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Working papers [electronic resource] : astronomy and astrophysics panel reports / Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey Committee, Board on Physics and Astronomy, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, National Research Council.

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National Research Council (U.S.). Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey Committee.
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1991.
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Subjects:
Astronomy -- Research.
Astrophysics -- Research.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Contents:
""Working Papers""; ""Copyright""; ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""Panel Reports""; ""Radio Astronomy""; ""EXECUTIVE SUMMARY""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""SCIENTIFIC OPPORTUNITIES""; ""Millimeter and Sub-Millimeter Wavelength Astronomy""; ""Meter to Hectometer Wavelength Astronomy""; ""The Sun, Stars, Pulsars, Interstellar Masers, and Extrasolar Planets""; ""The Planets, Asteroids, and Comets""; ""Radio Galaxies, Quasars, and Cosmology""; ""Challenges For Radio Astronomy in the 1990's""; ""RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NEW FACILITIES""; ""The Millimeter Array""; ""Medium Scale New Instruments:""
""Small-Scale Projects""""CONTINUING ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS ALREADY UNDERWAY""; ""Facility Operation and Maintenance, Upgrading of Telescopes and Instrumentation""; ""Projects Already Underway:""; ""Long Range Programs and Technology Developments""; ""SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND ORGANIZATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS""; ""International Opportunities""; ""Balance Between the National Observatories and University Facilities:""; ""Agency Funding and Management Policies:""; ""ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS""; ""Report of the Infrared Panel""; ""I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY""; ""II. PERSPECTIVE""; ""III. SCIENCE OPPORTUNITIES""
""A. the Origin of Galaxies""""B. the Origin of Planets, Planetary Systems and Stars""; ""IV. TECHNICAL OVERVIEW""; ""V. PROJECT RECOMMENDATIONS""; ""A. Space Projects""; ""Sirtf Science Highlights""; ""Sofia Science Highlights""; ""Smmm Science Highlights""; ""B. Ground-Based Projects""; ""IRO Science Highlights""; ""C. Performance Comparison""; ""VI. FUTURE DIRECTIONS""; ""VII. INFRASTRUCTURE""; ""Optical/IR from Ground""; ""EXECUTIVE SUMMARY""; ""Large Scale Programs""; ""Medium Scale Programs""; ""Small Scale Programs""; ""Infrastructure Support""
""OPTICAL/INFRARED ASTRONOMY IN THE 1990's""""Research Environment""; ""Science Opportunities""; ""The Origin of Structure in the Universe""; ""The Origin and Evolution of Galaxies""; ""The Origin of Stars and Planetary Systems""; ""Technical Developments of the 1980's and Opportunities for the 1990's""; ""Advances in Telescope Technology""; ""Advances in Detector Technology""; ""Auxiliary Instruments""; ""Pioneering a New Frontier: High Angular Resolution O/IR Astronomy""; ""Adaptive Optics""; ""Ground-Based Optical/Infrared Interferometry""
""Ground-Based Optical/Infrared Astronomy Outside the US""""RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PANEL: LARGE SCALE PROGRAMS""; ""Priority 1: A Coordinated Program For Large O/IR Telescopes""; ""Background""; ""New Science Enabled by Greater Collecting Area""; ""New Science Enabled by Diffraction-Limited Imaging""; ""Expected Performance Gains""; ""Recommended Program for the 1990's""; ""RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PANEL: MEDIUM SCALE PROGRAMS""; ""Priority 1: A Coordinated Program for High Angular Resolution""; ""Background""; ""New Science Enabled by High Angular Resolution Observations""
""Recommended Program for the 1990's""
Notes:
John N. Bahcall, chair, Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey Committee.
Full report of Survey Committee published separately as: The decade of discovery in astronomy and astrophysics.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Bahcall, John N.
ISBN:
1-280-21203-9
9786610212033
0-309-56019-5
0-585-11878-7
OCLC:
923268351