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Astronomy in Focus XXIXA

Astronomy in Focus XXIXA
As Presented at the IAU XXIX General Assembly, 2015

Volume 1

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Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

P. Benvenuti, A. Morbidelli, C. Ruggles, M. Bishop, S. Aigrain, D. Bockelee-Morvan, D. Spergel, F. Salama, N. Krivova, K. Govender, C. Walker
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  • Date Published: November 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107169814

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  • At the XXIX IAU General Assembly held in Honolulu from 3–14 August 2015, the meetings known as Special Sessions and Joint Discussions were replaced by new 'Focus Meetings'. Astronomy in Focus XXIXA presents the most relevant contributions from the Focus Meetings together with summaries of all the accepted papers and posters. It covers the meetings on the following areas: dynamical problems in extrasolar planet science; astronomical heritage; scholarly publishing in astronomy; statistics and exoplanets; the exploration of small worlds; ground and space astrophysics and heliophysics; laboratory astrophysics; brightness variations of the Sun and Sun-like stars; astronomy for development; and mitigating the threats of light pollution and radio frequency interference. The publications Astronomy in Focus XXIXA (together with its companion, XXIXB), the proceedings of the six main Scientific Symposia and Reports on Astronomy: Commission Legacy Reports, fully cover the XXIX IAU General Assembly.

    • Provides an up-to-date compendium of current research in a variety of astronomical disciplines, giving concise yet authoritative reviews of contemporary astronomy and astrophysics
    • Reports the presentations made in a number of Focus Meetings held at the IAU XXIX General Assembly 2015, which had record levels of participation
    • Each Focus Meeting chapter offers comprehensive reviews, contributed papers and posters, with additional material available online, presenting most recent advancements in each field
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    • Date Published: November 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107169814
    • length: 526 pages
    • dimensions: 258 x 177 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.96kg
    • contains: 100 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface P. Benvenuti
    FM 1. Dynamical problems in extrasolar planet science A. Morbidelli
    FM 2. Astronomical heritage: progressing the UNESCO-IAU initiative C. Ruggles
    FM 3. Scholarly publication in Astronomy: evolution or revolution? M. Bishop
    FM 8. Statistics and exoplanets S. Aigrain
    FM 9. Highlights in the exploration of small worlds D. Bockelee-Morvan
    FM 11. Global coordination of ground and space astrophysics and heliophysics D. Spergel
    FM 12. Bridging laboratory astrophysics and astronomy F. Salama
    FM 13. Brightness variations of the Sun and Sun-like stars N. Krivova
    FM 20. Astronomy for development K. Govender
    FM 21. Mitigating threats of light pollution and radio frequency interference C. Walker.

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    Piero Benvenuti, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

    Contributors

    P. Benvenuti, A. Morbidelli, C. Ruggles, M. Bishop, S. Aigrain, D. Bockelee-Morvan, D. Spergel, F. Salama, N. Krivova, K. Govender, C. Walker

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