Stargazers: The Contribution of Amateurs to Astronomy, Proceedings of Colloquium 98 of the Iau, June 2024, 1987 (Paperback)
 
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Stargazers: The Contribution of Amateurs to Astronomy, Proceedings of Colloquium 98 of the Iau, June 2024, 1987 (Paperback)

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    The strong and effective links between amateur and professional astronomers were brought into prominence at Colloquium 98 of the International Astronomical Union. Amateur observations of such objects as comets, variable stars and novae serve to complem......more

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The strong and effective links between amateur and professional astronomers were brought into prominence at Colloquium 98 of the International Astronomical Union. Amateur observations of such objects as comets, variable stars and novae serve to complement work done with expensive instrumentation by professionals. They fill gaps left by big science and often contribute significantly to astronomical knowledge. The book covers: - historical contributions by amateurs, - observational methods, problems and instrumentation, - results of amateur observations, - popularization. Overall, an exciting and enthusiastic account of stargazing, the hobby that can turn into science.

Genre:
SCIENCE / Astronomy
Audience:
College/higher education
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
254
Language:
English
Publisher:
Springer Verlag
Publish Date:
01/10/1989
Copyright Year:
1988
ISBN:
9783540502302
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