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Vol. 492 – LISA VII: Open Science: At the Frontiers of Librarianship

Volume CS-492
Editor(s): A. Holl, S. Lesteven, D. Dietrich. and A. Gasperini
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-868-8
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-869-5
Published: 2015

These proceedings present a snapshot of the state of librarianship and information services in astronomy. This volume is a part of a series, as the conference was the seventh in the sequence of LISA conferences. The success of the LISA conference series is reflected in the Special Libraries Association Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division Award in 2014, which was presented during the conference.

While the print collections of astronomy libraries have been moved to storage at many observatories and departments, digitized texts and data have been made accessible on the internet. The availability, visibility, and processability of vast amounts of information transform science. Astronomers, working with astronomy librarians and informaticians, are pushing the frontiers further and further.

Astronomers use the tools and databases described in this volume every working day (and in this case, every working night). Those who are interested in the machinery behind these services will find interesting contributions in these proceedings.

Astronomy librarians, while helping scientists and students navigate the seas of new information, also have to deal with the preservation of the old information. It is not only books, catalogs, journals, and logbooks of observations that need their attention, but also photographs, drawings, and even instrumentation that require their care. Those interested in the historical side of astronomy will also find interesting papers in these proceedings.

Malcolm Walmsley, Editor of the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, discusses the present and the future of astronomy journals. While the future is difficult to predict, some trends are fairly obvious.

The papers published in the proceedings of the LISA conferences, some of which are available in the ASP Conference Series, provide a record of the progress of scholarly communication.

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Vol. 490 – Stella Novae: Past and Future Decades

Volume CS-490
Editor(s): Woudt, P. A.; Ribeiro, V. A. R. M.
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-864-0
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-865-7
Published: 2014

These proceedings cover the latest results in the field of classical and recurrent novae. From 4-8 February 2013, 86 researchers from 20 different countries came to Cape Town for the fourth international conference on classical and recurrent novae, following earlier meetings in Paris (1976), Madrid (1989), and Sitges (2002).

The scientific program included 5 invited reviews, 13 invited contributions, 39 contributed talks and 29 posters. It covered the full width and breath of nova research, including the latest in multi-dimensional modeling of nova outbursts, the study of gamma-ray emission from novae, thermonuclear eruptions in symbiotic systems, panchromatic observations of novae and nova shells, population studies of Galactic and extragalactic novae, and studies of the evolution of the central binary in novae. These proceedings capture the excitement of recent advances in these different areas of nova research.

A number of individual systems are discussed in detail in these proceedings, including the recurrent nova T Pyxidis. Discussions around T Pyxidis focus on its most recent (2011) outburst, its spectroscopic evolution following the outburst, and its evolutionary trajectory. Infrared interferometric studies of novae highlight recent technological advances, revealing bipolar morphologies in a large number of nova ejecta. Radio observations of novae with SKA-like sensitivities are challenging the simple models from which we derive the ejected mass following a nova outburst, and sensitive gamma-ray observations with Fermi are revealing a large number of novae as gamma-ray sources.

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Vol. 489 – Solar Polarization 7

Volume CS-489
Editor(s): Nagendra, K. N.; Stenflo, J. O.; Qu, Z. Q.; Sampoorna, M.
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-862-6
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-863-3
Published: 2014

This volume contains the proceedings of the 7th in a series of international solar polarization workshops that was initiated almost two decades ago. The aim of these workshops has been to explore the Sun and its magnetic field with the tools of spectro-polarimetry.

The theoretical topics discussed herein deal with the physics of the interaction between radiation and matter in magnetized media, including its application to the exploration of the properties of magnetic fields. Observational topics include the design and operation of high-precision imaging Stokes polarimeters for use with both spectrographs and tunable filter systems.

Scientists from many countries converged in Kunming, China during September 2013 to discuss the significant advances that have been made since the previous workshop, which took place three years earlier on Maui, Hawaii.

