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Seeing the stolen starlight with Herschel

Gomez, Haley Louise, Gomez, Edward Leocadio and Hargrave, Peter Charles 2011. Seeing the stolen starlight with Herschel. Presented at: The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture : proceedings of the 260th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Paris, France, 19-23 January 2009. Published in: Valls-Gabaud, D. and Boksenberg, A. eds. The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture: proceedings of the 260th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held at the UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, January 19-23, 2009. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union , vol. 5. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, E48. 10.1017/S1743921311003681

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Abstract

The Herschel Space Observatory is ESA's fourth Cornerstone mission and will be the largest, most sensitive telescope ever put into space. It will be the first space observatory to observe from the far-infrared to the submillimetre waveband, unveiling the cool, hidden universe for the first time. Herschel will observe stars and galaxies at the stage of formation and discover where all the cosmic dust polluting galaxies comes from. Given the huge public interest in large space missions such as Hubble and Spitzer, Herschel is an ideal opportunity to excite and inform the UK public during the International Year of Astronomy 2009. Here we present some of the education and outreach projects created by the Herschel Outreach Group (HOG).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Submillimetre ; Telescopes ; Herschel ; Education ; Outreach
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521764773
ISSN: 1743-9213
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:32
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/22613

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