Developing Basic Space Science World-Wide: A Decade of UN/ESA Workshops by Willem WamstekerDeveloping Basic Space Science World-Wide: A Decade of UN/ESA Workshops by Willem Wamsteker

Developing Basic Space Science World-Wide: A Decade of UN/ESA Workshops

byWillem WamstekerEditorRudolf Albrecht, Hans J. Haubold

Hardcover | March 31, 2004

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? J. 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 childhood, humans of all nations and civilizations seem to share an innate fascination with the sky. Yet, people in different regions of the world have vastly different possibilities for pursuing this interest. In wealthy, industrialised societies the way is open to a school or higher education in science, possibly leading to a career in astronomy or basic or applied space science for the benefit of the country as well as the individual. In other regions, neither the financial nor the trained human resources are sufficient to offer that avenue to the future of the young generation, or those intellectual resources to the development of their country. This book addresses ways and means by which these obstacles can be, if not fully overcome, then at least significantly reduced.
Title:Developing Basic Space Science World-Wide: A Decade of UN/ESA WorkshopsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:504 pagesPublished:March 31, 2004Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1402016816

ISBN - 13:9781402016813

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The UN/ESA Workshops on Basic Space Science in the Developing Countries.- The International Astronomical Union.- The International Astronomical Union: Historial Perspective.- Astronomy Around the World.- Research and Education in Basic Space Science.- Asia and the Pacific.- Indian Space Programme.- Astronomy in the Philippines.- The Present Status of Astronomy in Sri Lanka.- A Short History of Astronomy in Indonesia.- Space Astronomy in China.- Astronomy in Korea.- Latin America and the Caribbean.- The Astronomical Observatory of Honduras: A Project of International Cooperation.- The Gem Project: An International Collaboration to Survey Galactic Radiation Emission.- The Galactic Emission Mapping (GEM) Project: Summary and Results.- A Centre of Astronomy for Paraguay: A Quest for a Moderate-Sized Telescope.- The Uruguayan Automated and Robotic Telescope "BUSCA".- Astronomy at the Universidad de Sonora.- Space Sciences in Latin America.- Sub-Saharan Africa.- Astronomy in South Africa.- The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT): A 10 Metre Class Spectroscopic Survey Telescope.- An Inter-African Astronomical Observatory and Science Park on the Gamsberg in Namibia?.- Current Developments in Basic Space Science in Nigeria.- Towards Introducing Space Science in Uganda.- Space Science & Technology in Mauritius Current Status and Future Opportunities.- Western Asia and Northern Africa.- Kottamia Telescope Upgrading.- The Marskhod Egyptian Drill Project.- Small Astronomical Telescopes for Research and Education at Helwan, Egypt.- Astronomy in Saudi Arabia: The Challenges.- The Status of the Network of Oriental Robotic Telescopes Project.- Basic Space Sciences in Jordan.- Small Astronomical Telescope Facilities.- The Role of Public Observatories in Astronomical Observations.- Small Telescopes in Research and Education.- Networking of Small Astronomical Telescope Facilities in Education and Research Programmes on Subjects Such as Variable Stars and Near-Earth Objects.- Single-Site and Multi-Site Photometric Research Programmes for Small Telescopes.- "Hands-on Astrophysics" and Beyond.- CCD Photometry of KZ Hya from the AAO (Paraguay).- Projects for Space Science and Astronomy in Developing Countries.- Chasing the Dream.- Provision of Astronomical Equipment for Developing Countries Through ODA of the Government of Japan.- The Astronomy Digital Library.- The Changing Role of the Telescope in Astronomy.- The World Space Observatory/Ultraviolet (WSO/UV) Project.- Astrophysics for University Physics Courses.- 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.