Worldwide Development of Basic Space Science 


    I. Research: UN/ESA Workshops:

    1. First UN/ESA Workshop on Basic Space Science, India 1991.

    Astrophysics and Space Science 1993(1992)161.

    2. Second UN/ESA Workshop in Basic Space Science, Costa Rica and Colombia 1992.
    Earth Space Review 2(2)(1993)25-26.

    3. Third UN/ESA Workshop on Basic Space Science, Nigeria 1993.
    Earth Space Review 3(3)(1994)26-27.

    4. Fourth UN/ESA Workshop on Basic Space Science, Egypt 1994.
    Earth Space Review 4(2)(1995)28-30.

    5. (with A. Ocampo, S. Torres, W. Wamsteker) United Nations/European Space Agency Workshops on Basic Space Science.
    ESA Bulletin No. 81, February 1995, pp. 18-21.

    6. Fifth UN/ESA Workshop on Basic Space Science, Sri Lanka 1995.
    COSPAR Information Bulletin No. 136, 1996, pp. 8-11.

    7. United Nations Contributions to the Worldwide Development of Astronomy.
    Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 822(1997)621-630.

    8. Sixth UN/ESA Workshop on Basic Space Science, Germany 1996.
    COSPAR Bulletin No. 138, 1997, pp. 21-24.

    9. Astronomical Telescope Facility Inaugurated at the Arthur C. Clarke Centre in Sri Lanka,
    Physics Today, 49(1996)No.7, p. 90.

    10. Astronomy and Planetary Exploration and the United Nations.
    American Astronomical Society Newsletter, No. 79, March 1996, pp. 18-19.

    11. Seventh UN/ESA Workshop on Basic Space Science, Honduras 1997.
    COSPAR Information Bulletin No. 141, 1998, pp. 9-10.

    12. (with W. Wamsteker) Worldwide Development of Astronomy: The Story of a Decade of UN/ESA Workshops on Basic Space Science.
    Space Technology 18(1998)149-156.
    http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/astro-ph/9705169

    13. How does the United Nations contribute to the worldwide development of astronomy?
    Highlights of Astronomy (Ed. J. Andersen), Vol. 11B, 1997, International Astronomical Union, pp. 906-907.

    14. UN/ESA Workshops on Basic Space Science: An initiative in the world-wide development of astronomy.
    Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage 1(1998)105-121.
    http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/astro-ph/9809339

    15. Eighth UN/ESA Workshop on Basic Space Science, Jordan 1999.
    COSPAR Information Bulletin No. 146, 1999, pp. 9-10.

    16. U.N. plans its future in space
    Science 285(1999)819.

    17. UN/ESA Workshops on Basic Space Science: An update on their achievements.
    Teaching of Astronomy in Asia-Pacific Region, Bulletin No. 16, 2000, pp. 20-29.

    18. Research and  education in basic space science: The approach pursued in the UN/ESA workshops.
    Teaching of Astronomy in Asia-Pacific Region, Bulletin No. 16, 2000, pp. 61-69. 24. (with H.M.K. Al-Naimiy, C.P. Celebre, K. Chamcham, H.S.P. de Alwis, M.C.P. de Carias, A.E. Troche Boggino) Research and Education in Basic Space Science - The Approach Pursued in the UN/ESA Workshops.
    COSPAR Information Bulletin, No.148, 2000, pp. 11-15.
    http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/astro-ph/0002417

    19. Ninth UN/ESA Workshop on Basic Space Science, France 2000.
    COSPAR Information Bulletin No. 149, 2000, pp. 66-67.

    20. Basic space science research and education in developing nations.
    American Astronomical Society Newsletter, No. 100, June 2000, p. 21.

    21. A challenge for international cooperation in astronomy and basic space science.
    The Future of the Universe and the Future of Our Civilization (Eds. V. Burdyuzha and G. Khozin), World Scientific, 2000, pp.366-373.
    http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/astro-ph/9910042

    22. Ninth UN/ESA Workshop on Basic Space Science, France 2000.
    American Astronomical Society Newsletter, No. 102, October 2000, p. 14.

    23. Kudos to Japan: Ten years of aid to astronomy in developing countries.
    American Astronomical Society Newsletter, No. 105, 2001, p. 22.

    24. Tenth UN/ESA Workshop on Basic Space Science, Mauritius 2001.
    COSPAR Information Bulletin, No. 152, 2001, pp. 16-18.

    25. Tenth UN/ESA Workshop on Basic Space Science, Mauritius 2001.
    American Astronomical Society Newsletter, No. 107, October 2001, p. 16-17.

    26. Tenth UN/ESA Workshop on Basic Space Science, Mauritius 2001.
    IAU Commission 46: Astronomy Education and Development, Newsletter 55 - October 2001, pp. 8-9.

