The Greatest Comets in History: Broom Stars and Celestial by David A.J. Seargent

By David A.J. Seargent

Comets have interested and awed humankind seeing that precedent days. Of the hundreds of thousands of comets recorded all through background, these deemed to were the main extraordinary were defined within the debts of eyewitnesses and infrequently recorded in authentic files.

This booklet introduces you to the best of the greats, beginning with the comet in 372 B. C. referred to as "Aristotle’s Comet" and finishing with the astounding visual appeal of McNaught’s Comet in 2007. there's an introductory bankruptcy explaining what comets are and the way they're categorized, and correcting a couple of well known misconceptions. Later within the ebook you'll examine the several returns of Halley’s Comet and the Kreutz sungrazing workforce, known as the kamikaze comets. there's even a bankruptcy on comets that have been noticeable in vast sunlight.

This e-book is exclusive. There are a couple of books on comets that make passing connection with a few of the extra well-known or outstanding items of the prior, and some catalogs with lengthy lists of comets. yet little targeted and descriptive details is contained in both of those assets.

This is an interesting account, not just for astronomers at each point but additionally for readers of well known technological know-how. In a fascinating method it pulls jointly an unlimited quantity of knowledge and provides wealthy anecdotal fabric that would entertain in addition to tell you.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Astronomy, 2nd edition, 2001 by Christopher G. De Pree, Alan Axelrod

By Christopher G. De Pree, Alan Axelrod

Customer advisor to trendy astronomy, with steps for taking on astronomy as a pastime, or heavily. offers counsel for purchasing and utilizing state of the art telescopes, and courses for exploring the skies. contains information regarding the foreign area Station. Softcover.

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Ecology of Blue Straggler Stars by Henri M. J. Boffin, Giovanni Carraro, Giacomo Beccari

By Henri M. J. Boffin, Giovanni Carraro, Giacomo Beccari

The lifestyles of blue straggler stars, which seem more youthful, warmer, and extra giant than their siblings, is at odds with an easy photo of stellar evolution. Such stars must have exhausted their nuclear gas and advanced some time past to turn into cooling white dwarfs. they're came upon to exist in globular clusters, open clusters, dwarf spheroidal galaxies of the neighborhood team, OB institutions and as box stars.

This publication summarises the various advances in observational and theoretical paintings devoted to blue straggler stars. rigorously edited prolonged contributions by means of famous specialists within the box disguise all of the proper features of blue straggler stars examine: Observations of blue straggler stars of their quite a few environments; Binary stars and formation channels; Dynamics of globular clusters; Interpretation of observational information and comparability with versions. The booklet additionally bargains an introductory bankruptcy on stellar evolution written by means of the editors of the book.

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The First Stars: Proceedings of the MPA ESO Workshop Held at by Achim Weiss, Tom G. Abel, Vanessa Hill

By Achim Weiss, Tom G. Abel, Vanessa Hill

Neither the formation means of "The First Stars" nor their life within the current universe is understood with any walk in the park. The authors of this quantity handle all open questions offering an abundance of attention-grabbing information even as giving a comparatively exhaustive review of our present-day wisdom. This covers study from spectroscopic observations, stellar evolutions, nucleosynthesis, constitution and galaxy formation. The contributions shed new mild on previous perspectives, frequently wondering conventional interpretations. facing difficulties on the crossroads of cosmology, famous person formation and chemical evolution in stars, the booklet addresses astrophysicists and researchers, in addition to graduate scholars. notwithstanding, it may even be of curiosity to nuclear physicists and astrochemists.

