2005, Past Meets Present in Astronomy and Astrophysics: Proceedings of the 15th Portuguese National Meeting, University of Lisbon and Lisbon Astronomi

2005, Past Meets Present in Astronomy and Astrophysics: Proceedings of the 15th Portuguese National Meeting, University of Lisbon and Lisbon Astronomi

By: Jose Afonso (editor), Nuno Santos (editor), Andre Moitinho (editor)Hardback

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This volume considers recent theoretical and observational developments in astronomy and astrophysics with contributions on solar system bodies, extrasolar planets, star formation, galaxy evolution and cosmology. A special section is dedicated to the history of astronomy including papers on the history of the Astronomical Observatory of Lisbon, time service and legal time, the 1870 solar eclipse expedition, and a comparison between Monteiro da Rocha and Wilhelm Olbers' methods for the determination of the orbits of comets.

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Contents

Modern Astrophysics: Evolution of the Spin of Mercury and Its Capture into the 3/2 Spin-Orbit Resonance (A C M Correia & J Laskar); Trans-Neptunian Objects and Associated Families: Confronting Colors, Correlations and Evolution Models (N Peixinho); Recent Results on Interstellar Turbulence (M A Avillez & D Breitschwerdt); Asteroseismology and Variability of Young Stars (F J G Pinheiro); On the Problem of Magnetic Braking (J M Ferreira et al.); A First Step for Automatic Stellar Parameter Determination (S G Sousa); Study of Three Galaxy Clusters at Intermediate Redshifts (C Lobo & M S Roos); Astrophysical Tests of Fundamental Physics (C J A P Martins); Gamma Ray Bursts as Cosmological Probes (O Bertolami & P T Silva); Braneworld Cosmology: Sneutrino Inflation and Leptogenesis (N M C Santos et al.); AMS -- A Magnetic Spectrometer on the International Space Station (L Arruda et al.); History of Astronomy: The Legacy of Sacrobosco: Tractatus de Sphaera (B Almeida); The 1870 Portuguese Solar Eclipse Expedition -- A Preliminary Report (V H Bonifacio et al.); The Science Palaces (J D C G Jorge); The Astronomer/Instrument Maker Campos Rodrigues and the Contribution of the Observatory of Lisbon for the 1900-1901 Solar Parallax Programme (P Raposo); The Astronomical Observatory of Lisbon (P M de Abreu); Time Service and Legal Time in Portugal (M Silva & R Agostinho); and other papers.

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  • publication date: 28/08/2006
  • ISBN13: 9789812568878
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 120
  • ID: 9789812568878
  • ISBN10: 9812568875

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