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A Man Who Loved the Stars
Contributor(s): Brashear, John A. (Author)

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ISBN: 0822960893     ISBN-13: 9780822960898
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 1988
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The inspiring story of a man whose avocation as a stargazer and vocation as a millwright led to his development of lenses, mirrors and other astronomical apparatus. John A. Brashear's technological advances were later employed by astronomers in the United States and Europe.  Brashear also attracted the friendship and financial support of astronomer Samuel Lagley, railroad magnate William Thaw, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Carnegie, who gave him $20,000 for the construction of Allegheny Observatory in Pittsburgh. The inspiring story of a man whose avocation as a stargazer and vocation as a millwright led to his development of lenses, mirrors and other astronomical apparatus. John A. Brashear's technological advances were later employed by astronomers in the United States and Europe.  Brashear also attracted the friendship and financial support of astronomer Samuel Lagley, railroad magnate William Thaw, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Carnegie, who gave him $20,000 for the construction of Allegheny Observatory in Pittsburgh.

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BISAC Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography | Science & Technology
Dewey: B
LCCN: 87025190
Physical Information: 0.9" H x 5.9" W x 8.9" (1.00 lbs) 190 pages
 
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Contributor Bio(s):
James V. Maher, who contributed the introduction, is Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh. He is  a former professor of physics and astronomy at the University.

 
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