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StarGuides Plus : A World-Wide Directory of Organizations in Astronomy and Related Space Sciences - Andre Heck

StarGuides Plus

A World-Wide Directory of Organizations in Astronomy and Related Space Sciences

By: Andre Heck (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th April 2004
ISBN: 9781402019265
Number Of Pages: 1140

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StarGuides Plus represents the most comprehensive and accurately validated collection of practical data on organizations involved in astronomy, related space sciences and other related fields. This invaluable reference source (and its companion volume, StarBriefs Plus) should be on the reference shelf of every library, organization or individual with any interest in these areas. The coverage includes relevant universities, scientific committees, institutions, associations, societies, agencies, companies, bibliographic services, data centers, museums, dealers, distributors, funding organizations, journals, manufacturers, meteorological services, national norms & standard institutes, parent associations & societies, publishers, software producers & distributors, and so on. Besides astronomy and associated space sciences, related fields such as aeronautics, aeronomy, astronautics, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, communications, computer sciences, data processing, education, electronics, engineering, energetics, environment, geodesy, geophysics, information handling, management, mathematics, meteorology, optics, physics, remote sensing, and so on, are also covered where appropriate. After some thirty years in continuous compilation, verification and updating, StarGuides Plus currently gathers together some 6,000 entries from 100 countries. The information is presented in a clear, uncluttered manner for direct and easy use. For each entry, all practical data are listed: city, postal and electronic-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers, URLs for WWW access, foundation years, numbers of members and/or numbers of staff, main activities, publications titles (with frequencies, ISS-Numbers and circulations), names and geographical coordinates of observing sites, names of planetariums, awards (prizes and/or distinctions) granted, etc. The entries are listed alphabetically in each country. An exhaustive index gives a breakdown not only by different designations and acronyms, but also by location and major terms in names. Thematic sub-indices are also provided as well as a list of telephone and telefax national codes. In short, almost anyone involved in any way in the fields of astronomy and related space sciences will find invaluable contact and background information in this volume. All entries have been compiled from data supplied by the listed organizations and all data have been independently verified - making of this compilation the most accurate and relevant source available.

From the reviews:

"StarGuides Plus is the latest edition of a long-running compendium of over 6000 ... . It includes societies, associations, amateur organizations, local planetariums and science clubs, university departments, and national and corporate groups. The directory information includes postal, e-mail, and Web site addresses ... . Entries are arranged alphabetically within countries ... . The information is also available online as ... . Summing Up: Recommended. Colleges and universities with graduate programs in astronomy." (B. E. Fleury, CHOICE, Vol. 42 (7), March, 2005)

ISBN: 9781402019265
ISBN-10: 1402019262
Series: Developments in Hydrobiology S
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1140
Published: 30th April 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 29.21 x 20.96  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 3.54