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The Resource John Tebbutt : Rebuilding and Strengthening the Foundations of Australian Astronomy, Wayne Orchiston

John Tebbutt : Rebuilding and Strengthening the Foundations of Australian Astronomy, Wayne Orchiston

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John Tebbutt : Rebuilding and Strengthening the Foundations of Australian Astronomy
Title
John Tebbutt
Title remainder
Rebuilding and Strengthening the Foundations of Australian Astronomy
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Wayne Orchiston
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Language
eng
Summary
This book marks the centennial of Tebbutt's death with a major biographical account surveying his scientific contributions to astronomy, prefaced with a foreword by Sir Patrick Moore. During the second half of the nineteenth century, Tebbutt was Australia's foremost astronomer. He devoted his time and funds to astronomy, and built a truly international reputation that far surpassed Australia's leading professional astronomers of the day. This book marks the centennial of Tebbutt's death with a major biographical account. Tebbutt's remarkable record of achievement extends over more than half a century. Orchiston's book covers the whole of Tebbutt's career, from his yearly observatory reports and comet discoveries to his time as the first president of Sydney's branch of the British Astronomical Association
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Biography type
individual biography
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Orchiston, D. Wayne
Dewey number
  • 520.92
  • 530
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Historical & Cultural Astronomy
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  • Tebbutt, John
  • Astronomers
  • Astronomy
Label
John Tebbutt : Rebuilding and Strengthening the Foundations of Australian Astronomy, Wayne Orchiston
Instantiates
Publication
Note
7.3 John Tebbutt of Neighbouring Windsor: The Ideal New Director?
Antecedent source
file reproduced from an electronic resource
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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not applicable
Contents
  • Foreword; Preface; References; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures ; List of Bio Boxes ; About the Author; Part I: Overview; Chapter 1: John Tebbutt: Australian Astronomer Extraordinaire; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Tebbutt: The€Man; 1.3 The Formative Years; 1.4 The Great Comet of€1861; 1.5 The First Observatory; 1.6 An Emerging Reputation; 1.7 Still More Telescopes and€Observatories; 1.8 A Succession of€Societies; 1.9 A Commitment to€Observational Astronomy; 1.10 Astronomy and€Beyond; 1.11 Academic Publications Aplenty; 1.12 Promoting Popular Interest in€Astronomy
  • 1.13 A Magnificent Research and€Reference Library1.14 Status and€Recognition; 1.15 Just Rewards; 1.16 An Enduring Legacy; 1.17 Concluding Remarks; References ; Chapter 2: An Invaluable Resource: The€'Tebbutt Collection' in€the€Mitchell Library, Sydney; 2.1 Introduction: The€C41/ICHA Archives Working Group; 2.2 The Tebbutt Collection; 2.2.1 Background and€Listing; 2.2.2 Inward letters; 2.2.3 Astronomical Journals, 1853-1902; 2.2.4 Observational Notebooks, 1862-1865, 1879-1882, 1884-1905; 2.2.5 Determination of€Latitude, 1882, and€Determination of€Longitude, 1885-1887
  • 2.2.6 Extracts from€Periodicals etc. 2.2.7 Hot Winds, 1862-1863; and€Meteorological Observations, 1863-1913; 2.2.8 Catalogue of€the€Windsor Observatory Library; 2.2.9 Other Records; 2.3 The Missing Records; 2.4 Concluding Remarks; References ; Part II: Background Context; Chapter 3: The Development of€Professional Astronomy in€the€Nineteenth Century Australia; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Sir Thomas Brisbane: Pioneering Days at€Parramatta Observatory; 3.3 From Imperial to€Independent Astronomy: The€Development of€the€Colonial Observatories; 3.4 Concluding Remarks; References
  • Chapter 4: The Role of€the€Independent Astronomer in€Early Australian Astronomy4.1 Introduction; 4.2 A Cavalcade of€Comets and€Transits: The€Growth of€Popular Interest in€Astronomy; 4.3 Independent Astronomers to€the€Fore: The€Rise of€the€Private Observatories; 4.4 An Evolving Science: Impact of€the€Leading Non-Ưprofessional Astronomers on€Australian Astronomy; 4.5 Professionals and€Non-professionals: Colleagues or Competitors?; 4.6 Concluding Remarks; References; Part III: Case Studies; Chapter 5: Introduction; Reference; Chapter 6: The Great Comet of€1861: A€Magnificent Career Catalyst
