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  Astronomy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Astronomy (Greek: αστρονομία = άστρον + νόμος, astronomia = astron + nomos, literally, "law of the stars") is the science of celestial objects and phenomena that originate outside Earth's atmosphere, such as stars, planets, comets, galaxies, and the cosmic background radiation.
Astronomy is not to be confused with astrology, which assumes that people's destiny and human affairs in general are correlated to the apparent positions of astronomical objects in the sky -- although the two fields share a common origin, they are quite different; astronomers embrace the scientific method, while astrologers do not.
Optical astronomy is the part of astronomy that uses optical components (mirrors, lenses, CCD detectors and photographic films) to observe light from near infrared to near ultraviolet wavelengths.
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 Stellar astronomy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stellar astronomy is the study of stars and the phenomena exhibited by the various forms/developmental stages of stars.
Even the detection of gravitons or neutrinos could fall under the rubric of "observational stellar astronomy," although those sorts of observations generally have more specialized subfields of their own.
Theoretical stellar astronomy includes various forms of stellar modeling as well as models of specific phenomena which have been observationally associated with stars (such as magnetic reconnection models for stellar flares or Raymond-Smith models for high-temperature plasmas which may surround stars or which may be found in other astronomical contexts).
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Stellar_astronomy   (172 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Extragalactic astronomy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Galaxies Astrometry is a part of astronomy and deals with the positions of stars and other celestial bodies, their distances and movements.
Spiral Galaxy ESO 269-57 Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy that deals with the physics of the universe, including the physical properties (luminosity, density, temperature and chemical composition) of astronomical objects such as stars, galaxies, and the interstellar medium, as well as their interactions.
In astronomy, stellar evolution is the sequence of changes that a star undergoes during its lifetime, the millions or billions of years during which it emits light and heat.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Extragalactic-astronomy   (651 words)

  
 Extragalactic astronomy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Extragalactic bookmarks List of resources dedicaced to extragalactic astronomy: Databases, projects, education...
BeppoSAX - X-Ray Astronomy Satellite SAX is devoted to systematic, integrated and comprehensive studies of galactic and extragalactic X-ray sources.
NED NASA/IPEC Extragalactic Database.It is built around a master list of extragalactic objects for which cross-identifications of names have been established, accurate positions and redshifts entered to the extent possible, and some basic data collected.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Extragalactic_astronomy.html   (443 words)

  
 Extragalactic astronomy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Extragalactic astronomy is the branch of astronomy concerned with objects outside our own Milky Way Galaxy (the study of all astronomical objects which are not covered by galactic astronomy).
It is therefore useful to sub-divide this branch into Near-Extragalactic Astronomy and Far-Extragalactic Astronomy.
The former deals with objects such as the galaxies of our Local Group, which are close enough to allow very detailed analyses of their contents (e.g.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Extragalactic_astronomy   (125 words)

  
 Extragalactic astronomy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Extragalactic Astronomy is the branch of astronomy concerned with objects outside of our Milky Way Galaxy.
The Minnesota Lectures on Extragalactic Neutral Hydrogen: A Series of Lectures Presented at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, from...
New Extragalactic Perspectives in the New South Africa: Proceedings of the International Conference on "Cold Dust and Galaxy Morphology" Held in Johan...
www.freeglossary.com /Extragalactic_astronomy   (188 words)

  
 ASTRONOMY: Masers in the Sky -- Elitzur 309 (5731): 71 -- Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The author is in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA.
Pogge, Department of Astronomy, Ohio State University, provides lecture notes in PDF format on interstellar molecules for a course on the physics of the interstellar medium.
Moshe Elitzur is in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky.
www.sciencemag.org /cgi/content/full/309/5731/71   (2853 words)

  
 SBoughn.html
While my research activities have moved to extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, I still have an interest in gravitational radiation and general relativity (I teach a course on the latter, Physics 311a).
More recently, I have been interestedin the large-scale structure in the universe and, in particular, the "dark matter" and "dark energy" that are currently thought to comprise 95% of the energy content of the universe.
Typically 2 to 3 students are employeed each summer as research assistants and many of these continue working on the projects during the academic year (Astro 404a,b) as a part of their senior research experience.
www.haverford.edu /physics-astro/Boughn/SBoughn.html   (424 words)

