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Interactions between astronomical ephemerides and society

  • Jean-Eudes Arlot (a1)

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Ephemerides are regularly made by astronomers for their own uses. However, the general public is also interested, as well as official organisms, because of the interactions of ephemerides with society. Astronomers in charge of the making of calendars and keeping the time are of great importance every day. Their calculations are also required for the positioning of ships and airplanes. Some ephemerides are also requested by the general public.

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Simon, J.L., Chapront-Touzé, M., Morando, B., & Thuillot, W. (eds.) 1997, Introduction aux ephemerides astronomiques (Les Ulis: EDP Sciences)
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