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Call number:SPRINGER-2016-9783319249070:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Picture This! Grasping the Dimensions of Time and Space
Author(s): Michael Carroll
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (31 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-24907-0
Contents:Preface: The Long and the Short of It -- Part One: Our Place in the Cosmos -- Chapter One: Asteroids, Comets, and Our Cosmic Landscape -- Chapter Two: Ice Dwarfs and Tiny Moons -- Chapter Three: The Weirdest Moons, Large and Small --
Chapter Four: A Tour of the Planets -- Chapter Five: Bright, Shining Stars -- Chapter Six: Nebulae, Galaxies, and the Edge of All Things -- Chapter Seven: Understanding Scale in the Universe -- Part Two: Our Place in Time -- Chapter
Eight: The Worlds Around Us -- Chapter Nine: Space Travel -- Index
ISBN:9783319249070
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Keywords: Popular works , Planetology , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , Planetology
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Call number:SPRINGER-2016-9783319227955:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Lost Constellations A History of Obsolete, Extinct, or Forgotten Star Lore
Author(s): John C Barentine
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (506 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-22795-5
Contents:Introduction -- What Is A Constellation? -- The Celestial Cartographers -- IAU Commission 3 and the 'Modern 88' -- The Lost Constellations -- Asterisms, Single-Sourced Constellations, and 'Re-branded' Figures -- Conclusion --
Appendices -- Bibliography -- Index
ISBN:9783319227955
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Call number:SPRINGER-2016-9783319227269:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Three-body Problem from Pythagoras to Hawking
Author(s): Mauri Valtonen
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (70 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-22726-9
Contents:1 Classical problems -- 2 From Newton to Einstein: the discovery of laws of motion and gravity -- 3 From comets to chaos -- 4 Fractals, entropy and arrow of time -- 5 Solar System -- 6 Interacting galaxies -- 7 Three body problem in
perspective -- 8 Black holes and quasars
ISBN:9783319227269
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Keywords: Popular works , Dynamics , Ergodic theory , Physics , Gravitation , Mechanics , Astrophysics , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory , Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory , Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Mechanics , Mathematical Methods in Physics
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Title:Moons of the Solar System From Giant Ganymede to Dainty Dactyl
Author(s): James A Hall III
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (57 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-20636-3
Contents:Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Notes on the Text -- Part I: Moons -- 1: The Inner Planets: Mercury and Venus -- 2: Earth and Luna -- 3: Mars -- 4: Asteroids -- 5: Jupiter.- 6: Saturn -- 7: Uranus -- 8:
Neptune -- 9: Distant Minor Planets -- Part II: Projects -- 10: Logging -- 11: The speed of light -- 12: Telescopic Moon Targets -- 13: Life On Moon Worlds -- 14: Citizen Science -- Glossary -- Appendices
ISBN:9783319206363
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Call number:SPRINGER-2007-9780387499604:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Hands-On Guide For Science Communicators [electronic resource] A Step-By-Step Approach to Public Outreach
Author(s): Lars Lindberg Christensen
Date:2007
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
Size:1 online resource
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Note:Lars Lindberg Christensen is a science communication specialist and works in Munich, Germany, as head of communication for the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in Europe. Many people know something about communication it isafter all an innate human a bility but a full comprehension of how to do science communication effectively is not acquired easily. This Guide touches upon all aspects of science communication, revealing a tightly interwoven fabricof issues: product types, target groups, written com munication, visual communication, validation processes, practices of efficient workflow, distribution, promotion, advertising and much more. New science communicators will find thisGuide both helpful and inspirational. I am overwhelmed at how thorough and how well thought-through this book is. Even with my regular relationships with popular communication and with public relations officers, I hadnt realizedhow well documented the field could be until I saw it done here. -Jay M. Pasachoff, Williams College, President, IAU Commission on Education and Development, author of The Cosmos: Astronomy in the New Millennium and The CompleteIdiots Guide to the Sun I would have expected a high standard from a public outreach scientist at the European Space Agency, but this soars way above the normal standard of competence. I have certainly learned a great deal fromthis guide. It deserves a wide readership among science communicators. -Simon Mitton, Author of Conflict in the Cosmos: Fred Hoyles Life in Science and Edit or of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy Christensen uses clearprinciples and well-chosen examples, along with tables, diagrams, and even a press release visibility scale to convey the art and science of Science Communication in an authoritative and illuminating manner. -Stephen P. Maran, PressOfficer, AAS, Editor, The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia This book is very well presented, in a good-humored style, with an ab
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Contents:Setting the scene
Science Communication
The Communication Process
The Communication Office
The production
Overview Of The Production Chain
Target Groups
Product Types
Written Communication
Press Releases
Production Of Printed Products
Visual Communication
Technical Set
Up
Distribution