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Proceedings of the Galactic Center Workshop 2002: The by Angela Cotera, Sera Markoff, Thomas R. Geballe, Heino Falcke

By Angela Cotera, Sera Markoff, Thomas R. Geballe, Heino Falcke

Our wisdom of our surroundings of the nucleus of our galaxy has been vastly more suitable, by way of extra broad and delicate observations at radio and infrared wavelengths, the arrival of excessive solution x-ray imaging and spectroscopy, and enormous theoretical task to appreciate the nucleus and its elements, and their activity.
The Galactic middle Workshop 2002 was once geared up to study contemporary examine at the galactic middle, together with the most recent state of the art observations and critical theoretical advancements. The workshop lined phenomena on scales starting from the relevant numerous hundred parsecs to the vital parsec and inside of. each one subject used to be approached from either multi-wavelength observational and theoretical views. Content:
Chapter 1 High?resolution hello Absorption Observations in the direction of the critical 2 hundred notebook of the Galaxy (pages 1–7): Cornelia C. Lang, Claudia Cyganowski, W. M. Goss and Jun?Hui Zhao
Chapter 2 excessive answer, excessive Sensitivity Imaging of the Galactic middle at 330 MHz (pages 9–16): Michael E. Nord, Crystal L. Brogan, Scott D. Hyman, T. Joseph, W. Lazio, Namir E. Kassim, T. N. Larosa, okay. Anantharamaiah and Neboja Duric
Chapter three Spatially Resolved Very huge Array seventy four MHz Observations towards the Galactic heart (pages 17–24): C. L. Brogan, M. Nord, N. Kassim, J. Lazio and okay. Anantharamaiah
Chapter four Chandra view of the relevant three hundred laptop of our Galaxy (pages 25–31): Q. Daniel Wang
Chapter five Thousand X?ray Stars within the crucial 20 laptop of the Galaxy (pages 33–39): M. P. Muno, F. ok. Baganoff, M. W. Bautz, W. N. Brandt, P. S. Broos, E. D. Feigelson, G. P. Garmire, M. R. Morris, G. R. Ricker and L. ok. Townsley
Chapter 6 Magnetic box within the Galactic Centre: Rotation degree observations of extragalactic resources (pages 41–46): Subhashis Roy, A. Pramesh Rao and Ravi Subrahmanyan
Chapter 7 examine of the Nuclear Bulge area of the Galaxy (pages 47–51): okay. S. Baliyan, S. Ganesh, U. C. Joshi, I. S. Glass and T. Nagata
Chapter eight A morphological learn of the Galactic internal Bulge (pages 53–57): Kiran S. Baliyan, Shashikiran Ganesh, Umesh C. Joshi, Ian S. Glass, Mark R. Morris, Alain Omont, Mathias Schultheis and man Simon
Chapter nine hot molecular fuel, airborne dirt and dust and ionized fuel within the 500 valuable workstation of the Galaxy (pages 59–63): N. J. Rodriguez?Fernandez, J. Martin?Pintado, A. Fuente and T. L. Wilson
Chapter 10 customers for LOFAR Observations of the Galactic middle (pages 65–71): N. E. Kassim, T. J. W. Lazio, M. Nord, S. D. Hyman, C. L. Brogan, T. N. Larosa and N. Duric
Chapter eleven forty three GHz SiO masers in late?type stars with 86 GHz SiO masers and astrometry with VERA within the Galactic heart (pages 73–77): Lorant O. Sjouwerman, Maria Messineo and damage J. Habing
Chapter 12 A look for Radio Transients at third GHz within the GC (pages 79–83): Scott D. Hyman, T. Joseph, W. Lazio, Namir E. Kassim, Michael E. Nord and Jennifer L. Neureuther
