Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Information Handling in Astronomy

Editors: Heck, Andre (Ed.)

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The pilot boat just moved away and'its lights are already fading towards the coast of Northeastern Queensland over which Saturn is going to set. There is still quite some time to go before dawn. The big ship has now regained her cruise speed following its roughly northwesterly route in the South Coral Sea along the chain of nearby reefs. Few people are around at this time, except a dozen early birds sharing some 'shipshaping' exercise on the top deck and taking advantage of the relative coolness of the night. On my way down to the stateroom, I cannot but stop once more in front of that elegant composition by British artist Brigid Collins (1963-) hanging in the monumental staircase between Decks 7 and 8. That piece 2 of art, a 1.8x 1.8m oil on canvas plus collage entitled Berinl in honour of the Danish explorer, gathers together many navigation-related themes of the time: Suns, Moons, planets, sky maps, astrolabes, small telescopes, as well as drawings, diagrams and charts of all kinds. It is somehow a digest of how astronomical information was then collected, made available, and used.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Information in Astronomy: The Role of the IAU

    Andersen, Johannes

    Pages 1-12

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  • Astronomy and the News Media

    Maran, Stephen P. (et al.)

    Pages 13-24

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  • Public Outreach in Astronomy: The ESO Experience

    Madsen, Claus (et al.)

    Pages 25-43

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  • New Frontiers in NASA Data Management

    Cheung, Cynthia (et al.)

    Pages 45-63

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  • The Fits Experience: Lessons Learned

    Wells, Donald C.

    Pages 65-72

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Information Handling in Astronomy
Editors
  • Andre Heck
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
250
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4345-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4345-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6494-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5871-1
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 242
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