Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings

Thirty Years of Astronomical Discovery with UKIRT

The Scientific Achievement of the United Kingdom InfraRed Telescope

Editors: Adamson, A., Davies, J., Robson, I., Robson, I. (Eds.)

  • Reviews the technological and scientific success story of the pioneering United Kingdom InfraRed Telescope (UKIRT)
  • Presents an outlook to future research
  • Edited and written by pioneers and current leaders in infrared astronomy
  • Published under the auspices of the Royal Astronomical Society
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These are the proceedings of an international meeting hosted by the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the dedication of the UKIRT, the United Kingdom InfraRed Telescope.

The volume comprises 31 professional level papers. The first part of the book has 10 thorough reviews of the conception, design and build of the telescope, as well as accounts of some its key instruments such as IRCAM (the common-user infrared camera), CGS4 (the fourth Cooled Grating Spectrometer) and the Wide Field Camera. The second part of the book comprises 14 reviews of scientific achievements during its twenty years of visitor mode operations. The final part of the book is a series of 7 reviews of the results from the multiple surveys being done as part of UKIDSS (UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey).

The authors are all experts in their respective fields, for example instrument scientists, operations staff and leading astronomers.

About the authors

Andy Adamson is Associate Director of the Gemini telescope and former Associate Director of UKIRT.
John Davies is Astronomer at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh, ROE and a former UKIRT support Scientist.
Ian Robson is Director of the UK Astronomy Technology Centre. Formerly, he was Director of the Joint Astronomy Centre.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thirty Years of Astronomical Discovery with UKIRT
Book Subtitle
The Scientific Achievement of the United Kingdom InfraRed Telescope
Editors
  • Andy Adamson
  • John Davies
  • Ian Robson
  • Ian Robson
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
Series Volume
37
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7432-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7432-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7431-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0199-8
Series ISSN
1570-6591
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 341
Number of Illustrations and Tables
66 b/w illustrations, 131 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Published under the auspices of the Royal Astronomical Society
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