Examples of topics that were addressed during the seventh workshop include: properties of magnetic fields in the quiet and active Sun, particularly at scales far smaller than the resolution limit of telescopes; scattering polarization and its use to diagnose magnetic fields in regimes not accessible using the Zeeman effect; polarized radiative transfer with partial frequency redistribution, quantum interference, hyperfine structure, optical pumping, and numerical techniques to solve 3-D radiative transfer problems; and various innovative instrumentation projects in ground-based and space-based polarimetry. This proceedings volume captures the discussions during the workshop and provides an updated overview of the state of the art in this rapidly evolving front-line area of solar and stellar astrophysics.

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Vol. 488 – 8th International Conference of Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows (ASTRONUM 2013)

Volume CS-488
Editor(s): Pogorelov, N. V.; Audit, E.; Zank, G. P.
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-860-2
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-861-9
Published: 2014

This Volume contains the Proceedings of ASTRONUM-2013, the eighth in a series of international conferences organized by the Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Maison de la Simulation, a joint laboratory affiliated with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA), University of Paris-Sud, and University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ).

The subjects of the conference included such topics as turbulence and cosmic ray transportation, astrophysical and space plasma flows, kinetic and hybrid simulations, numerical methods, algorithms, and frameworks. All of these topics are of great importance to scientists investigating solar structure, the heliosphere, the Sun-Earth connection, and various other astrophysical phenomena.

The scientific problems discussed at the conference are characterized by different temporal and spatial scales, regions, or particle populations, for which different sets of defining equations or concepts are necessary to understand the physical systems in their entirety. This book will be of interest to specialists in applied mathematics, astrophysics, space physics, and computer science working on the application of novel numerical algorithms to contemporary problems arising in these fields. It will also be useful to graduate students who want to get acquainted with the fundamental approaches to solving the magnetohydrodynamics and kinetic equations governing space plasma flows.

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Vol. 487 – Resolving The Future Of Astronomy With Long-Baseline Interferometry

Volume CS-487
Editor(s): Creech-Eakman, M. J.; Guzik, J. A.; Stencel, R. E.
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-858-9
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-859-6
Published: 2014

This volume contains the proceedings of a cross-disciplinary science conference on optical and infrared high-angular-resolution interferometry held in March, 2011 on the campus of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, New Mexico. The meeting attracted over 90 participants from three continents with all levels of expertise in the subject.

The topics presented at the meeting included the theory and observations of celestial objects in the Solar System, the Galaxy (e.g., stars, binary stars, exoplanets, star forming regions, and stellar disks) and some extra-galactic objects, particularly active galactic nuclei, at the very highest angular resolutions possible using current technology. The conference included contributions from scientists working on several existing interferometers operating in the world, but focused on the promise of future high-resolution observations by new facilities and facility upgrades as envisioned by the researchers and theorists who study these objects.

This volume will be of interest to researchers who wish to pursue high-angular- resolution imaging of many different types of celestial objects at milliarcsecond scales. The articles in this volume focus on known and potential observations of the types of systems listed above and predict potential areas of fruitful study for the future with interferometric techniques.

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Vol. 486 – Multi-Spin Galaxies

Volume CS-486
Editor(s): Iodice, E.; Corsini, E. M.
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-856-5
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-857-2
Published: 2014

This volume contains the proceedings of an international conference organized by the INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte and the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Padua. The conference was held in Naples at the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte, which is part of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF).

The main purpose of the conference was to discuss the current observational and theoretical understanding of the origin and evolution of the angular momentum decoupling in multi-spin galaxies. This class of objects includes galaxies with extended polar rings and disks, inner polar disks, low-inclination rings, kinematically decoupled cores, and extended counter-rotating components. The observed phenomenon of warped gaseous and stellar disks is yet another example of misalignment between various rotating components in a galaxy.

The scientific program of the conference, which included 37 talks and 12 poster contributions, focused on the following topics: (1) the observed properties of multi-spin galaxies at low and high redshift, including studies of the Milky Way as a multi-spin system; (2) the structure and formation of the decoupled angular momentum components in galaxies; and (3) the kinematics and dynamics of multi-spin galaxies. This volume will provide extragalactic astronomers with an overview of the most significant results of the last decade in this field.

