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Developing Basic Space Science World-Wide

A Decade of UN/ESA Workshops

  • Willem Wamsteker
  • Rudolf Albrecht
  • Hans J. Haubold

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. J. Andersen
      Pages 9-15
    2. A. H. Batten
      Pages 23-30
    3. H. M. K. Al-Naimy, C. P. Celebre, K. Chamcham, H. S. P. de Alwis, M. C. P. de Carias, H. J. Haubold et al.
      Pages 31-37
  3. Asia and the Pacific

    1. S. C. Chakravarty
      Pages 41-48
    2. B. M. Soriano Jr., C. P. Celebre
      Pages 49-54
    3. Ai Guoxiang, Yan Yihua
      Pages 77-93
    4. I.-S. Nha
      Pages 95-97
  4. Latin America and the Caribbean

    1. S. Torres1, V. Canon, R. Casas, A. Umana, C. Tello, T. Villela et al.
      Pages 113-122
    2. G. Tancredi, A. Sosa, E. Acosta, A. Ceretta, E. Joliet, M. Ruétalo et al.
      Pages 137-150
    3. A. Sánchez-Ibarra
      Pages 151-157
    4. S. Torres
      Pages 159-175
  5. Sub-Saharan Africa

    1. B. Warner
      Pages 179-181
    2. S. Anguma, J. Ayikoru
      Pages 211-218
    3. S.D.D.V. Rughooputh, G.K. Beeharry, K. Golap, N.H. Issur, R. Somanah, H.C.S. Rughooputh et al.
      Pages 219-234
  6. Western Asia and Northern Africa

    1. S.M. Hassan
      Pages 237-240
    2. M.A.M. Shaltout
      Pages 241-249
    3. M.B. Al-Malki
      Pages 261-266
    4. H.M.K. Al-Naimy, Khalil Konsul
      Pages 273-289
  7. Small Astronomical Telescope Facilities

  8. Projects for Space Science and Astronomy in Developing Countries

  9. Astrophysics for University Physics Courses

    1. D.G. Wentzel
      Pages 391-397
    2. D.G. Wentzel
      Pages 399-421
    3. D.G. Wentzel
      Pages 423-436
    4. D.G. Wentzel
      Pages 449-457
    5. D.G. Wentzel
      Pages 459-476
    6. D.G. Wentzel
      Pages 477-488

About this book

Introduction

? 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.

Keywords

Astronomical Observation CCD Europe Nation Observatories astronomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Willem Wamsteker
    • 1
  • Rudolf Albrecht
    • 2
  • Hans J. Haubold
    • 3
  1. 1.European Space Agency (ESA/VILSPA)MadridSpain
  2. 2.ST-ECF, ESA/ESOGarchingGermany
  3. 3.United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)ViennaAustria

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