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Last Updated on Friday, 02 March 2007 16:13
Published on Wednesday, 14 February 2007 00:00
The RAS has appointed a commissioning editor for its new books series.  books.jpg Primarily aimed at the academic market, but including history and popular titles for scientists and amateur astronomers, the books will exploit the Society’s assets – its members, its archives, its meetings – to advance astronomy and geophysics.

The editor of 'A&G', Dr Sue Bowler, has been appointed commissioning editor for the books which will be published by Springer

The first two books are  in preparation and will review research into white dwarf stars and the ‘many-body problem’ – how stars, planets and galaxies interact through gravitation.

The Series will contain a wide variety of books in areas of concern to the Society, including


lecture notes

books on historical themes

educational themes

advanced amateur astronomy

conference proceedings (if there is need and they are of high quality)

Books will be refereed and appear in the most appropriate  Springer series. Prospective editors or authors, who need not be members of the Society to publish in the Series, should contact  the Commissioning Editor with proposals for books under this new imprint:

Her contact details are as follows:

School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT

Tel. +44(0)113 343 6672
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