Oxygen in the Universe (01 Jan 2013)
In the volume 54, EAS Publications Series publish on “Oxygen in the Universe”.This book is the result of a collaboration between specialists of various areas ofastronomy to summarise what we understand of the production and distributionof oxygen in the Universe.
A large part is devoted to the methods of oxygenabundance determination in various media, as those are the fundaments on whichour knowledge is built. Why concentrate on oxygen? Oxygen is the most abundant of the metals, its abundance can be measured in many sites and with a variety of techniques, its formation process is now rather well understood: yet there are many unsolved questions. We believe that it is by showing the problems and facing them that progress is better made.
Following the thread of oxygen, the reader can gain a view of the Universe which is quite different from the perspective usually adopted in manuals, and therefore hopefully rewarding. We believe that this book is suitable for students, provided that they have sufficient background knowledge in astrophysics.
Astronomy & Astrophysics sponsors IAU General Asse (09 Dec 2011)
Astronomy & Astrophysics sponsors IAU General Assembly poster session
IAU's General Assembly, held every three years, will bring together an expected 3,000 astronomers from all over the world to China and Beijing to present and discuss the latest breakthroughs in astronomy.
Over two weeks in August 2012, the General Assembly will address many timely topics and the latest scientific discoveries in a number of specialized areas. With 8 Symposia, 7 Joint Discussions and 18 Special Sessions, the General Assembly's scientific program will be broader than ever.
Attendance at the IAU XXVIII General Assembly (GA2012) is open to all Individual Members of the IAU. Students of astronomy and professional astronomers who are not IAU-members are equally welcome to attend. Upon submitting their registration, they will be issued an invitation from the IAU.
Just published: Astronomical Spectrography for Ama (09 Sep 2011)
Just published: Astronomical Spectrography for Amateurs
The advent of modern techniques of observation in the world of amateur astronomers increases their potential to participate efficently to scientific programs. This book collects the lectures given by professional for amateur astronomers during a CNRS school. It focuses on spectroscopy, a budding domain for amateurs already extensively used by professionals. Basic principles of spectroscopy are described in a clear and precise way and applications to the Sun, Be stars, nebulae, and comets are successively exposed.
Just published: Scientific Writing for Young Astro (09 Sep 2011)
Just published: Scientific Writing for Young Astronomers
The proceeding books of the SWYA workshop are published in the European Astronomical Society, Publications Series, under the auspices of the European Astronomical Society and Astronomy and Astrophysics journal.
The Scientific Writing for Young Astronomers (SWYA) School is a 3-day seminar about the major aspects of scientific writing and publishing. The direct purpose of organising an "Astronomy and Astrophysics School" is to teach beginning PhD Students how to express their scientific results through adequate and efficient science writing. In other words: how to write scientific papers for different forums (journals, proceedings, thesis manuscripts, etc.).
What makes one scientist a good communicator and another a poor one? How to communicate scientific results through adequate and efficient scientific writing? How does the editorial process of a journal function, and why do scientific papers need to be refereed?
The contributions discuss all aspects of scientific publication, from the history and operations of A&A, its Editors' views of the peer-review and publishing processes, and the publication process as seen from the Publisher’s side. Two chapters written by the A&A language editors deal with the principles of effective scientific writing. The last two contributions focus on the use of library services and large database facilities in the context of astronomical research and publication.