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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2023) 53 (4): 389–424.
Published: 01 September 2023
...-Pierre Luminet. Figure 3. “Return of light deflected by 180 degrees from a bare black hole.” From Jean-Pierre Luminet, ‘‘Image of a Spherical Black Hole with Thin Accretion Disk,’’ Astronomy & Astrophysics 75 (1979). Courtesy of Jean-Pierre Luminet. Figure 4. “Illustrative...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2022) 52 (5): 555–588.
Published: 01 November 2022
... rather than positional astronomy, he brought to Pasadena the best talents in observation, computing, instrument making, and analysis. Ferdinand Ellerman and Louise Ware were among the earliest staff. Hale chose Ferdinand Ellerman for his reliability in obtaining good observational results...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (4): 420–446.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Theodore Roosevelt Percival Lowell John F. Wallace canal astronomy engineering EMILY SIMPSON* Building Canals from Panama to Mars: Technological Progress and Scientific Ideals ABSTRACT This article explores common themes between the Martian canal debate and the building of the Panama Canal...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (3): 293–319.
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...