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Developing basic space science world-wide : a decade of UN/ESA workshops

Author: W Wamsteker; R Albrecht; H J Haubold
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2004.
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This book brings together the historical activities, the plans which have been developed over the past decade in the different nations, and the results which have materialized during this time in different developing nations. It aims to achieve for development agencies to be assisted in ways to find more effective tools for the application of development aid. The last section of the book contains a guide for  Read more...
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Developing basic space science world-wide.
Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2004
(DLC) 2003064121
(OCoLC)53469411
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W Wamsteker; R Albrecht; H J Haubold
ISBN: 140202519X 9781402025198
OCLC Number: 56105246
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 504 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface / J. Andersen --
1. Introduction --
The UN/ESA Workshops on Basic Space Science in the Developing Countries --
The International Astronomical Union / J. Andersen --
The International Astronomical Union : Historical Perspective / D. McNally --
Astronomy Around the World / A.H. Batten --
Research and Education in Basic Space Science / H.M.K. Al-Naimy [and others] --
2. Asia and the Pacific --
Indian Space Programme / S.C. Chakravarty --
Astronomy in the Philippines / B.M. Soriano, Jr. and C.P. Celebre --
The Present Status of Astronomy in Sri Lanka / I. Medagangoda --
A Short History of Astronomy in Indonesia / B. Hidayat --
Space Astronomy in China / Ai Guoxiang and Yan Yihua --
Astronomy in Korea / I.-S. Nha --
3. Latin America and the Caribbean --
The Astronomical Observatory of Honduras : A Project of International Cooperation / M.C. Pineda de Carias --
The GEM Project : An International Collaboration to Survey Galactic Radiation Emission / S. Torres [and others] --
The Galactic Emission Mapping (GEM) Project : Summary and Results / S. Tores --
A Centre of Astronomy for Paraguay : A Quest for a Moderate-Sized Telescope / A.E. Trouche Boggino --
The Uruguayan Automated and Robotic Telescope "BUSCA" / G. Tancredi [and others] --
Astronomy at the Universidad de Sonora / A. Sanchez-Ibarra --
Space Sciences in Latin America / S. Torres --
4. Sub-Saharan Africa --
Astronomy in South Africa / B. Warner --
The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT): A 10 metre Class Spectroscopic Survey Telescope / P. Martinez --
An Inter-African Astronomical Observatory and Science Park on the Gamsberg in Namibia? / H. Elsasser --
Current Developments in Basic Space Science in Nigeria / P.N. Okeke --
Towards Introducing Space Science in Uganda / S. Anguma and J. Ayikoru --
Space Science & Technology in Mauritius : Current Status and Future Opportunities / S.D.D.V. Rughooputh [and others] --
5. Western Asia and Northern Africa --
Kottamia Telescope upgrading / S.M. Hassan --
The Marskhod Egyptian Drill Project / M.A.M. Shaltout --
Small Astronomical Telescopes for Research and Education at Helwan, Egypt / M.A.M. Shaltout --
Astronomy in Saudi Arabia : The Challenges / M.B. Al-Malki --
The Status of the Network of Oriental Robotic Telescopes Project / F.R. Querci and M. Querci --
Basic Space Sciences in Jordan / H.M.K. Al-Naimy and Khalil Konsul --
6. Small Astronomical Telescope Facilities --
The Role of Public Observatories in Astronomical Observations / T. Kogure --
Small Telescopes in Research and Education / R.K. Kocchar --
Networking of Small Astronomical Telescope Facilities in Education and Research Programmes on Subjects such as Variable Stars and Near-Earth Objects / S. Frandsen --
Single-Site and Multi-Site Photometric Research Programmes for Small Telescopes / P. Martinez --
"Hands-On Astrophysics" and Beyond / J.R. Percy and J.A. Mattei --
CCD Photometry of KZ Hya from the AAO (Paraguay) / F.A. Doncel, A.E. Troche-Boggino, T. Noguchi --
7. Projects for Space Science and Astronomy in Developing Countries --
Chasing the Dream / J.R. Percy --
Provision of Astronomical Equipment for Developing Countries Through ODA of the Government of Japan / M. Kitamura --
The Astronomy Digital Library / G. Eichhorn --
The Changing Role of the Telescope in Astronomy / R. Albrecht --
The World Space Observatory/Ultraviolet (WSO/UV) Project / W. Wamsteker and B.M. Shustov --
8. Astrophysics for University Physics Courses --
Introduction ; Mechanics : Orbits and Kepler's Third Law ; More Mechanics of the Solar System ; More Mechanics : Neutron Stars and Clusters of Galaxies ; Thermal Radiation ; The Lives of Stars ; Cosmic Magnetic Fields ; High-Energy Astrophysics, Electromagnetic Radiation ; Mathematical Proofs / D.G. Wentzel.
Responsibility: edited by W. Wamsteker, R. Albrecht, H.J. Haubold.
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Andersen Niels Bohr Institute for Astronomy Physics and Geophysics Astronomical Observatory Copenhagen ja@astro.ku.dk The development of astronomy worldwide begins at the roots: Already from  Read more...

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