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Astronomy for the Developing World (IAU XXVI GA SPS5)

Astronomy for the Developing World (IAU XXVI GA SPS5)

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Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

  • Editors:
  • John Hearnshaw, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Peter Martinez, South African Astronomical Observatory, Cape Town
  • Date Published: October 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521876575

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  • This volume presents papers concerning astronomy education and research in developing countries presented at a special session at the IAU 26th General Assembly in Prague. It gives a picture of the present state of astronomy in five major developing regions of the world: Latin America, Africa, Central Asia, the Far East and Eastern Europe. The book covers education and research, and also public outreach. New astronomy projects in developing countries are described, and initiatives to promote astronomy and space science from the UN and organizations other than the IAU are also covered. It finishes with a discussion of the future role of virtual observatories in developing countries and the concept of a Third World Astronomy Institute. This volume will be useful resource and reference for astronomers interested in promoting and supporting astronomy and space science around the world.

    • Provides new ideas about how to develop astronomy through education, public outreach, and research
    • Shows how modest research projects can be established in a developing economy
    • Highlight the opportunities for collaboration between developing and developed countries to promote new research initiatives
    • Supported by Commission 46 (Astronomy education and development) of the International Astronomical Union
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    • Date Published: October 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521876575
    • length: 346 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 182 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.844kg
    • contains: 162 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Overview to Astronomy in the Developing World
    2. Astronomy in Latin America and the Caribbean
    3. Astronomy in Africa
    4. Astronomy in Eastern Asia and the Pacific
    5. Astronomy in the Middle East and Central Asia
    6. Astronomy in Eastern Europe
    7. Astronomy Education in Developing Countries
    8. Promoting Astronomy in Developing Countries through the UN, IHY and COSPAR
    9. The Virtual Observatory and Developing Countries
    Subject Index
    Author Index.

  • Editors

    John Hearnshaw, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

    Peter Martinez, South African Astronomical Observatory, Cape Town

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