The Three Galileos: The Man, the Spacecraft, the Telescope

Proceedings of the Conference held in Padova, Italy on January 7–10, 1997

  • Cesare Barbieri
  • Jürgen H. Rahe
  • Torrence V. Johnson
  • Anita M. Sohus

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 220)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Man

  3. The Galileo Spacecraft

    1. W. J. O’Neil
      Pages 17-32
    2. T. V. Johnson
      Pages 51-63
    3. M. J. S. Belton, The Galileo Imaging Team
      Pages 65-74
    4. W. J. O’Neil
      Pages 75-94
    5. L. A. D’Amario
      Pages 115-143
    6. M. R. Landano
      Pages 145-157
  4. The Medicean Moons

    1. R. Greeley
      Pages 191-200
    2. W.-H. Ip
      Pages 213-223
    3. N. Thomas
      Pages 225-238
    4. M. E. Davies, T. R. Colvin, P. Thomas, J. Veverka, M. J. S. Belton, J. Oberst et al.
      Pages 243-247
  5. Atmospheres

    1. S. K. Atreya, M. H. Wong, T. C. Owen, H. B. Niemann, P. R. Mahaffy
      Pages 249-260
    2. T. Encrenaz, P. Drossart, M. Roos, E. Lellouch, R. Carlson, K. Baines et al.
      Pages 261-270
    3. D. B. Banfield, M. Bell, P. J. Gierasch, E. Ustinov, M. Belton, A. P. Ingersoll et al.
      Pages 271-278
    4. T. C. Owen, S. K. Atreya, M. H. Wong, P. R. Mahaffy, H. B. Niemann, P. R. Mahaffy et al.
      Pages 289-297
  6. Magnetospheres

    1. H. Krüger, E. Grün, A. Heck, G. Linkert
      Pages 311-317
    2. N. Krupp, A. Lagg, S. Livi, B. Wilken, J. Woch, D. J. Williams
      Pages 319-330
  7. The Galileo Telescope

    1. A. Balestra, F. Pasian, M. Pucillo, R. Smareglia, C. Vuerli
      Pages 365-370
    2. A. Balestra, M. Callegari, S. Monai, F. Pasian, M. Pucillo, P. Santin et al.
      Pages 371-376
    3. R. G. Gratton, A. Cavazza, R. U. Claudi, G. Bonanno, P. Bruno, R. Cosentino et al.
      Pages 377-381
    4. E. Marchetti, S. Mallucci, A. Ghedina, J. Farinato, A. Baruffolo, U. Munari et al.
      Pages 383-388
    5. E. Masciadri, J. Vernin, P. Bougeault
      Pages 389-392
    6. M. Mendillo, J. Baumgardner, G. Cremonese, C. Barbieri
      Pages 393-400
  8. Coordination of Space and Ground-Based Observations

    1. G. B. Valsecchi
      Pages 401-410
    2. M. Mendillo, J. K. Wilson, J. Baumgardner, N. M. Schneider
      Pages 411-420
    3. R. Wohlmuth, D. Plettemeier, P. Edenhofer, M. K. Bird, S. W. Asmar
      Pages 421-428
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 429-459

About this book


The idea of having a conference in Padova describing the results obtained by the Galileo spacecraft and the characteristics of the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo began in 1995, when a number of colleagues from both sides of the Atlantic began exchanging suggestions and ideas. Looking at the schedules of the two teams, it was clear that the beginning of January 1997 would be a good time to hold the conference; these dates also luckily coincided with the dates of the memorable discovery of the Medicean moons of Jupiter by Galileo Galilei in Padova in 1610. To emphasize these three elements, the name of the conference was then proposed and accepted by the involved parties: NASA and JPL in the United States, the German space agency DARA, the University of Padova, and the Astronomical Observatory in Padova. I wish to recall a few key dates: In January 1610, Galileo--from his house in Padova--had the first hint of three and then four stars connected to Jupiter. In December 1995, the probe released from the spacecraft entered the atmosphere of Jupiter, and the spacecraft entered orbit about Jupiter. These extraordinary events were followed at JPL by a number of representatives of many institutions and space agencies. In June 1996, the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo was inaugurated by the King of Spain Juan Carlos I, in the presence of Prof. Luigi Berlinguer, Minister of University and Science. These ceremonies occurred as the spacecraft started touring the moon Europa.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Cesare Barbieri
    • 1
  • Jürgen H. Rahe
    • 2
  • Torrence V. Johnson
    • 3
  • Anita M. Sohus
    • 3
  1. 1.University of PadovaItaly
  2. 2.NASA HeadquartersUSA
  3. 3.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4955-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8790-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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