By Jay M. Pasachoff
A thrilling creation to astronomy, the fourth version of this publication makes use of fresh discoveries and attractive images to motivate non-science majors in regards to the universe and technology. Written through hugely skilled and interesting teachers, every one bankruptcy has been totally up to date, with greater than two hundred new pictures all through, together with contemporary photographs from area missions and the world's most sensible observatories. Redesigned, streamlined pages spotlight the breathtaking imagery. The textual content is prepared as a chain of news, every one featuring the background of the sphere, the observations made and the way they healthy in the strategy of technology, our present figuring out, and what destiny observations are deliberate. Math is equipped in containers and simply learn round, making the publication compatible for classes taking both mathematical or qualitative ways. New dialogue questions inspire scholars to imagine largely approximately astronomy and the function technology performs in our daily lives and podcasts for every bankruptcy reduction learning and comprehension.
By P.L. Biermann, G. Börner, M. Camenzind, K.J. Fricke, B. Fuchs, R. Genzel, W.K. Huchtmeier, H. Jahreiß, A.R. Just, B.F. Madore, H. Netzer, H. Schwan, B.. Wiebel-Sooth, A. Witzel, Zimmermann
Astronomy and Astrophysics have been first taken care of in quantity III of the sixth version of Landolt-Börnstein in 1952, then in volumes VI/1 and VI/2 of the recent sequence, 1965 and 1981/82 respectively. the current quantity VI/3 is an extra supplementation of quantity VI/1. The decimal class scheme of the 1st complement volumes, VI/2, has been maintained, fields with no major new advancements are essentially indicated. A synoptic checklist of contents over all 3 volumes offers an exceptional evaluate for the person in addition to a finished Index within the coming near near final subvolume of VI/3.
By Kate Russo
Seeing a complete sunlight eclipse is usually defined as a once-in-a-lifetime event. although, for those who have skilled totality, once-in-a-lifetime is not really sufficient. they need extra, and are prepared to visit nice lengths frequently at nice price to copy the event. what's it prefer to adventure totality? what's it concerning the event that motivates those eclipse chasers? Is there an eclipse chaser character? Can eclipse chasing really be defined as an dependancy? This publication describes the folks who devote their lives to chasing their dream.
By Boris Lemmer
Ihr mögt Quantenphysik, Kosmologie und den Humor der Serie The great Bang Theory? Ihr seid auf der Suche nach einer lustigen, unkomplizierten Erklärung für die Physik, die hinter Zeitreisen, Wurmlöchern, Antimaterie und Dunkler Energie steckt? All das – und noch viel mehr – findet ihr in diesem mit Comics und Fakten gefüllten Buch.
Quirky Quarks bietet euch:
- Die größten Mysterien unseres Universums, erklärt durch die neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse in einer allgemein verständlichen Sprache.
- Jede Menge Cartoons, Comics und Humor.
- Einen unkomplizierten Einblick in die oft recht weird and wonderful Natur der Realität.
Beim Lesen werdet ihr sehen, dass knallharte Wissenschaft auch verständlich ist, ohne dass einem gleich der Kopf platzt.
Egal ob für Schüler, Lehrer, Physiker oder einfach Liebhaber des Kuriosen: Dieses Buch liefert euch auf eingängige artwork physikalische Erkenntnisse in einer bezaubernden und unterhaltsamen Comic-Welt, die von zwei Hunden, einer Katze und einigen sehr komischen Quarks bewohnt wird.
Mit top-aktuellen, wissenschaftlich-fundierten Beiträgen von Boris Lemmer und Benjamin Bahr, sowie Zeichnungen der Karikaturistin Rina Piccolo, ist dieses Buch die kurzweiligste wissenschaftliche Lektüre, die es auf dem Markt gibt.
By François Roddier
Adaptive optics is a strong new method used to sharpen telescope pictures blurred by way of the Earth's surroundings. This authoritative booklet is the 1st devoted to using adaptive optics in astronomy. customarily built for defence functions, the means of adaptive optics has just recently been brought in astronomy. Already it has allowed ground-based telescopes to supply pictures with sharpness rivalling these from the Hubble area Telescope. The method is predicted to revolutionise the way forward for ground-based optical astronomy. Written by means of a global group of specialists who've pioneered the improvement of the sphere, this well timed quantity offers either a rigorous creation to the method and a finished evaluation of present and destiny platforms. it's set to develop into the normal reference for graduate scholars, researchers and optical engineers in astronomy and different parts of technological know-how the place adaptive optics is discovering interesting new purposes.
By Jay B. Holberg
Sirius - A Diamond within the evening will inform tales. the 1st and most evident is why the megastar often called Sirius has been considered as a tremendous fixture of the evening sky by means of many civilizations and cultures because the beginnings of historical past. A moment, yet similar, narrative is the favourite half that Sirius has performed in how we got here to accomplish our present clinical figuring out of the character and destiny of the celebrities. those subject matters have an extended intertwined historical past, and the telling of 1 tale finally leads again to the opposite. shortly, new observations from area are revealing, in specific phrases, how stars like Sirius and the sunlight have advanced and what they're going to eventually turn into, whereas while answering many of the age-old questions about Sirius.
