Panel Discussion on Coordination of Observations at Many Wavelengths

  • B. M. Peterson
  • C. M. Urry
  • M. Rodonò
  • T. Naylor
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 187)


Peterson: I’d like to make a few preparatory remarks: Multiwavelength observations are critical in understanding of the physics of complex objects. In the case of variable sources, these observations need to be coordinated, and, in some cases, simultaneous monitoring at many wavelengths needs to be carried out. The execution of multiwavelength observational programs is extremely difficult for both technical reasons and sociological reasons, that is, how we do science and how we distribute observing time. The purpose of this discussion is to
  • reiterate the importance of multiwavelength observations in modern astrophysics,

  • to identify clearly some of the problems that make multiwavelength observations difficult to carry out, and

  • to provide suggestions and ideas from the audience as to how some of these problems might be overcome. I’ve asked each of the panelists to make a very brief statement on the importance of multiwavelength observations in their particular area of research.


Accretion Disk Panel Discussion Active Star Cataclysmic Variable Seyfert Galaxy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. M. Peterson
    • 1
  • C. M. Urry
    • 2
  • M. Rodonò
    • 3
  • T. Naylor
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. of AstronomyOhio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Space Telescope Science InstituteBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.University of CataniaCataniaItaly
  4. 4.Dept. of PhysicsKeele UniversityStaffordshireEngland

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