Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Topics in Interstellar Matter

Invited Reviews Given for Commission 34 (Interstellar Matter) of the International Astronomical Union, at the Sixteenth General Assembly of IAU, Grenoble, August 1976

Editors: van Woerden, Hugo (Ed.)

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Interstellar matter is one of the most active fields of research in present-day astronomy. Observational information spans the full electromagnetic spectrum from gamma rays through rocket-ultraviolet, optical, infrared and millimeter to long radio waves. Results of research in physical chemistry find as much application as mathematical methods. Interstellar matter plays a leading role in studies of our Galaxy and of external galaxies, and contributes increasingly to stellar astronomy. At the 16th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, held in August 1976 in Grenoble, France, the many new developments in this vast field were surveyed in a number of sessions of Commission 34 (Interstellar Matter), mostly jointly with other Commissions of the Union. Separate sessions were devoted to: The hot interstellar gas phase, Interaction of stars and interstellar medium, Interstellar molecules and dust, The large-scale distribution of interstellar matter in the Galaxy, and Interstellar matter in external galaxies. Twenty-four invited review papers were presented and discussed in these sessions. The quality and success of these topical reviews made it seem desirable to make them available to a wider audience. Professor Edith Muller, the new General Secretary of the IAU, enthusiastically supported the idea. Most importantly, the reviewers - who had originally been pro­ mised that an oral paper was the only requirement - agreed to prepare written versions. I am grateful to Mrs. Muller, to the authors, and to Reidel Publishing for their collaboration in the preparation of this book.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Topics in Interstellar Matter
Book Subtitle
Invited Reviews Given for Commission 34 (Interstellar Matter) of the International Astronomical Union, at the Sixteenth General Assembly of IAU, Grenoble, August 1976
Editors
  • Hugo van Woerden
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
70
Copyright
1977
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-1254-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-1254-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-0835-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-1256-0
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
303
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