Yerkes Observatory, 1892-1950: The Birth, Near Death, and Resurrection of a Scientific Research Institution
Drawing on his experience as historian of astronomy, practicing astrophysicist, and director of Lick Observatory, Donald Osterbrock uncovers a chapter in the history of astronomy by providing the story of the Yerkes Observatory. "An excellent description of the ups and downs of a major observatory."--Jack Meadows, "Nature" "Historians are much indebted to Osterbrock for this new contribution to the fascinating story of twentieth-century American astronomy."--Adriaan Blaauw, "Journal for the History of Astronomy" "An important reference about one of the key American observatories of this century."--Woodruff T. Sullivan III, "Physics Today"