Galactic and Solar System Optical Astrometry

By: Morrison, L. V. [Editor]; Gilmore, G. F. [Editor];

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Astrometry--the study of the positions of astronomical objects and how they move across the sky--is a cornerstone of modern astronomy. The respected contributors to this book discuss the crucial issues of measuring the distances to stars and describing the exact motions of stars in our galaxy. These measurements can lead to an understanding of the origin of the stars and how together they affect the evolution of our galaxy. Similarly, measuring the motions of planets, their satellites and asteroids is crucial to unraveling the origin and evolution of our solar system (as well as to the planning of space missions to explore them). The purpose of this book is to bring together optical astrometrists and cosmological theoreticians to provide an auspicious review of optical astrometry and our understanding of the evolution of the galaxy and solar system for graduate students and researchers.

Title: Galactic and Solar System Optical Astrometry

Author Name: Morrison, L. V. [Editor]; Gilmore, G. F. [Editor];

Categories: Astronomy,

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1994-07-29

ISBN Number: 0521462401

ISBN Number 13: 9780521462402

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

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