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West, Richard M. 1941-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 201 publications in 5 languages and 1,705 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Charts, diagrams, etc  Atlases  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, pre, Artist, Creator
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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 )

15 editions published in 1987 in English and German and held by 444 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 )

13 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 175 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 Mass loss and evolution in close binaries (Colloquium)( Book )

13 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 129 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( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 107 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
Modern techniques in astronomical photography : proceedings( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports on astronomy by Richard M West( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 51 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 )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings by ESO/Cern Conference on Large Telescope Design( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entdeckungen am Südhimmel : e. Bildatlas d. Europ. Südsternwarte (ESO) by Svend Laustsen( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in German and held by 36 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 31 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
A la découverte du ciel austral : le ciel vu à travers les clichés de l'Observatoire Européen Austral (ESO) by Svend Laustsen( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorando el cielo austral : un atlas fotográfico del Observatorio Europeo Austral (ESO) by Svend Laustsen( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights of astronomy. as presented at the XVIIIth General Assembly of the IAU, 1982 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 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 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ESO/CERN conference on large telescope design, Geneva, March 1-5, 1971 : proceedings by ESO/CERN Conference on Large Telescope Design( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings, March 1-5, 1971 by ESO/CERN Conference on Large Telescope Design( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Large telescope design proceedings [of the] ESO/CERN conference, Geneva, March 1-5, 1971 by ESO/CERN Conference on Large Telescope Design( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights of astronomy by Richard M West( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even the casual reader cannot fail to notice the somewhat uneven presentation of the contributions contributians to this volume, in particular what concerns the st style. yle. A closer scrutiny will also reveal that whereas the English language is certainly the preferred vehicle for commu nication in astronomy, it is not the mother tongue of all contributors. However, while editing this volume I have felt that it would be more important to assure a speedy publication than to attempt to achieve a high degree of uniformity, which would anyhow be extremely diffi cult with more than 100 eontributing contributing authors. When published, this book should stiIl still be a tool for aetive active research, not a museum pieee. piece. I am grateful to the organizers and editors of the individual sections seetions for having produced produeed their parts with within in the allotted time, and with a high degree of professionalism. A special speeial word of thanks goes to my eollaborators collaborators at the European Southern Observatory, Mrs. E. Volk, Völk, Mr. Nr. C. Madsen, and Mr. J. _Leelereqz, _Leclercqz, for technical teehnieal assistanee. assistance
Astronomy from wide-field imaging : proceedings of the 161st Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Potsdam, Germany, August 23-27, 1993 by International Astronomical Union( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The importance of 'wide-field imaging' in astronomy has never been so evident. The major new deep photographic surveys of the sky are nearing completion. The advent of large-format solid state detectors will provide further deep digital sky survey data. Optical surveys of the sky are being complemented by surveys in other wavebands of the electromagnetic spectrum, principally in the X-ray and near-infrared. The mass of digital data being gathered is driving the need for mass-storage archival capability, and for rapid capabilities in data acquisitioning and processing. New techniques are being developed to optimise the extraction of the information content. The quality and quantity of data now available to astronomers are enabling major new breakthroughs in many fields, e.g. studies of the structure of our own galaxy and properties of nearby galaxies, the large-scale distribution of galaxies and the nature of the mass-content of the Universe. All these facets of wide-field astronomy are brought together (for the very first time) in this book. <br/>
 
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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 astronome danois

Richard M. West dansk astronom

Richard Martin West astrónomo danés

Richard Martin West astronomo danese

Richard Martin West astronoom uit Denemarken

Richard Martin West dänischer Astronom

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West, R. M. 1941-

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

West, R. W.

West, Richard 1941-

West, Richard Martin 1941-

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English (104)

German (8)

French (7)

Spanish (4)

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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. as presented at the XVIIIth General Assembly of the IAU, 1982Astronomy from wide-field imaging : proceedings of the 161st Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Potsdam, Germany, August 23-27, 1993