Surveying the Skies by Gareth Wynn Williams

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Contents of Surveying the Skies eBook

  • Introduction
  • The Five Eras of Astronomy
  • Defining a Survey
  • The Naked Eye Era
  • The Babylonians and the Mul Apin Tablets
  • The Greeks: Aristotle, Hipparchus, and Ptolemy
  • Islamic Astronomy
  • Chinese Astronomy
  • Tycho Brahe
  • The Telescope Era
  • Surveying the Solar System
  • Halley, Flamsteed and Navigation
  • Messier, Herschel, and Nebulae
  • Variable Stars and Photometry
  • Moving Stars
  • The BD Catalog
  • The Photography Era
  • Carte du Ciel
  • Harvard Plate Collection
  • Schmidt Camera Surveys
  • Harvard Spectroscopic Survey
  • Radio Surveys
  • Jansky and Reber
  • Post World War II Radio Astronomy
  • The Big Bang Controversy
  • Recent Radio Surveys
  • The Pulsar Discovery Survey
  • The -cm Spectral Line
  • Molecules in the Milky Way
  • Searching for ET
  • Infrared Surveys
  • The Caltech TMSS Survey
  • MASS and DENIS
  • The AFGL survey
  • IRAS
  • AKARI and WISE
  • UKIDSS and VISTA
  • SCUBA-
  • The Cosmic Microwave Background
  • Discovery of the CMB
  • COBE
  • Mapping the Fluctuations in the CMB
  • The Planck Spacecraft
  • Ultraviolet Surveys
  • TD- A
  • GALEX
  • Extreme Ultraviolet Surveys
  • X-ray Surveys
  • Early Discoveries
  • UHURU and HEAO-A
  • Neutron Stars and Black Holes
  • ROSAT
  • Gamma Ray Surveys
  • Early Surveys
  • COS-B
  • Compton and Fermi Satellites
  • Gamma Ray Bursts
  • Very High Energy Gamma Rays
  • Space Astrometry
  • Hipparcos
  • Gaia
  • The CCD Era
  • Sloan Digital Sky Survey
  • Pan-STARRS
  • Asteroid Searches
  • LSST
  • Microsurveys
  • Hubble Deep Fields
  • The COSMOS Survey
  • The MACHO Survey
  • The Kepler Exoplanet Survey
  • Accessing Astronomy Surveys
  • Appendices
  • A Further Reading
  • A Units
  • A Wavelength and Energy
  • A Diffraction Limit
  • A Precession
  • A Stellar Magnitudes
  • A Coordinate Systems
  • A Interstellar Extinction and Reddening
  • A Radiation, Temperature, and Wavelength
  • A Redshift-Age Relationship
  • A Determining the Properties of an Exoplanet

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