Evaluation and Archiving
Selected topics
Making Websites
Video Production
Crisis Communication
Guidelines for Scientists and Communicators
How to Host a Press Conference
Overcoming National Barriers
Going Commercial
Credibility in Science Commun
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Keywords: Astronomy , Social sciences
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Call number:SPRINGER-2004-9781475761207:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Out of this World Colliding Universes, Branes, Strings, and Other Wild Ideas of Modern Physics
Author(s): Stephen Webb
Date:2004
Size:1 online resource (308 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4757-6120-7
Contents:1: Symmetry -- 2: Twin Pillars of Physics -- 3: Building Blocks of the Universe -- 4: The Standard Model -- 5: Guts and Susy -- 6: Higher Dimensions -- 7: Superstrings -- 8: The Story of M -- 9: Of Branes and Black Holes -- 10: Our
World as a Hologram -- 11: When Worlds Collide
ISBN:9781475761207
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Keywords: Physics , Gravitation , Quantum physics , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Popular works , Physics , Applied and Technical Physics , Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Cosmology , Popular Science, general , Quantum Physics , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
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Call number:SPRINGER-2004-9781475738940:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Centauri Dreams Imagining and Planning Interstellar Exploration
Author(s): Paul Gilster
Date:2004
Size:1 online resource (302 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4757-3894-0
Contents:1 Designing a Mission -- 2 The Target: Alpha Centauri and Other Nearby Stars -- 3 The Trouble with Rockets -- 4 The Antimatter Alternative -- 5 Journey by Starlight: The Story of the Solar Sail -- 6 Of Lightsails, Ramjets, and Fusion
Runways -- 7 Breaking through at NASA: Science on the Edge -- 8 Interstellar Communications and Navigation -- 9 A Spacecraft That Can Think for Itself -- 10 The Future of the Interstellar Idea -- Afterword -- Notes
ISBN:9781475738940
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Keywords: Popular works , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Automotive engineering , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Control engineering , Robotics , Mechatronics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , Automotive Engineering , Control, Robotics, Mechatronics
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Call number:SPRINGER-2003-9783662127797:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Prestigious Discoveries at CERN 1973 Neutral Currents 1983 W & Z Bosons
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Date:2003
Size:1 online resource (190 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-12779-7
Contents:The making of the Standard Model -- CERN’s contribution to accelerators and beams -- The discovery of neutral currents -- The discovery of the W & Z, a personal recollection -- W & Z physics at LEP -- Physics at the LHC -- Challenges
of the LHC: the accelerator challenge -- Challenges of the LHC: the detector challenge -- Challenges of the LHC: the computing challenge -- Particle detectors and society -- The future for CERN -- Panel discussion on the future of
particle physics chaired by Carlo Rubbia -- Additional contributions by Sheldon Lee Glashow, Donald H. Perkins, and Antonino Pullia -- List of authors -- List of participants
ISBN:9783662127797
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Keywords: Physics , Quantum physics , Astrophysics , Nuclear physics , Elementary particles (Physics) , Quantum field theory , Popular works , Physics , Particle and Nuclear Physics , Quantum Physics , Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory , Popular Science, general
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Call number:SPRINGER-2003-9783662105573:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Time, Quantum and Information
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Date:2003
Size:1 online resource (454 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-10557-3
Contents:I Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker and His Role in the Physics of the 20th Century -- Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker and The Kaiser Wilhelm/Max Planck Society -- The Role of the Physicist in the Nuclear Age -- “The Atomic Bomb Reveals the
Political Responsibility of Science” -- On the Unfathomableness of Consciousness by Consciousness -- II Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker’s Contributions to Nuclear and Astrophysics and Their Impact on the Development of Physics --
Introduction: From the Atomic Nucleus to Cosmic Vortex Systems -- The Origins of Nuclear Physics and Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker’s Semi-Empirical Mass Formula -- Thermonuclear Processes in Stars and Stellar Neutrinos -- Comets:
Fascinating Cosmic Objects -- The Spectrum of Turbulence -- From Dust Disks to Planetary Systems -- III The Unity of Nature and the Nature of Time -- Science and Its Relation to Nature in C.F. von Weizsäcker’s Natural Philosophy --
C.F. von Weizsäcker’s Philosophy of Science and the Nature of Time -- What Is Missing? — The Fundamental Role of Time in C.F. von Weizsäcker’s Conception of Physics and Some Insights from Modern Neuroscience -- Irreversibility via
Semichaos -- Remarks on Fractional Time -- The Dynamics of Modelling -- IV The Structure of Quantum Theory and Its Interpretation -- An Introduction to Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker’s Program for a Reconstruction of Quantum Theory --
Interpreting Quantum Mechanics — in the Light of Quantum Logic -- On the Interpretation of Quantum Theory — from Copenhagen to the Present Day -- Epistemic and Ontic Quantum Realities -- Information and Fundamental Elements of the
Structure of Quantum Theory -- Multiple Quantization in Fock Space -- V The Ur-Hypothesis and Its Implications for Particle Physics and Cosmology -- The Ur-Hypothesis -- The Momentum Eigenstates and the Lorentz-Invariant State -- C.F.
