New Horizons from Multi-Wavelength Sky Surveys

Proceedings of the 179th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Baltimore, U.S.A., August 26–30, 1996

  • Brian J. McLean
  • Daniel A. Golombek
  • Jeffrey J. E. Hayes
  • Harry E. Payne

Part of the International Astronomical Union/Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 179)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. General Sky Survey Reviews

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. Disney
      Pages 11-17
    3. J. J. Condon
      Pages 19-25
    4. I. N. Reid
      Pages 41-48
    5. T. A. Mckay
      Pages 49-55
    6. N. Brosch
      Pages 57-67
    7. N. Gehrels
      Pages 69-77
    8. P. K. Seidelmann
      Pages 79-85
  3. Survey Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. N. E. Kassim, D. S. Briggs, R. S. Foster
      Pages 89-90
    3. B. Peng, W. Yuan, R. Nan, Y. Yan
      Pages 91-92
    4. J. L. Jonas
      Pages 95-96
    5. E. Fürst, W. Reich, P. Reich, B. Uyaniker, R. Wielebinski
      Pages 97-99
    6. S. A. Trushkin
      Pages 103-105
    7. G. G. Fazio, D. P. Clemens
      Pages 109-111
    8. S. Oliver, M. Rowan-Robinson, C. Cesarsky, L. Danese, A. Franceschini, R. Genzel et al.
      Pages 112-114
    9. S. D. Price, E. F. Tedesco, M. Cohen, R. G. Walker, R. C. Henry, M. Moshir et al.
      Pages 115-117
    10. D. L. Shupe, P. B. Hacking, T. Herter, T. N. Gautier, P. Graf, C. J. Lonsdale et al.
      Pages 118-120
    11. M. S. Chubey, I. M. Kopylov, D. L. Gorshanov, I. I. Kanayev, V. N. Yershov, A. E. Il’in et al.
      Pages 125-126
    12. C. La Dous, P. Kroll
      Pages 127-128
    13. A. R. Walker
      Pages 129-130
    14. Y. Chu, Y.-H. Zhao
      Pages 131-134
    15. K. Taylor, R. D. Cannon, Q. A. Parker
      Pages 135-138
    16. M. G. Mingaliev, A. M. Botashev, V. A. Stolyarov
      Pages 139-141
    17. U. Munari, R. Passuello
      Pages 142-143
    18. D. Roussel-Dupré, T. Pfafman, J. Bloch, J. Theiler
      Pages 144-146
    19. W. H. Waller, T. P. Stecher
      Pages 147-150
  4. The Interstellar Medium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. R. J. Oliver, M. R. W. Masheder, P. Thadddeus
      Pages 177-178
    3. Q. A. Parker, S. Phillipps
      Pages 179-181
    4. B. Dennison, J. H. Simonetti, G. A. Topasna, C. Kelleher
      Pages 182-183
    5. P. R. McCullough
      Pages 184-185
    6. D. Russeil, P. Amram, Y. P. Georgelin, Y. M. Georgelin, M. Marcelin, A. Viale et al.
      Pages 186-188
    7. T. Oka, T. Hasegawa, F. Sato, H. Yamasaki, M. Tsuboi, A. Miyazaki
      Pages 189-190
    8. W. H. Waller, F. Varosi, F. Boulanger, S. W. Digel
      Pages 194-196
  5. Galactic Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. S. R. Majewski
      Pages 199-208

About these proceedings


Large area sky surveys are now a reality in the radio, IR, optical and X-ray passbands. In the next few years, new surveys using optical, UV and IR mosaic cameras with high throughput digital detectors will expand the dynamic range and accuracy of photometry and astrometry of objects over a significant fraction of the entire sky. Parallel X-ray and radio surveys over the same areas will produce astronomical image and spectroscopic databases of unprecedented size and quality. The combined data sets will provide significant new constraints on star formation, stellar dynamics, Galactic structure, the evolution of galaxies and large scale structure, as well as new opportunities to identify rare objects in the solar system and the Galaxy. Large area surveys have formidable data acquisition, processing, archiving, and data distribution demands and this meeting provided a forum for sharing experiences amongst workers specializing in different wavebands as well as discussing how multiband observations can reveal fundamental relationships in our understanding of the Universe.


astrometry astronomy data acquisition databases galaxies photometry solar system star star formation universe

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian J. McLean
    • 1
  • Daniel A. Golombek
    • 1
  • Jeffrey J. E. Hayes
    • 1
  • Harry E. Payne
    • 1
  1. 1.Space Telescope Science InstituteBaltimoreUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-4803-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1485-8
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