The ebook is split into 5 components. the 1st (Chapters 1 and a couple of) describes how Sirius was once seen by means of the traditional civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome. the second one half (Chapters 3-5) describes how early astronomers sought to figure out the character of the celebrities, together with the prediction that Sirius possessed an unseen significant other and the eventual discovery of this white dwarf better half 18 years later. The 3rd half (chapters 6-9) describes the key discoveries in stellar astrophysics published via observations of Sirius. The fourth half (chapters 10 and eleven) probes the trendy medical and pseudo medical controversies concerning Sirius, together with the ‘Red Sirius’ and Dogon tribe tales. the ultimate half (Chapters 12 and thirteen) highlights sleek observations made with the Hubble area Telescope and different spacecraft of the white dwarf companion.
By Jacqueline Mitton
Authored by means of a certified astronomer and author, this quantity easily fills the necessity for an astronomy dictionary. assurance encompasses named astronomical items, phrases and abbreviations most often encountered in astronomy, constellations, critical observatories, area missions, and biographical sketches for 70 recognized participants within the background of the sector. Written at a degree obtainable to the overall reader, the 1,300 alphabetically prepared entries diversity in size from one sentence (simple definitions) to a number of paragraphs (entries on planets). professional phrases and acronyms are essentially defined. pattern entries comprise Air bathe, 719 Albert, Astronomer Royal, Degenerate celebrity, Egg Nebula, Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, Hooker telescope, Kepler’s legislation, Penumbra, and Yerkes Observatory. Many up to date reveals are integrated; for instance, we research that laws has been enacted in components of the U.S. to guard vital observatory websites from the harmful results of pointless lights in within sight towns; the top quasar redshift measured by way of 2007 used to be 6.43; Pluto is not any longer categorised as a huge planet. approximately three hundred very good colour photos and illustrations, strange for a reasonably priced dictionary, complement the textual content. between them are 20 new superstar maps via exclusive illustrator Wil Tirion and pictures from a variety of area missions and the Hubble area Telescope. plentiful see and notice additionally references advisor the reader from one subject to a different; references to similar dictionary entries are highlighted in colour. Cambridge Illustrated Dictionary of Astronomy, amazing for authoritative, updated definitions supplemented by way of colour illustrations and images, is extremely suggested for high-school, educational, distinctive, and public libraries. --Nancy Cannon
By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications Commission on Physical Sciences, Board on Physics and Astronomy, Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey Committee
Astronomers and astrophysicists are making innovative advances in our realizing of planets, stars, galaxies, or even the constitution of the universe itself. "The Decade of Discovery offers a survey" of this fascinating box of technological know-how and provides a prioritized time table for house- and ground-based learn into the twenty-first century. The publication provides particular suggestions, courses, and expenditure degrees to satisfy the desires of the astronomy and astrophysics groups. available to the lay reader, the publication explores: the technological investments wanted for tools that would be in-built the following century; the significance of the pc revolution to all points of astronomical examine; the aptitude usefulness of the moon as an observatory web site; and coverage concerns proper to the investment of astronomy and the execution of astronomical initiatives. "The Decade of Discovery" will turn out priceless to technology policymakers, examine directors, scientists, and scholars within the actual sciences, and lay readers.
By Gary W. Kronk
Cometography is a multi-volume catalog of each comet saw all through historical past; this fourth quantity contains a specified account from 1933 to 1959. It attracts from the main trustworthy orbits recognized to pinpoint the precise position and direction of every comet. The comets are indexed in chronological order, and every access contains information about actual visual appeal in addition to references to guides with regards to the comet for additional analyzing. This publication is the main entire and complete choice of comet facts to be had, and offers novice astronomers, and historians of technological know-how, with a definitive reference on comets during the a long time.
By Menas Kafatos
This dialogue resulted from a discussion which started a few seven years in the past among a physicist who makes a speciality of astrophysics, basic relativity, and the principles of quantum concept, and a scholar of cultural heritage who had performed post-doctoral paintings within the background and philosophy of technological know-how. either one of us at the moment have been waiting for the result of a few experiments being performed below the course of the physicist Alain point on the collage of Paris-South. ! The experiments have been the final in a chain designed to check a few predictions in accordance with a mathematical 2 theorem released in 1964 through John Bell. there has been no expectation that the result of those experiments would supply the foundation for constructing new applied sciences. The questions which the experiments have been designed to reply to involved the relation send among actual fact and actual thought within the department of physics referred to as quantum mechanics. Like such a lot questions raised by way of physicists which result in startling new insights, they have been disarmingly uncomplicated and direct. Is quantum physics, requested Bell, a self-consistent idea whose predictions might carry in a brand new category of experiments, or might the consequences demonstrate that the obvious demanding situations of quantum physics to the certainty in classical physics of the connection among actual concept and actual fact have been basically illusory? Answering this query in genuine experiments can also, prompt Bell, bring about one other, relatively dramatic, result.