  
 Extragalactic Astronomy / Cosmology
The majority of my time is currently spent on the development of laser guided adaptive optics systems, so I do most of my work in extragalactic astronomy by directing the research of Ph.D. thesis students.
My two most-advanced graduate students in extragalactic astronomy are Ian Barton and Michelle Griffin.
The galaxy redshift surveys in rich clusters progressed rapidly, but one big fly appeared in the ointment when, in 1972, William Tifft published a paper in the Astrophysical Journal (Tifft 1972) claiming to find discrete bands in a diagram in which galaxy redshift was plotted against galaxy magnitude for a sample of Coma cluster galaxies.
www.astro.uiuc.edu /~thompson/extrag.html   (3629 words)

  
 Astronomy Departments
The object of the American Astronomical Society Division on Dynamical Astronomy is the advancement of all aspects of dynamical astronomy, including celestial mechanics, solar system dynamics, stellar dynamics, the dynamics of the interstellar medium and galactic dynamics, and coordination of such research with other branches of science.
This is the homepage for the Columbia University Department of Astronomy and the Columbia Astrophysics Lab.
Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Physics Department of Ohio University at Athens, Ohio.
www.cv.nrao.edu /fits/www/yp_dept.html   (10323 words)

  
 Extragalactic astronomy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Extragalactic Astronomy is the branch of astronomy concernedwith objects outside of our own Milky Way Galaxy.
It is therefore often useful tosub-divide this branch into Near-Extragalactic Astronomy and Far-Extragalactic Astronomy.
Theformer deals with objects, such as the galaxies of our Local Group, which are close enough to allow very detailed analyses of their contents (e.g.
www.therfcc.org /extragalactic-astronomy-1579.html   (101 words)

  
 Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology
Observational extragalactic astronomy has traditionally been one of the main themes of research at the Bologna Observatory.
It includes a wide range of subjects, from the structure and evolution of ``normal" galaxies, to the physical properties of active galactic nuclei (AGNs) to observational cosmology.
The extragalactic research at the Bologna Observatory is characterized by a multiwavelength approach: while optical astronomy is the main field at the Observatory, some of the scientific staff specialize in X-ray observations of AGNs, and others find their main interest in radio studies of galaxies and quasars.
www.bo.astro.it /report03/node28.html   (244 words)

  
 ASTR 232 - Extragalactic Astronomy & Cosmology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
ASTR 232 / 532 - Extragalactic Astronomy & Cosmology
Irregular galaxy M 82 in the nearby M 81 group (D = 3.2 Mpc).
Spiral galaxy being destroyed by a death ray.
www.astro.wesleyan.edu /~slaz/courses/ASTR232/astr232.html   (73 words)

  
 Extragalactic astronomy | TutorGig.co.uk Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
DVD See all 59 results in Extragalactic astronomy..
Stellar Candles for the Extragalactic Distance Scale (Lecture Notes in..
Extragalactic Globular Cluster Systems: Proceedings of the Eso Worksho..
www.tutorgig.co.uk /ed/Extragalactic_astronomy   (263 words)

  
 Postdoctoral Position in Extragalactic X-ray Astronomy - GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in extragalactic astronomy working with Prof.
The initial appointment is for one year, renewable up to 3 years depending on performance and continuity of funds.
The candidate will join a growing astronomy group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and in the School of Computational Sciences at George Mason University.
www.aas.org /jobreg/backissues/2001/may/no11968.html   (214 words)

  
 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Extragalactic Astronomy-THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Department of Astronomy at The Ohio State University has an opening for an observationally oriented extragalactic astronomer at the postdoctoral level.
The initial appointment will be for two years and may be renewed for a third year.
Applicants should have received a Ph.D. degree in astronomy or astrophysics within the last five years.
www.aas.org /jobreg/backissues/2002/january/no12431.html   (233 words)

  
 Extra-Galactic Astronomy @ GCA7Sky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Astronomy 123 - Galaxies Davison E. Soper, Univ. of Oregon
Extragalactic Bookmarks and Education in Extragalactic astronomy bookmarks of Phillipe Prugniel.
Extragalactic Astronomy at MSSL has a number of pages on Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) - Quasars
members.aol.com /gca7sky/galactic.htm   (896 words)

  
 Extragalactic Astronomy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
HIRES), the Echelle Spectrometer and Imager (ESI), and the Deep Extragalactic Imaging Multi...
He earned his BA in astronomy and physics from UCLA and his MS and Ph...
joined the renowned Carl Sagan at Cornell to study astrobiology and earned a doctorate in astronomy.
www.wikiverse.org /extragalactic-astronomy   (167 words)

  
 extragalactic astronomy concept from the Astronomy knowledge base   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
extragalactic astronomy concept from the Astronomy knowledge base
abstraction > science > astronomy > extragalactic astronomy
Next astronomy: galactic astronomy Up: astronomy Previous astronomy: X-ray astronomy
www.site.uottawa.ca:4321 /astronomy/extragalacticastronomy.html   (64 words)

