Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy 6 by Andre HECKOrganizations and Strategies in Astronomy 6 by Andre HECK

Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy 6

EditorAndre HECK

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When I wasa child, growing up in South America,I often went camping in the wild and hence had direct access to the wondrous Southern sky; the Southern Cross was all mine at the time. Little did I know then that the study of the sky would take such a huge importance in my life, and that in the end astronomy and astrophysics would in many ways become my country and my religion. I have lived in several di?erent countries, and when asked my nationality, I am always very tempted to reply: astronomer. I started as a theorist, and my only dream in my youth was to spend nights thinking and calculating, with paper and pencil, and to have the impression by dawn that I had understood something new. So at the time astronomy was seen or dreamt by me as a solitary endeavour, with periodic encounters with my wise adviser and professors; it is this model that I adopted when doing my PhD work. My generation has lived through many revolutions of all kinds. Those in astronomy, I believe, remain particularly remarkable, and I am a true product of them. Now, I elect to live and work in large organizations, and to share my endeavours with many people. And I relish the series of Andr´ e Heck on Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy, which help us recover our memories, reconstitute our own story, and read with glee about our neighbouring or far-away colleagues.
Place and date of birth: Jalhay (Belgium), 20 Sept. 1946. Nationalities: Belgian (birth), French (2004). Languages: Walloon (mother tongue), French (education language), English, Spanish (excellent knowledge), German (good knowledge), practical notions of a number of other languages. University degrees: Master of mathematics - Liège...
Title:Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy 6Format:PaperbackPublished:November 23, 2014Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

. Foreword (C. Cesarsky/ESO) . Editorial . The Evolving Sociology of Ground-Based Optical and Infrared Astronomy at the Start of the 21st Century (J.R. Roy & M. Mountain/Gemini Obs.) . Building Astronomy Research Capacity in Africa (P. Martinez/SAAO) . Astronomy in New Zealand (J.B. Hearnshaw/Univ. Canterbury) . The Current State of Austrian Astronomy (S. Schindler/Univ. Innsbruck) . Challenges and Opportunities in Operating a High-Altitude Site (R. Stencel/Denver Univ.) . An Insider's Perspective on Observing Time Selection Committees (J.L. Linsky/JILA) . Evaluation and Selection of Solar Observing Programs (H. Uitenbroek/NSO) . Evaluation and Selection of Radio Astronomy Programs: The Case of the lOOm Radio Telescope at Effelsberg (R. Schwartz, A. Kraus & J.A. Zensus/MPIfR) . The Development of HST Science Metrics (J.P. Madrid, F.D. Macchetto, Cl. Leitherer/STScI & G. Meylan/EPFL) . The Science News Metrics (C.A. Christian/STScI & G. Davidson/Northrop Grumman) . A Citation-Based Measure of Scientific Impact Within Astronomy (F.R. Pearce/Nottingham Univ. & D.A. Forbes/SwinbUrne Univ.) . A Comparison of Citation Counts in the Science Citation Index and the NASA Astrophysics Data System (H.A. Abt/KPNO) . Letters to the Editor of the AAS Newsletter: A Personal Story (J.L. Linsky/JILA) . Space Law (J. Hermida/Daihousie Univ.) . Search Strategies for Exoplanets (R. Rebolo/IAC) . IAU Initiatives Relating to the Near Earth-Object Impact Hazard (H. Rickman/Uppsala Obs.) . AFOEV: Serving Variable-Star Observers since 1921 - An Interview withEmile Schweitzer/AFOEV . The International Planetarium Society: A Community of Planetarians Facing the Challenges of the 21st Century (C.C. Petersen/Loch Ness Prod.) . The Hands-On Universe Project (R. Ferlet/IAP & C.R. Pennypacker/UCB) . Outreach from the Jodrell Bank Observatory (I. Morison & T. O'Brien/JBO) . Astronomy Multimedia Public Outreach in France and Beyond (A. Cirou/Ciel & Espace) . Astronomers and the Media: What Reporters Expect (T. Siegfried & A. Witze/Dallas Morning News & Nature) . Updated Bibliography of Socio-Astronomy