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Title The Astrophysical Journal, American Astronomical Society centennial issue : selected fundamental papers published this century in the Astronomical Journal and the Astrophysical Journal / edited by Helmut A. Abt.

Published [Chicago, Ill.] : Published by the University of Chicago Press for the American Astronomical Society, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description ix, 1283 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Series Astrophysical journal ; v. 525, no. 1C, pt. 3.
Notes Issued as: The Astrophysical journal. Vol. 525, no. 1C, pt. 3 (1999)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Selected by 50 notable astronomers from the major sub-fields of the discipline, the articles assembled in this special AAS Centennial collection are accompanied by commentary that provides the scientific-historical context essential to comprehending each article's original impact. Many commentators were contemporaries of the original authors and provide first-person accounts of papers published in the journals -- and the earliest reactions they evoked. Arranged in chronological order of publication, these classic papers include works by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, George E. Hale, Fred Hoyle, Edwin Hubble, A. A. Michelson, Henry Norris Russell, Arthur Schuster, Harlow Shapley, and others. Together the articles and commentaries provide a historical window into twentieth-century astronomy and how the results were achieved.
Other author Abt, Helmut A.
American Astronomical Society.
Subject Astronomy.
Variant Title AAS centennial issue.
Selected fundamental papers published this century in the Astronomical Journal and the Astrophysical Journal.
Astrophysical journal centennial issue.
Other uniform title Astrophysical journal.
Astronomical journal.
ISBN 0226001857