Publications of Peter D. Usher

Shakespeare and Saturn: Accounting for Appearances (New York: Peter Lang Publishers, 2015)

Thomas Digges' Perception of Stellar Sizes and Distances. Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada 108:5, 200...205–207, 2014

Interview on "The Science of Shakespeare" 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, 353–361, 2013

Kepler's Supernova and Shakespeare's All's Well. Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada 107:3, 103–5, 2013

Shakespeare and the Dawn of Modern Science (Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2010)

Shakespeare and Elizabethan Telescopy. Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada 103:1, 16-21, 2009

Hawk and Handsaw. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 40, 273, 2008

Hamlet's Universe (San Diego: Aventine Press, 2006/7)

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

An Answer to 'A Poetic Challenge?' Astronomy and Geophysics 45:3, 6, 2004

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

Galileo's Telescopy and Jupiter's Tablet. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 35, 1258, 2003

Jupiter and Cymbeline. The Shakespeare Newsletter 53:1 7-12, 2003

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, 2002

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

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

Sixteenth Century Astronomical Telescopy. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 33, 1363, 2001

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

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

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, 1530, 1999

Hamlet's Transformation. Elizabethan Review 7:1, 48-64, 1999

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

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

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

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

Hamlet's Transformation. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 29, 1262, 1997

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

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

The Galaxy-Quasar Transition Zone for 1.2-m Schmidt Cameras (with W. Boos, M.M. Chester). Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 28, 1321, 1997

US3215: an Active gE2 Galaxy (with Steve Howell and 3 others). Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 109, 1149-53, 1997

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

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

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

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. VII. Spectroscopy of narrow-line Objects and the Morphological Selection Criterion of the US Survey (with K.J. Mitchell, K-L. Huang). Astrophysical Journal 454, 654-9, 1995

Identification of XX Ceti and US3215 as Extragalactic Objects (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

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

Theory of wide-angle photometry from standard stars. SuDoc NAS 1.26:185964 (1990)

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

Faint Blue Objects at High Galactic Latitude. V. Palomar Schmidt Field Centered on Selected Area 71 (with K.J. Mitchell, A. Warnock III). 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, 684, 1987

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, 720, 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 III, 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. SPIE Proceedings. 702, 387-90, 1986

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

Reviews: The Newtonian Revolution (I. Bernard Cohen); In the Presence of the Creator (Gale E. Christianson); 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 III). 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 III). 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 III). 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

Spectroscopy of Variable Blue Objects (with A. Warnock III, 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 III). 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, 910, 1982

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 III). Astrophysical Journal Supplement 48, 51-71, 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 III). Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 93, 647-54, 1981

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

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, 800, 1981

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

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

Coordinate Stretching and Interface Location. III. A General Relaxation Method with Application to Composite Polytropes (with D.L. Hall). Journal of Computational Physics 15:3, 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

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

Rosino's Object: Evidence for a Fourth Outburst (with S.C. Luchetti). Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 696, 1, 1972

The Case for Correlated Optical and Radio Variability 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

Almucantar Radio Telescope Report I: A Preliminary Study of the Capabilities of Large Partially Steerable Paraboloidal Antennas. NASA Grant NGL 39–009–015, 1971

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 Lacertae. Bulletin 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, F.W.Wright, H. Shapley, C.M. Hanley). 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 3:1, 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 Quasi-adiabatic 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 146, 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