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Stairway to the Stars: The Story of the World's Largest Observatory

Contents:
Chapter:
1. Introduction
2. The Early Years
3. Expansion and New Telescopes
4. The Largest Optical Telescope in the World: Keck
5. The Continuing Story of Keck
6. Visit to the Top of the World
7. Night at the Observatory
8. Running the Observatory: The Directors
9. Monster ar the Core
10.Surveying the Universe
11.Searching for the Ends of the Universe
12.Stars and Stellar Debris
13.Searching for Other Planetary Systems
14.Searching for the Origins of the Soalr System
15.The Future: Other Telescopes
16.Epilogue

An excellent and enjoyable description of the world's foremost ground-based astronomical observatory.
Ian Robson, Director, James Clerk Maxwell Obs.

Parker provides us with an informative and very enjoyable account of the development of the Mauna Kea Observatories
Bob McLaren, Assoc. Dir. Instit. for Astronomy,
University of Hawaii


An intriguing account of the people and telescopes at Mauna Kea
Kevin Krisciunas, Astronomer, Joint Astronomy Center. Hilo