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100 1 Silva, Barbara K.,|eauthor.
245 10 Astronomy at the turn of the twentieth century in Chile
and the United States :|bchasing southern stars, 1903-1929
/|cBarbara K. Silva.
246 3 Astronomy at the turn of the 20th century in Chile & the
264 1 Cham, Switzerland :|bPalgrave Macmillan,|c2019.
300 1 online resource (xiv, 134 pages) :|billustrations.
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490 1 Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
505 0 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
505 8 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
505 8 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;
520 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.
588 0 Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink,
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610 20 Manuel Foster Observatory.
610 20 Observatorio Manuel Foster.
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776 08 |iPrint version:|aSilva, Barbara K.|tAstronomy at the Turn
of the Twentieth Century in Chile and the United States :
Chasing Southern Stars, 1903-1929|dCham : Palgrave
830 0 Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
990 SpringerLink|bSpringer English/International eBooks 2019 -
Full Set|c2019-08-07|yNew collection