Books for Professional Astronomers

Books are listed alphabetically by title within the sub-categories.

Astronomical History

  • A Grand and Bold Thing
  • The Hubble Wars
  • Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos
  • The Perfect Machine
  • The Space Telescope: A Study of NASA Science, Technology, and Politics, Robert W. Smith
  • The Universe in Mirror

Reference Books

  • Allen's Astrophysical Quantities, Cox (editor)
  • Adaptive Optics for Astronomical Telescopes, Hardy
  • Radiative Processes in Astrophysics, Rybicki and Lightman

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