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  • Interplanetary Outpostby Erik Seedhouse

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.95

    "Interplanetary Outpost" follows the mission architecture template of NASA's plan for Human Outer Planet Exploration (HOPE), which envisions sending a crew to the moon Callisto to conduct exploration and sample return activities. To realize such a mission, the spacecraft will be the most complex interplanetary vehicle ever built, representing... more...

  • Optics in Astrophysicsby Renaud Foy; Françoise-Claude Foy

    Springer 2006; US$ 149.00

    Gives reviews of detectors and of spectrographs, as well as forefront R&D in the field of optical coatings and of guided optics. This book addresses possible ways to handle photons, based on quantum physics. It also gives two reviews about wavefront processing and about image restoration and deconvolution algorithms for ill conditioned cases. more...

  • Astrophysics in the Next Decadeby H.A. Thronson; Massimo Stiavelli; A.G.G.M. Tielens

    Springer 2009; US$ 329.00

    Covers the Proceedings of the Astrophysics in the Next Decade : JWST and Concurrent Facilities conference. more...

  • The Impact of HST on European Astronomyby F. Duccio Macchetto

    Springer 2010; US$ 359.00

    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... more...

  • New Eyes on the Universeby Stephen Webb

    Springer 2012; US$ 44.95

    "New Eyes on the Universe -- Twelve Cosmic Mysteries and the Tools We Need to Solve Them" gives an up-to-date broad overview of some of the key issues in modern astronomy and cosmology. It describes the vast amount of observational data that the new generation of observatories and telescopes are currently producing, and how that data might... more...

  • China in Spaceby Brian Harvey

    Springer 2013; US$ 44.95

    Rockets were invented in China, the home of many modern inventions, including ancient astronomy, and were used originally for military purposes in the 13th century. The Chinese space program was founded in October 1956 by the father of Chinese rocketry, Tsien Hsue Shen, who lived in California in the 1930s until his expulsion as a Chinese spy. In recent... more...

  • Imaging the Southern Skyby Stephen Chadwick; Ian Cooper

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.95

    This book is not about imaging from the southern hemisphere, but rather about imaging those areas of the sky that lie south of the celestial equator. Many of the astronomical objects presented are also accessible to northern hemisphere imagers, including those in both the USA and Europe. Imaging the Southern Sky discusses over 150 of the best southern... more...

  • Hubbleby Oli Usher; Lars Lindberg Christensen

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.50

    Das Hubble Weltraumteleskop ist seit seinem Start im Jahr 1990 eines der bekanntesten, populärsten Wissenschaftsgeräte überhaupt geworden, nicht zuletzt durch die spektakulären Bilder u.a. in Printmedien. Dieses Werk enthält prachtvolle Bilder zu diversen Phänomenen des Kosmos, erklärt durch kurze, verständliche... more...

  • Grab 'n' Go Astronomyby Neil English

    Springer 2014; US$ 39.99

    Like everyone else, most amateur astronomers live busy lives. After a long day or work or looking after young children, the last thing you want as an observer is to have to lug out a large telescope and spend an hour getting it ready before it can be used. Maybe you are going on vacation somewhere in the countryside where there are sure to be dark... more...

  • Astronomy: All That Mattersby Percy Seymour; Sam Richardson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 15.00

    With a blend of exciting discoveries and important scientific theory,this innovative and readable introduction to astronomy is ideal for anyone who wants to understand what we know about the universe,and how we know it. Each chapter starts with details of a method of jow astronomers over time have observed the world,and then uses this as a springboard... more...