State of the Universe 2008

New Images, Discoveries, and Events

  • Martin Ratcliffe

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-1
  2. A year in News... ...and Pictures: April 2006 – March 2007

  3. Astronomers Gather in Seattle... ...The 209th American Astronomical Society Meeting

  4. Features

About this book


The aim of the State of the Universe annuals is to provide an annual astronomy review suitable for the popular science level reader to be published every September. The book will cover all major astronomical news on topics beyond the Solar System and place them in the context of the longer term goals of astronomers and astrophysicists around the world. The aim is to capture the excitement and vibrancy of modern astronomical research. This section also includes web links for all major news stories, providing a bridge between the public news stories and the actual research web sites.

The invited contributions which make up the second half of the annual each year will cover a variety of topics and are written to appeal to a wide readership. These are written by leading astronomers or science writers.


Galaxy Hubble Observatories Popular Science Universe Wallace astronomical research astronomy astrophysics planetary systems planets space telescopes

Authors and affiliations

  • Martin Ratcliffe
    • 1
  1. 1.WichitaUSA

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