Physics of Solar and Stellar Coronae: G.S. Vaiana Memorial Symposium

Proceedings of a Conference of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Palermo, Italy, 22–26 June, 1992

  • Jeffrey F. Linsky
  • Salvatore Serio
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 183)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. G. S. Vaiana and the Palermo Astronomical Observatory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Riccardo Giacconi
      Pages 3-19
    3. Giorgia Foderà Serio
      Pages 21-33
    4. Michael Hoskin
      Pages 35-46
  3. The Solar Corona

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. L. Golub
      Pages 71-82
    3. Arthur B. C. Walker Jr., Richard B. Hoover, Troy W. Barbee Jr.
      Pages 83-96
    4. J. Sylwester, B. Sylwester
      Pages 139-146
    5. B. Sylwester, J. Sylwester, M. Siarkowski, S. Serio, F. Reale
      Pages 147-150
    6. E. Antonucci, M. A. Dodero, G. Peres, F. Reale, S. Serio, B. V. Somov
      Pages 159-162
    7. S. Orlando, S. Serio, G. Peres
      Pages 163-166

About these proceedings


The original plans for a meeting to celebrate the second centenary of the As­ tronomical Observatory of Palermo were for a celebration with a double character. The gathering was to have both a historical character, appropriate for a bicenten­ nial, and a technical character, to note and chronicle the new phase of the history of the Observatory, which has prospered in parallel with the development of this fairly recent topic in astronomical research, the physics of stellar and solar coronae. After the untimely death of the Observatory's Director, Giuseppe S. Vaiana (Pippo to his many friends), a number of colleagues and friends insisted that the celebration should nevertheless be held and should be dedicated to this farsighted scientist who stimulated the development of coronal physics from the early x-ray observations of the solar corona to the recognition of coronae as an observable feature of nearly all stars. This memorial dedication did not change the character of the meeting, which was held in Palermo from 22 to 26 June 1992; as his contributions are very alive in the papers presented at the meeting and collected here, Pippo Vaiana has certainly achieved his place in the history of Astronomy.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey F. Linsky
    • 1
  • Salvatore Serio
    • 2
  1. 1.Joint Institute for Laboratory AstrophysicsNational Institute of Standards and Technology and University of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  2. 2.Instituto ed Osservatorio Astronomico di PalermoPalermoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-2346-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1964-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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