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Origins: History of the Hubble Space Telescope.- Spaceship Hubble.- How Hubble Sees.- Planetary Systems.- Stars and Nebulae.- Galaxies.- Black Holes.- The Dark Cosmos.- Cosmic Archaeology.- Optical Illusions.- Hubble's Future.- Appendices.
Lars Lindberg Christensen is an award-winning science communication specialist heading the European Southern Observatory Education and Public Outreach Department for ESO's part of ALMA, E-ELT and ESA's part of the Hubble Space Telescope. He obtained his Master's Degree in physics and astronomy from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and has more than 100 publications to his credit, most of them in popular science communication and its theory. Lars is Press Officer for the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the Executive producer and director of three astronomy documentaries. Oli Usher is a London-based science writer, who specializes in astronomy and space science. He has worked in public outreach for a range of scientific organizations including ESA, ESO and University College London, where he currently manages the communications and public outreach activities of the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. He studied history of science and science communication at UCL and the University of Cambridge, and has also worked as a magazine journalist.
From the book reviews: "This coffee-table book consists mostly of color pictures taken with the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope, the most useful and productive of all telescopes. ... readers will enjoy the sensational photos and their descriptions. The photos show images of many distant objects that cannot be seen in such splendid detail from the ground. The work will be a delight to many amateur and professional astronomers. ... Summing Up: Recommended. All library collections." (A. R. Upgren, Choice, Vol. 52 (2), October, 2014)