Chapter thirteen A Molecular Face?on View of the Galactic heart quarter (pages 85–91): Tsuyoshi Sawada, Tetsuo Hasegawa, Toshihiro Handa and R. J. Cohen
Chapter 14 the interior 200pc: sizzling Dense fuel (pages 93–99): Christopher L. Martin, Wilfred M. Walsh, Kecheng Xiao, Adair P. Lane, Christopher ok. Walker and Antony A. Stark
Chapter 15 Gravitational balance of Molecular Clouds within the Galactic middle (pages 101–107): Tomoharu Oka and Tetsuo Hasegawa
Chapter sixteen Spectroscopy of Hydrocarbon Grains towards the Galactic heart and Quintuplet Cluster (pages 109–115): J. E. Chiar, A. J. Adamson, D.C.B. Whittet and Y. J. Pendleton
Chapter 17 X?rays from the HII areas and Molecular Clouds close to the Galactic heart (pages 117–123): Katsuji Koyama, Hiroshi Murakami and Shinichiro Takagi
Chapter 18 mirrored X?ray Emissions on enormous Molecular Clouds — proof of the prior actions of Sgr A (pages 125–131): Hiroshi Murakami, Atsushi Senda, Yoshitomo Maeda and Katsuji Koyama
Chapter 19 commentary of Toroidal Magnetic Fields on 100 percent Scales within the Galactic middle (pages 133–137): G. Novak, D. T. Chuss, J. L. Dotson, G. S. Griffin, R. F. Loewenstein, M. G. Newcomb, D. Pernic, J. B. Peterson and T. Renbarger
Chapter 20 prolonged photoionization and photodissociation in Sgr B2 (pages 139–143): J. R. Goicoechea, N. J. Rodriguez?Fernandez and J. Cernicharo
Chapter 21 Propagation of charged debris from the Galactic middle (pages 145–150): W. Bednarek, M. Giller and M. Zielinska
Chapter 22 Discovery of latest SNR applicants within the Galactic heart zone with ASCA and Chandra (pages 151–155): Atsushi Senda, Hiroshi Murakami and Katsuji Koyama
Chapter 23 Molecular Line Observations of the twister Nebula and its Eye (pages 157–160): J. Lazendic, M. Burton, F. Yusef?Zadeh, M. Wardle, A. eco-friendly and J. Whiteoak
Chapter 24 the quest for Water and different Molecules within the Galactic Centre with the Odin satellite tv for pc (pages 161–165): Aa. Sandqvist, P. Bergman, A. Hjalmarson, E. Falgarone, T. Liljestrom, M. Lindqvist, A. Winnberg and The Odin Team
Chapter 25 Deep X?Ray Imaging of the significant 20 Parsecs of the Galaxy with Chandra (pages 167–172): Mark Morris, Fred Baganoff, Michael Muno, Christian Howard, Yoshitomo Maeda, Eric Feigelson, Marshall Bautz, Niel Brandt, George Chartas, Gordon Garmire and Lisa Townsley
Chapter 26 Mapping Magnetic Fields within the chilly airborne dirt and dust on the Galactic heart (pages 173–179): David T. Chuss, Giles Novak, Jacqueline A. Davidson, Jessie L. Dotson, C. Darren Dowell, Roger H. Hildebrand and John E. Vaillancourt
Chapter 27 The Galactic heart Nonthermal Filaments: contemporary Observations and concept (pages 181–187): T. N. Larosa, Michael E. Nord, T. Joseph, W. Lazio, Steven N. Shore and Namir E. Kassim
Chapter 28 interplay among the Northeastern Boundary of Sgr A East and gigantic Molecular Clouds: Excitation Mechanisms of the H Emission (pages 189–195): Sungho Lee, Soojong Pak, Christopher J. Davis, Robeson M. Herrnstein, T. R. Geballe, Paul T. P. Ho and J. Craig Wheeler
Chapter 29 Sgr A East and its atmosphere – a view with XMM?Newton (pages 197–203): Masaaki Sakano, Robert S. Warwick and Anne Decourchelle
