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Living amongst the stars at the Johannesburg Observatory

Dirk J. Vermeulen

Living amongst the stars at the Johannesburg Observatory

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Published by Chris van Rensburg Publications in Johannesburg .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Johannesburg (South Africa) -- History,
  • Astronomy -- South Africa,
  • Astronomical observatories -- South Africa -- Johannesburg

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementDirk J. Vermeulen.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination134 p. :
    Number of Pages134
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23234886M
    ISBN 100868461075
    ISBN 109780868461076
    LC Control Number2008489137


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