Information & On-Line Data in Astronomy

  • Daniel Egret
  • Miguel A. Albrecht

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 203)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. H. U. Zimmermann, H. Brunner, R. Pisarski, W. Voges, M. G. Watson
    Pages 27-35
  3. Daniel E. Harris, Carolyn Stern Grant
    Pages 37-41
  4. Daniel Egret, Miguel A. Albrecht
    Pages 43-46
  5. M. Barylak, A. Talavera, W. Wamsteker, J. D. Ponz, C. Driessen
    Pages 47-55
  6. Miguel A. Albrecht, Michèle Péron, Benoît Pirenne
    Pages 57-71
  7. Erik Deul, Nicolas Epchtein, Jean Borsenberger
    Pages 73-85
  8. David Leisawitz, John C. Mather
    Pages 87-93
  9. G. Helou, B. F. Madore, M. Schmitz, X. Wu, H. G. Corwin Jr., C. LaGue et al.
    Pages 95-113
  10. G. Paturel, I. Vauglin, H. Andernach, R. Garnier, M. C. Marthinet, C. Petit et al.
    Pages 115-126
  11. Jean-Claude Mermilliod
    Pages 127-138
  12. The HEASARC team
    Pages 139-146
  13. R. Ebert, G. Helou, J. Mazzarella
    Pages 147-152
  14. Dennis R. Crabtree, Daniel Durand, Severin Gaudet, Norman Hill, Stephen C. Morris
    Pages 153-162
  15. D. Egret, M. Crézé, F. Bonnarel, P. Dubois, F. Genova, A. Heck et al.
    Pages 163-174
  16. Stephen S. Murray, Guenther Eichhorn, Alberto Accomazzi, Carolyn Stern Grant, Michael J. Kurtz
    Pages 175-184
  17. Paolo Giommi, Salim G. Ansari
    Pages 185-193
  18. U. Michold, M. Cummins, J. M. Watson, J. Holmquist, R. Shobbrook
    Pages 207-228
  19. Miguel A. Albrecht, Daniel Egret
    Pages 229-234
  20. Fionn Murtagh
    Pages 235-241
  21. Benoît Pirenne, Daniel Durand
    Pages 243-257
  22. M. Schmitz, G. Helou, P. Dubois, C. LaGue, B. Madore, H. G. Corwin Jr. et al.
    Pages 259-270
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 271-291

About this book


The ability of storing, managing, and giving access to the huge quantity of data collected by astronomical observatories is one of the major challenges of modern astronomy. At the same time, the growing complexity of data systems implies a change of concepts: the scientist has to manipulate data as well as information. Recent developments of the `WorldWideWeb' bring interesting answers to these problems.
The book presents a wide selection of databases, archives, data centers, and information systems. Clear and up-to-date descriptions are included, together with their scientific context and motivations.
Audience: This volume provides an essential tool for astronomers, librarians, data specialists and computer engineers.


Observatories astronomy astrophysics coding database databases information information system

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Egret
    • 1
  • Miguel A. Albrecht
    • 2
  1. 1.Observatoire Astronomique de StrasbourgFrance
  2. 2.European Southern ObservatoryGarching bei MünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4178-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0397-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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