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By Donald E. Osterbrock

Drawing on his adventure as historian of astronomy, training astrophysicist, and director of Lick Observatory, Donald Osterbrock uncovers a bankruptcy within the background of astronomy through delivering the tale of the Yerkes Observatory.

"An very good description of the ups and downs of a huge observatory."—Jack Meadows, Nature

"Historians are a lot indebted to Osterbrock for this new contribution to the interesting tale of twentieth-century American astronomy."—Adriaan Blaauw, Journal for the background of Astronomy

"An vital reference approximately one of many key American observatories of this century."—Woodruff T. Sullivan III, Physics Today

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