Astrophysics and Space Science Library

The New Astronomy: Opening the Electromagnetic Window and Expanding our View of Planet Earth

A Meeting to Honor Woody Sullivan on his 60th Birthday

Editors: Orchiston, Wayne (Ed.)

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This unique work celebrates the 60th birthday of Professor Woodruff Sullivan III (University of Washington, Seattle). The ‘Woodfest’ conference attracted some of the world’s leading astrobiologists and historians of astronomy, so it is no surprise this book provides a collection of key papers and reviews on the history of astronomy, astrobiology and sundials.

The emphasis on radio astronomy in the historical papers is a fitting reminder that Woody is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading authority in this field. But there are also papers on astrobiology, which reflect his intimate involvement in this exciting multidisciplinary field. The papers on sundials reveal another passion and his quest to make Seattle the sundial capital of North America!

This book will appeal to professional and amateur astronomers, and is a tribute to one of the world’s most remarkable astronomers.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Points of View: Shadows, Photons, Planets, and Life

    Sullivan, Woodruff T., III

    Pages 3-12

  • The Biological Universe Revisited

    Dick, Steven J.

    Pages 15-26

  • Contingency and the Cosmic Perspective

    Chyba, Christopher

    Pages 27-39

  • Grote Reber (1911–2002)

    Kellermann, K. I.

    Pages 43-70

  • Dr Elizabeth Alexander: First Female Radio Astronomer

    Orchiston, Wayne

    Pages 71-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The New Astronomy: Opening the Electromagnetic Window and Expanding our View of Planet Earth
Book Subtitle
A Meeting to Honor Woody Sullivan on his 60th Birthday
Editors
  • Wayne Orchiston
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
334
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3724-5
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3724-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3723-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6942-9
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 334
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