Thirty Years of Astronomical Discovery with UKIRT

The Scientific Achievement of the United Kingdom InfraRed Telescope

  • Andy Adamson
  • John Davies
  • Ian Robson

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. The Development of UKIRT

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard Ellis
      Pages 3-10
    3. Ian S. McLean
      Pages 29-38
    4. Phil Puxley
      Pages 53-62
    5. Andy Adamson, John Davies, Ian Robson
      Pages 63-74
    6. Andrew J. Adamson
      Pages 75-85
    7. Mark Casali
      Pages 87-96
    8. J. H. Hough
      Pages 97-111
    9. P. F. Roche
      Pages 113-126
  3. UKIRT Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Chris Davis
      Pages 129-142
    3. John K. Davies
      Pages 143-150
    4. Peredur Williams, Watson Varricatt, Andy Adamson
      Pages 151-157
    5. P. R. Steele, M. R. Burleigh, J. Farihi, B. Gänsicke, R. F. Jameson, P. D. Dobbie et al.
      Pages 185-192
    6. Nicholas Cross, Nigel Hambly, Ross Collins, Eckhard Sutorius, Mike Read, Rob Blake
      Pages 193-199
    7. Andrew J. Gosling, Reba M. Bandyopadhyay, Katherine M. Blundell
      Pages 201-206
    8. Mike J. Irwin
      Pages 229-234
    9. Philip Best, Ian Smail, David Sobral, Jim Geach, Tim Garn, Rob Ivison et al.
      Pages 235-250
    10. David Sobral, Philip Best, Jim Geach, Ian Smail, Jaron Kurk, Michele Cirasuolo et al.
      Pages 251-258
    11. Nial Tanvir
      Pages 259-268
  4. UKIDSS and the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. P. W. Lucas, D. Samuel, A. Adamson, R. Bandyopadhyay, C. Davis, J. Drew et al.
      Pages 279-289
    3. Sarah Casewell, Nigel Hambly
      Pages 291-298
    4. A. M. Swinbank
      Pages 299-307
    5. W. G. Hartley, O. Almaini, S. Foucaud
      Pages 309-321
    6. R. J. McLure, M. Cirasuolo, J. S. Dunlop, O. Almaini, S. Foucaud
      Pages 323-327
    7. Hugh R. A. Jones, John Barnes, Ian Bryson, Andy Adamson, David Henry, David Montgomery et al.
      Pages 329-341

About these proceedings


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.


30th Anniversary of UKIRT Infrared Astronomy Instrumentation Infrared Surveys Overview RAS-Springer Book UKIDSS Survey Description UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey UKIRT Reviewed United Kingdom Infrared Telescope

Editors and affiliations

  • Andy Adamson
    • 1
  • John Davies
    • 2
  • Ian Robson
    • 3
  1. 1.Southern Operations CenterGemini ObservatoryLa SerenaChile
  2. 2.Astronomy Technology CentreRoyal ObservatoryEdinburghUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.UKATCRoyal Observatory EdinburghEdinburghUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7431-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7432-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1570-6591
  • Series Online ISSN 1570-6605
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