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Astronomy in the UK

 

A review of British astronomy and space science (available here as downloadable pdf files); the sister publication to Geophysics in the UK, which reviews geophysics and planetary science. Fellows and Friends may obtain printed copies from the Executive Secretary at Burlington House.

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Front cover (p. 1, 208kb)
Foreword; Contents (pp. 2-3, 136kb)
Astronomy today (overview; pp. 4-5, 110kb)
The electromagnetic universe (techniques; pp. 6-7, 121kb)
The grand design (the universe in brief; pp. 8-9, 173kb)
The big bang (how the universe began; pp. 10-11, 229kb)
Current challenges (the tricky questions; pp. 12-13, 101kb)
New light on the universe (telescopes; pp. 14-15, 107kb)
The Sun, our star (solar astronomy; pp. 16-17, 138kb)
The radio universe (radio astronomy; pp. 18-19, 211kb)
The cold universe (infrared and millimetre astronomy; pp. 20-21, 113kb)
The hot universe (ultraviolet and X-ray astronomy; pp. 22-23, 188kb)
The very hot universe (gamma-ray astronomy; pp. 24-25, 179kb)
New approaches to astronomy (particle astrophysics; pp. 26-27, 121kb)
Theoretical astrophysics (theory and computation; pp. 28-29, 243kb)
People, places and money (the community and its resources; pp. 30-33, 175kb)
Careering ahead (careers in astronomy; pp. 34-35, 60kb)
The Royal Astronomical Society (the role of the RAS; pp. 36-37, 185kb)
Glossary (pp. 38-39, 174kb)
Back cover (p. 40, 138kb)