Pulsating Stars; Márcio Catelan, Horace A. Smith; Wiley-VCH 2015
Pulsating Stars; Márcio Catelan, Horace A. Smith; Wiley-VCH 2015                                                                                                 SCIENCE BOOK – This book surveys our understanding of stars which change in brightness because they pulsate. Pulsating variable stars are keys to distance scales inside and beyond the Milky Way galaxy. They test our understanding not only of stellar pulsation theory but also of stellar structure and evolution theory. Moreover, pulsating stars are important probes of the formation and evolution of our own and neighboring galaxies. Our understanding of pulsating stars has greatly increased in recent years as large-scale surveys of pulsating stars in the Milky Way and other Local Group galaxies have provided a wealth of new observations and as space-based instruments have studied particular pulsating stars in unprecedented detail.
Vistas de la Galaxia
Vistas de la Galaxia, Dante Minniti, Joyce Pullen, Ignacio Toledo, 2012                                                                  OUTREACH BOOK – Vistas de la Galaxia tells the story of an ambitious astronomical project and the people behind the amazing discoveries of a three-year trip through the Universe using ESO’s 4.1-metre Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA), the world’s largest survey telescope. The book describes in depth a series of discoveries that have been made with VISTA in recent years. These include more than 100 new star clusters (eso1128, eso1141), novae and over 300 new distant galaxies, among many others. Recently (Dec. 2012) an international team of astronomers, including two authors of the new book, Dante Minniti, PI of the VVV Survey and Ignacio Toledo, have created a catalogue of more than 84 million stars in the central region of the Milky Way. This is the largest catalogue ever made of centre of our galaxy (eso1242).