PUBLICATIONS OF PETER D. USHER

 

Documentary on Shakespeare and Science, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, April 14, 2014.

“Renormalized Coordinate Stretching: A Generalization of Shoot and Fit with Application to Stellar Structure.” International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics 3:3 (2013) 353–361.

“Kepler’s Supernova and Shakespeare’s All’s Well.” Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada 107:3 (2013), 103–105.

Shakespeare and the Dawn of Modern Science (Amherst, NY: Cambria, 2010) 410 pp.

“Shakespeare and Elizabethan Telescopy.” Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada 103 (2009), 16-21

“Hawk and Handsaw.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 40 (2008), 273.

“Faint Blue Objects at High Galactic Latitude. (with A Warnock III, K.J. Mitchell). VizieR On-line Data Catalog II/115A (2007).

Hamlet’s Universe (San Diego: Aventine, 2006/7) 237 pp.

Faint Blue Objects at High Galactic Latitude. (with K.J. Mitchell, A Warnock III). VizieR On-line Data Catalog J/ApJS/153/119 (2006).

“Hamlet's Love Letter and the New Philosophy.” The Oxfordian 8 (2005), 93-109.

“An Answer to ‘A Poetic Challenge?’” Astronomy and Geophysics 45:3 (2004), 6.

“Faint Blue Objects at High Galactic Latitude. VIII. Performance Characteristics of the US Survey” (with K.J. Mitchell). Astrophysical Journal Supplement 153 (2004) 119-57.

“Galileo’s Telescopy and Jupiter’s Tablet.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 35 (2003), 1258.

“Jupiter and Cymbeline.” The Shakespeare Newsletter 53:1 (2003), 7-12.

“The US and other Optically Selected Bright QSO Samples” (with K.J. Mitchell). IAU Colloquium 184: AGN Surveys; Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series 284, 53-58, 2002.

“New Light on the Elizabethan World View” (with J.S. Best, S.A. Maene). Shakespeare & Renaissance Association of West Virginia Selected Papers 25, 51-7.

“Shakespeare's Support for the New Astronomy.” The Oxfordian 5 (2002), 132-46.

Letter to the Editor. The Shakespeare Newsletter 51:4 (2001/2), 82.

“Sixteenth Century Astronomical Telescopy.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 33 (2001), 1363.

“Copernicus's Neglected Successor” (with J.S. Best, S.A. Maene). Mercury Magazine 30:5 (2001), 38-40.

“New Advances in the Hamlet Cosmic Allegory.” The Oxfordian 4 (2001), 25-49.

“Hamlet's Transformation.” A Groat's Worth of Wit 11:3 (2000), 39-51.

“The US Survey and the Incidence of Bright Quasars” (with K.J. Mitchell). Astronomical Journal 120, 1683-90, 2000.

“The Incidence of Sixteenth-Century Cosmic Models in Modern Texts” (with S.A. Maene, J.S. Best) Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 31 (1999) 1530.

“Hamlet's Transformation.” Elizabethan Review 7:1 (1999), 48-64.

“Ruin and Revolution in Hamlet.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 31 (1999), 871.

“Hamlet in a Nutshell.” Odyssey through Literature WPSU 91.5 FM; Town and Gown September 1998, pp. 48-49.

Amleto e l'Universo infinito.” Giornale di Astronomia 24:3 (1998), 27-30.

“La Visione del Cosmo di William Shakespeare.” Giornale di Astronomia 24:1 (1998), 26-31.

“Harriot, Digges, and the Ghost in Hamlet.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 30 (1998), 1428.

“Hamlet’s Transformation.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 29 (1997), 1262.

“Hamlet and the Infinite Universe.” Research Penn State 18:3 (1997), 6-7.

“Shakespeare's Cosmic World View.” Mercury Magazine 26:1 (1997), 20-3.

“The Galaxy-Quasar Transition Zone for 1.2-m Schmidt Cameras” (with W. Boos, M.M. Chester) Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 1997.

“US3215: an Active gE2 Galaxy” (with Steve Howell and 4 others). Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 109, 1149-53, 1997

“A New Reading of Shakespeare's Hamlet.” Public Radio International, Wisconsin Public Radio “To the Best of our Knowledge” Segment 3, August 4, 1996.

“A New Reading of Shakespeare's Hamlet.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 28 (1996), 1305.

“Astronomy and Shakespeare's Hamlet.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 28 (1996), 859.

“Optical Morphology of Bright Quasars on 1.2m Schmidt Cameras” (with D. Fabian). Astronomical Journal 111, 645-9, 1996.

“A New Reading of Shakespeare's King John.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 27, 1352, 1995.

“The Morphological Selection Criterion of the US Survey” (with K.J. Mitchell, K-L. Huang) Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 27, 846, 1995.

