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Highlights of Astronomy : International Astronomical Union Highlights - Immo Appenzeller

Highlights of Astronomy

International Astronomical Union Highlights

By: Immo Appenzeller (Editor)

Hardcover ISBN: 9780792335535
Number Of Pages: 732

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Since 1967, the most prominent events of a General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union have been published in a separate volume. The Highlights of Astronomy (Volume 10) reports on the major scientific presentations made at the XXIInd General Assembly, August 15-27, 1994, The Hague, The Netherlands. The present volume contains the texts of the three Invited Discourses and of the papers presented during 14 Joint Discussions, a summary of 2 Joint Discussions, the papers presented during a Special Session and the summary of a second one, and the papers presented during 2 Working Group Meetings.

Preface
Recent Advances in X-ray Astronomyp. 3
Earth Rotation Variations from Hours to Centuriesp. 17
The High Energy Frontierp. 45
Status of women in astronomyp. 93
Women in Astronomy - Italyp. 95
Women Astronomers of Former USSRp. 98
Women in Astronomy in the USA and Canadap. 101
Women in Astronomy in Chinap. 105
Are the opportunities in Astronomy and the working conditions different for women and men?p. 107
Opportunities and working conditionsp. 110
The birth and first decades of the IAUp. 115
The Internation Union for Cooperation in Solar Research: Prelude to the IAUp. 117
International survey of the solar activity under the leadership of the IAUp. 118
The 1958 IAU General Assembly in Moscowp. 119
American Foreign Policy, China and the IAU: Leo Goldberg's Memoirsp. 121
Astronomers: Writers of the history of astronomyp. 122
Finding a Home for Early Radio Astronomy: IAU or URSIp. 123
The first women appointed to IAU commissionsp. 124
A call for indirect sources to serve for the history of the IAUp. 126
Early General Secretaries and the IAU historical archivesp. 127
The General Secretaries of the IAUp. 128
Fifty-year remembrance of Astrophysics within the IAUp. 129
The background and current status of the general history of Astronomyp. 130
Encyclopedia of History of Astronomyp. 131
A new Working Group in History of Astronomy and its activities: The "Arbeitskreis Astronomiegeschichte" of the Astronomische Gesellschaftp. 131
AURA, Kitt Peak and Cerro Tololo - The Early Yearsp. 132
The NASA SETI History Projectp. 132
John Mellish and the craters of Marsp. 133
A History of Australian Astronomyp. 134
Twenty-five years at Westerborkp. 135
Recent work on the history of Astronomy in Indiap. 136
History of Argentine Astronomyp. 138
History of Astronomy in Roumaniap. 139
History of Astronomy Research in New Zealand: a brief reportp. 139
Modern astronomy and its archival material in the Afro-Asian observatoriesp. 140
Up to date proper motions of stars from old "Carte du Ciel" platesp. 141
Astronomy Education - An overviewp. 145
IAU Programs and Projects in the Developing Countriesp. 147
The Worldwide Development of Astronomyp. 148
The teaching of Astronomy: Psychological-Educational considerationp. 149
Astronomy in the schools: The European systemp. 152
Curriculum, activities and resources: The North American systemp. 154
New trends in Science Museumsp. 157
The Role of Amateursp. 160
Observational and project work in degree level astronomyp. 162
Astronomy research projects for high school studentsp. 166
Teaching of Astronomy on a nation-wide basisp. 168
The important role of distance education in Astronomyp. 169
Textbooks and Electronic Mediap. 170
Radio Astronomy systems for undergraduatesp. 172
The CCD in undergraduate practical Astronomyp. 174
Introductionp. 179
Report of the IAU WGAS Sub-group on Numerical Standardsp. 180
Report of the IAU WGAS Sub-group on Standard Proceduresp. 185
Report of the IAU WGAS Sub-group on Electronic Distributionp. 190
Report of the IAU WGAS Sub-group on Issues on Timep. 193
Two-tier system of astronomical constantsp. 197
Observations of Luni-solar precessionp. 198
Precessional Constant determined from Optical Astrometryp. 199
A comment on fundamental geodetic constantsp. 200
Astronomical Units and Constants in a relativistic frameworkp. 201
Standard software for Astronomy - the Starlink SLALIB Examplep. 202
Expression for Precession Formulaep. 203
The orientation of future JPL Planetary Ephemeridesp. 204
Determination of L[subscript C] and L[subscript B]p. 205
Introductionp. 209
Determination of precession and nutation from Lunar Laser Ranging analysisp. 214
Precise observations of Luni-Solar and free core nutationp. 218
An a priori model for the reduction of the nutation observations: KSV[subscript 1994.3] nutation seriesp. 222
Nutation and reference framep. 228
Observations of the celestial ephemeris polep. 232
Recent results of the nutation theory for a rigid Earthp. 237
Current status of geophysical models of nutationp. 243
The IAU nutation theory and perspectives of its changep. 247
Recommendation of JD 19 on nutationp. 249
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ISBN: 9780792335535
ISBN-10: 0792335538
Series: International Astronomical Union Highlights : Book 10
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 732
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 3.96
Weight (kg): 1.2

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