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Paper: In Their Own Words: Collecting ASP Articles by Discoverers
Volume: 524, Advancing Astronomy for All (ASP 2018)
Page: 261
Authors: Fraknoi, A.
Abstract: We are compiling an electronic book of articles written for the popular-level publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific by astronomers who have made major discoveries in the field. Over the decades, Astronomy Beat, Mercury Magazine, and The Leaflets of the ASP have carried many important non-technical discussions of key astronomical discoveries. Because these publications are in relatively few libraries and not publicly available on the Web, there is a need to preserve this large segment of our astronomical and educational heritage. Among those whose pioneering popular writings we will include are Edwin Hubble, Clyde Tombaugh, Frank Drake, Michael Brown, and Ray Weymann.
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