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Stellar Populations [Book Review]

Cohen, Judith G. (1987) Stellar Populations [Book Review]. Science, 237 (4822). p. 1626. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.237.4822.1626.

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In 1979 the International Astronomical Union held a colloquium on scientific research with the Space Telescope. At that time, the expected launch date was 1983; it is now late 1988 or early 1989. Stellar Populations contains the invited review papers from a meeting on that subject held at the Space Telescope Science Institute in May of 1986. This is an area of research in which the Space Telescope is sure to make great contributions and exciting discoveries. One's first impression on comparing this volume with the proceedings of the 1979 symposium (Scientific Research with the Space Telescope, U.S. Government Printing Office) is that tremendous progress has occurred within the past decade, even though astronomers have been largely limited to observations with ground-based telescopes. Because of the continuous improvement in the quantum efficiency of detectors and in the speed of computers, which in turn affects the ability of astronomers to analyze, interpret, and model their data, many of the problems outlined in 1979 have begun to be resolved.

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Additional Information:© 1987 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Book review of: Stellar Populations. Colin A. Norman, Alvio Renzini, and Monica Tosi, Eds. Published for the Space Telescope Institute by Cambridge University Press, New York, 1987. x, 245 pp., illus. Space Telescope Institute Symposium Series, 1. From a meeting, Baltimore, May 1986.
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Official Citation:Star Systems. BY JUDITH G. COHEN. SCIENCE 25 SEP 1987: 1626; doi: 10.1126/science.237.4822.1626
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