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The Vatican observatory, Castel Gandolfo : 80th anniversary celebration

Author: Gabriele Gionti; Jean-Baptiste Kikwaya Eluo
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2018.
Series: Astrophysics and space science proceedings, v. 51.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents contributions from an internal symposium organized to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Specola Vaticana, or Vatican Observatory, in the Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriele Gionti; Jean-Baptiste Kikwaya Eluo
ISBN: 9783319672052 3319672053
OCLC Number: 1018307684
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Pictures of the two Stamps for the 80th Anniversary Symposium.- Pope's address at the Papal Audience.- Preface.- Introduction.- Planetary Science.- 1) 108 years of Meteorites at the Vatican Observatory (Robert Macke).- 2) Physical characterization of fast rotator NEOs (Jean-Baptiste Kikwaya Eluo).- Stellar evolution and Stars.- 3) The Enigmatic Lambda Booetis Stars (Chris Corbally).- 4) A New near infrared survey of the inner regions of the Milky Way (Dante Minniti).- 5) Some Recent Investigations in Stellar Evolution at the Specola Vaticana (David Brown).- 6) The Vilnius Photometry System at the Vatican Observatory (Robert Janusz, and Richard Boyle).- Galaxies.- 7) WINGS, a wide field nearby galaxy cluster survey: some results (Alessandro Omizzolo).- 8) The Stellar Haloes of Galaxies (Richard De Souza).- Cosmology.- 9) A String Theory Based f(R)-Gravity with Duality Transformations (Gabriele Gionti).- 10) Creation of Matter in a Noncommutative Universe (Michael Heller).- 11) Testing new physics with polarized light: cosmic bire-fringence (Matteo Galaverni).- Education and Outreach.- 12) Some Rules for interacting with Journalists (Guy Consolamagno).- History of Astronomy.- 13) The Rome historical Cauchoix telescope recovered (Aldo Altamore).- 14) Stellar Populations: The Vatican Meeting in 1957 (Jose Funes).- 15 The Leap Second Debate and the Lessons from Lessons from Timekeeping History (Paul Gabor).- 16) A Short History of the Vatican Observatory (Ileana Chinnici).- Science-Philosophy-Theology.- 17) Some reflections on the Influence and Role of Scientific Thought in the Context of the New Evangelization (G. Tanzella-Nitti).- 18) The philosophy of expertise: the case of Vatican astronomers (Louis Caruana).- 19) Furnishing Creation (Paul Mueller).- Conclusion.
Series Title: Astrophysics and space science proceedings, v. 51.
Responsibility: Gabriele Gionti, Jean-Baptiste Kikwaya Eluo, editors.

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