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At the universities, astronomy became a field of study right around 1800. Since then, not only scientists but also a broad public have been following the latest findings on the cosmos, its planets, and stars with great interest.
Astronomy and its sub-disciplines at Springer include astrophysics, astrobiology, extraterrestrial physics, cosmology and space science. Our publications include reference works, textbooks, monographs, proceedings, popular science, and open access content. Well-known titles in the field of astronomy are Living Reviews in Relativity, The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review, and the Encyclopedia of Astrobiology. Society partners include Max Plan
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Astronomy, Astrophysics & Cosmology
As a branch of astronomy, astrophysics explores the physical foundations of astronomical events, while cosmology involves studies into the origin and evolution of the universe. On our page, you will find a comprehensive collection of well-known journals, books and book series for students, teachers, researchers and interested readers. Our well-known titles include Living Reviews in Relativity and the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library.
Springer publishes current research results, journals, books and other publications on space sciences and extraterrestrial physics. The physical properties of other stars and planets open up an exciting field of research for astronomers. In addition to researchers, students and lecturers will find what they are looking for in the numerous book and journal publications in this field. Our well-known titles include Space Science Reviews, Solar Physics, Living Reviews in Solar Physics and the Astrophysics and Space Science Library.
Theories and scientific findings on the origin and development of life forms in space form the basis of astrobiology, whereas planetary sciences study the planets, moons and planetary systems as well as the processes that form them. The specialist literature on these fields published by Springer reflect their interdisciplinarity and offers a wide range of titles including our well-known Encyclopedia of Astrobiology, Living Reviews in Solar Physics and the series Advances in Astrobiology and Biogeophysics.
Space Exploration & Astronautics
Our books in the discipline Space Exploration & Astronautics illuminate insights from both a historical and a technical perspective. Experts, scientists, and students will find numerous titles on space probes, space stations, satellites and telescopes as well as publications with the latest research results from space travel at Springer. Our publications include the book series Space Exploration, Space and Society and The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences.
The fascination for space research extends far beyond the borders of science and inspires laypersons and fans of astronomy all over the world. In our online shop, interested readers will find numerous popular science books on the universe and the star, including The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series and Astronomers' Universe. Let these beautifully illustrated books for armchair and amateur astronomers take you on an informative journey through space.