Chapter 30 Chandra ACIS Imaging Spectroscopy of Sgr A East (pages 205–210): Y. Maeda, ok. Itoh, F. ok. Baganoff, M. W. Bautz, W. N. Brandt, D. N. Burrows, J. P. Doty, E. D. Feigelson, G. P. Garmire, M. Morris, M. P. Muno, S. Park, S. H. Pravdo, G. R. Ricker and L. okay. Townsley
Chapter 31 A Census of airborne dirt and dust Absorption on the Galactic Centre (pages 211–215): Andy Adamson, Rachel Mason, Emily Macdonald, Gillian Wright, Jean Chiar, Yvonne Pendleton, Tom Kerr, Janet Bowey, Doug Whittet and Mark Rawlings
Chapter 32 Thermal SiO observations of a shell hooked up to the nonthermal filaments in Sgr A (pages 217–221): Toshihiro Handa, Masaaki Sakano and Masato Tsuboi
Chapter 33 Absorption and Emission within the 4 Ground?State OH strains saw at 18 cm with the VLA in the direction of the Galactic Centre (pages 223–227): R. Karlsson, Aa. Sandqvist, L. O. Sjouwerman and J. B. Whiteoak
Chapter 34 Constraints on distances to Galactic Centre non?thermal filaments from hello absorption (pages 229–234): Subhashis Roy
Chapter 35 Discovery of a non?thermal X?ray filament within the Galactic Centre (pages 235–239): Masaaki Sakano, Robert S. Warwick and Anne Decourchelle
Chapter 36 High?negative velocities within the internal 25 computer of the Galactic middle (pages 241–245): Lorant O. Sjouwerman
Chapter 37 particularly Cool Stars and the big name Formation historical past on the Galactic middle (pages 247–253): Robert D. Blum, Solange V. Ramirez, Kristen Sellgren and Knut Olsen
Chapter 38 large Stars and the construction of our Galactic heart (pages 255–261): Donald F. Figer
Chapter 39 The Galactic middle resource IRS 13E: a celeb Cluster (pages 263–269): Jean?Pierre Maillard, Thibaut Paumard, Susan Stolovy and Francois Rigaut
Chapter forty X?ray Emission from Stellar Clusters close to the Galactic heart (pages 271–277): Casey legislations and Farhad Yusef?Zadeh
Chapter forty-one Simulated X?ray emission from the Arches cluster (pages 279–284): Pablo F. Velazquez, Alejandro C. Raga, Jorge Canto, Elena Masciadri and Luis F. Rodriguez
Chapter forty two SiO Maser assets inside 30 workstation of the Galactic heart (pages 285–291): Shuji Deguchi and Hiroshi Imai
Chapter forty three 86 GHz SiO masing late?type stars within the internal Galaxy (pages 293–297): M. Messineo, H. J. Habing, L. O. Sjouwerman, okay. M. Menten and A. Omont
Chapter forty four CNO Abundances within the Quintuplet Cluster M Supergiant 5–7 (pages 299–302): S. V. Ramirez, ok. Sellgren, R. Blum and D. M. Terndrup
Chapter forty five New effects at the Galactic heart Helium stars (pages 303–307): Thibaut Paumard, Jean?Pierre Maillard and Susan Stolovy
Chapter forty six 10000 Stars towards the Galactic heart (pages 309–313): Francois Rigaut, Robert Blum, Tim Davidge and Angela Cotera
Chapter forty seven Stellar Orbits on the heart of the Milky manner (pages 315–319): N. Mouawad, A. Eckart, S. Pfalzner, J. Moultaka, C. Straubmeier, R. Spurzem, R. Schodel and T. Ott
Chapter forty eight Dynamical Friciton close to the Galactic middle (pages 321–325): Sungsoo S. Kim, Donald F. Figer and Mark Morris
Chapter forty nine Near?infrared adaptive optics observations of the Galactic heart with NAOS/CONICA (ESO) and GriF (CFHT) (pages 327–331): Y. Clenet, D. Rouan, F. Lacombe, E. Gendron and D. Gratadour
Chapter 50 Radio Pulsars within the Galactic heart (pages 333–336): T. Joseph, W. Lazio, James M. Cordes, Cornelia C. Lang, Eric V. Gotthelf and Q. Daniel Wang
