"Anyone who wants to visit these hallowed centers of astronomy needs to own this book. But you won't need to place the American Southwest on your travel planner to enjoy this book. It makes a terrific experience simply to read and enjoy learning more about the observatories and how their roles have changed over time from the comfort of your chair." --"Astronomy.com"
About the Author
Douglas Isbell is the United States national contact for the International Year of Astronomy 2009, and a professional astronomy and space communicator. He has more than two decades of experience at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory and NASA. Stephen E. Strom is Astronomer Emeritus at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory. An accomplished photographer as well as an astronomer, Strom has provided photographs for three previous University of Arizona Press books: "Secrets from the Center of the World, Sonoita Plain, "and" Tseyi'/Deep in the Rock."