Astronomer - Research Article from Macmillan Science Library: Mathematics

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Do Astronomers Still Peer Through a Telescope?

It is no longer necessary to stay up all night to be an astronomer. Astronomers rarely "look through" a telescope. Many large telescopes, such as the Hubble Space Telescope, can be operated by remote control. Most images are captured by light-sensitive solid state devices attached to computers.

See Also

Cosmos; Solar System Geometry, History Of; Solar System Geometry, Modern Under- Standings Of; Telescope; Universe, Geometry Of.

Bibliography

Chaisson, Eric, and Steve McMillan. Astronomy Today, 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1993.

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