Chapter fifty one assessment of low?mass X?ray binaries close to the Galactic middle (pages 337–341): A. Lutovinov, S. Grebenev, S. Molkov and R. Sunyaev
Chapter fifty two Neutrons, neutrinos, and gamma?rays from the Galactic middle (pages 343–347): W. Bednarek
Chapter fifty three Linear and round Polarization from Sagittarius A (pages 349–354): G. C. Bower
Chapter fifty four Intrinsic Radio Variability of Sgr A (pages 355–361): Jun?Hui Zhao
Chapter fifty five Flares of Sagittarius A* at brief Millimeter Wavelengths (pages 363–369): Atsushi Miyazaki, Takahiro Tsutsumi and Masato Tsuboi
Chapter fifty six Limits at the brief time period Variability of Sagittarius A* within the Near?Infrared (pages 371–376): S. D. Hornstein, A. M. Ghez, A. Tanner, M. Morris and E. E. Becklin
Chapter fifty seven a brand new X?Ray Flare from the Galactic Nucleus Detected with XMM?Newton (pages 377–382): A. Goldwurm, E. Brion, P. Goldoni, P. Ferrando, F. Daigne, A. Decourchelle, R. S. Warwick and P. Predehl
Chapter fifty eight looking for Structural Variability in Sgr A* (pages 383–389): Zhi?Qiang Shen, M. C. Liang, ok. Y. Lo and M. Miyoshi
Chapter fifty nine Observations of the Galactic Centre at 610 MHz with the GMRT (pages 391–395): Subhashis Roy and A. Pramesh Rao
Chapter 60 Closure Amplitude research of 15, 22 and forty three GHz VLBA Observations of Sagittarius A*: dimension is in keeping with the Scattering legislation (pages 397–401): G. C. Bower
Chapter sixty one VLBA statement of a radio intraday flare of Sgr A (pages 403–406): Makoto Miyoshi, Hiroshi Imai, Junichi Nakashima, Shuji Deguchi and Zhi?Qiang Shen
Chapter sixty two A Chandra View of Diffuse X?Ray Emission within the relevant 20 Parsecs of the Galaxy (pages 407–411): Sangwook Park, Frederick okay. Baganoff, Mark W. Bautz, Gordon P. Garmire, Yoshitomo Maeda, Mark Morris and Michael P. Muno
Chapter sixty three Investigating the submillimetre variability of Sagittarius A* with SCUBA (pages 413–417): Douglas Pierce?Price, Tim Jenness, John Richer and Jane Greaves
Chapter sixty four Near?Infrared Flux Limits for Sgr A* in line with NICMOS info (pages 419–423): Susan Stolovy, Fulvio Melia, Donald Mccarthy and Farhad Yusef?Zadeh
Chapter sixty five The wavelength dependence of Sgr A* dimension and the unified version of compact radio resources (pages 425–429): Fedor Prigara
Chapter sixty six look for round Polarization towards Sagittarius A* at a hundred GHz (pages 431–434): M. Tsuboi, H. Miyahara, R. Nomura, T. Kasuga and A. Miyazaki
Chapter sixty seven Radiatively Inefficient Accretion stream versions of Sgr A* (pages 435–443): Eliot Quataert
Chapter sixty eight Jet versions for Flaring in Sgr A* (pages 445–451): Sera Markoff and Heino Falcke
Chapter sixty nine A Jet?ADAF version for Sgr A* (pages 453–458): F. Yuan, S. Markoff and H. Falcke
Chapter 70 A version for polarised radio emission from Sgr A* (pages 459–465): T. Beckert
Chapter seventy one at the Chandra Detection of Diffuse X?Ray Emission from Sgr A* (pages 467–473): M. E. Pessah and F. Melia
Chapter seventy two A Relativistic Disk in Sagittarius A* (pages 475–481): Siming Liu and Fulvio Melia
Chapter seventy three The frozen (inactive) disk in Sgr A*: freezing the accretion of the new fuel too? (pages 483–489): Sergei Nayakshin
