Astronomy for the Developing World (IAU XXVI GA SPS5)

Astronomy for the Developing World (IAU XXVI GA SPS5)

by John Hearnshaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521876575

ISBN-13: 9780521876575

Pub. Date: 09/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume presents papers concerning astronomy education and research in developing countries presented at a special session at the IAU 26th General Assembly in Prague. It gives a picture of the present state of astronomy in five major developing regions of the world: Latin America, Africa, Central Asia, the Far East and Eastern Europe. The book covers

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Overview

This volume presents papers concerning astronomy education and research in developing countries presented at a special session at the IAU 26th General Assembly in Prague. It gives a picture of the present state of astronomy in five major developing regions of the world: Latin America, Africa, Central Asia, the Far East and Eastern Europe. The book covers education and research, and also public outreach. New astronomy projects in developing countries are described, and initiatives to promote astronomy and space science from the UN and organizations other than the IAU are also covered. It finishes with a discussion of the future role of virtual observatories in developing countries and the concept of a Third World Astronomy Institute. This volume will be useful resource and reference for astronomers interested in promoting and supporting astronomy and space science around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521876575
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia Series
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Overview to Astronomy in the Developing World; 2. Astronomy in Latin America and the Caribbean; 3. Astronomy in Africa; 4. Astronomy in Eastern Asia and the Pacific; 5. Astronomy in the Middle East and Central Asia; 6. Astronomy in Eastern Europe; 7. Astronomy Education in Developing Countries; 8. Promoting Astronomy in Developing Countries through the UN, IHY and COSPAR; 9. The Virtual Observatory and Developing Countries; Subject Index; Author Index.

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