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Transiting planets : proceedings of the 253th [sic] symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Cambridge, Massachussets (USA) May 19-23, 2008 / edited by Frédéric Pont, Dimitar Sasselov and Matthews Holman.


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International Astronomical Union. Symposium (253rd : 2008 : Cambridge, Mass.)
Publication date:
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Book, Conference Proceedings
  • xvii, 571 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Title Variation:
Transiting planets : proceedings of the 253rd symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Cambridge, Massachusets (USA) May 19-23, 2008
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Preface-- Organising committee-- Conference photograph-- Conference participants-- Introductory review-- Part I. Photometric Searches for Transiting Planets-- Part II. Observational Studies of Transiting Planets-- Part III. Planet Formation, Evolution and Atmospheres-- Part IV. Poster Papers-- Author index-- Object index.
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Publisher's Summary:
The discovery of planets around stars other than the Sun within the past 15 years has opened up one of the largest and most exciting new fields in modern astronomy. The transit method of detecting exoplanets has revealed more information about individual planets than any other method of detection. This volume, the proceedings of IAU Symposium 253, contains a description of the latest development in the field of transiting extrasolar planets. Topical reviews and short contributions from more than one hundred authors present the latest results in the field, from the photometric transit searches for transiting planets, through observational studies of these planets, to the consequences for theories of planet formation, evolution and planetary atmospheres. Presenting the latest research, it is an important resource for graduate students and researchers working in astronomy and planetary sciences.
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Pont, Frédéric.
Sasselov, Dimitar D.
Holman, Matthew.
IAU symposium proceedings series, 1743-9213 ; no. 253
IAU symposium and colloquium proceedings series no. 253.

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