von Weizsäcker’s Reconstruction of Physics: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow -- The Operational Structure of Spacetime -- Ur Theory and Space-Time Structure -- Weizsäcker’s Ur Theory — A Cosmological Point of View -- Ur Theory and
Cosmological Phase Transition -- Phase Transitions in an Expanding Universe: Paul Roman’s Models and Some Remarks on Entropy -- C. F. von Weizsäcker: Biographical Data and Selected Bibliography in Physics -- The Authors
ISBN:9783662105573
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Keywords: Physics , Political science , Philosophy , Quantum physics , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Popular works , Physics , Quantum Physics , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , Philosophy, general , Popular Science, general , Political Science
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Call number:SPRINGER-2002-9781447101277:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Practical Amateur Spectroscopy
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Date:2002
Size:1 online resource (2 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4471-0127-7
Contents:Section 1 Fundamentals of Spectroscopy -- 1 Development of Stellar Spectroscopy -- 2 Gases and Spectra -- 3 Spectroscopes -- 4 The Spectral Classification of Stars -- Section 2 Practical Amateur Spectroscopy -- 5 The CD Spectroscope
-- 6 Photographing and Analyzing the Spectra of Stars -- 7 Two Spectrographs for Small Telescopes -- 8 Amateur Astronomical Spectroscopy with Some Commercial Spectrographs -- 9 Astronomical Spectroscopy with the Santa Barbara
Instrument Group Self-Guiding Spectrometer -- 10 Building and Using a High-Precision Radial Velocity Spectrograph -- Appendix 1 Suppliers of Spectroscopes -- Appendix 2 Useful Websites -- Appendix 3 Selected Bibliography -- Appendix 4
The Contributors
ISBN:9781447101277
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Keywords: Popular works , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Astrophysics and Astroparticles
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Call number:SPRINGER-2001-9783662044414:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Understanding the Heavens Thirty Centuries of Astronomical Ideas from Ancient Thinking to Modern Cosmology
Author(s): Jean-Claude Pecker
Date:2001
Size:1 online resource (597 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-04441-4
Contents:and Perspectives -- The Theory of Scientific Revolutions -- Interactions Between Politics and Scientific Progress -- The Continuous Progress of Astronomical Techniques -- The Three Streams from Pythagoras, Plato, and Aristotle -- 1.
Before the Classical Greek Period -- 1.1 A General Overview of a Rapid Evolution -- 1.2 Elementary Naked-Eye Astronomy -- 1.3 Pre-Socratic Greek Astronomy and Cosmology -- 2. Classical Greek Astronomy -- 2.1 Plato’s World -- 2.2
Plato’s Contemporaries: Eudoxus, Callippus -- 2.3 Aristotle’s World -- 2.4 The Legacy of Plato and Aristotle -- 2.5 The Heliocentric Systems -- 2.6 Hipparchus and his Successors up to Ptolemy -- 2.7 Eccentric and Epicycle Circles: The
Ptolemaic Mechanisms -- 2.8 The Earth, Sun, Moon, and Planets: Distances and Sizes -- 2.9 The Precession of Equinoxes -- 3. Ptolemy’s Astronomy Questioned -- 3.1 The Scientific Genealogy of Ptolemy -- 3.2 The Church Fathers -- 3.3 The
Contribution of the Arabic World to Astronomical Knowledge -- 3.4 The Western World up to Copernicus -- 4. The Period of the Renaissance -- 4.1 From 1450 to 1600: An Overview -- 4.2 Copernicus and the Determination of Planetary
Distances -- 4.3 The Progress of the Observations Tycho Brahe and the Nature of the Universe -- 4.4 Kepler and the Death of Circularity -- 4.5 Galileo, Physicist and Observer -- 5. Dynamics Enters Astronomy: From Galileo to Newton --
5.1 Galilean Dynamics -- 5.2 Francis Bacon in England -- 5.3 The French School: Descartes and his Contemporaries -- 5.4 Newton and Universal Gravitation -- 5.5 The Triumph of Newton -- 5.6 Appendix Written in Collaboration with Prof.
