Archive for June 13, 2019

Special 1919 Eclipse Centenary Offer!

Posted in History with tags , on June 13, 2019 by telescoper

A little later than planned, a paper what I wrote for Contemporary Physics to commemorate the centenary of the 1919 Eclipse Expeditions has now appeared online. The print edition will be available in due course.

Here is the abstract:

Unfortunately the paper is behind a paywall, but as a special dispensation I am to offer FIFTY free downloads of the paper to friends, colleagues and random people on the internet.

If you’d like to download a FREE copy of the PDF of the paper A revolution in science: the eclipse expeditions of 1919 then you may do so by clicking this link. How’s that for clickbait?

UPDATE: the free copies have now all gone so I removed the link.

To be honest I’m not sure what stops you sending the PDF to anyone else, but apparently those are the rules…

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Astronomy Bookalike

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes on June 13, 2019 by telescoper

It has been pointed out to me that I haven’t contributed anything to my collection of Astronomy Lookalikes recently. My only excuse is that I haven’t really thought of any. I’ll try to get it going again. Suggestions are always welcome.

In the meantime take a look at this book look-alike:

If you click on the picture you can make it bigger.

These two pages are taken from two different books on Astrophysics written about a decade apart by two different authors. This is by no means the only point of similarity between these particular volumes. I wonder if by any chance they might be related?

I couldn’t possibly comment.