The Future of Small Telescopes in the New Millennium

The Future of Small Telescopes in the New Millennium

THE VIRTUAL OBSERVATORY CONCEPT In order to cope with these
challenges , the astronomical community started an initiative , the National ( and
ultimately Global ) Virtual Observatory ( VO ) . The VO would federate numerous
large ...

Author: Terry D. Oswalt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1402009488

Category: Science

Page: 3

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This title details the essential roles that small telescopes should play in 21st century science and how their future productivity can be maximized. Over 70 experts from all corners of the international astronomical community have created a reference on the future of big science with small telescopes. at national facilities and their omission from national science priority studies, the oft-lamented demise of the small telescope has been greatly exaggerated. In fact, the future of these workhorses of astronomy will be brighter than ever if creative steps are taken now. This three-volume set defines essential roles that small telescopes should play in 21st century science and the ways in which a productive future for them can be realized. A wide cross-section of the astronomical community has contributed to a definitive assessment of the present and a vision for the future. volume one of this three-volume set examines the public's and the astronomical communities' own perceptions and misconceptions of small telescope productivity. These shape the future scientific research that will be done with telescopes smaller than 4-m in aperture and the number of astronomers that will have access to them.
Categories: Science

Optimizing Scientific Return for Astronomy Through Information Technologies

Optimizing Scientific Return for Astronomy Through Information Technologies

P . J . Quinn , “ Virtual Observatories : the Future of Astronomical Information , ” in
Library and Information Services in ... The Astrophysical Virtual Observatory Avo ,
" Large Telescops and Virtual Observatory : Visions for the Future , 25th ...

Author: Peter Joseph Quinn

Publisher: Society of Photo Optical

ISBN: UOM:39015061380088

Category: Science

Page: 596

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Proceedings of SPIE present the original research papers presented at SPIE conferences and other high-quality conferences in the broad-ranging fields of optics and photonics. These books provide prompt access to the latest innovations in research and technology in their respective fields. Proceedings of SPIE are among the most cited references in patent literature.
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Science

Science

... Sciences in Achieving a Sustainable Future Decision - Making Under
Uncertainty : The Challenge of Sustainable Well ... from Cassini - Huygens Space
Weather and Its Impact on Society • Virtual Observatories : The Democratization
of Data ...

Author: John Michels (Journalist)

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00977730A

Category: Science

Page:

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Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems X

Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems X

Such another project exists , the Virtual Solar Observatory ( Hill 2001 ) , but it is
still at a very early stage . Discussions are in progress with potential ... 225 ,
Virtual Observatories of the Future , ed . Robert J . Brunner , S . George
Djorgovski ...

Author: F. R. Harnden

Publisher: Astronomical Society of the pacific

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025331062

Category: Science

Page: 542

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AAO Newsletter

AAO Newsletter

Further investment in future directions at the AAO is also occurring in the area of
the Virtual Observatory . Supported in part by an ARC grant , the AAO is looking
to incorporate some of the major surveys produced by the telescope ( 2dFGRS ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081661764

Category: Astronomy

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Categories: Astronomy

Astrophysical Supercomputing Using Particle Simulations

Astrophysical Supercomputing Using Particle Simulations

Virtual Observatories The challenge of dealing with enormous data sets has hit
observational astronomy long before it has become a problem ... See the
proceedings of the recent conference Virtual Observatories of the Future (
Brunner et al .

Author: International Astronomical Union. Symposium

Publisher: Astronomical Society of the Pacific

ISBN: UVA:X004640014

Category: Astrophysics

Page: 472

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Categories: Astrophysics

Virtual Observatories

Virtual Observatories

for comparison purposes ; possible support to the activities of the CGG and of
Italian scientists ; suggestions for the harmonization of access protocols among
future archives of interest ( e . g . LBT , VST , etc . ) , and for the coordination of
the ...

