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New Horizons in Time Domain Astronomy (IAU S285)

New Horizons in Time Domain Astronomy (IAU S285)

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Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

  • Date Published: June 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107019850

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  • IAU Symposium 285 addresses studies of variability among the whole gamut of cosmic objects. While new fields involving transients, blazars, gamma-ray bursts, active galactic nuclei and quasars are still emerging, the puzzles posed by longer-term sources of variability still remain. This volume adopts an interdisciplinary theme, examining different manifestations of variability to gain new scientific insights that may be missed when one type of object or variability is studied in isolation. By integrating discussions from participants across the breadth of astronomical science, it addresses the core question: 'How can technology and collaboration be better harnessed to enhance the science requirements and outcomes?' With major new transient surveys coming online soon to lay the groundwork for LSST, the results, research tools and visions presented here will help both researchers and database managers collaborate in the exciting challenges of time-domain astronomy.

    • Addresses interdisciplinary studies of variability among the whole range of cosmic objects
    • Focuses on the different manifestations of variability to gain new scientific insights that may be missed when one type of object or variability is studied in isolation
    • Lays the groundwork for future large-scale transient searches and astronomical survey science
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    • Date Published: June 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107019850
    • length: 484 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 179 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • contains: 75 b/w illus. 10 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Foreword
    1. Can our data meet the challenges?
    2. Explosive or irreversible changes
    3. Things that tick
    4. Irregular and aperiodic changes
    5. Preparing for the future
    Workshop reports
    Poster papers
    Author index.

  • Editors

    R. Elizabeth Griffin, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Canada

    Robert J. Hanisch, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore

    Robert L. Seaman, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), USA

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