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A Giant Step: From Milli- to Micro- Arcsecond Astrometry (IAU S248)

A Giant Step: From Milli- to Micro- Arcsecond Astrometry (IAU S248)

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Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

C. Huang, Erik Høg, François Mignard, Edward B. Fomalont, Alexandre H. Andrei, Dafydd W. Evans, Toshio Fukushima, Imants Platais, Catherine Turon, Norbert Zacharias
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  • Date Published: September 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521874700

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  • The Proceedings of IAU S248 reflect the state-of-the-art in the field of astrometry, summarizing the scientific achievements at the tenth anniversary of the Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogue release. It shows the latest achievements in ground-based astrometry and details the progress of second-generation astrometric satellites. Currently, the highest accuracies at a micro-arc-second level are reached by interferometric techniques, especially at radio wavelengths. Establishing and maintaining the celestial reference frame at this level, within a relativistic framework, has been identified as one of astrometry's main tasks. The era of large surveys and virtual observatories brings inevitable changes to the role of astrometry in astronomy. For instance, galactic structure and evolution can be fully understood only by combining astrometric and astrophysical parameters. Finally, due attention is given to astrometric education in astronomy curricula for the twenty-first century. These Proceedings convincingly demonstrate the ever growing role played by astrometry in understanding the Universe.

    • The prospects of micro-arcsecond astrometry promise revolutionary changes in our understanding of the Milky Way and other galaxies
    • Highlights optical astrometry and the post-Hipparcos advances in ground-based astrometry as well as progress with second-generation astrometric satellites
    • Discusses astrometry in the age of large surveys and virtual observatories
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    • Date Published: September 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521874700
    • length: 610 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 179 x 33 mm
    • weight: 1.34kg
    • contains: 63 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Organising committee
    Conference participants
    Address by the local organising committee C. Huang
    Session 1. Hipparcos Catalogue Erik Høg
    Session 2. Highlights of optical astrometry Erik H. Høg and François Mignard
    Session 3. Astrometry with radio interferometers Edward B. Fomalont
    Session 4. Space astrometry: status and the future Alexandre H. Andrei
    Session 5. Celestial reference frames at multi-wavelengths Dafydd W. Evans
    Session 6. Towards reference frame at the micro-arcsecond level Dafydd W. Evans and Toshio Fukushima
    Session 7. Stellar parameters and Galactic structure & evolution Imants Platais and Catherine Turon
    Session 8. Astrometric education and outreach Catherine Turon
    Session 9. Astrometry in the age of large surveys and virtual observatories Norbert Zacharias
    Closing remarks
    Author index
    Object index
    Subject index.

  • Editors

    Wenjing Jin, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory

    Imants Platais, The Johns Hopkins University

    Michael A. C. Perryman, University of Bristol

    Contributors

    C. Huang, Erik Høg, François Mignard, Edward B. Fomalont, Alexandre H. Andrei, Dafydd W. Evans, Toshio Fukushima, Imants Platais, Catherine Turon, Norbert Zacharias

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