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Author Silva, Barbara K.,
Title Astronomy at the turn of the twentieth century in Chile and the United States : chasing southern stars, 1903-1929 / Barbara K. Silva.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

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Author Silva, Barbara K.,
Series Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
Subject Manuel Foster Observatory.
Observatorio Manuel Foster.
Astronomical observatories -- Chile -- History.
Add Title Astronomy at the turn of the 20th century in Chile & the US
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OHIOLINK SPRINGER EBOOKS    ONLINE  
View online
Author Silva, Barbara K.,
Series Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
Subject Manuel Foster Observatory.
Observatorio Manuel Foster.
Astronomical observatories -- Chile -- History.
Add Title Astronomy at the turn of the 20th century in Chile & the US
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 134 pages) : illustrations.
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Summary This Palgrave Pivot tells the transnational story of the astronomical observatory in the hills near Santiago, Chile, built in the early twentieth century through the efforts of astronomers from the Lick Observatory in California. Venturing abroad to learn from largely unmapped Southern skies and, hopefully, answer lingering questions about the structure of the galaxy, they planned a three-year research expedition - but ended up staying for more than twenty-five years. The history of the Mills Expedition offers a window onto the history of astronomy, the challenges of scientific collaboration across national lines, and the political and cultural contexts of early-twentieth-century Chile and the United States.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed May 13, 2019).
Contents Intro; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1 Introduction: Look Up to Southern Stars; Abstract; 1.1 Astronomy in Chile Before the Mills Expedition; 1.2 The Philanthropist's Love: James Lick; Bibliography; Chapter 2 Preparing the Mills Expedition; Abstract; 2.1 Money, Science, and Mr. D.O. Mills; 2.2 The Southern Longing Becomes Real; 2.3 Going South: American Scientists and Chilean Authorities; 2.4 Building and Shipping the Equipment; Bibliography; Chapter 3 The Astronomers' Arrival and Challenges of Getting Settled in Chile; Abstract; 3.1 Arriving to Valparaiso in 1903
3.2 Looking for the Place3.3 First Relationships with Chileans: Science or Politics?; 3.4 The Dome's Opening and the Need to Plan the Future; 3.5 To Be gringo Scientists in 1900s Santiago; 3.6 A Shaky Observatory: The 1906 Earthquake; Bibliography; Chapter 4 The Americans Want to Stay; Abstract; 4.1 The Sidereal Problem from the South; 4.2 "We Need More Time"; 4.3 Mills Expedition's Awards: Technology, Publications, and Prizes; 4.4 Dr. Curtis's Adventure in Atacama; Bibliography; Chapter 5 Changing Years for the Mills Expedition; Abstract; 5.1 The Donor's Death
5.2 Dealing with Lazy and Drunk Chilenos5.3 Making Science in Chile During the Great War; 5.4 A Changing City: The Urban Park at San Cristobal Hill; 5.5 The University of California and Chile: Negotiations After 1920; 5.6 Farewell Begins; Bibliography; Chapter 6 Epilogue: Transnational Mirrors for the Stars; Abstract; Bibliography; Index
ISBN 9783030177126 (electronic bk.)
3030177122 (electronic bk.)
9783030177119 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-030-17712-6
OCLC # 1101101871
Additional Format Print version: Silva, Barbara K. Astronomy at the Turn of the Twentieth Century in Chile and the United States : Chasing Southern Stars, 1903-1929 Cham : Palgrave Macmillan UK,c2019 9783030177119.


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