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Vol. 485 – Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXIII

Volume CS-485
Editor(s): Manset, N.; Forshay, P.
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-854-1
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-855-8
Published: 2014

This volume of the ASP Conference Series contains papers presented at the twenty-third annual conference for Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems, also known as ADASS XXIII. The ADASS Conference Series provides a forum for scientists and programmers concerned with algorithms, software, and software systems employed in the acquisition, reduction, analysis, dissemination, and storage of astronomical data. An important element of the program is to foster communication between developers and users with a range of expertise in the production and use of software and systems.

The topics presented included software and languages, user interfaces, and emerging technologies for ground-based and space-based observatories from operations to archives. The conference included 13 invited speakers, 35 other oral contributions, five focus demonstrations and two “Birds of a feather” sessions. During the conference, over 100 posters and seven demonstration booths were available for viewing.

These proceedings will be of interest to scientists and programmers involved with observatory operations from instrument design to data mining of archived observations.

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Vol. 484 – Outstanding Problems in Heliophysics: From Coronal Heating to the Edge of the Heliosphere

Volume CS-484
Editor(s): Hu Q.; Zank G. P.
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-852-7
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-853-4
Published: 2014

This volume contains the proceedings of the 12th Annual International Astrophysics Conference, one of the signature series of conferences in Heliophysics and Astrophysics organized by the Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The meeting attracted more than 80 participants from around the world.

The topics presented at the meeting ranged from coronal heating near the Sun to plasma conditions in the distant heliosphere and the surrounding interstellar medium. The conference was especially timely given the many unexpected results recently returned by current NASA spacecraft missions including Voyager and the Interstellar Boundary EXplorer (IBEX), and the high expectations for future missions such as Solar Probe Plus (SPP) and Solar Orbiter.

This volume will be of interest to researchers at all levels in the fields of heliophysics. It exposes readers to an in-depth analysis of a wide range of outstanding problems in heliophysics that we face today using both theoretical and observational approaches.

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Vol. 483 – Ensuring STEM Literacy: A National Conference on STEM Education and Public Outreach

Volume CS-483
Editor(s): Manning, J. G.; Hemenway, M. K.; Jensen, J. B.; Gibbs, M. G.
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-850-3
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-851-0
Published: 2014

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), in partnership with local host San Jose State University and a number of co-sponsors, hosted a national education and public outreach (EPO) symposium in conjunction with its every-third-year “Cosmos in the Classroom” symposium for college introductory astronomy instructors. This combined conference was the 125th annual meeting of the ASP, founded in 1889, and which today continues to advance science literacy through astronomy.

The conference provided a forum for those engaged in various aspects of astronomy, earth and space science EPO, college astronomy instruction, and other forms of formal and informal science education and communication, as well as science and education research, to gather and share experience, expertise, and perspectives on “Ensuring STEM Literacy,” which formed the organizing theme for the conference. The conference included, among its participants, scientists, NASA and NSF funded EPO professionals, K-12 teachers, college and university educators, informal science educators from a variety of venues, communicators, and other professionals.

The ASP regularly publishes both scholarly and educational materials, conducts professional development programs for formal and informal educators, and holds conferences, symposia, and workshops for astronomers and educators specializing in education and public outreach. The ASP’s education programs are funded by corporations, private foundations, the National Science Foundation, NASA, private donors, and its members. More information about the Society, its products and services, and how to become a member of the Society and support its work may be obtained at its web site: www.astrosociety.org.

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Vol. 482 – 10th Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics

Volume CS-482
Editor(s): Lee, H.-W.; Kang, Y.; Leung, K.-C.
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-848-0
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-849-7
Published: 2014

These are the proceedings of the Tenth Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics. The main purpose of this conference series is to accelerate the development of astronomy in many Asian countries and to foster greater interaction between Asian astronomers and those from the Eastern Pacific Rim and European countries in the field of stellar astrophysics.

Stellar astrophysics has become more important than ever as a large number of exoplanets have been discovered and observations of exploding stars have led to the precision measurement of the accelerating expansion of the universe. We are now witnessing a revolutionary change in our view of the cosmic history of the universe and addressing philosophical questions about our existence.

Astronomers from all over the world are working on increasingly diverse topics in stellar astrophysics. Readers of this volume will find recent developments in a wide range of observational and theoretical studies of high-energy and compact sources, dynamical and evolutionary explorations of normal stars, and measurements with interferometers, photometers, spectrographs, radio telescopes, and satellites.

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