Sources and Scintillations

Refraction and Scattering in Radio Astronomy IAU Colloquium 182

  • R. Strom
  • P. Bo
  • M. Walker
  • N. Rendong

Table of contents

  1. Future Large Telescope Projects: SKA and FAST

    1. B. Y. Duan, Y. Y. Qiu, Y. X. Sui, W. L. Wang, R. D. Nan, B. Peng
      Pages 237-242
    2. Ren Gexue, Lu Qiuhai, Zhou Zhou
      Pages 243-247
    3. Shengyin Wu, Shouguan Wang, Yukuan Mao, Yan Su
      Pages 249-253
    4. Li Guoding, R. Nan, B. Peng
      Pages 255-259
    5. Yuhai Qiu, Lichun Zhu
      Pages 261-265

About this book


The genesis of IAU Colloquium 182, 'Sources and scintillations: refraction and scattering in radio astronomy,' can be traced to the desire, on the one hand, of Beijing Astronomical Observatory radio astronomers to organize a conference which would highlight the need for high sensitivity - as a way ofpromoting their own project to build the world's largest telescope (FAST) - and to a suggestion from Ron Ekers on the other. During a discussion with the two SOC co-chairs (as they then were not) in January 1999 in Epping, Ron noted the success ofa meeting on 'radio seeing' in Beijing in 1989, and wondered whether the time might not be ripe to organize another conference devoted to radio propagation. This set the ball rolling, and with enthusiastic input from SOC members, a successful application was made to the IAU. Later, the URSI also agreed to co-sponsor the meeting. From April 17-21, 2000, over 80 astronomers from a dozen countries met in Guiyang, China, to discuss the latestexciting results and theoretical ideas on radio propagation through interstellar, intergalactic and interplanetary space. These pro­ ceedings include almost all (95%) ofthe oral presentations given at the conference. In addition to the 52 talks presented during 5 days of the Colloquium, Ron Ekers gave a fine summary at the end to tie things up. There were also poster sessions where some twenty papers were displayed. Besides the scientific sessions, the LOC had organized a program for spouses and otheraccompanying persons.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. Strom
    • 1
  • P. Bo
    • 2
  • M. Walker
    • 3
  • N. Rendong
    • 4
  1. 1.ASTRONDwingeloo and University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Beijing Astronomical Observatory, National Astronomical ObservatoriesChinese Academy of SciencesChina
  3. 3.Research Centre for Theoretical AstrophysicsUniversity of Sydney Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIROAustralia
  4. 4.Beijing Astronomical ObservatoryNational Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of SciencesChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3879-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1001-6
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