  • 6.1 Introduction6.2 A 'Nebula' Is Noted: Discovery of€the€Great Comet of€1861; 6.3 Ridicule and€Rancour: The€Price of€Publicising Further Observations; 6.4 A Celestial Spectacle: The€Comet in€Northern Skies; 6.5 Recovery of€the€Comet: Its Reappearance in€Australian Skies; 6.6 Rightful Recognition: Compensating for€the€Passage of€Time and€Tyranny of€Distance; 6.7 Concluding Remarks; References ; Chapter 7: An Urge for€Independence: The€Sydney Observatory Directorship; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Trials and€Tribulations: The€First Sydney Observatory Directorship
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ocn964404414
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (586 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319445212
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unknown
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SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964404414
Label
John Tebbutt : Rebuilding and Strengthening the Foundations of Australian Astronomy, Wayne Orchiston
Publication
Note
7.3 John Tebbutt of Neighbouring Windsor: The Ideal New Director?
Antecedent source
file reproduced from an electronic resource
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
not applicable
Contents
  • Foreword; Preface; References; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures ; List of Bio Boxes ; About the Author; Part I: Overview; Chapter 1: John Tebbutt: Australian Astronomer Extraordinaire; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Tebbutt: The€Man; 1.3 The Formative Years; 1.4 The Great Comet of€1861; 1.5 The First Observatory; 1.6 An Emerging Reputation; 1.7 Still More Telescopes and€Observatories; 1.8 A Succession of€Societies; 1.9 A Commitment to€Observational Astronomy; 1.10 Astronomy and€Beyond; 1.11 Academic Publications Aplenty; 1.12 Promoting Popular Interest in€Astronomy
  • 1.13 A Magnificent Research and€Reference Library1.14 Status and€Recognition; 1.15 Just Rewards; 1.16 An Enduring Legacy; 1.17 Concluding Remarks; References ; Chapter 2: An Invaluable Resource: The€'Tebbutt Collection' in€the€Mitchell Library, Sydney; 2.1 Introduction: The€C41/ICHA Archives Working Group; 2.2 The Tebbutt Collection; 2.2.1 Background and€Listing; 2.2.2 Inward letters; 2.2.3 Astronomical Journals, 1853-1902; 2.2.4 Observational Notebooks, 1862-1865, 1879-1882, 1884-1905; 2.2.5 Determination of€Latitude, 1882, and€Determination of€Longitude, 1885-1887
  • 2.2.6 Extracts from€Periodicals etc. 2.2.7 Hot Winds, 1862-1863; and€Meteorological Observations, 1863-1913; 2.2.8 Catalogue of€the€Windsor Observatory Library; 2.2.9 Other Records; 2.3 The Missing Records; 2.4 Concluding Remarks; References ; Part II: Background Context; Chapter 3: The Development of€Professional Astronomy in€the€Nineteenth Century Australia; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Sir Thomas Brisbane: Pioneering Days at€Parramatta Observatory; 3.3 From Imperial to€Independent Astronomy: The€Development of€the€Colonial Observatories; 3.4 Concluding Remarks; References
  • Chapter 4: The Role of€the€Independent Astronomer in€Early Australian Astronomy4.1 Introduction; 4.2 A Cavalcade of€Comets and€Transits: The€Growth of€Popular Interest in€Astronomy; 4.3 Independent Astronomers to€the€Fore: The€Rise of€the€Private Observatories; 4.4 An Evolving Science: Impact of€the€Leading Non-Ưprofessional Astronomers on€Australian Astronomy; 4.5 Professionals and€Non-professionals: Colleagues or Competitors?; 4.6 Concluding Remarks; References; Part III: Case Studies; Chapter 5: Introduction; Reference; Chapter 6: The Great Comet of€1861: A€Magnificent Career Catalyst
  • 6.1 Introduction6.2 A 'Nebula' Is Noted: Discovery of€the€Great Comet of€1861; 6.3 Ridicule and€Rancour: The€Price of€Publicising Further Observations; 6.4 A Celestial Spectacle: The€Comet in€Northern Skies; 6.5 Recovery of€the€Comet: Its Reappearance in€Australian Skies; 6.6 Rightful Recognition: Compensating for€the€Passage of€Time and€Tyranny of€Distance; 6.7 Concluding Remarks; References ; Chapter 7: An Urge for€Independence: The€Sydney Observatory Directorship; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Trials and€Tribulations: The€First Sydney Observatory Directorship
Control code
ocn964404414
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (586 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319445212
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964404414

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