS, 18 (1879), 51 H.A. Rowland, "On concave gratings...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1986; 16159–82 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757557
Published: 01 January 1986
... interrupted when they both were sent to complete the measurement of the arc of the meri dian from Dunkirk to Barcelona, a task connected with the determina tion of the length of the meter. Arago fell into the hands of pirates who held him prisoner in North Africa. When he returned to France in 1809, the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1986; 1611–58 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757556
Published: 01 January 1986
... superconducting program at Leyden during World War I was severely curtailed despite Holland's neutrality since all work with liquid helium was forced to a halt. In 1919 liquid helium experiments resumed at Leyden on a limited basis and by 1920, owing to a gen erous gift from the U.S. Navy (some 30 cubic meters of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1977; 833–72 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757367
Published: 01 January 1977
... the great discoveries in mechanics and analysis with those made using the telescope and the pendulum. One cannot encourage physicists too strongly to give the greatest precision to their results; similarly, one cannot give enough en couragement to a skillful artisan dedicated to the perfection of...