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Stern, Alan 1957-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 149 publications in 1 language and 8,524 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Adapter, Other
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Most widely held works about Alan Stern
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Most widely held works by Alan Stern
Our universe : the thrill of extragalactic exploration as told by leading experts by Alan Stern( )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 2,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation The Universe in which we live is unimaginably vast and ancient, with countless star-systems, galaxies and extraordinary phenomena as different and strange as blackholes, dark-matter, gamma-ray bursts and nearly-invisible galaxies. From our earliest days humankind has looked to these heavens in awe. Our Universe is a fascinating collection of articles on extra-galactic astronomy and cosmology at the dawn of the 21st century. This accessible, wonderfully illustrated book has been written by some of the world's foremost astrophysicists. Some are theorists, some computational modellers, some observers, but all provide deep insight into the most cutting-edge, difficult, and bizarre topics of astrophysics. These highly personal perspectives, however, reveal more than the wonders and achievements of modern astronomy, more than its techniques and state of knowledge. Our Universe also describes what drives these extraordinary scientists and how their careers and very lives have been shaped by a burning desire to understand our Universe
Pluto and Charon : ice worlds on the ragged edge of the solar system by Alan Stern( )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 2,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An interwoven tale of exotic Pluto, its unusual satellite companion Charon, and the dynamic, high-technology world of twentieth-century astronomy."--Jacket
Our worlds : the magnetism and thrill of planetary exploration : as descibed by leading planetary scientists by Alan Stern( )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The eight essays range across the breadth of planetary science, from the inner to the outer worlds, from telescopic to robotic exploration, and from computerized armchairs to diving below the Antarctic ice. The stories encompass tales of personal exploration and the fears of a scientist living at the edge of funding difficulties. You will learn about the mountains of the Moon, the craters of Venus, the volcanos of Io, the possibility of seas on Titan, and more. Within this book you will find both a lot of planetary science, and an insider's perspective about how planetary science is done. You will also see a good deal of what drives and interests planetary scientists and, on occasion, you will see their inner hopes and aspirations revealed."--Jacket
Chasing new horizons : inside the epic first mission to Pluto by Alan Stern( Book )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. More than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at more than 32,000 miles per hour, focusing its instruments on the long-mysterious icy worlds of the Pluto system, and then, just as quickly, continued on its journey out into the beyond. Nothing like this has occurred in a generation--a raw exploration of new worlds unparalleled since NASA's Voyager missions to Uranus and Neptune--and nothing quite like it is planned to happen ever again. The photos that New Horizons sent back to Earth graced the front pages of newspapers on all 7 continents, and NASA's website for the mission received more than 2 billion hits in the days surrounding the flyby. At a time when so many think that our most historic achievements are in the past, the most distant planetary exploration ever attempted not only succeeded in 2015 but made history and captured the world's imagination. How did this happen? Chasing New Horizons is the story of the men and women behind this amazing mission: of their decades-long commitment and persistence; of the political fights within and outside of NASA; of the sheer human ingenuity it took to design, build, and fly the mission; and of the plans for New Horizons' next encounter, 1 billion miles past Pluto in 2019. Told from the insider's perspective of mission leader Dr. Alan Stern and others on New Horizons, and including two stunning 16-page full-color inserts of images, Chasing New Horizons is a riveting account of scientific discovery, and of how much we humans can achieve when people focused on a dream work together toward their incredible goal."--Jacket
The U.S. space program after Challenger : where are we going? by Alan Stern( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the investigation into the Challenger catastrophe, the reshaping of NASA, the debate over manned versus unmanned space flights, and the future possibilities for commercial enterprises in space
Worlds beyond : the thrill of planetary exploration by Alan Stern( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characteristics of a future aeronautical satellite communications system by Philip Y Sohn( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annual report for NASA planetary astronomy lunar atmospheric imaging study by Alan Stern( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An final report for studies of disks around the sun and other stars, NAGW-4468 by Alan Stern( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual report for chairmanship of the Neptune Pluto Outer Planets Science Working Group by Alan Stern( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A semi-annual report for studies of extra-solar Oort Clouds and the Kuiper Disk by Alan Stern( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collisional time scales in the Kuiper disk and their implications by Alan Stern( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A semi-annual report for studies of extra-solaʹr oort clouds and the Kuiper disk by Alan Stern( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A final report for SO2 on Venus : a final cross-calibration with Pioneer Venus by Alan Stern( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Final report for Origins of Solar Systems Workshop : the origin, evolution, and detectability of short period comets( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chiron and the centaurs : escapees from the Kuiper belt by Alan Stern( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Undetermined and English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principal investigators data package for project initiation conference (PIC) : EUVS sounding rocket #36.117CL : target, Venus by Alan Stern( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A final report for distribution and nature of UV absorbers on Triton's surface, contract no. NAGW-3402 by Alan Stern( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rocket FUV observations of the Io plasma torus during the Shoemaker-Levy/9 impacts( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual report for distribution and nature of UV absorbers on Triton's surface by Alan Stern( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Our universe : the thrill of extragalactic exploration as told by leading experts
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Pluto and Charon : ice worlds on the ragged edge of the solar systemOur worlds : the magnetism and thrill of planetary exploration : as descibed by leading planetary scientistsWorlds beyond : the thrill of planetary exploration
Alternative Names
Alan Stern Amerikaans astronoom

Alan Stern Amerikaanse sterrekundige

Alan Stern amerikansk astronom

Alan Stern astronome américain

Alan Stern astronomo statunitense

S. Alan Stern

Stern, A. 1957-

Stern, A. (Alan), 1957-

Stern Alan

Stern, Alan 1957-

Stern, Alan S. 1957-

Stern, S.A. 1957-

Stern, S. A. (Sol Alan), 1957-

Stern, S. Alan

Stern, S. Alan 1957-

Stern, S. Alan (Sol Alan), 1957-

Stern, Sol Alan 1957-

Алан Штерн

אלן סטרן

آلان ستيرن عالم فلك من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

آلن استرن ستاره‌شناس آمریکایی

アラン・スターン

阿兰·斯特恩

艾倫·斯特恩

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English (86)