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
    8. R. Martin, E. Antonucci, B. V. Somov
      Pages 175-178
    9. E. Antonucci, M. A. Dodero, B. V. Somov
      Pages 179-182
    10. Raymond N. Smartt, Zhenda Zhang
      Pages 183-186
    11. R. Oliver, J. L. Ballester, E. R. Priest
      Pages 187-189
    12. R. Oliver, J. L. Ballester, A. W. Hood, E. R. Priest
      Pages 191-194
    13. Roger J. Thomas, Werner M. Neupert, William T. Thompson
      Pages 195-198
    14. Back Matter
      Pages 199-207
  4. Stellar Coronae: The Pre-Rosat Picture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. R. Mewe
      Pages 225-236
    3. R. Pallavicini
      Pages 237-248
    4. Frederick M. Walter
      Pages 249-256
    5. Jeffrey L. Linsky
      Pages 257-266
    6. G. Fabbiano
      Pages 267-273
    7. A. Collura, M. Barbera, G. Inzerillo, A. Maggio, G. Micela, F. Mirabello et al.
      Pages 275-278
    8. A. Maggio, S. Sciortino, L. Bianchi, F. R. Harnden Jr., R. Rosner
      Pages 291-294
    9. M. Cavallaro, M. Bossi, G. Guerrero, G. Tagliaferri
      Pages 295-298
    10. D. Barrado, M. J. Fernández-Figueroa, E. De Castro, M. Cornide
      Pages 299-302
    11. F. Favata, M. Barbera, G. Micela, S. Sciortino
      Pages 303-306
    12. G. Tagliaferri, S. Randich, R. Pallavicini, G. Cutispoto
      Pages 307-310
    13. J. G. Doyle, G. H. J. Van Den Oord, B. J. Kellett
      Pages 311-314
    14. O. G. Badalyan, M. A. Livshits
      Pages 315-317
    15. Back Matter
      Pages 319-323
  5. Rosat Observations of Stellar Coronae

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. J. H. M. M. Schmitt
      Pages 327-336
    3. F. R. Harnden Jr.
      Pages 337-343
    4. J. P. Pye, S. T. Hodgkin, R. A. Stern, J. H. M. M. Schmitt, C. Rosso
      Pages 345-351

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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