Interstellar Dust

Proceedings of the 135th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Santa Clara, California, July 26–30, 1988

  • L. J. Allamandola
  • A. G. G. M. Tielens
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Dust in the Diffuse Interstellar Medium

  3. The Overidentified Infrared Emission Features

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. K. Sellgren
      Pages 103-108
    3. E. Bussoletti, L. Colangeli
      Pages 147-154
    4. A. Léger, L. Verstraete, L. d’Hendecourt, D. Défourneau, O. Dutuit, W. Schmidt et al.
      Pages 173-180
    5. B. D. Donn, J. E. Allen, R. K. Khanna
      Pages 181-189
    6. John R. Barker, Isabelle Cherchneff
      Pages 197-205
    7. L. B. D’Hendecourt, A. Léger, P. Boissel, F. X. Désert
      Pages 207-219
  4. Dust in Dense Clouds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. David J. Hollenbach
      Pages 227-238
    3. A. G. G. M. Tielens
      Pages 239-262
    4. Roger H. Hildebrand
      Pages 275-281
  5. Dust in Galaxies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
  6. Optical Properties of Grains

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Edward L. Wright
      Pages 337-342
  7. Interstellar Dust Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. John S. Mathis
      Pages 357-365
  8. Interstellar Dust and the Solar System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381
    2. J. F. Kerridge
      Pages 383-388
    3. Edward Anders, Roy S. Lewis, Tang Ming, Ernst Zinner
      Pages 389-402
  9. Dust Formation and Destruction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 429-429
    2. Christopher F. McKee
      Pages 431-444
    3. Robert D. Gehrz
      Pages 445-453
    4. D. C. B. Whittet
      Pages 455-466
    5. E. Sedlmayr
      Pages 467-478

About these proceedings


IAU Symposium 135 on Interstellar Dust was hosted and co-sponsored by NASA's Ames Research Center from July 26-30, 1988. The symposium was held at the lovely campus of Santa Clara University situated around the historic Santa Clara Mission in California. The meeting was made possible by generous grants from the Astron­ omy and Relativity Branch of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Galactic Astronomy Program of the National Science Foundation. The International Astronomical Union provided travel grants to a few participants from countries with limited travel funds. We are particularly grateful for the support and services rendered by the dedicated staff at NASA's Ames Research Center and to the" SET! Institute for professionally and expeditiously administering the U.S. grants. This symposium brought together 199 scientists representing 19 different coun­ tries. The wide range of interest and expertise of the participants - all in some way related to interstellar dust - is reflected in the great variety of topics that were discussed during the symposium ranging from UV, visible and IR observations of interstellar extinction to quantum-statistical calculations of the IR emission from highly vibrationally excited molecules. During the course of the meeting, 41 invited review papers and 140 contributed papers were presented. This book is a collection of the invited review papers. The contributed papers have been published in a companion volume, NASA CP-3036, available from National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161, USA.


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Editors and affiliations

  • L. J. Allamandola
    • 1
  • A. G. G. M. Tielens
    • 1
  1. 1.NASA Ames Research CenterMoffett FieldUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-0449-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2462-8
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