Reports on Astronomy 2010-2012 (IAU XXVIIIA): IAU Transactions XXVIIIA: 28A (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia)

Reports on Astronomy 2010-2012 (IAU XXVIIIA): IAU Transactions XXVIIIA: 28A (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia)

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Cambridge University Press, 2012-04-26
EAN 9781107019874, ISBN10: 1107019877

Hardcover, 425 pages, 24.9 x 17.5 x 2.4 cm

The Transactions XXVIIIA Reports on Astronomy 2010-2012 provides a comprehensive and authoritative review of what has been achieved in astronomy during the years 2010-12. These insightful and up-to-date reviews from the IAU Divisions and Commissions have been written by the presidents and chairpersons of the IAU scientific bodies. Topics covered in this wide-ranging volume include: fundamental astronomy; the Sun and heliosphere; planetary sciences; stars; variable stars; interstellar matter; the Galactic system; galaxies and the Universe; optical and infrared techniques; radio astronomy; space and high-energy astrophysics; and other IAU activities. The reviews have been written at a level suitable for colleagues in the same fields, but will also be useful for students and researchers wishing to gain an overview of astronomical fields beyond their own research area.