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Duffner has compiled the history of the most revolutionary breakthrough in astronomy since Galileo pointed his telescope skyward--the technology that will greatly expand our understanding of the universe.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xviii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xix-xxiv
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  1. List of Acronyms
  2. pp. xxv-xxviii
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  1. 1: Sputnik, Reality, and Technology
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. 2: Early Days: The Romans
  2. pp. 17-39
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  1. 3: Rome and Itek: First Adaptive Optics Systems
  2. pp. 41-64
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  1. 4: Laser Guide Stars
  2. pp. 65-87
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  1. 5: Fugate’s Rayleigh Guide Star Experiments
  2. pp. 89-118
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  1. 6: Lincoln Laboratory
  2. pp. 119-144
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  1. 7: Sharing the Gold: Astronomical Nuggets
  2. pp. 145-167
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  1. 8: Strategic Defense Initiative
  2. pp. 169-202
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  1. 9: Airborne Laser
  2. pp. 203-235
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  1. 10: 3.5-Meter Military Telescope Complex: Starfire Optical Range, New Mexico
  2. pp. 237-276
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  1. 11: 3.67-Meter Military Telescope Complex: Maui, Hawaii
  2. pp. 277-312
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  1. 12: Sodium Guide Star Laser: The Future
  2. pp. 313-337
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 339-347
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  1. List of Interviews
  2. pp. 349-353
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 355-438
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 439-457
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780826346933
Related ISBN
9780826346919
MARC Record
OCLC
759158378
Pages
485
Launched on MUSE
2011-07-21
Language
English
Open Access
No
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