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1. New Views of the Skies 9
2. Bigger is Better 27
3. Technology to the Rescue 45
4. From silver to Silicon 63
5. Seeing the Invisible 77
6. Beyond Earth 95
7. What's Next? 115
Authors' Bios 130
"Eyes on the Skies, through words and a wealth of stunning photographs and illustrations … tells the fascinating story of the telescope from its invention in the early 1600s to the computer-controlled telescopes of the modern day." (Spaceflight, May 2009)
"Anyone wanting a refresher course on telescope history will find Eyes on the Skies an illuminating guide.... Beautifully illustrated." (Physics World, March 2009)
"The story starts with the observations of the moon by Galileo in 1609.... This milestone is a key feature of this marvellous book.... Recommended as a valuable up to date summary of achievements in 400 years and also an insight into future plans to extend our survey of the heavens." (The Astronomer, February 2009)
"Eyes On The Skies tells the history of the telescope from the prototypes of the early 1600s to the computer-controlled machines of today." (Daily Express, January 2009)