Daniel Pecker -- 6. From Pre-Galilean Astronomy to the Hubble Space Telescope and Beyond… Written in Collaboration with Dr. Simone Dumont -- 6.1 Improvements in Techniques and Instruments -- 6.2 Important Astronomical Discoveries After
Galileo -- 6.3 Conceptual Consequences of the Broadening of Horizons from Galileo to Einstein -- 6.4 Conclusion -- 7. Towards Modern Cosmology -- 7.1 Failures and Difficulties of the Newtonian Description -- 7.2 Criticisms of Newton’s
Theory: The Mach Discussion -- 7.3 The Ether -- 7.4. Action at a Distance -- 7.5. Olbers’ Paradox -- 7.6 The “Significant” Facts of Cosmology and the Subjectivity of their Choice -- 7.7 Appendix: Modern Cosmology The Velocity of Light,
Composition and Measurement -- 8. Cosmologies of Today and Tomorrow -- 8.1 General Relativity -- 8.2 The Cosmological Solutions of General Relativity -- 8.3 New Cosmological Facts -- 8.4 The Standard “Big Bang” Cosmology -- 8.5 The
“New Big Bang” -- 8.6 Big Bang or Not Big Bang? Alternative Cosmologies -- 8.7 Conclusions: What Is the Current State of Cosmology? What Experiments Could Be Performed to Improve the Situation? -- 8.8 Appendix I: Tensors, Line Elements
-- 8.9 Appendix II: The Particles of Modern Physics -- 9. General Conclusion -- Further Reading -- Figure Acknowledgements -- Name Index
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Call number:SPRINGER-2000-9783642583513:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Satellite Orbits Models, Methods and Applications
Author(s): Oliver Montenbruck
Date:2000
Size:1 online resource (369 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-58351-3
Contents:Around the World in a Hundred Minutes -- Introductory Astrodynamics -- Force Model -- Numerical Integration -- Time and Reference Systems -- Satellite Tracking and Observation Models -- Linearization -- Orbit Determination and
Parameter Estimation -- Applications
ISBN:9783642583513
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Keywords: Popular works , Geophysics , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Space sciences , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Geophysics/Geodesy , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
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Call number:SPRINGER-2000-9781447104834:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Observing the Moon
Author(s): Peter T Wlasuk
Date:2000
Size:1 online resource (182 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4471-0483-4
Contents:1 Introduction to the Moon -- 2 The Basic Kinds of Lunar Formations -- 3 A Crash Course in Lunar Geology -- 4 Lunar Features — Northeast Quadrant -- 5 Lunar Features — Southeast Quadrant -- 6 Lunar Features — Northwest Quadrant -- 7
Lunar Features — Southwest Quadrant -- 8 Introduction to Observing the Moon -- 9 Drawing Lunar Features -- 10 Lunar Topographic Studies -- 11 Lunar Eclipses and Occultations -- 12 Imaging the Moon -- Glossary of Lunar Terminology --
Further Reading -- Lunar Observing Forms -- Files and Lunar Atlas on the CD-ROM -- Instructions for Using the CD-ROM
ISBN:9781447104834
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Title:The Science of Interstellar
Author(s): Kip Thorne
Christopher Nolan (writer of foreword)
Date:2014
Publisher:New York: W. W. Norton
Size:324 p
Contents:A scientist in Hollywood: the genesis of Interstellar -- I. Foundations. Our universe in brief -- The laws that control the universe -- Warped time and space, and tidal gravity -- Black holes -- II. Gargantua. Gargantua's anatomy -- Gravitational slin gshots -- Imaging Gargantua -- Disks and jets -- Accident is the first building block of evolution -- III. Disaster on earth. Blight -- Gasping for oxygen -- Interstellar travel -- IV. The wormhole. Wormholes -- Visualizing Interstellar's wormhole -- Disc overing the wormhole: gravitational waves -- V. Exploring Gargantua's environs. Miller's planet -- Gargantua's vibrations -- Mann's planet -- The Endurance -- VI. Extreme physics. The fourth and fifth dimensions -- Bulk beings -- Confining gravity -- Grav itational anomalies -- The professor's equation -- Singularities and quantum gravity -- VII. Climax. The volcano's rim -- Into Gargantua -- The tesseract -- Messaging the past -- Lifting colonies off Earth -- Where can you learn more?
ISBN:9780393351378
Keywords: Science in motion pictures. , Interstellar (Motion picture) , Astrophysics, Popular works
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