We are pleased to announce that two books will be available for the UN/ESA/NASA/JAXA Workshop Report from 1991 to 2009.
From 1991 to 2004, the UN/ESA/NASA/JAXA workshops focused on basic space science. The decadal report on the achievements of these 12 workshops was published in 2004 by Kluwer Academic Publishers (see attached).
From 2005 to 2009, the UN/ESA/NASA/JAXA worksops focused on bss and IHY 2007. The report on these 5 workshops will be published July 2009 by Springer Wien new York (see attached). This report will be released officially at the inauguration of the workshop in South Korea.
1) Developing Basic Space Science World-Wide A Decade of UN/ESA Workshops by Willem Wamsteker, Rudolf Albrecht, Hans J. Haubold, Kluwer Academic Publishers
2) Putting the Ħ°IĦħ in IHY by B. J. Thompson, N. Gopalswamy, J. M. Davila, H. J. Haubold
Due to increasing delays in securing visas, we strongly encourage international attendees to begin this process as early as possible to ensure timely processing. If you want to get the invitation letter for visa, please complete your registration, and contact the 2009 UN BSS & IHY Workshop secretariat (unbssw-ihy2009@kasi.re.kr).
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is the national astronomy research institute of Korea established in 1974. KASI has opened the history of Korean modern astronomy via the establishment of Sobaeksan Optical Astronomy Observatory, expanded the observational wavelength range to the radio via the establishment of Taeduk Radio Astronomy Observatory, and made a stepping stone to jump into the future astronomy via the establishment of Bohyunsan Optical Astronomy Observatory.
Analysis of a spectral overview using IDL Written by Christian Monstein, ETHZ, Switzerland
The spectral overview is a very important function for optimizing a radio spectrometer like Callisto. We use it regularly to evaluate different locations in view of radio frequency interference. The spectral overview is ideal plot to compare observatory places around the world, see figure 1 below for Mauritius. We also use it several times every year to optimize existing frequency programs as well as to create new ones. And finally it can also be used for radio frequency monitoring. If one compares spectral overviews at different dates one may find out new transmitter signals. If this should be the case and if the signal is within bands which are reserved for radio astronomy or other passive services it may become a case for OFCOM (office for communication).