The James Web Space Telescope Science Guide

The James Web Space Telescope Science Guide
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 61
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Outer space
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The James Webb Space Telescope Science Guide

The James Webb Space Telescope Science Guide
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 61
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Outer space
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The James Web Space Telescope science guide

The James Web Space Telescope science guide
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 61
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Government publications
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The James Web Space Telescope science guide Book Excerpt:

Complete Guide to NASA s James Webb Space Telescope JWST Project Report on Spacecraft Instruments and Mirror Science Infrared Astronomy Independent Review Reports Congressional Hearings

Complete Guide to NASA s James Webb Space Telescope  JWST  Project   Report on Spacecraft  Instruments and Mirror  Science  Infrared Astronomy  Independent Review Reports  Congressional Hearings
Author: World Spaceflight News,National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN: 9781549878213
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complete Guide to NASA s James Webb Space Telescope JWST Project Report on Spacecraft Instruments and Mirror Science Infrared Astronomy Independent Review Reports Congressional Hearings Book Excerpt:

Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), currently under construction and planned for launch sometime near 2018, is provided in this unique compilation of official NASA material. There is complete data on the JWST mission, science investigations, instruments and subsystems, unique mirror technology, the L2 orbit, special gyros, sunshield, infrared astronomy science to be obtained by the JWST, plus in-depth coverage of the funding controversy regarding the large cost overruns and schedule delays encountered by the project - with testimony from Congressional hearings, GAO reports, and the report of the Independent Comprehensive Review Panel (ICRP) along with NASA's response. Contents: PART 1 - JWST Basic Information: Spacecraft And Science Data, Project Status Updates; PART 2 - GAO Reports On JWST; PART 3 - Independent Comprehensive Review Panel (ICRP) Final Report; PART 4 - December 2011 Congressional Hearings on JWST. Dr. Roger Blandford noted in his testimony: JWST (formerly known as Next Generation Space Telescope) is a 6.5 meter diameter telescope. It is much larger than the Hubble Space Telescope (HST-2.4 meter diameter) and unlike HST, it will observe the universe from near the "second Lagrange Point", roughly four times as far away from the Earth as the moon but along the opposite direction to the sun. It will be protected from the sun by an elaborate sunshield. JWST is an engineering marvel and its 18 beryllium mirrors will be furled up within a rocket for launch and then deployed at its destination. This operation has to work perfectly as there will be no means of servicing it after launch. The principal scientific goals of JWST are bold and exciting and a culmination of nearly fifty years of extraordinary discovery about the universe and our place in it. They are: - to observe the very first stars, galaxies and black holes which formed at a time when the universe was about four percent of its present age - to discover how stars and planets actually form today within our Galaxy - to study planets orbiting nearby cool stars and assess their habitability However, JWST will also operate as an astronomical observatory and many, and perhaps most, areas of astronomy will be transformed by JWST in much the same way as they have been revolutionized by HST. JWST is specialized to observe in the infrared region of the spectrum. This is relevant because, although much light emitted by the most distant galaxies is in the optical and ultraviolet spectral bands, the wavelengths of this light are stretched roughly tenfold through the expansion of the universe into the infrared band, as we push out to greater distance and earlier times. There is a second reason why it is preferred to observe in the infrared and this is that the star-forming regions that will be intensively studied by JWST are filled with tiny grains of dust. These dust grains absorb and scatter optical and ultraviolet light but leave infrared radiation alone, enabling us to see deep inside them at these wavelengths. In addition, the light that is absorbed by dust will be re-emitted at infrared wavelengths and we can also observe the dust itself as a tell-tale tracer of star formation. As well as being the natural successor of HST, JWST is the infrared successor of the much smaller (0.85 meter diameter) Spitzer Space Telescope, with over 50 times the light-gathering ability and 40 times the resolution as well as the Herschel telescope, led by the European Space Agency, which only observes at longer infrared wavelengths than JWST. Given this huge increase in performance over and complementarity to previous telescopes, JWST promises to be a scientific "game changer".