    27. Background and achievements of UN/ESA Workshops on Basic Space Science 1991-2001.
    Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy, Ed.: A. Heck, Vol. II, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht 2001, pp. 47-64.

    28. (with W. Wamsteker) Report on the tenth UN/ESA Workshop on Basic Space Science: Exploring the Universe - Sky surveys, space exploration, and space technologies.
    Astrophysics and Space Science 282(2002)341-357.

    29. Promoting research and education in basic space science: the approach of the UN/ESA workshops.
    Space Policy 19(2003)215-219.

    30. (with W. Wamsteker) Developing basic space science world wide: progress report.
    Advances in Space Research 34(2004)2178-2181.
    http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0406117

    31. Mexico prize for science and technology.
    COSPAR Information Bulletin No. 160, 2004, pp. 56-58.

    32. 3rd SERC School: Special functions and functions of matrix argument: recent developments and recent applications in statistics and astrophysics,  14 March -15 April 2005, Kerala, India.
    IAU Commission 46: Astronomy Education and Development, Newsletter 63 - October 2005, pp.16-19.


    II. Education: UN-affiliated Regional Centres:

    1. UNISPACE III and the Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education (affiliated to the United Nations) - An appraisal.
    CSSTE-AP Newsletter, CSSTE-AP India, Vol. 2, 1999, Issue 3, pp. 1-3.

    2. Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education.
    COSPAR Information Bulletin No. 147, April 2000, pp. 36-38.

    3. Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education (Affiliated to the United Nations).
    Teaching of Astronomy in Asia-Pacific Region, Bulletin 16, 2000, pp. 30-38.

    4. Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education.
    IAU Commission 46: Astronomy Education and Development, Newsletter 55 - October 2001, pp. 10-12.

    5. Education curricula of the UN-affiliated Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education.
    Space Policy 19(2003)67-69.
    http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0207004

    6. Education curricula in space science and technology: The approach of the UN-affiliated regional centres.
    Space Policy 19(2003)221-223.


    7. Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education (affiliated to the United Nations).
    COSPAR Information Bulletin No. 163, August 2005, pp.8-10.

    8. UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
    IAU Commission 46: Astronomy Education and Development, Newsletter 63 - October 2005, pp.13-14.



    III. Near-Earth Objects:

    1. (with J.L. Remo) The issues of space debris and near-Earth objects at the United Nations.
    Preserving the Astronomical Windows (Eds. S. Isobe and T. Hirayama), ASP Conference Series, Vol. 139, 1998, pp. 115-118.

    2. The issues of space debris and near-Earth objects at the United Nations.
    Highlights of Astronomy (Ed. J. Andersen), Vol. 11A, 1998, International Astronomical Union, pp. 216-217.

    3. International space cooperation: United Nations perspective.
    6th International Space Cooperation Workshop Report, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Workshop on International Space Cooperation: Addressing Challenges of the New Millennium, Seville, Spain, 11-15 March 2001, AIAA, Reston, VA 20191-4344, 2001, pp. 55-59. This Report also contains a remarkable report of a working group on An International Approach to Detecting Earth-Threatening Asteroids and Comets and Responding to the Threat They Pose (pp. 15-21).

    4. (with J.L. Remo) NEO scientific and policy developments, 1995-2000.
    Space Policy 17(2001)213-218.


    IV. Preserving the Astronomical Sky:

    1. Opening remarks.
    Preserving the Astronomical Sky, Proceedings of the 196th Symposium of the IAU, held in United Nations International Centre in conjunction with UNISPACE III, Vienna, Austria, 12-16 July 1999 (Eds.: R.J. Cohen, W.T. Sullivan III), IAU Symposium, Vol. 196, 2001, pp. 3-6. 39. A Review of Astronomy.
    The Observatory 122(2002)No. 1168, pp. 147-154.



    V. World Space Observatory:

    1. (with M. Hernanz et al.) WSO/UV: World Space Observatory/Ultraviolet.
    International Conference on Classical Nova Explosions, Sitges, Spain, 20-24 May 2002, Eds.: M. Hernanz, J. Jose, AIP Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Physics, 2002, Vol. 637, pp. 238-241.
    http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0207627

    2. (with M.A. Barstow et al.) The WSO, a world-class observatory for the ultraviolet.
    Future EUV/UV and Visible Space Astrophysics Missions and Instrumentation, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, Eds.: J.C. Blades, O.H.W. Siegmund, Proceedings of SPIE, The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 2003, Vol. 4854, pp. 364-374.
    http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0209333

    3. (with W. Wamsteker) The international perspective: From small astronomical telescopes to the World Space Observatory.
    The Future of Small Telescopes in the New Millennium, Ed.: T.D. Oswalt, Volume I - Perceptions, Productivities, and Policies, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht 2003, pp. 201-225.

    4. (with W. Wamsteker) World Space Observatory/ultraviolet (WSO/UV): progress report.
    Advances in Space Research 34(2004)2200-2202.
    http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0406116