“Faint Blue Objects at High Galactic Latitude” (with A. Warnock, III) VizieR On-line Data Catalog II/115 (1995).

“Faint Blue Objects at High Galactic Latitude. VII. Spectroscopy of narrow-line Objects and the Morphology of the Hubble Diagram” (with K.J. Mitchell, K-L. Huang). Astrophysical Journal 454, 654-9, 1995.

“The Extragalactic Nature of XX Ceti and US3215” (with S.B. Howell). Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 105, 383-6, 1993.

“Comets to Quasars: Surface Photometry from Standard Stars, and the Morphology of the Galaxy-Quasar Interface.” Asteroids to Quasars (ed. P. Lugger). (Cambridge: CUP, 1991) 53-64,

“The Universe of Quasars: Census vs. Consensus.” Astronomical Society of New York Newsletter III:8, 5-17, 1990.

“Faint Blue Objects at High Galactic Latitude. VI. Palomar Schmidt Field Centered on Selected Area 82” (with K.J. Mitchell). Astrophysical Journal Supplement 74, 885-9, 1990.

“A Search for Optical Variability in the Medium-Bright Quasar Sample” (with K-L. Huang, K.J. Mitchell) Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 22, 757, 1990.

“Optical Variability of the Medium-Bright Quasar Sample” (with K-L. Huang, K.J. Mitchell). Astrophysical Journal 362, 33-7, 1990.

“Photometric Theory for Wide-Angle Phenomena.” Icarus 86, 93-9, 1990.

“Theory of wide-angle photometry from standard stars.” Washington, DC: NASA NAG 5-361, 1989.

Amleto e l’Universo infinito.” Giornale di Astronomia 24.3 (1998): 27-30.

“La Visione del Cosmo di William Shakespeare.” Giornale di Astronomia 24.1 (1998): 26-31.

“Spectrophotometric Observations of the US Catalogs: MBQS Quasar Surface Densities in the Range B = 16.0 to 18.25 mags” (with K.J. Mitchell). Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series 2, 56-60, 1988.

“Retiring Editor’s Remarks.” Astronomy Quarterly 6, No. 22 (1988) 3.

“Faint Blue Objects at High Galactic Latitude. V. Palomar Schmidt Field Centered on Selected Area 71” (with K.J. Mitchell, A. Warnock). Astrophysical Journal Supplement 66, 1-18, 1988.

“The US Survey for Faint Blue Objects” (with K.J. Mitchell, S.B. Howell). IAU Colloquium No. 95, 'The Second Conference on Faint Blue Stars' (eds. A.G.D. Philip, D.S. Hayes, J.W. Liebert) 513-6, 1987.

“Surface Brightnesses from Standard Stars with Wide-field Cameras.” (with S. Speck, D. Klinglesmith III, M.B. Niedner, Jr. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 19 (1987) 684.

“Surface Densities of Quasars and Hot Evolved Stars Isolated from the US Catalogs” (with K.J. Mitchell, S.B. Howell, A. Warnock. III) Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 19 (1987) 720.

“Surface Brightnesses from Standard Stars with Wide-field Cameras” (with 3 others). Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 19, 684, 1987.

“On the Completeness of a Sample of Bright Quasars Selected by Colour Excess in the Direction of the North Galactic Pole” (with A. Warnock, K.J. Mitchell, S.B. Howell). Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 218, 445-51, 1986.

“On the Problem of Standard Stars, Extinction, and the Photometric Zero-Point of Uncalibrated Photographic Plates.” Proceedings of the International Topical Meeting 'Image Detection and Quality', Paris, France, July 16-18, 1986. SPIE Proceedings. 702, 387-90, 1986.

"Comet Bulletin" ## 1 - 28, 1985/6. AP, UPI; 38 or more newspapers.

Review of: 'The Newtonian Revolution' (I. Bernard Cohen); Sky and Telescope 69, 226-7, 1985.

Review of: 'In the Presence of the Creator' (Gale E. Christianson); Sky and Telescope 69, 226-7, 1985.

Review of: 'Never at Rest: A Biography of Isaac Newton' (Richard S. Westfall); Sky and Telescope 69, 226-7, 1985.

“Variable Blue Objects in Kapteyn Selected Area 94” (with K-L. Huang). Acta Astronomica Sinica 25, 321-4, 1984.

“A Medium-Bright Quasar Sample: New Quasar Surface Densities in the Magnitude Range 16.4 to 17.65” (with K.J. Mitchell, A. Warnock). Astrophysical Journal Letters 287, L3-7, 1984.

“Faint Blue Objects at High Galactic Latitude. IV. Palomar Schmidt Fields Centered on Selected Areas 55 and 94” (with K-L. Huang). Astrophysical Journal Supplement 56, 393-401, 1984.

