Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 1980's, Volume 2: Reports of the Panels
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  • ISBN: 978-0-309-03334-3
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  • Space and Aeronautics — Astronomy and Astrophysics
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Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-xxii
1. High-Energy Astrophysics I. Introduction 1-1
II. The Nature of High-Energy Astronomy and the Scope of the Report 2-8
III. Summary of Principal Recommendations 9-11
IV. X-Ray Astronomy 12-37
V. Extreme-Ultraviolet Astronomy 38-42
VI. Gamma-Ray Astronomy 43-54
VII. Cosmic-Ray Astronomy 55-68
VIII. High-Energy Solar Astronomy 69-83
IX. Neutrino Astronomy 84-89
X. Gravitational-Wave Astronomy 90-97
2. Ultraviolet, Optical, and Infrared Astronomy I. Summary and Recommendations 98-102
II. Highlights of Astronomy in the 1970 103-118
III. Science Opportunities in the 1980 119-134
IV. Detailed Descriptions of the UVOIR Program for the 1980 135-177
V. Projections into the Future 178-187
VI. Epilogue 188-188
Appendix 2.A: Telescopes for UVOIR 189-196
Appendix 2.B: Focal-Plane Instrumentation and Detectors 197-210
3. Radio Astronomy I. Introduction: Scope of the Report 211-211
II. Summary of Recommendations 212-213
III. Description of Recommended Projects and Facilities 214-228
IV. Scientific Priorities 229-257
V. Reference to List of Radio and Radar Astronomy Observatories 258-258
4. Theoretical and Laboratory Astrophysics I. Introduction and Summary of Recommendations 259-261
II. Theoretical Astrophysics 262-285
III. Laboratory Astrophysics 286-301
5. Data Processing and Computational Facilities I. Introduction 302-304
II. Conclusions and Recommendations 305-306
III. The Trend Toward Decentralization 307-308
IV. Theoretical Computing 309-314
V. Image Processing and Analysis 315-323
VI. Data Archiving 324-325
VII. Astronomical Databases 326-326
VIII. Telecommunications 327-328
IX. Specialized Architectures 329-329
Appendix 5.A: The Canonical System 330-333
6. Organization, Education, and Personnel I. Summary and Recommendations 334-337
II. Maintenance of Scientific Talent 338-349
III. Other Issues in the Practice of Astronomy 350-360
IV. Astronomy and the Astronomers in the 1970's 361-413
Appendix 6.A 414-438
Appendix A: Abbreviations Used in Text 439-442
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