Thirty Years of Astronomical Discovery with UKIRT: The Scientific Achievement Of The United Kingdom Infrared Telescope: The Scientific Achievement Of by Andy AdamsonThirty Years of Astronomical Discovery with UKIRT: The Scientific Achievement Of The United Kingdom Infrared Telescope: The Scientific Achievement Of by Andy Adamson

Thirty Years of Astronomical Discovery with UKIRT: The Scientific Achievement Of The United Kingdom…

byAndy AdamsonEditorJohn Davies, Ian Robson

Hardcover | December 12, 2013

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These are the proceedings of an international meeting hosted by the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the dedication of the UKIRT, the United Kingdom InfraRed Telescope.

The volume comprises 31 professional level papers. The first part of the book has 10 thorough reviews of the conception, design and build of the telescope, as well as accounts of some its key instruments such as IRCAM (the common-user infrared camera), CGS4 (the fourth Cooled Grating Spectrometer) and the Wide Field Camera. The second part of the book comprises 14 reviews of scientific achievements during its twenty years of visitor mode operations. The final part of the book is a series of 7 reviews of the results from the multiple surveys being done as part of UKIDSS (UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey).

The authors are all experts in their respective fields, for example instrument scientists, operations staff and leading astronomers.

Andy Adamson is Associate Director of the Gemini telescope and former Associate Director of UKIRT.John Davies is Astronomer at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh, ROE and a former UKIRT support Scientist.Ian Robson is Director of the UK Astronomy Technology Centre. Formerly, he was Director of the Joint Astronomy Centre.
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Title:Thirty Years of Astronomical Discovery with UKIRT: The Scientific Achievement Of The United Kingdom…Format:HardcoverDimensions:341 pagesPublished:December 12, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400774311

ISBN - 13:9789400774315

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Table of Contents

Part I The Development of UKIRT.- The UKIRT Success Story.- UKIRT - the Project and the early years.- The IRCAM Revolution.- The Submillimetre Years.- CGS4 rules OK.- The UKIRT Upgrades.- Operational Innovations.- Wide Field Camera.- UKIRT Polarimetry.- Mid-infrared observations from UKIRT.- Part II UKIRT Science.- Star formation.- Asteroids and Comets from UKIRT.- Spectroscopic tomography.- Interstellar spectroscopy.- Brown dwarfs.- White Dwarfs in UKIDSS.- Discovery of variables in WFCAM and VISTA data.- WFCAM transit survey.- Near-infrared extinction in the Galactic Plane.- Observations and modelling of PAHs.- Nearby galaxies.- Surveying the Local Group galaxies.- Radio and sub-mm galaxies.- High Redshift Emission Line Survey.- Bright Lyman-alpha Emitters at z<9.- gamma="" ray="" bursts.-="" part="" iii="" ukidss="" and="" the="" future.-="" ukirt="" infrared="" deep="" sky="" survey="" ukidss.-="" large="" area="" survey.-="" galactic="" plane="" cluster="" extralactic="" ultra="" properties="" of="" uv="" selected="" galaxies="" at="" _4.526_26_z26_26_6.-="" planet="">