“Surface Density of Quasars in Two High Latitude Fields” (with R.F. Green, K-L. Huang, A. Warnock). Proceedings of the 24th Astrophysical Colloquium (ed. J.P. Swings). (Liege: Universite de Liege, 1983) 245-9.

“Spectroscopy of Variable Blue Stellar Objects” (with R.F. Green, A. Warnock). Astrophysical Journal 269, 73-80, 1983.

“Low Frequency Asymptotic Spectra of Multiple Decelerating Adiabatic Bursts” (with K-L. Huang, K.J. Mitchell, J.T. Pollock). Astrophysical Journal 264, 451-7, 1983.

“Faint blue objects at high galactic latitude: a machine readable version.” (with A. Warnock, III) (1983)

“Spectroscopy of Variable Blue Objects” (with A. Warnock, R.F. Green) Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 14, 963, 1982.

“A List of Ultraviolet-Excess Galaxies” (with K.J. Mitchell, L.E. Brotzman, A. Warnock). Astrophysics and Space Science 88, 219-42, 1982.

“The Radio and Optical Properties of a Complete Sample of Optically Identified Quasars.” (with J.J. Condon, K.J. Mitchell) Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 14 (1982) 910.

“Faint Blue Objects at High Galactic Latitude. III. Palomar Schmidt Field Centered on Selected Area 28” (with K.J. Mitchell). Astrophysical Journal Supplement 49, 27-52, 1982.

“Faint Blue Objects at High Galactic Latitude. II. Palomar Schmidt Field Centered on Selected Area 29” (with D. Mattson, A. Warnock). Astrophysical Journal Supplement 48, 41-71, 1982.

“Faint Blue Objects at High Galactic Latitude. I. Palomar Schmidt Field Centered on Selected Area 57.” Astrophysical Journal Supplement 46, 117-39, 1981.

“Radio Spectral Envelopes: Theoretical Multiple Adiabatic Bursts” (with K.J. Mitchell). Astronomical Journal 86, 625-38, 1981.

Reseau Astrometry with Palomar Schmidt Plates: Position-Coincidence Optical Identification of Radio Sources” (with K.J. Mitchell, J.J. Condon, A. Warnock). Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 93, 642-54, 1981.

Reseau Astrometry with Palomar Schmidt Plates: A Two-Way Analysis of Variance” (with A. Warnock). Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 93, 655-7, 1981.

Reseau Astrometry with Palomar Schmidt Plates” (with A. Warnock). Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 92, 799-802, 1980.

“Faint Blue Objects at High Galactic Latitude: Summary of Four Palomar Schmidt Fields.” (with A. Warnock, III, R.F. Green). Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 13 (1981) 800.

“Radio Observations of a New Class of Optically Selected Quasi-Stellar Objects” (with J.J. Condon, M.A. Condon, K.J. Mitchell). Astrophysical Journal 242, 486-91, 1980.

LaCaille at the Cape.” Astronomy Quarterly 3, 185-90, 1980.

“Astronomy and the Canons of Hermeneutics.” Astronomy Quarterly 3, 115-24, 171-84, 1980.

“BL Lacertae Objects: The Case for Synchronous Optical-Radio Outbursts in OJ 287.” Astronomical Journal 84, 1253-69, 1979.

“Photometric Distance Estimates of BL Lacertae Objects and the Radio Color-Magnitude Diagram”. Proceedings of the Pittsburgh Conference on BL Lacertae Objects (ed. A.M. Wolfe). (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, 1978) 197-203.

“Variable Quasi-stellar Objects: II. Photometry and Completeness of Faint Blue Objects in the Sandage-Luyten Survey Field 15:10 +24” (with K.J. Mitchell). Astrophysical Journal 223, 1-12, 1978.

“Variable Quasi-stellar Objects. I. Photometry and Completeness of Faint Blue Objects in the Sandage-Luyten Survey Field 8:48 +18.” Astrophysical Journal 222, 40-53, 1978.

“Recent Photometry of OJ 287.” (with 4 others) International Bulletin of Variable Stars 1441, 1, 1978.

“A Comparison of Some Radio and Optical Properties of Quasi-stellar and BL Lacertae Objects.” Astrophysical Journal Letters 198, L57-60, 1975. Erratum (1975)

“Coordinate Stretching and Interface Location. III. A General Relaxation Method with Application to Composite Polytropes” (with D.L. Hall). Journal of Computational Physics 15, 345-61, 1974.

“A General Relaxation Method for Non-homogeneous Stellar Models.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 6, 327, 1974.

“Optical Variability of PKS 0048-097” (with D.R. Kolpanen, J.T. Pollock). Nature 252, 365, 1974.

