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Popular Science Articles

Since the publication of the Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues, Hipparcos has featured in several articles in the popular or more general press.

(Note: These lists are incomplete and include only articles produced shortly after the release of The Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues.)

  • Sky & Telescope (June 1999): "Hipparcos: The Stars in Three Dimensions" by Michael Perryman
  • Physics Today (June 1998, p38): "The Hipparcos Astrometry Mission" by Michael Perryman
  • New Scientist (30 May 1998, p43): by Ken Croswell, for a perspective on how the Hipparcos Cepheid distance measurements fit with other recent results
  • Sky & Telescope (April 1998): "Stellar Explorations" (in astronomy online) by Stuart J. Goldman
  • Science (13 February 1988): " The Universe Shows its Age" by Andrew Watson
  • Scientific American (February 1998): " Wonders: The Star Mapper" by Philip Morrison
  • Sky & Telescope (January 1998): "Brocchi's Cluster Revealed" by Brian A. Skiff
  • Astronomy (December 1997): "The Triumph of Hipparcos " by Amy Adams
  • Modern Astronomer (November 1997): "Hipparcos Maps the Stars" by Michael Perryman
  • CNES Qui Se Passe (October 1997): "Invitation au voyage dans l'Univers (II): Hipparcos " by Jean-Louis Piéplu
  • Sky & Telescope (October 1997): "Dating the Cosmos: A Progress Report" by Joshua Roth
  • Physics Today (September 1997): "Hipparcos Parallax Data may Reconcile Ages of Globular Clusters and the Universe" by Bertram Schwarzschild
  • Sky & Telescope (August 1997): "New Distances for Old Objects"
  • Zenit (July 1997): "Astrometrie vanuit de ruimte" by Hans Schrijver
  • Sky & Telescope (July 1997): From Hipparchus to Hipparcos by Catherine Turon
  • Ciel et Espace (Juin 1997): "Hipparcos-L'Univers change de taille" by Serge Brunier
  • Pour La Science (Mai 1997): "Hipparcos, satellite chasseur d'etoiles" by Francois Mignard & Christian Martin
  • Technology Ireland (May 1997): "Mapping the heavens" by Karen O'Flaherty


Radio & Television

  • 5 October 1997 (Germany): the popular German science program "Aus Wissenschaft und Forschung" [external link] included a presentation on Hipparcos. Host Richard Brunnengräber and Hipparcos Science Team member U. Bastian discussed the role of Hipparcos in providing new insight into our Universe: its size, its age and its future.
  • 28 August 1997 (The Netherlands): Intermediair, "Hipparcos ontmoet Einstein", George Beekman on the relativistic light bending verification.
  • 20 August 1997 (Britain): In "The Sky at Night" Hipparcos Science Team member Dr. F. van Leeuwen (RGO) was interviewed by Patrick Moore.
  • 21 May 1997 (Canada): On @discovery.ca Terry Dickinson (Astronomer and Editor of SkyNews magazine) discusses the Hipparcos mission and its impact on new theories on the age of the Universe. An audio extract [external link] of the interview can be found at the @discovery.ca website (go to Archives and click on 21 May 1997 - Episode #531)
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