Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy

Volume 4

  • André Heck

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 296)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. AndrÉ Heck
    Pages 1-12
  3. R. M. Bonnet
    Pages 13-25
  4. G. D. Mcdonald, M. C. Storrie-Lombardi
    Pages 27-36
  5. L. L. Christensen
    Pages 105-142
  6. J. P. Roller, M. J. Klein
    Pages 171-187
  7. V. Castellani
    Pages 265-283
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 305-330

About this book


I am most grateful to Andr´ e Heck for his invitation to write a foreword to OSA Volume 4 – I will use this valued opportunity to emphasise those topics in Vol. 4 which I consider important even if other topics may be of even greater importance in the universal scale of things. At the outset let me say that I commend Vol. 4 to its readers – it contains much of very great interest for organisations and strategies in astronomy. A topic which I consider to be of very great importance at this time is Adverse Environmental Impact on Astronomy. There are two papers on this topic in OSA 4 – Cohen on Strategies for Protecting Radio Ast- nomy and Schwarz on Light Pollution Control. The growth in the extent of use, the power and spectral demand for radio transmission continues to increase virtually exponentially. The impact on the ‘listening’ services such as radio astronomy has been severe. Only by creativity in developing new techniques for radio noise (including legal transmissions) reduction and by participating fully in the allocation process for radio frequencies has radio astronomy developed to the powerful investigative tool it is today.


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Authors and affiliations

  • André Heck
    • 1
  1. 1.Strasbourg Astronomical ObservatoryFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3989-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0049-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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