Author: Alexander Sandor Szalay

Publisher: Society of Photo Optical

ISBN: UOM:39015055919842

Category: Science

Page: 196

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Astrometry in the Age of the Next Generation of Large Telescopes

Astrometry in the Age of the Next Generation of Large Telescopes

Proceedings of a Meeting Held at Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA, 18
-20 October 2004 P. Kenneth Seidelmann, Alice K. B. Monet. Published by the ...
225 VIRTUAL OBSERVATORIES OF THE FUTURE eds . Robert J . Brunner , S ...

Author: P. Kenneth Seidelmann

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062451094

Category: Astrometry

Page: 380

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Categories: Astrometry

Web Information Systems Engineering WISE 2007 Workshops

Web Information Systems Engineering     WISE 2007 Workshops

Two international conferences founders were held in 2000, Virtual Observatories
of the Future [33] at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, and Mining
the Sky [6] at European Southern Observatory [20] in Garching, which allowed to
 ...

Author: Mathias Weske

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540770107

Category: Computers

Page: 520

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This book constitutes the joint refereed proceedings of six workshops held in conjunction with the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2007 in Nancy, France, in December 2007. The 44 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions for presentation in the six workshops. The workshops discuss a broad range of subjects.
Categories: Computers

Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy

Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy

American Astron . Soc . Newsl . 104 , 2 ) that seems now generally adopted . 11
See e . g . Brunner , R . J . , Djorgovski , S . G . & Szalay , A . S . ( Eds . ) 2001 , “
Virtual Observatories of the Future ' , Astron . Soc . Pacific Conf . Series 225 , xxii
+ ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004658315

Category: Astronomy

Page:

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Categories: Astronomy

Automated Data Analysis in Astronomy

Automated Data Analysis in Astronomy

References Borne , K. D. , 2001 , Virtual Observatories of the Future eds . R.
Brunner , S. G. Djorgovski & A. Szaley , in press . Brunner , R. J. et al . , 2001 ,
Virtual Observatories of the Future eds . R. Brunner , S. G. Djorgovski & A. Szaley
, in ...

Author: Ranjan Gupta

Publisher: Alpha Science International, Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015056221925

Category: Astronomy

Page: 364

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This work covers data analysis techniques in astronomy, especially the fast and automated means of data analysis. Topics include information on astronomical catalogues, databases and large surveys, and the basics of artificial neural networks and principal component analysis. Also covered is an introduction to the latest data analysis techniques being followed at several astronomical observatories in the areas of imaging, spectroscopy and photometry.
Categories: Astronomy

The Observatory

The Observatory

With FT aiming at upper / middle secondary students , and BRT at primary and
lower - secondary initially , UK school students can look forward to some exciting
science lessons in future . Moving from robotic telescopes to virtual observatories
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3594442

Category: Astronomy

Page:

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Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy

Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy

We have arrived at the third volume of this useful series on Organiza tions and Strategies in Astronomy (OSA).

Author: Andre Heck

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401006064

Category: Science

Page: 238

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We have arrived at the third volume of this useful series on Organiza tions and Strategies in Astronomy (OSA). It contains seventeen articles on a wide range of topics, from virtual observatories, astronomy organizations in various communities (Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, South Africa), and the role of ground stations in space observatories, to quality assurance in UK higher education. In this foreword, I shall give some views on ideas expressed in this volume, in particular from my personal experience when I was project officer for the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT). Let me first remind readers that present and future astronomy is in creasingly dependent on high-level management. Not everybody knows that the scheduling of the Hubble Space Telescope is performed by a neural network software called SPIKE, described in the stimulating workshop New Observing Modes for the Next Centuryl, partly reported in OSA Volume II by 1. Robson. New observing facilities, in space or on the ground, are so complex that they need highly qualified engineers and rigorous management procedures. Each observing hour on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) fa cility is worth about EUR 7,000, including the amortization of the capital expenses over 30 years. This does not leave much room for amateurism, neither in the time allocation procedures, nor in the daily telescope control.
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The Future of Photometric Spectrophotometric and Polarimetric Standardization

The Future of Photometric  Spectrophotometric and Polarimetric Standardization

In the era of virtual observatories and data banks , spectra will also be used for
astrophysical applications quite different from those that motivated the
observation . In particular , many spectra of the same object , possibly obtained at
different ...