Chapter seventy four Gamma?ray emission from an ADAF round a Kerr black gap (pages 491–495): Kazutaka Oka and Tadahiro Manmoto
Chapter seventy five the invention of Sgr A* (pages 497–504): W. M. Goss, Robert L. Brown and ok. Y. Lo
Chapter seventy six the location, movement, and Mass of Sgr A* (pages 505–511): Mark J. Reid, Karl M. Menten, Reinhard Genzel, Thomas Ott, Rainer Schodel and Andreas Brunthaler
Chapter seventy seven Tidal techniques very close to the black gap within the Galactic middle (pages 513–519): Tal Alexander
Chapter seventy eight New MIR extra assets north of the IRS thirteen complicated* (pages 521–526): A. Eckart, J. Moultaka, T. Viehmann, C. Straubmeier, N. Mouawad, R. Genzel, T. Ott and R. Schodel
Chapter seventy nine complete 3 Dimensional Orbits for a number of Stars on shut ways to the valuable Supermassive Black gap (pages 527–533): A. M. Ghez, E. Becklin, G. Duchene, S. Hornstein, M. Morris, S. Salim and A. Tanner
Chapter eighty The Galactic heart stellar cluster: The significant arcsecond* (pages 535–541): R. Schodel, R. Genzel, T. Ott and A. Eckart
Chapter eighty one Stellar Dynamics within the Galactic middle: one thousand Stars in a hundred Nights (pages 543–549): Thomas Ott, Reinhard Genzel, Andreas Eckart and Rainer Schodel
Chapter eighty two A Bow surprise of Heated dirt Surrounding IRS eight (pages 551–555): F. Rigaut, T. R. Geballe, J.?R. Roy and B. T. Draine
Chapter eighty three tracking Sagittarius A* within the MIR with the VLT* (pages 557–561): A. Eckart, J. Moultaka, T. Viehmann, C. Straubmeier, N. Mouawad, R. Genzel, T. Ott, R. Schodel, F. okay. Baganoff and M. R. Morris
Chapter eighty four The magnetic box within the imperative parsec (pages 563–566): A. C. H. Glasse, D. ok. Aitken and P. F. Roche
Chapter eighty five Mid?Infrared Imaging and Spectroscopic Observations of the Galactic middle with Subaru/COMICS (pages 567–571): Y. Okada, T. Onaka, T. Miyata, H. Kataza, Y. ok. Okamoto, S. Sako, M. Honda, T. Yamashita and T. Fujiyoshi
Chapter 86 actual stipulations within the important Parsec Modeled from Mid?Infrared Imaging Photometry (pages 573–576): Dan Gezari, Eli Dwek and Frank Varosi
Chapter 87 LINC/NIRVANA – The LBT Near?Infrared Interferometric digital camera (pages 577–581): C. Straubmeier, A. Eckart, T. Bertram and T. Herbst
Chapter 88 sizzling Molecular fuel within the crucial 10 Parsecs of the Galaxy (pages 583–589): R. M. Herrnstein and P. T. P. Ho
Chapter 89 The ISM and Stellar Distributions close to Sgr A* (pages 591–596): Nick Scoville, Susan R. Stolovy and Micol Christopher
Chapter ninety Resolving the Northern Arm resources on the Galactic heart (pages 597–603): Angelle M. Tanner, A. M. Ghez, M. Morris and E. E. Becklin
Chapter ninety one Structural research of the Minispiral from high?resolution Br? information (pages 605–612): Thibaut Paumard, Jean?Pierre Maillard and Mark Morris
Chapter ninety two gasoline physics and dynamics within the relevant 50 laptop of the Galaxy (pages 613–619): B. Vollmer, W. J. Duschl and R. Zylka
Chapter ninety three the 1st size of Radial Acceleration of Ionized fuel close to Sagittarius A* (pages 621–627): Doug Roberts and Farhad Yusef?Zadeh
Chapter ninety four basic hydrodynamical Simulations of the Circumnuclear Disk (pages 629–634): Robert F. Coker, Michol H. Christopher, Susan R. Stolovy and Nick Z. Scoville

