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Boss, Alan 1951-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 52 publications in 5 languages and 2,863 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Observations  Periodicals  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QB820, 523.24
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Boss
The crowded universe : the search for living planets by Alan Boss( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomer Alan Boss argues that based on what we already know about planetary systems, in the coming years we will find abundant Earths, including many that are indisputably alive. Life is not only possible elsewhere in the universe, Boss argues-it is common. Boss describes how our ideas about planetary formation have changed radically in the past decade and brings readers up to date on discoveries of bizarre inhabitants of various solar systems, including our own. America must stay in this new space race, Boss contends, or risk being left out of one of the most profoundly important discoveries of all time: the first confirmed finding of extraterrestrial life. --from publisher description
Looking for earths : the race to find new solar systems by Alan Boss( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifty years of intensive searching for other solar systems produced no credible claim for an extrasolar planet. Then, in the last two exciting years, several teams of astronomers around the globe caught the first glimpses of a rich crop of giant, Jupiter-sized gas planets - the first compelling evidence that not only are there others Earth-like planets, but that they may well be more plentiful than ever imagined." "With an insider's perspective, prominent planetary scientist Alan Boss takes you to the front lines of this ongoing race for discovery, revealing the behind-the-scenes story of scientific determination, frustration, and triumph." "Along the way we meet all the major players, from astronomer Peter van de Kamp, whose dreams of discovery lived on undeterred even after years of painstaking observations proved futile, to maverick NASA administrator Daniel Goldin, who dared to suggest in 1992 that "perhaps, just perhaps, the next generation's legacy will be an image of a planet 30 light years from Earth." We watch as the brilliant innovators Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz invent a new method for detection and, defying all odds, make the first major discovery by looking in territory where seasoned astronomers said no planets could ever be found."--Jacket
Protostars and planets IV by Vincent Mannings( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astrophysics of planetary systems : formation, structure, and dynamical evolution : proceedings of the 276th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Torino, Italy, October 10-15, 2010 by International astronomical union( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a detailed snapshot of the state-of-the-art of the field fifteen years after the first extrasolar planet discovery announcement. The major review articles and contributed papers allow for vibrant discussions and confrontations between theory and observations. Datasets of the highest quality, innovative numerical tools and increasingly sophisticated theoretical models show the impressive progress being made in our understanding of planet formation and evolution, heralding the era of 'comparative planetology' as a new, expanding interdisciplinary research field. IAU S276 also examines the strategic planning exercises of both the science community and space agencies and ongoing preparations and developments of future ground-based and space-borne observatories devoted to the detection and characterization of extrasolar planets. This stimulating volume constitutes an important reference for both young scientists and seasoned researchers, who will contribute to the frontier of research in the field during the next decade. -- Back cover
Vie et mort des étoiles( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les 17 articles rassemblés ici "couvrent les différents chapitres de la vie des étoiles": naissance, activité, mort, intégration dans la galaxie
Uchū wa seimei de ippai : wakusei tansa ga akiraka ni suru atarashii uchū by Alan Boss( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unveiling the solar system 30 years of exploration : [lectures presented at] Nobel Conference XXXIII, Oct. 7 and 8, 1997 by Nobel Conference( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theoretical models of stellar formation by Alan Boss( )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reappraisal of the habitability of planets around M dwarf stars by J.C TARTER( )

1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gas giant planet formation core accretion or disk instability? by Alan Boss( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lecture on suspected gas giant planets, which have been detected in orbit around nearly two dozen nearby stars, their formation either by core accretion or disk instability. Core accretion required several million years or more to form a giant planet in a protoplanetary disk, however, disk instability can form a gas giant protoplanet in a few thousand years
Etymology by Alan Boss( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Phases Differential Astrometry Data Archive. 5. Candidate Substellar Companions to Binary Systems( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Palomar High-precision Astrometric Search for Exoplanet Systems monitored 51 subarcsecond binary systems to evaluate whether tertiary companions as small as Jovian planets orbited either the primary or secondary stars,perturbing their otherwise smooth Keplerian motions. Six binaries are presented that show evidence of substellar companions orbiting either the primary or secondary star. Of these six systems, the likelihoods of two of the detected perturbations to represent real objects are considered to be "high confidence," while the remaining four systems are less certain and will require continued observations for confirmation
Chess: Auction. Thursday. 2PM. 29 April 1993( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Origins billions star survey : galactic explorer by K. J Johnston( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Origins Billions Star Survey is a mission concept addressing the astrophysics of extrasolar planets, Galactic structure, the Galactic halo and tidal streams, the Local Group and local supercluster of galaxies, dark matter, star formation, open clusters, the solar system, and the celestial reference frame by determining the position, parallax, and proper motion, as well as photometry, for billions of stars down to 23rd visual magnitude. It is capable of surveying the entire celestial sphere or dwelling on a star field by varying the cadence of observations. The mission's ability to measure objects fainter than 17th magnitude allows a large number of extragalactic compact objects to be observed, making the astrometric measurements absolute. The project mission accuracy is comparable to Gaia for a survey mission. Improved accuracy can be achieved by dwelling on a particular star field or by using the Gaia positions at 14th magnitude to improve the positions of objects at the 18th–23rd visual magnitudes
George West Wetherill, 1925-2006 by Alan Boss( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Timeless journey : Orquesta Aragon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Seventy-two years old, La Orquesta Aragon, the crown jewel of the Cuban musical patrimony, shares its experiences and successes in this documentary. Havana, Cienfuegos, and New York are the stages of this musical trip during two concerts that took place in 2011
Abstract booklet of the conference Galactic Star Formation and Early Stellar Evolution, Ringberg Castle (Bavaria/Germany), May 29th - June 2nd, 1995 by Germany Conference on Galactic Star Formation and Early Stellar Evolution (Bavaria( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unveiling the solar system 30 years of exploration : [lectures presented at] Nobel Conference XXXIII, Oct. 7 and 8, 1997 by Nobel Conference( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Protostars and planets IV( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Created by the University of Arizona, this Web site is an online version of a book published in 2000 about protostars and planets. There are eight chapters to the book which can be accessed in any order. Concepts covered include: the origins of life, brown dwarfs, comets, and planet formation
 
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Alternative Names
Alan Boss American astronomer

Alan Boss US-amerikanischer Astrophysiker und Astronom

Boss, A. P. 1951-

Boss, A. P. (Alan Paul), 1951-

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