The Symposium on Infrared and Submillimeter Astronomy was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., on June 8-10, 1976, as an activity associated with the Nineteenth Plenary Meeting of the Committee on Space Research (CaSPAR). The Symposium was sponsored jointly by CaSPAR, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the International Union of Radio Science CURSI). caSPAR is an interdisciplinary scientific organization, established by the International Council of Scientific Unions in 1958, to, in the words of its charter, "provide the world scientific community with the means whereby it may exploit the possibilities of satellites and space probes of all kinds for scientific purposes and exchange the resulting data on a co- operative basis." The purpose of this particular CaSPAR Sympo- sium was to present new results in infrared and submillimeter astronomy obtained by observations on aircraft, high altitude balloons, rockets, satellites, and space probes. Topics dis- cussed included the Sun, the solar system, galactic and extra- galactic objects as well as the cosmic background radiation. Instrumentation for observations in infrared and submillimeter astronomy was also discussed, with particular emphasis on future programs from space observatories.
I: Infrared Astronomy (General).- Infrared Space Astronomy - An Overview.- Results from the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory Survey Catalog.- Further Observations of New Sources in the Afcrl Survey.- Long-Term Infrared Monitoring of Stelllar Sources from Earth Orbit (Abstract).- Balloon Observation of the Milky Way at Wavelength 2.4um (Abstract).- Prediction of the Diffuse Far-Infrared Flux from the Galactic Plane (Abstract).- Far Infrared Emission of Molecular Clouds (Abstract).- High-Energy Gamma-Ray Results from the Cos-B Satelllite and Infrared Astronomy (Abstract).- Search of "Invisible" Supernovae (Abstract).- II: Galactic Sources.- Infrared Emission from HII Regions.- Radio Observations of HII Regions and Some Related Theoretical Work.- Considerations for the Interpretation of Infrared Emission from Molecular Clouds.- High Resolution Mapping of the Orion Nebula Region at 30, 50, and 100 Microns (Abstract).- High Resolution Far-Infrared Maps of HII Regions and the Galactic Center (Abstract).- New High Spectral Resolution Airborne Line Observations in the Far Infrared (Abstract).- Lamellar Grating Interferometry at 50u to Beyond 600u from the Gerard P. Kuiper Airborne Observatory (Abstract).- Far Infrared Polarization of Dust Clouds (Abstract).- III: Solar System.- Infrared Observations of the Sun.- The Solar Brightness Temperature in the Far Infrared (Abstract).- Infrared Observations of the Planets.- Far Infrared Spectral Observations of Venus, Mars and Jupiter (Abstract).- IV: Galactic Center, Extragalactic Sources and Submillimeter Radiation.- Infrared Radiation from the Galactic Center (Abstract).- Far Infrared Spectral Observations of the Galactic Center Region from the Gerard P. Kuiper Airborne Observatory (Abstract).- High-Resolution Far Infrared Observations of Sgr B2, W49, and DR21-W75 (Abstract).- Infrared Observations of Extragalactic Sources.- Spectrum and Isotropy of the Submillimeter Background Radiation.- V: Observational Techniques.- Balloon-Borne Telescopes for Far-Infrared Astronomy.- Infrared Observations from an Airborne Platform (Abstract).- Spectral and Polarimetric Instrumentation for the Aircraft Astrophysical Investigations in the Range 50-500 mkm (Abstract).- Far-Infrared Observations with a Small, Low-Background, Balloon-Borne Telescope (Abstract).- Simultaneous Multi-Color Far-Infrared Photometry (Abstract).- Comparison of Photoconductive-Bolometer Detectors on an Airborne System (Abstract).- VI: Observational Techniques.- Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS).- Use of the Large Space Telescope for Infrared Observations.- A 1-Meter Cryogenic Telescope for the Space Shuttle.- Lirts: A Large Infrared Telescope for Spacelab.- On the Detectability of Molecular Hydrogen with IRAS (Abstract).- Infrared Imaging Spectroscopy (Abstract).
Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 229
Published: 28th February 1977
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 1.15