THE PROSPECTS FOR EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL ASTRONOMY

Armin J. Deutsch

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Abstract: ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE YEARS ago here at Caltech, Professor Fred Hoyle, who was in residence on the campus for part of every year, made a very careful calculation using the best information he had available at the time to find out how much it would cost to place a can of beer on the moon. The conclusion was that it could be done for about a million dollars. This was an interesting result, and I am sure that Professor Hoyle made the ralculations with care, as he does all of his work. I suspect that in the light of what has happened in the last few years we might find that the estimate was little low. I imagine that if it could have been done for a million dollars it would have been done by this time.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 8, Number 1
Pages: 12 - 17
Cite this article: Deutsch, Armin J., "THE PROSPECTS FOR EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL ASTRONOMY", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 8, No. 1, Spring 1961, pp. 12-17.
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