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the nasa airborne astronomy program - a perspective on its contributions to science, technology, and educationThe publication records from NASA's airborne observatories are examined to evaluate the contribution of the airborne astronomy program to technological development and scientific/educational progress. The breadth and continuity of program is detailed with reference to its publication history, discipline representation, literature citations, and to the ability of such a program to address nonrecurring and unexpected astronomical phenomena. Community involvement in the airborne-observation program is described in terms of the number of participants, institutional affiliation, and geographic distribution. The program utilizes instruments including heterodyne and grating spectrometers, high-speed photometers, and Fabry-Perot spectrometers with wide total spectral ranges, resolutions, and numbers of channels. The potential of the program for both astronomical training and further scientific, theoretical, and applied development is underscored.
Document ID
19920043835
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Larson, Harold P.
(Arizona, University Tucson, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Publications
Volume: 104
ISSN: 0004-6280
Subject Category
ASTRONOMY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG2-206
Distribution Limits
Public
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