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By Guillaume Dubus (auth.), Jean-Pierre Lasota (eds.)

Astronomy is via nature an interdisciplinary job: it contains arithmetic, physics, chemistry and biology. Astronomers use (and usually boost) the newest know-how, the quickest desktops and the main subtle software program. during this e-book twenty-two top scientists from 9 international locations discuss how astronomy interacts with those different sciences. They describe sleek tools utilized in astronomy and the family members among astronomy and know-how, undefined, politics and philosophy. in addition they talk about what it capability to be an astronomer, the historical past of astronomy, and where of astronomy in society today.

The publication includes twenty chapters grouped in 4 parts:

  • ASTRONOMY AND PHYSICS discusses where of astronomy between quite a few branches of (mostly high-energy) physics.
  • ASTRONOMY IN SOCIETY describes not just the historic context of astronomy, yet matters dealing with astronomers this present day, together with investment, making plans, around the globe collaboration and hyperlinks with industry.
  • THE instruments OF commentary AND THE career OF ASTRONOMER discusses very small and intensely huge telescopes, in addition to reflect know-how, the garage, association and distribution of information, being an astronomer this present day, and the function performed via planetaria in instructing the overall public.
  • ASTRONOMY on the FRONTIERS of information highlights the fight of astronomy as opposed to astrology, and the sciences of cosmology, planetology and astrobiology.

This interesting booklet will entice pros within the fields of astronomy and physics, in addition to area institutes, study enterprises and the final public.

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