Reviews in Modern Astronomy 19:

The Many Facets of the Universe - Revelations by New Instruments


Volume 19 continues the Reviews in Modern Astronomy with invited reviews and highlight contributions which were presented during the International Scientific Conference of the Astronomical Society on the topic The Many Facets of the Universe - Revelations by New Instruments, held at the University of Cologne, Germany, September 26 - October 1, 2005. The contributions to the meeting published in this volume discuss, among other subjects, astrochemistry, astrobiology, cosmology, star and planet formation, and present overviews on new instruments in the infrared and sub-millimeter wavelength range.
Highlight: Karl Schwarzschild Lecture by G. A. Tammann (Basel) The Ups and downs of the Hubble constant.

Table of Contents:

  • Karl Schwarzschild Lecture:
    The Ups and Downs of the Hubble Constant By G. Andreas Tammann (With 12 Figures).
  • The circumstellar environment of asymptotic giant branch stars
    By Hans Olofsson
  • Progress and Perspectives in Solid State Astrophysics – From ISO to Herschel
    By Thomas Posch et al.
  • Astrochemistry and Star Formation: Successes and Challenges
    By Eric Herbst
  • SOFIA: The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy
    By Jürgen Stutzki
  • Astronomy with CARMA – Raising Our Sites
    By Anneila Sargent and Douglas Bock