Astronomy at the Frontiers of Science

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ISBN: 978-94-007-1657-5 (Print) 978-94-007-1658-2 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi

  2. ASTRONOMY AND PHYSICS

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-20

      The Universe as a Laboratory for High-Energy Physics

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      Pages 21-42

      Standard Candles in Astronomy

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      Pages 43-68

      High Energy Cosmic Ray and Neutrino Astronomy

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      Pages 69-85

      Interdisciplinary Aspects of High-Energy Astrophysics

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      Pages 87-106

      Gravitational Wave Astronomy

  3. ASTRONOMY IN SOCIETY

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 107-107

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      Pages 109-121

      A History of Observatory Sciences and Techniques

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      Pages 123-136

      Astronomy and Technical Progress

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      Pages 137-157

      Up the Decade! Predictions, Prescriptions, and International Collaborations by the American Astronomical (and Other) Communities

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      Pages 159-172

      Building a Strong, Unified European Astronomy

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      Pages 173-187

      The Future of Space Astronomy

  4. THE TOOLS OF OBSERVATION AND THE PROFESSION OF ASTRONOMER

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 189-189

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      Pages 191-208

      Small Telescopes and Planets

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      Pages 209-227

      Large and Very Large Telescopes

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      Pages 229-241

      The Challenge of Optics in Future Extremely Large Telescopes

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      Pages 243-258

      Virtual Observations

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      Pages 259-266

      Doing Astronomy at a Museum

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      Pages 267-281

      Being an Astronomer: A Testimony

  5. ASTRONOMY AT THE FRONTIERS OF KNOWLEDGE

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 283-283

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      Pages 285-307

      Astronomy Versus Astrology

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      Pages 309-320

      Fundamental Issues and Problems of Cosmology

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      Pages 321-336

      The Earth and Other Solar-System Bodies

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      Pages 337-350

      Exobiology: An Example of Interdisciplinarity at Work

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 351-357