  
 Extragalactic Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The extragalactic observational group current members employ a wide range of observational and theoretical tools (with an emphasis on optical, radio and X-ray astronomy) in an attempt to understand the origin, dynamics, and evolution of both active and normal galaxies.
The X-rays from the hot spots result from inverse Compton scattering of the radio synchrotron radiation by the radio-emitting electrons.
Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742-2421
www.astro.umd.edu /rareas/extragalactic   (198 words)

  
 Caltech Library System
The Astrophysics Library is a departmental branch of the Caltech Library System and is located in Robinson Hall (wheelchair access), home to the Caltech Astronomy Department, Building 24 on the Caltech Campus Map.
This library supports the astronomers, instrumentation designers, and related staff and students engaged in the research and study of optical, radio millimeter, submillimeter, X-ray, gamma ray, cosmic ray, infrared, and theoretical astronomy projects.
History of Astronomy: biographies of 800+ astronomers, plus info on observatories, places, archives, museums, publications, meetings, etc.
library.caltech.edu /collections/astrophysics.htm   (411 words)

  
 Professor Gregory A. Shields   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
AST 309R "Galaxies, Quasars, and the Universe." This course is an introduction to extragalactic astronomy for nonscience majors.
Prerequisites are AST 301 "Descriptive Introduction to Astronomy" and a working knowledge of high school alegebra.
AST 381 "Gaseous Nebulae." This is a graduate course on the theory and observation of ionized nebulae, including H II regions, planetary nebulae, and active galactic nuclei.
bluebump.as.utexas.edu /shields.html   (264 words)

  
 Postdoc in Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology-INSTITUT F. ASTROPHYSIK, BONN UNIVERSITY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Postdoc in Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology-INSTITUT F. Postdoc in Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology
Bonn University astronomy comprises, besides the Institute for Astrophysics, the Radioastronomical Institute and the Sternwarte; in addition, the Max-Planck-Planck Institute for Radioastronomy is located in the same building.
Research interests include radio astronomy, Galactic structure, stellar populations, interstellar matter, AGN, groups and clusters of galaxies, and cosmology.
www.astro.uni-bonn.de /~peter/jobad.html   (284 words)

  
 Extragalactic Astronomy: Harvard University Dept of Astronomy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Members of the Department are heavily involved in a wide range of research in extragalactic astronomy.
Chief among extragalactic research in the department is the determination of the extragalactic distance scale via a variety of techniques.
Members of the Department are also leaders in the study of the internal dynamics of galaxies and the kinematics of galaxy systems, i.e., groups and clusters.
cfa-www.harvard.edu /hco/astro/research/extragal.html   (375 words)

  
 Physics 240, "Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology"
Astronomy: The Cosmic Journey An astro textbook in HTML form.
The IPAC Level5 Knowledgebase for Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology The real deal: technical papers by the astronomers themselves.
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space have an excellent website, with all kinds of information on astronomy and space science.
spiff.rit.edu /classes/phys240/phys240.html   (418 words)

  
 Job Register - Detail Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to work with Prof.
Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics and be ready to start no later than the fall of 2005, although an earlier start date is possible.
Applicants interested in building teaching experience may elect to teach a physics or astronomy course at some point.
members.aas.org /JobReg/JobdetailPage.cfm?JID=21673   (231 words)

  
 Yale Astronomy: Research - Extragalactic Astronomy & Cosmology
One of the primary goals of astronomy and astrophysics is to understand how galaxies form and evolve.
This addresses the natural desire to understand the physical origin of our Milky Way galaxy and the wide range of galaxy types we see around us.
Current projects include the simulation of the formation of the first stars in the universe, and calculations of the formation and evolution of Active Galactic Nuclei and their relationship to the evolution of their host galaxy.
www.astro.yale.edu /cgi-bin/dept/research/research.cgi?extr   (419 words)

  
 Astrophysics - Rensselaer
Research in the astrophysics group includes astrobiology and the chemistry of the interstellar medium, as well as many areas of galactic and extragalactic astronomy.
Research in galactic and extragalactic astronomy includes the structure and formation of the galactic halo, metallicity gradients in the galactic thick disk, properties of stars with strong Balmer absorption, optical properties of quasars, and astronomical data mining.
We also have access to data from major satellite facilities, including the Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra, and the Infrared Space Observatory; and large ground-based astronomy projects, including the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS).
www.rpi.edu /dept/phys/Astro/astro.html   (221 words)

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