Large area sky surveys are now a reality in the radio, IR, optical and X-ray passbands. This text looks at the next few years after 1998, where surveys using optical, UV and IR mosaic cameras with high throughput digital detectors will expand the dynamic range and accuracy of photometry and astrometry of objects over a significant fraction of the entire sky. Parallel X-ray and radio surveys over the same areas will produce astronomical image and spectroscopic databases of unprecedented size and quality. The combined data sets will provide significant constraints on star formation, stellar dynamics, Galactic structure, the evolution of galaxies and large scale structure, as well as opportunities to identify rare objects in the solar system and the Galaxy. Large area surveys have formidable data acquisition, processing, archiving, and data distribution demands and this meeting provided a forum for sharing experiences amongst workers specializing in different wavebands as well as discussing how multiband observations can reveal fundamental relationships in our understanding of the Universe.
Series: International Astronomical Union Symposia
Number Of Pages: 508
Published: 1st January 1998
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.49 x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.91