Hubble

Hubble
Author: Lars Lindberg Christensen,Robert A. Fosbury
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 121
Release: 2006-09-28
ISBN: 0387360824
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hubble Book Excerpt:

The book enables you to peer deeply into the wonders of the Universe in full color with unprecedented clarity and resolution Only Hubble Heritage picture book endorsed by the two leading space agencies, NASA and ESA Close-up photos within book are unmatched in competing texts, because the images have been prepared straight from the data by scientists to reach the highest possible quality

The James Webb Space Telescope Science Guide NP 2011 05 209 GSFC

The James Webb Space Telescope Science Guide  NP 2011 05 209 GSFC
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011*
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Guide to Hubble Space Telescope Objects

A Guide to Hubble Space Telescope Objects
Author: James L. Chen,Adam Chen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2015-07-16
ISBN: 3319188720
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to Hubble Space Telescope Objects Book Excerpt:

From the authors of "How to Find the Apollo Landing Sites," this is a guide to connecting the view above with the history of recent scientific discoveries from the Hubble Space Telescope. Each selected HST photo is shown with a sky map and a photograph or drawing to illustrate where to find it and how it should appear from a backyard telescope. Here is the casual observer's chance to locate the deep space objects visually, and appreciate the historic Hubble photos in comparison to what is visible from a backyard telescope. HST objects of all types are addressed, from Messier objects, Caldwell objects, and NGC objects, and are arranged in terms of what can be seen during the seasons. Additionally, the reader is given an historical perspective on the work of Edwin Hubble, while locating and viewing the deep space objects that changed astronomy forever. Countless people have seen the amazing photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. But how many people can actually point out where in the sky those objects are? Why were these objects chosen to be studied? What discoveries were made from the Hubble Space Telescope photographs? This book is for anyone who wants answers to these questions.

A Question and Answer Guide to Astronomy

A Question and Answer Guide to Astronomy
Author: Carol Christian,Jean-René Roy
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2017-03-23
ISBN: 131661526X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Question and Answer Guide to Astronomy Book Excerpt:

Contains 250 questions and answers about astronomy, particular for the amateur astronomer.

THE ANDROMEDA GALAXY A GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE

THE ANDROMEDA GALAXY A GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 141169841X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Hands On Guide for Science Communicators

The Hands On Guide for Science Communicators
Author: Lars Lindberg Christensen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2007-06-08
ISBN: 0387499601
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hands On Guide for Science Communicators Book Excerpt:

This hands-on guide offers practical advice on all aspects of science communication. It features a tightly interwoven fabric of issues: product types, target groups, written communication, visual communication, validation processes, practices of efficient workflow, distribution, promotion, advertising, and much more. Extremely practical, the guide provides the necessary "shortcuts" to produce outreach products of high quality. All concepts are explained with simple terms and illustrative examples while check lists and short "to-the-point" overviews enable rapid progress and quick results. New science communicators as well as seasoned presenters will find this guide both helpful and inspirational.

Historical Guide to NASA and the Space Program

Historical Guide to NASA and the Space Program
Author: Ann Beardsley,C. Tony Garcia,Joseph Sweeney
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2016-09-09
ISBN: 1442262877
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Guide to NASA and the Space Program Book Excerpt:

NASA—the National Aeronautics and Space Administration created in the wake of the Space Act—has and continues to accomplish those precepts every day. With many hundreds of satellites launched into space and close to 200 human spaceflights, NASA is a proven leader in space exploration. Most of the US space exploration efforts have been led by NASA, including the Apollo moon-landing missions, the Skylab space station, and later the Space Shuttle. Currently, NASA is supporting the International Space Station and is overseeing the development of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, the Space Launch System and Commercial Crew vehicles. NASA is also responsible for the Launch Services Program which provides oversight of launch operations and countdown management for unmanned NASA launches. The Historical Guide to NASA and the Space Program contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on space missions, astronauts, technical terms, space shuttles, satellites and the international space station. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about NASA and space exploration.

Commerce Justice Science and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2012 Part 3 2011 112 1 Hearings

Commerce  Justice  Science  and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2012  Part 3  2011  112 1 Hearings
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Commerce Justice Science and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2008

Commerce  Justice  Science  and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2008
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Administrative agencies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Commerce Justice Science and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2011 Part 3 111 2 Hearings

Commerce  Justice  Science  and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2011  Part 3  111 2 Hearings
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Search for Aliens A Rough Guide to Life on Other Worlds

The Search for Aliens  A Rough Guide to Life on Other Worlds
Author: Rough Guides
Publsiher: Rough Guides UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-05-24
ISBN: 140539028X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Search for Aliens A Rough Guide to Life on Other Worlds Book Excerpt:

The Search for Aliens: A Rough Guide to Life on Other Worlds provides the first vivid and completely accessible guide to the most exciting field of modern science: the search for extraterrestrial life. All the latest research projects are identified, located and described; everything from radio dishes searching for intelligent alien signals to deep oceanic research, seeking links between terrestrial organisms and the broader cosmos. It also explores the idea of Panspermia, the notion that asteroids and comets brought biological building blocks to the early earth, plus exactly which factors must align for life to arise across our galaxy and the universe. The Search for Aliens: A Rough Guide to Life on Other Worlds explains why we may be closer than ever to finding out the answer to the question: is there any life beyond life on earth? Now available in ePub format.

