[FPSPACE] Fw: S&T: 7 Decades of Astronomy at Your Fingertips
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From: "AAS Press Officer Dr. Rick Fienberg" <rick.fienberg at aas.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 14:02:54
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Subject: S&T: 7 Decades of Astronomy at Your Fingertips
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(FORWARDING DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT BY THE AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL
SOCIETY.) Rick Fienberg, AAS Press Officer: rick.fienberg at aas.org, +1
August 16, 2010
Dennis di Cicco
Senior Editor, Sky & Telescope
ddicicco at SkyandTelescope.com
SEVEN DECADES OF ASTRONOMY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Humanity's understanding of astronomy has changed profoundly during
the past 70 years. Now, scientists, journalists, and astronomy
enthusiasts can quickly and easily follow the course of astronomical
discovery and space exploration by using the new DVD digital archive
containing every printed page of Sky & Telescope magazine from the
premier issue in November 1941 through the December 2009 issue.
"The Complete Sky & Telescope: Seven Decade Collection" consists of 10
DVD-ROMs, one each for the first four decades, and two DVDs each for
the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. A bonus CD-ROM provides a fully
searchable index for the entire archive. Users can also easily search
for specific articles or references within a given decade by a smaller
index on that decade's DVD.
"We have been thinking about this DVD box set for years, and we're
thrilled that it has become a reality," says Sky & Telescope editor in
chief Robert Naeye. "This digital archive will be an invaluable
resource not only for professional and amateur astronomers, but also
for journalists, historians, and teachers."
The DVD archive contains 818 monthly issues of Sky & Telescope,
consisting of 69,792 pages. The archive is both PC and Mac compatible.
The archive is easy to use; a single mouse click flips a page like a
real magazine. The pages also have zoom and scroll functions. The
archive's pages can be easily printed, and color photos and
illustrations appear in their full glory. The archive includes all
advertisements (most of which are searchable), making it easy to
follow trends in the telescope industry.
"The back issues of Sky & Telescope offer a real-time history of
20th-century astronomy and space exploration. There are thousands of
timeless pages devoted to making and using telescopes, and thousands
more on observing," says S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco, who has
worked at the magazine since 1974. "Pick any topic of interest to
amateur astronomers, and you'll likely find more pages about it in the
S&T archive than in any book!"
"This is a virtual universe of knowledge and a permanent archive to
fuel your passion for astronomy and space flight," says Naeye.
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Note for journalists: Sky & Telescope is offering journalists the same
special discount on the box set that it is offering subscribers.
Journalists can order the archive for $249, a $50 discount on the
retail price, by visiting http://skyandtelescope.com/collection or by
calling 800-253-0230 and citing the promotional code SKYAA.
Publication-quality image of the box set:
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