Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 1980's, Volume 2: Reports of the Panels

Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 1980's, Volume 2: Reports of the Panels

By: Astronomy Survey Committee (author), National Research Council (author), Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (author), Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications (author)Paperback

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Astronomy Survey Committee, National Research Council

Contents

1 Front Matter; 2 1. High-Energy Astrophysics I. Introduction; 3 II. The Nature of High-Energy Astronomy and the Scope of the Report; 4 III. Summary of Principal Recommendations; 5 IV. X-Ray Astronomy; 6 V. Extreme-Ultraviolet Astronomy; 7 VI. Gamma-Ray Astronomy; 8 VII. Cosmic-Ray Astronomy; 9 VIII. High-Energy Solar Astronomy; 10 IX. Neutrino Astronomy; 11 X. Gravitational-Wave Astronomy; 12 2. Ultraviolet, Optical, and Infrared Astronomy I. Summary and Recommendations; 13 II. Highlights of Astronomy in the 1970; 14 III. Science Opportunities in the 1980; 15 IV. Detailed Descriptions of the UVOIR Program for the 1980; 16 V. Projections into the Future; 17 VI. Epilogue; 18 Appendix 2.A: Telescopes for UVOIR; 19 Appendix 2.B: Focal-Plane Instrumentation and Detectors; 20 3. Radio Astronomy I. Introduction: Scope of the Report; 21 II. Summary of Recommendations; 22 III. Description of Recommended Projects and Facilities; 23 IV. Scientific Priorities; 24 V. Reference to List of Radio and Radar Astronomy Observatories; 25 4. Theoretical and Laboratory Astrophysics I. Introduction and Summary of Recommendations; 26 II. Theoretical Astrophysics; 27 III. Laboratory Astrophysics; 28 5. Data Processing and Computational Facilities I. Introduction; 29 II. Conclusions and Recommendations; 30 III. The Trend Toward Decentralization; 31 IV. Theoretical Computing; 32 V. Image Processing and Analysis; 33 VI. Data Archiving; 34 VII. Astronomical Databases; 35 VIII. Telecommunications; 36 IX. Specialized Architectures; 37 Appendix 5.A: The Canonical System; 38 6. Organization, Education, and Personnel I. Summary and Recommendations; 39 II. Maintenance of Scientific Talent; 40 III. Other Issues in the Practice of Astronomy; 41 IV. Astronomy and the Astronomers in the 1970's; 42 Appendix 6.A; 43 Appendix A: Abbreviations Used in Text

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  • ISBN13: 9780309033343
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 442
  • ID: 9780309033343
  • ISBN10: 0309033349

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