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By Guillaume Dubus (auth.), Jean-Pierre Lasota (eds.)

Astronomy is by way of nature an interdisciplinary job: it includes arithmetic, physics, chemistry and biology. Astronomers use (and frequently improve) the most recent expertise, the quickest desktops and the main subtle software program. during this ebook twenty-two best scientists from 9 nations speak about how astronomy interacts with those different sciences. They describe sleek tools utilized in astronomy and the relatives among astronomy and know-how, undefined, politics and philosophy. additionally they talk about what it potential to be an astronomer, the background of astronomy, and where of astronomy in society today.

The ebook includes twenty chapters grouped in 4 parts:

  • ASTRONOMY AND PHYSICS discusses where of astronomy between numerous branches of (mostly high-energy) physics.
  • ASTRONOMY IN SOCIETY describes not just the old context of astronomy, yet concerns dealing with astronomers this day, together with investment, making plans, world wide collaboration and hyperlinks with industry.
  • THE instruments OF statement AND THE occupation OF ASTRONOMER discusses very small and extremely huge telescopes, in addition to reflect know-how, the garage, association and distribution of knowledge, being an astronomer at the present time, and the position performed via planetaria in teaching the final public.
  • ASTRONOMY on the FRONTIERS of data highlights the fight of astronomy as opposed to astrology, and the sciences of cosmology, planetology and astrobiology.

This interesting publication will attract execs within the fields of astronomy and physics, in addition to house institutes, examine companies and the overall public.

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