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The Impact of HST on European Astronomy

  • Offers a broad perspective of the advancements made possible by the HST over its almost two decades of operation

  • Emphasizes the impact of the HST advancements on European astronomical research

  • With a Foreword by Malcolm Longair

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings (ASSSP)

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Table of contents (55 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Stars, Star Formation, Stellar Populations and Planets

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
  3. Stars, star formation, stellar populations and planets

    1. Hot Massive Stars: The Impact of HST

      • Paul A. Crowther
      Pages 3-10
    2. HST Spectroscopy of the Hottest White Dwarfs

      • Thomas Rauch, Klaus Werner
      Pages 11-14
    3. HST’s View of the Youngest Massive Stars in the Magellanic Clouds

      • M. Heydari-Malayeri, M. R. Rosa, V. Charmandaris, L. Deharveng, F. Martins, F. Meynadier et al.
      Pages 31-36
    4. Planetary Nebulae and Their Central Stars in the Magellanic Clouds

      • Eva Villaver, Letizia Stanghellini, Richard A. Shaw
      Pages 37-40
    5. The HST Contribution to Neutron Star Astronomy

      • Roberto P. Mignani
      Pages 47-50
    6. Exotic Populations in Galactic Globular Clusters

      • Francesco R. Ferraro
      Pages 51-54
    7. Unveiling the Role of Jets in Star Formation

      • Deirdre Coffey, Francesca Bacciotti, Thomas P. Ray, Jochen Eislöffel
      Pages 65-69
    8. A Hubble View of Star Forming Regions in the Magellanic Clouds

      • Dimitrios A. Gouliermis, Thomas Henning, Wolfgang Brandner, Michael R. Rosa, Andrew E. Dolphin, Markus Schmalzl et al.
      Pages 71-75
    9. A Preliminary Budget for the Ionizing Photons in HII Regions of M51

      • Leonel Gutiérrez, John Beckman
      Pages 77-79
  4. Nearby Galaxies, Bulges, Spheroids and Galaxy Formation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 81-81
  5. Nearby galaxies, bulges, spheroids and galaxy formation

    1. New HST Views at Old Stellar Systems

      • Alvio Renzini
      Pages 83-90

About this book

The Hubble Space Telescope has facilitated major contributions to a wide range of topics in astronomy:

  • The study of nearby planets
  • The processes of star and planet formation
  • The stellar and interstellar components of galaxies
  • The discovery that most, if not all, galactic nuclei harbor a massive black hole that profoundly affects their evolution
  • The realisation that the universe as a whole is undergoing acceleration as a result of a yet unknown form of "dark energy".

This volume offers a broad perspective of the advancements made possible by the HST over its almost two decades of operation and emphasises their impact on European astronomical research. These proceedings of 41st symposium in the ESLAB series of the European Space Agency collect the oral and poster papers that were presented and discussed during the meeting.

Keywords

  • Dark energy
  • Deep fields
  • Duccio Macchetto
  • European Astronomy
  • Galaxies
  • Galaxy formation
  • HST
  • Hubble Space Telescope
  • Hubble constant
  • Planets
  • Quasar
  • Redshift
  • Star formation
  • Stars
  • Stellar populations

Editors and Affiliations

  • (STSCI), Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, U.S.A.

    F. Duccio Macchetto

Bibliographic Information

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  • ISBN: 978-90-481-3400-7
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Softcover Book USD 379.99
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