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West, Richard M. 1941-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 195 publications in 6 languages and 1,630 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Charts, diagrams, etc  Atlases  Pictorial works  History  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, pre, Creator
Classifications: QB500.3, 523.89
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Most widely held works by Richard M West
Exploring the southern sky : a pictorial atlas from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) by Svend Laustsen( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With 240 Photographs, Partly in Colour, 31 Diagrams and a Fold-out Plate; Including Supernova 1987 A and Halleys̀ Comet
Understanding the universe : the impact of space astronomy by Richard M West( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is hardly any field of human endeavour which is more fundamental than the study of our surroundings. We have always wanted to learn what was behind our horizon, beyond the next mountain, on the other side of the ocean, on the next planet, at the end of the Universe. We have come a long way since our early ancestors gazed upon the sky in amazement. Giant optical and radio telescopes now allow us to "see" the early epochs of the Universe, revealing phenomena beyond our comprehension. Spacecrafts with on-board astronomical instrumentation circle the Earth and fly to the limits of the Solar System, providing invaluable new information about nearby and distant objects. Many people have the intuitive feeling that it is "easier and better" to study the Universe from above the Earth's atmosphere. However, this is only partially true in as much as electromagnetic radiation of certain wavelengths (e.g. X-rays) does not penetrate the atmosphere and can only be studied from balloons and space crafts - The advent of space-borne astronomy has not made ground-based observations obsolete - on the contrary, it is only thanks to the combination of the two that we have now a vastly more comprehensive picture of the Universe than just a few decades ago
Mass loss and evolution in close binaries; International Astronomical Union, Colloquium no. 6 held in Elsinore, Denmark 15-19 September 1969 by Colloquium on Mass Loss and Evolution in Close Binaries( Book )

12 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minor bodies in the outer solar system : proceedings of the ESO workshop held at Garching, Germany, 2-5 November 1998 by ESO Workshop on Minor Bodies of the Outer Solar System( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume tries to summarize the status of observational knowledge of the Kuiper Belt. Its recent discovery has revitalized the astromomical study of the Solar System and is beginning to open new and unexpected windows on the physics of planetesimal accretion. With more and better observational data being obtained at the technological limit of current facilities, a new perception of the relationships that exist among the various classes of small Solar System bodies has emerged. The new observations have also motivated a number of fascinating theoretical studies in Solar System dynamics
Proceedings by Conference on Large Telescope Design( Book )

21 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The telescope computer systems which will be described here have been developed for operation on the telescopes of the Hale Observatories."
Modern techniques in astronomical photography : proceedings( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and Italian and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports on astronomy by Richard M West( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume XIX A of IAU Transactions contains the reports by Presidents of Commissions, covering the period July 1981 - June 1984. The topics of IAU Commissions deal with all of contemporary astronomy and the present volume therefore constitutes an exhaustive and unique record of astronomical research during this interval. It is particularly useful for astronomers and other scientists who want to gain an overview of a certain field, not necessarily near their own research area. Each Commission President was requested, by early 1984, to begin prep arations for the compilation of his/her Commission report. All members of Commissions were asked to supply details about their individual research pro grammes. The ensuing, very substantial task of concatenating was undertaken in late 1984 by the Presidents, often supported by a team of authors, all recog nized authorities in their fields. In order to preserve some measure of uni formity - which is in any case very difficult with so many authors - editorial guidelines were sent to Presidents, including the number of pages allotted to each Commission
European SL-9/Jupiter Workshop : February 13-15, 1995, ESO Headquarters, Garching bei München, Germany : proceedings by European SL-9/Jupiter Workshop( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the eighteenth General Assembly : Patras, 1982 by Richard M West( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The XVlllth General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union was held in Patras, Greece, from 17-26 August 1982. It was marked by the tragic death of the President of the IAU, Professor M.K.V. Bappu, on August 19, 1982. This sad event, without precedent in the history of the Union, posed serious problems to the organization of the General Assembly, which could only be overcome by the full collaboration of all members, the organizers, and the Executive Committee. A tribute to the memory of Prof. Bappu was paid during a plenary meeting on 23 August 1982. The full texts of the speeches are published in Chapter I of this . volume. The excellent scientific programme in Patras was organized by the Presidents of the 40 IAU Commissions and coordinated by the IAU General Secretary (1979-1982), Professor P.A. Wayman. The local arrangements were taken care of by Professor C. Goudas and his collaborators from the Patras University. Due to the unexpected withdrawal in 1979 of another invitation to host the 1982 IAU General Assembly, the organizers in Greece had less than two years available for the extensive preparations, and our hearty thanks are due to them for their persistent efforts, which made this General Assembly an outstanding success
The summative evaluation of curriculum innovations by Richard Warner West( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entdeckungen am Südhimmel : e. Bildatlas d. Europäischen Südsternwarte (ESO)( )

1 edition published in 1987 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomie : images de l'univers by Gabriele Vanin( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in French and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomi : vort verdensbillede op mod år 2000 by Richard M West( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in Danish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The girl in the Albergo Borghese : selected poems by Richard M West( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Det ny verdensrum by Richard M West( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den astronomiske viden efter den seneste udforskning af verdensrummet
Sydhimlens stjerner : stjerneatlas fra Det Europæiske Sydobservatorium (ESO) by Svend Laustsen( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in Danish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas fotográfico de las constelaciones : una guía astronómica en fotografías by Eckhard Slawik( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights of astronomy( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Exploring the southern sky : a pictorial atlas from the European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Alternative Names
Richard M. West

Richard M. West dansk astronom

Richard Martin West

Richard Martin West astronomo danese

Richard Martin West astronoom uit Denemarken

Richard Martin West dänischer Astronom

Richard Martin West Danish astronomer

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West, R. M. 1941-

West, R. M. (Richard M.), 1941-

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West, Richard Martin 1941-

Уэст, Ричард Мартин датский астроном

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English (93)

Danish (10)

German (9)

French (7)

Spanish (5)

Italian (1)

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Minor bodies in the outer solar system : proceedings of the ESO workshop held at Garching, Germany, 2-5 November 1998Highlights of astronomy