Scientific Detectors for Astronomy 2005

Scientific Detectors for Astronomy 2005
Author: Jenna E. Beletic,James W. Beletic,Paola Amico
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 771
Release: 2006-09-14
ISBN: 1402043309
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scientific Detectors for Astronomy 2005 Book Excerpt:

The 2005 meeting in Taormina, Italy was attended by 127 professionals who develop and use the highest quality detectors for wavelengths from x-ray to sub-mm, with emphasis on optical and infrared detectors. The meeting consisted of overview talks, technical presentations, poster sessions and roundtable discussions. These proceedings capture the technical content and the spirit of the 2005 workshop. The 87 papers cover a wide range of detector technologies including CCDs, CMOS, APDs, and sub-mm detectors. There are papers on observatory status and plans, special applications, detector testing and characterization, and electronics. A special feature of these proceedings is the inclusion of pedagogical overview papers, which were written by teams of leading experts from different institutions. These proceedings are appropriate for a range of expertise levels, from undergraduates to professionals working in the field. The information presented in this book will serve as a valuable reference for many years to come. This workshop was organized by the Scientific Workshop Factory, Inc. and the INAF- Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania.

An Introduction to Observational Astrophysics

An Introduction to Observational Astrophysics
Author: Mark Gallaway
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-05-06
ISBN: 3030435512
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Observational Astrophysics Book Excerpt:

The observational component of astronomy is an exciting and vital part of any astrophysics degree. With the advent of low-cost astronomical cameras and remote and robotic operation, more students than ever have the opportunity to observe and perform observatory research. This updated and fully corrected textbook provides a comprehensive overview of practical observing techniques for undergraduate astrophysics courses. The chapters introduce students to the basics of the field before delving into telescope types, the nature and operation of the astronomical camera, imaging techniques and reduction, photometry and spectrography, and solar and radio observations. The second edition covers the latest research on calibrating the telescope-camera-observatory system. It contains revised information on all available astronomy equipment, including filters, webcams, sensors, and telescope designs. Also included is an entirely new chapter on exoplanet transit measurements. The textbook’s practical approach will guide readers from basic first-year techniques to those required for a final-year project.

Astrophysics in the Next Decade

Astrophysics in the Next Decade
Author: Harley A. Thronson,Massimo Stiavelli,Alexander Tielens
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 519
Release: 2009-02-03
ISBN: 1402094574
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astrophysics in the Next Decade Book Excerpt:

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), planned for operation in about five years, will have the capability to investigate – and answer – some of the most challenging questions in astronomy. Although motivated and designed to study the very early Universe, the performance of the observatory’s instruments over a very wide wavelength range will allow the world’s scientific community unequaled ability to study cosmic phenomena as diverse as small bodies in the Solar System and the formation of galaxies. As part of preparation to use JWST, a conference was held in Tucson, Arizona in 2007 that brought together astronomers from around the world to discuss the mission, other major facilities that will operate in the coming decade, and major scientific goals for them. This book is a compilation of those presentations by some of the leading researchers from all branches of astronomy. This book also includes a “pre-history” of JWST, describing the lengthy process and some of the key individuals that initiated early work on the concepts that would evolve to become the premier space observatory of the next decade.

Exoplanet Science Strategy

Exoplanet Science Strategy
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Physics and Astronomy,Space Studies Board,Committee on Exoplanet Science Strategy
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2019-01-17
ISBN: 030947941X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exoplanet Science Strategy Book Excerpt:

The past decade has delivered remarkable discoveries in the study of exoplanets. Hand-in-hand with these advances, a theoretical understanding of the myriad of processes that dictate the formation and evolution of planets has matured, spurred on by the avalanche of unexpected discoveries. Appreciation of the factors that make a planet hospitable to life has grown in sophistication, as has understanding of the context for biosignatures, the remotely detectable aspects of a planet's atmosphere or surface that reveal the presence of life. Exoplanet Science Strategy highlights strategic priorities for large, coordinated efforts that will support the scientific goals of the broad exoplanet science community. This report outlines a strategic plan that will answer lingering questions through a combination of large, ambitious community-supported efforts and support for diverse, creative, community-driven investigator research.

Scientific Requirements for Extremely Large Telescopes IAU S232

Scientific Requirements for Extremely Large Telescopes  IAU S232
Author: International Astronomical Union. Symposium,International Astronomical Union
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 517
Release: 2006-06-15
ISBN: 9780521856089
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scientific Requirements for Extremely Large Telescopes IAU S232 Book Excerpt:

Proceedings volume for researchers and graduate students of astronomy, covering the most exciting science and key ELT projects.