Giant Light Buckets. "Stromlo: An Australian Observatory" by Tom Frame and Don Faulkner [review]

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Williams, Robyn
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For whom is this book intended? Who needs the detail of instruments and their capacity, committees and their deliberations, institutions and their rivalries? It is not, according to the authors, 'intended for professional or academic astronomers', though they hope these will 'find much of interest'. It is therefore, by implication, meant for those of us with a lay interest in the cosmos and the struggles required to persuade the leaders of this rich country to support mainstream physics, for which Australia should have a box seat.
Australian, Book Reviews, Publishing, Robyn Williams, Commonwealth Day, Anglo Australian Telescope, Siding Spring Mountain, Australian National University, Canberra, Olin Eggen, Mount Stromlo, Richard Wooley, Bart Jan Bok, Don Mathewson, Alex Rodgers, Jeremy Mould, Professor Penny Sackett, International Astronomical Union, Brendan Nelson
Williams, Robyn 2003. Giant Light Buckets. Review of "Stromlo: An Australian Observatory" by Tom Frame and Don Faulkner. 'Australian Book Review', No 257, December, 61.