Author: Christiaan Sterken

Publisher: Astronomical Society of the pacific

ISBN: UVA:X030231055

Category: Science

Page: 633

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These proceedings from the May 2006 conference focus on the present status and the future of standardization and calibration of these fields, including the production process for those standards and the construction and use of calibration apparatus. Topics include the basic concepts of standardization; the construction, calibration and maintenance of photometric systems; sky surveys in photometry; standardization of spectrophotometry; spectrophotometric and photometric absolute flux calibrations; standardization for the infrared; standardization of polarimetry; synthetic data and models; reduction techniques, procedures and methods; standardization of unusual objects such as supernovae and variable stars; and recommendations for the future. The editors have provided object, subject and author indices and have dedicated this volume to Arlo U. Landolt in commemoration of his life's work.
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Single dish Radio Astronomy

Single dish Radio Astronomy

Published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific PUBLISHED : 2001 ( *
asterisk means OUT OF STOCK ) Vol . CS - 225 VIRTUAL OBSERVATORIES OF
THE FUTURE eds . Robert J . Brunner , S . George Djorgovski , and Alex S .
Szalay ...

Author: NAIC-NRAO School on Single Dish Radio Astronomy

Publisher: Astronomical Society of the pacific

ISBN: UOM:39015056652178

Category: Science

Page: 536

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Large scale Structures and Their Role in Solar Activity

Large scale Structures and Their Role in Solar Activity

Proceedings of the 22nd Sacramento Peak Workshop, Held at the National Solar
Observatory, Sacramento Peak, Sunspot, New Mexico, USA, 18-22 October 2004
National ... CS - 225 VIRTUAL OBSERVATORIES OF THE FUTURE eds .

Author: National Solar Observatory/Sacramento Peak. Workshop

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063153442

Category: Astronomy

Page: 432

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Categories: Astronomy

Science in the Archives

Science in the Archives

See A. S. Szalay and R. J. Brunner, “Astronomical Archives of the Future: A
Virtual Observatory,” Future Generation Computer Systems 16, no. 1 (1999);
Raymond L. Plante et al., “Building Archives in the Virtual Observatory Era,”
Software and ...

Author: Lorraine Daston

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226432366

Category: History

Page: 397

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"Science in the Archives" reveals affinities and continuities among the sciences of the archives, across many disciplines and centuries, in order to present a better picture of essential archival practices and, thereby, the meaning of science. For in both the natural and human sciences, archives of the most diverse forms make cumulative, collective knowledge possible. Yet in contrast to laboratories, observatories, or the field, archives have yet to be studied across the board as central sites of science. The volume covers episodes in the history of astronomy, geology, genetics, classical philology, climatology, history, medicine, and ancient natural philosophy, as well as fundamental practices such as collecting, retrieval strategies, and data mining. The time frame spans doxology in Greco-Roman antiquity to NSA surveillance techniques and the quantified-self movement. Each chapter explores the practices, politics, economics, and open-ended potential of the sciences of the archives, making this the first book devoted to the role of archives in the natural and human sciences.
Categories: History

Astronomical Polarimetry

Astronomical Polarimetry

Current Status and Future Directions : Proceedings of a Meeting Held at
Waikoloa Beach Marriott, Waikoloa, Hawai'i, USA, 15-19 March 2004 Andrew J.
Adamson, Colin Aspin, ... CS - 225 VIRTUAL OBSERVATORIES OF THE
FUTURE eds .

Author: Andrew J. Adamson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064108676

Category: Astronomical spectroscopy

Page: 530

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Categories: Astronomical spectroscopy

Modes of Star Formation and the Origin of Field Populations

Modes of Star Formation and the Origin of Field Populations

Published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific PUBLISHED : 2001 ( *
asterisk means OUT OF STOCK ) Vol . CS - 225 VIRTUAL OBSERVATORIES OF
THE FUTURE eds . Robert J . Brunner , S . George Djorgovski , and Alex S .
Szalay ...

Author: Eva K. Grebel

Publisher: Astronomical Society of the pacific

ISBN: UOM:39015056692463

Category: Science

Page: 457

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Categories: Science