In addition to the telescope's role in conventional astronomy, Dr Andersen describes telescopes used during the day (solar observatories), for detecting ripples in the fabric of space-time (gravitational wave detectors) and even for gathering extra-galactic particles (neutrino and gamma-ray observatories). As well as this, it looks at other uses for telescopes such as lidar, optical communications and space surveillance. The latter is something of great interest to the average reader, and it will answer the most common question: Just what can spy satellites see from space?
Title - Eye on the Sky: The Fascination of Telescopes
Author - Geoff Andersen
Publisher - Exisle Publishing, 2006
ISBN - 0908988826, 9780908988822
Length - 248 pages