Astronomy is by means of nature an interdisciplinary job: it consists of arithmetic, physics, chemistry and biology. Astronomers use (and frequently improve) the newest know-how, the quickest desktops and the main subtle software program. during this publication twenty-two prime scientists from 9 international locations discuss how astronomy interacts with those different sciences. They describe smooth tools utilized in astronomy and the kinfolk among astronomy and know-how, undefined, politics and philosophy. additionally they talk about what it capacity to be an astronomer, the historical past of astronomy, and where of astronomy in society this present day.
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