Fairborn Observatory Books

The Fairborn Observatory was directly involved with the planning, writing, editing, and publication of nineteen books between 1981 and 1997. These books, taken as a whole, were very influential in the computerization of astronomical observations, now ubiquitous. The 1985 book, Microcomputer Control of Telescopes, is widely recognized as being instrumental in launching computerized telescopes.

 

These were, primarily, years before the Internet was a vehicle for widespread communications, and conference proceedings published as books were essential vehicles of communications. Many of these books, in the days before printing on demand (not to mention eBooks) were published as “split runs” where the Macmillan Science Book Club paid for the press run of several thousand books, taking half of the books for their club, while the Fairborn Press provided the other half to conference attendees and interested astronomers around the world.

1997
Telescope Control. Mark Trueblood and Russell Genet. Willmann-Bell.

 

1990
Advances in Robotic Telescopes. Editors: Michael Seeds and John Richard. Fairborn Press.

 

1989
Robotic Observatories: A Handbook of Remote-Access Personal-Computer Astronomy. Russell Genet and Donald

Hayes. Fairborn Press.

Remote Access Automatic Telescopes. Editors: Donald Hayes and Russell Genet. Fairborn Press.
The Photoelectric Handbook Volume II. Editor: David Genet. Fairborn Press.
Automatic Small Telescopes. Editors: Donald Hayes and Russell Genet. Fairborn Press.

 

1988
Photoelectric Photometry of Variable Stars: A Practical Guide for the Smaller Observatory (Second, revised, and

expanded edition). Douglas Hall and Russell Genet. Willmann-Bell.

 

1987
The Photoelectric Photometry Handbook. Editors: David Genet, Russell Genet, and Karen Genet. Fairborn Press.
Supernova 1987A: Astronomy’s Explosive Enigma. Russell Genet, Donald Hayes, Douglas Hall, and David Genet.

Fairborn Press.

New Generation Small Telescopes. Editors: Donald Hayes, David Genet, and Russell Genet.

 

1986
Automatic Photoelectric Telescopes. Editors: Douglas Hall, Russell Genet, and Betty Thurston. Fairborn Press.

 

1985
Microcomputer Control of Telescopes. Mark Trueblood and Russell Genet. Willmann-Bell.

 

1984
Microcomputers in Astronomy II. Editors: Russell Genet and Karen Genet. Fairborn Press.
Advances in Photoelectric Photometry Volume 2. Editors Robert Wolpert and Russell Genet. Fairborn Press.

 

1983
Microcomputers in Astronomy. Editor: Russell Genet. Fairborn Press.
Solar System Photometry Handbook. Editor: Russell Genet. Willmann-Bell.
Advances in Photoelectric Photometry Volume 1. Editors: Robert Wolpert and Russell Genet. Fairborn Press.

 

1982
Real-Time Control With the TRS-80. Russell Genet, Howard W. Sams.

 

1981
Photoelectric Photometry of Variable Stars: A Practical Guide for the Smaller Observatory. Douglas Hall and

Russell Genet, IAPPP Press.

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