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Status and prospects of astronomy in Germany 2003-2016 : memorandum /
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft ; editorial committee, Andreas Burkert ... [et al.].
Weinheim : Wiley-VCH ; Bonn : DFG, c2008.
xix, 223 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), map ; 24 cm.
3527319107 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9783527319107 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Weinheim : Wiley-VCH ; Bonn : DFG, c2008.
3527319107 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9783527319107 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Translated from the German.
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Main Description
This white paper identifies the main issues and major recommendations for German astronomical research. Their implementation will require initiative from all partners and will allow German astronomers and astrophysicists to continuously play a leading role in their field.
Table of Contents
Editorial committee
Preface to the original memorandum
Astronomy yesterday, today and tomorrow
The history of the universe
The life cycle of stars and the matter cycle
New windows into space
The scientific issues
The universe - its origin, evolution and large-scale structure
Galaxies and massive black holes
The matter cycle and stellar evolution
Stellar and planetary formation: protostars, circumstellar disks and extrasolar planetary systems
The next fifteen years: observatories and instruments
Access to telescopes and involvement in large international projects
Strengthening national innovation and initiative
Other planned space and balloon missions
New initiatives: astroparticles and gravitational wave research
The next decade's projects
The future role of existing establishments
Astronomical research structures
Historical development
The current Situation
Research institutes
Research funding instruments
Astronomy and the public
Some fundamental aspects
Instruments and projects
Large projects
Medium-sized projects
Small projects
Organisational instruments
Interaction and cooperation
Securing and reinforcing funding instruments
Glossary/Acronyms.Telescopes, instruments, experiments
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