SP-466 The Star Splitters



The early history of X-ray astronomy is discussed in
- R. Giacconi and H. Gursky, eds., X-ray Astronomy, D. Reidel, Dordrecht, Holland, 1974.
A more technical survey of X-, gamma, and cosmic ray astrophysics is found in
- F. McDonald and C. Fichtel, eds., High Energy Particles and Quanta in Astrophysics. MIT Press, Cambridge, 1974.
Descriptions of the Einstein Observatory are given in
- R. Giacconi, The Einstein X-ray Observatory. Scientific American, p. 80, February 1980.
- R. Giacconi et al., The Einstein Observatory and future X-ray telescopes, in Telescopes for the 1980s (ed. G. Burbidge and A. Hewitt). Annual Review Inc., Palo Alto, California, 1981.
- R. Giacconi and H. Tananbaum, The Einstein Observatory: new perspectives in astronomy. Science, 1980.
Nontechnical surveys of astronomy, including topics in high energy astronomy are found in
- O. Gingerich, ed., New Frontiers in Astronomy, Readings from Scientific American. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, 1975.
- O. Gingerich, ed., Cosmology + 1, Readings from Scientific American. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, 1971.
- R. Wagoner and D. Goldsmith, Cosmic Horizons. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, 1983.
- J. Silk, The Big Bang. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, 1980.
Up to date reports on new discoveries in high energy astronomy can be found in the following nontechnical magazines:
- Astronomy, Mercury, Science News, Scientific American, and Sky and Telescope.
More technical reviews can be found in
- Science, Nature, and Annual Reviews of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

[170] For a striking visual presentation of some of the findings of the Einstein Observatory, see the "Visions of 'Einstein,' " a slide set of the X-ray images from the HEAO 2 satellite, produced by the Office of Printing and Photographic Services of the Smithsonian Institution in cooperation with the High Energy Astrophysics Division, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, with an accompanying text by James Cornell and F. R. Harnden, Jr.