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By Andre Heck

we've arrived on the 3rd quantity of this helpful sequence on Organiza­ tions and techniques in Astronomy (OSA). It comprises seventeen articles on a variety of themes, from digital observatories, astronomy corporations in a variety of groups (Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, South Africa), and the position of flooring stations in house observatories, to caliber insurance in united kingdom better schooling. during this foreword, I shall provide a few perspectives on rules expressed during this quantity, particularly from my own adventure while i used to be venture officer for the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT). enable me first remind readers that current and destiny astronomy is in­ creasingly depending on high-level administration. no longer every body is aware that the scheduling of the Hubble house Telescope is played via a neural­ community software program known as SPIKE, defined within the stimulating workshop New watching Modes for the following Centuryl, partially stated in OSA quantity II via 1. Robson. New gazing amenities, in area or at the floor, are so advanced that they want hugely certified engineers and rigorous administration strategies. each one watching hour at the Very huge Telescope (VLT) fa­ cility is worthy approximately EUR 7,000, together with the amortization of the capital charges over 30 years. this doesn't go away a lot room for amateurism, neither within the time allocation strategies, nor within the day-by-day telescope control.

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