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Hunting and Imaging Comets by Martin Mobberley

By Martin Mobberley

Of the entire items seen within the evening sky, it's the brightest comets that experience so much involved novice astronomers and alarmed the human inhabitants. No different gadgets can stretch as some distance around the sky because the tail of a really nice comet, or be as simply obvious as a zero-magnitude ‘broom star.’ lately novice astronomers have made a few mind-blowing discoveries, together with the comets Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake, whereas additionally enjoying a serious function in detecting the comets that hit Jupiter in 1994 and 2009. It used to be additionally an novice astronomer that first noticed the outstanding October 2007 outburst of 17P/Holmes. getting to know a comet has regularly been the best prize for the beginner astronomer – the opportunity to really “write your identify around the sky.” Remarkably, regardless of regimen specialist CCD surveys, many amateurs around the world nonetheless notice comets within the twenty first century. In looking and Imaging Comets Martin Mobberley, an energetic comet imager himself, explains how non-professionals have accomplished such luck. This booklet describes in unique element how novice astronomers can locate comets and catch miraculous photos of them utilizing sleek telescopes, CCDs, and electronic SLRs. Mobberley additionally explains how software program can be utilized to degree the positions and brightness magnitudes of comets to a pro ordinary and the way to publish these medical effects to the astronomical neighborhood. a good way to look for new comets, or just realize recognized ones, this can be the e-book for you!

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Vom Urknall zum Durchknall : Die absurde Jagd nach der by Alexander Unzicker

By Alexander Unzicker

Die Physik ist bei der Jagd nach der Weltformel in eine Sackgasse geraten. Der Autor zeichnet nach, wie die theoretische Physik vom Weg abkam und nun mit immer größeren Spekulationsblasen in die Esoterik abdriftet. Witzig-bissig und mit unterhaltsamen Anekdoten, aber auch fundiert bis ins element nimmt er die heutige Physik aufs Korn und erinnert an die unbeantworteten Fragen, die die wirklichen Größen der Physik bewegt haben. Trotz oder gerade wegen der kritischen Töne ein faszinierendes und nachdenklich machendes Plädoyer für die Wissenschaft.

"Dies ist ein für Laien als auch für Studenten sehr interessant und unterhaltsam geschriebenes Buch über die Probleme der heutigen Physik und Kosmologie. Ich bin beeindruckt." Pavel Kroupa

"Ein zugleich amüsantes und informatives Buch." Ernst Peter Fischer

"Flott und humorvoll geschrieben und mit zahlreichen Anekdoten aus Wissenschaftsgeschichte und -betrieb bespickt, bereitet die Lektüre [...] dem jenseits des Konsens denkenden Zeitgenossen Vergnügen, es knarzt gewaltig im Gebälk des wissenschaftlichen Establishments!" Raum & Zeit

"Ich habe mich gleich festgelesen, wie es mir sonst nur in Krimis passiert" Michael Drieschner

"Der traut sich was!" Dieter B. Herrmann

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Advancing Variable Star Astronomy: The Centennial History of by Thomas R. Williams

By Thomas R. Williams

Based in 1911, the AAVSO boasts over 1200 participants and observers and is the world's greatest non-profit association devoted to variable famous person commentary. This well timed e-book marks the AAVSO's centennial 12 months, offering an authoritative and actual background of this crucial organization. Writing in an interesting and obtainable sort, the authors flow chronologically via 5 eras of the AAVSO, discussing the evolution of its constitution and goal. during the textual content, the main target is at the millions of people whose contributions have made the AAVSO's development attainable. Describing a century of interplay among novice astronomers, the authors have fun the collaborative relationships that experience existed through the years. because the definitive heritage of the 1st hundred years of the AAVSO, this article has large allure and should be of curiosity to beginner astronomers, in addition to historians and sociologists of technology often.

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Expounding the Mathematical Seed. Vol. 2: The Supplements: A by Agathe Keller

By Agathe Keller

In the 5th century, the Indian mathematician Aryabhata wrote a small yet well-known paintings on astronomy in 118 verses known as the Aryabhatiya. Its moment bankruptcy offers a precis of Hindu arithmetic as much as that time, and 2 hundred years later, the Indian astronomer Bhaskara glossed that bankruptcy. quantity 1 of this paintings was once an English translation of Bhaskara’s remark, and this quantity comprises factors for every verse observation translated in quantity 1.

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