Synopses & Reviews
Three diverse observers, all named Galileo, have studied the planet Jupiter and its wonderful moons, its exotic atmosphere, its tremendous magnetic field, and its gossamer rings. This book is a unique combination of history and science, presenting the proceedings of a conference honoring the achievements of Galileo the man and Galileo the spacecraft, and the promise of the new Italian National Telescope. Insights into the life and times of Galileo Galilei introduce the book, followed by overviews of the Galileo mission, spacecraft, navigation, telecommunications, and early science results. The book concludes with a series of papers describing the Italian National Telescope, Galileo. The book will appeal to a broad range of readers searching for an overview of the Galileo mission and telescope. Twenty-four pages of color and high-resolution black and white images are included. Also included is the text of an audience with Pope John Paul II. The Pope's audience and speech were an acknowledgement of the importance of science, and of the Vatican's changing perspective on ethics and morality in science.
Table of Contents
Galileo's Telescopic Observations: The Marvel and Meaning of Discovery; G.V. Coyne.
The Discovery by Galileo of Jupiter's Moons; E. Bellone.
The Abodes of Galileo Galilei in Padova; C. Bellinati. The Galileo Spacecraft.
Project Galileo - The Jupiter Mission; W.J. O'Neil.
The German Contribution to Project Galileo; R. Killinger.
Galileo at Jupiter: First Results; T.V. Johnson.
Images from the Galileo Mission; M.J.S. Belton, The Galileo Imaging Team.
The Galileo Spacecraft Architecture; W.J. O'Neil.
The Galileo Spacecraft: A Communications Legacy for Future Space Flight; L.J. Deutsch.
Galileo's Telecommunications Using the Low-Gain Spacecraft Antenna; J.I. Statman, L.J. Deutsch.
Navigation of the Galileo Spacecraft; L.A. D'Amario.
Galileo Spacecraft Operations; M.R. Landano.
Galileo's Legacy to Cassini: Historical, Philosophical, and Physical; D.L. Matson. The Medicean Moons.
The Evolution of the Jovian System; A. Coradini.
Geology of Europa; R. Greeley.
The Bombardment History of the Jovian System; G. Neukum.
Atmospheres of the Medicean Moons; W.-H. Ip.
The Io Plasma Torus; N. Thomas.
Observations of Mutual Events Between Jupiter Satellites; C. Blanco.
Control Networks of the Galilean Satellites: Solutions for Size and Shape; M.E. Davies et al. Atmospheres.
Chemistry and Clouds of the Atmosphere of Jupiter: A Galileo Perspective; S.K. Atreya, et al.
Galileo Infrared Observations of Jupiter; T. Encrenaz, et al.
The Dynamics of Jupiter's Atmosphere from the Galileo Orbiter Imaging System; D.B. Banfield, et al.
Galileo Probe Measurements of the Deep Zonal Winds of Jupiter; D.H. Atkinson.
On the Origin of Jupiter's Atmosphere and the Volatiles on the Medicean Stars; T.C. Owen, et al. Magnetospheres.
The Magnetic Fields of the Galilean Moons of Jupiter: The Galileo Spacecraft Magnetometer Results; D.J. Southwood, M.G. Kivelson.
Dust Measurements from Galileo's Second Orbit About Jupiter; H. Krüger, et al.
The Energetic Particles Detector (EPD) aboard the Galileo Spacecraft: First Results in the Jovian Magnetosphere; N. Krupp, et al. The Galileo Telescope.
The Galileo Italian National Telescope and its Instrumentation; C. Barbieri.
The Galileo Telescope's Active Optics System; F. Bortoletto.
The Adaptive Optics Module for the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo; R. Ragazzoni.
Instrumentation and Observing Techniques from Galilei to the TNG; S. di Serego Alighieri.
Data Handling and Archiving at the Galileo Telescope; A. Balestra, et al.
Remote Control of the Galileo Telescope and the EU `REMOT' Project; A. Balestra, et al.
SARG: The High Resolution Spectrograph of TNG; R.G. Gratton, et al.
A Real-Time Speckle Facility for the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo; E. Marchetti, et al.
Seeing Prevision &endash; A Possible Application to the TNG Telescope at La Palma; E. Masciadri, et al.
Eclipse Observations of the Lunar Atmosphere from the TNG Site; M. Mendillo, et al. Coordination of Space and Ground-Based Observations.
Dynamics in the Jovian System; G.B. Valsecchi.
Ground-based Remote Sensing of Energetic Neutral Atoms in Jupiter's Magnetosphere; M. Mendillo, et al.
Analysis of Galileo Doppler Measurements During the Solar Occultations in 1994 and 1995; R. Wohlmuth, et al.
Plates. Organizing Institutions and Committees. Author Index.