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Astronomy Observations

  • Measurements of Spin-Orbit Angles for Transiting Systemsby Teruyuki Hirano

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This thesis presents accurate analyses of the spin-orbit angle for many remarkable transiting exoplanetary systems, including the first measurement of the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect for a multiple transiting system.?The author presents the observational methods needed to probe the spin-orbit angle, the relation between the stellar spin axis and planetary... more...

  • Searching for the Long-Duration Gamma-Ray Burst Progenitorby Robert Allan Mesler

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Nominated as an outstanding thesis by the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of New Mexico, this thesis seeks to identify the gamma-ray burst (GRB) progenitor. GRBs are extragalactic explosions that briefly outshine entire galaxies, but the mechanism that can release that much energy over a < 100 second burst is still a mystery.... more...

  • Governance von Forschungsnetzwerkenby Regina von Görtz

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 101.53

    Forschungsnetzwerke gelten als Keimzelle von Innovationen. Sie ermöglichen die Kooperation von Forschenden auch unter Wettbewerbsbedingungen und tragen damit entscheidend zur Produktion von neuartigem Wissen bei. Doch wie kommen Forschungsnetzwerke zustande? Wodurch lassen sie sich beeinflussen? Welchen Governancemechanismen unterliegen sie? Dies sind... more...

  • How to Find the Apollo Landing Sitesby James L. Chen

    Springer 2014; US$ 34.99

    This book is for anyone who wants to be able to connect the history of lunar exploration to the Moon visible above. It addresses what Apollo equipment and experiments were left behind and what the Apollo landings sites look like now. Each Apollo mission is examined in detail, with photos that progressively zoom-in to guide the reader in locating the... more...

  • Science and Spectacleby John Agar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 175.00

    Science and Spectacle relates the construction of the telescope to the politics and culture of post-war Britain. From radar and atomic weapons, to the Festival of Britain and, later, Harold Wilson's rhetoric of scientific revolution, science formed a cultural resource from which post-war careers and a national identity could be built. The Jodrell... more...

  • Planetologie extrasolarer Planetenby Mathias Scholz

    Springer 2014; US$ 49.99

    Als im Jahre 1995 die Schweizer Astronomen Michel Mayor und Didier Queloz die Entdeckung des ersten extrasolaren Planeten um einen sonnenahnlichen Stern bekanntgaben, konnte noch niemand ahnen, daß sich daraus in den folgenden knapp zwei Jahrzehnten eine neue, nicht nur in ihrer Entwicklung atemberaubende neue Disziplin der Astronomie entwickeln wurde.... more...

  • Geheimnisvoller Kosmosby ; Thomas hrke; Roland Wengenmayr

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.50

    Wie läuft die Fahndung nach der zweiten Erde? Wie beherrschen Dunkle Energie und Dunkle Materie die Entwicklung des Universums? Dieses Buch ist ein aktueller Reiseführer zu den Grenzen der heutigen Erkenntnis. Alle Beiträge in diesem Buch sind hochaktuell und von Fachleuten aus der Forschung geschrieben. Sie geben den Stand der aktuellen... more...

  • Opacityby Walter F. Huebner; W David Barfield

    Springer 2014; US$ 229.00

    The interaction of radiation with matter is a fundamental process in the universe; in particular, the absorption and scattering of radiation by matter (the opacity) govern the formation, evolution, and structure of stars and planets. But opacity is also important in many terrestrial applications in which radiation is the dominant means of energy transfer,... more...