“Optical and Radio Properties of a New BL Lacertae Class Object” (with J. Crovisier, A.M. LeSqueren, J.T. Pollock). Astronomy and Astrophysics (Letter) 30, 175-6, 1974.

“A Sustained Pulse from ON 231” (with J.T. Pollock, D.L. Hall, C. Ambruster). Astronomy and Astrophysics 30, 41-3, 1974.

“Optical Amplitudes and Radio Spectra of Variable Galaxies” (with D.L. Hall). Nature Physical Science 241, 31-2, 1973.

Rosino’s Object: Evidence for a Fourth Outburst.” (with S.C. Luchettit) Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 696 (1972) 1.

“OJ 287 observing campaign.” International Astronomical Union Circular (with J. Pollock, D. Kolpanen) Nos. 2493, 2503 (1973).

“The Case for Correlated Optical and Radio Variabilty of the Seyfert Galaxy 3C120.” Astrophysical Journal Letters 172, L25-7, 1972.

“Photometry of Compact Galaxies” (with B.S.P. Shen, J.W. Barrett). Astrophysical Journal 171, 457-62, 1972.

“Capabilities of Almucantar Radio Telescopes.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 3, 446, 1971. 

“Necessary Conditions for the Applicability of Poincare-Lighthill Perturbation Theory.” Quarterly of Applied Mathematics 28, 463-71, 1971. Zentralblatt f. Math. und ihre Grenzgeb. 212, 118, 1971.

“Optical Variabilty of a Bright New Quasi-Stellar Source” (with S.C. Lucchetti). Nature 232, 622-3, 1971.

“On the Light Variations of Seyfert Galaxy 3C120” (with I. Jurkevich, B.S.P. Shen). Astrophysics and Space Science 10, 402-10, 1971.

“IZw1: A Variable Compact Galaxy” (with B.S.P. Shen, J.W. Barrett). Astrophysical Journal 165, 647-50, 1971.

“Photometry of Compact Galaxies and BL LacertaeBulletin of the American Astronomical Society 3, 352, 1971.

“Necessary Conditions for Applicability of a Unified Perturbation Theory.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 2, 223, 1971.

“Photometric History of BL Lacertae” (with B.S.P.Shen). Nature 228, 1070-2, 1970.

“Yearly Variations in 3C120” (with B.S.P.Shen, F.W.Wright). Nature 225, 365-6, 1970.

“Light Curve of the N-type Galaxy 3C371” (with R.D. Cannon, M.V. Penston). Observatory 89, 198-201, 1969.

“Long-Term Behavior of the Seyfert Galaxy 3C120” (with B.S.P. Shen and 3 others). Astrophysical Journal 158, 535-9, 1969.

“Light-curve of the Radio Galaxy 3C371” (with O.P. Manley) Astronomical Journal 73, S38, 1968.

“The Unusual Long-Term Behavior of 3C371” (with O.P.Manley). Astrophysical Journal Letters 151, L79-82, 1968.

“Nonlinear Pulsations of Discrete Stellar Models. I. First Order Asymptotic Theory of the One-Zone Model” (with C.A. Whitney). Astrophysical Journal 154, 203-14, 1968.

“Coordinate Stretching and Interface Location. II. A New PL Expansion.” Journal of Computational Physics 3, 29-39, 1968.

“Results of a Sounding Rocket Experiment to Study X-ray Sources” (with R. Giacconi et al.) AS&E Report, NASA Final Report NASW–1583, 1967.

“Coordinate Stretching and Interface Location. I. Star Models in Quasi-hydrostatic Equilibrium.” Journal of Computational Physics 2, 8-11, 1967.

“Secular Behavior of a Blue Object near Cyg X-2.” Astrophysical Journal Letters 149, L19-20, 1967.

“On the Optical Search for the X-Ray sources Cyg X-1 and Cyg X-2” (with R. Giacconi, P. Gorenstein, H. Gursky, J.R. Water, A. Sandage, P. Osmer, J. Peach). Astrophysical Journal Letters 148, L129-32, 1967.

“First and Second Order Non-linear Effects in the Quasiadiabatic One-zone Approximation.” (with C.A. Whitney) Astronomical Journal 72, 324, 1966.

Some New Algorithms for Stellar Structure Thesis, Harvard University. Smithsonian Special Report No. 213. (Fort Belvoir, VA: Defense Technical Information Center, 27 May 1966).

“The Generalized Riccati Transformation as a Simple Alternative to Invariant Imbedding” (with G.B. Rybicki). Astrophysical Journal 147, 871-9, 1966.

“Manipulative Derivation of Some Equations of Invariant Imbedding.” Astronomical Journal 69, 560, 1964.

“Spectral Type Distributions in Young Clusters.” Observatory 83, 184-7, 1963.

“Radio Transit Telescopes Steerable in Azimuth.” Nature 197, 170, 1963.