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This page provides a list of resources for students and researchers who are new to the field of stellar interferometry. It provides a list of reading material and links to tutorial web pages that teach the basics of interferometry. The current and potential targets of stellar interferometry are discussed in depth in the Annual Reviews papers in the selected reading that follows. For information of a more technical nature and for links to current and future interferometry projects please consult the Links page. For information about radio interferometry please consult the Education page of the National Radio Astronomy Obsevatory.


Selected Reading in Long Baseline Stellar Interferometry

The following reading list provides a good introduction to the principles and practice of optical long-baseline interferometry. The Annual Reviews papers contain an extensive bibliography, and many of the key papers in the field (up until 1997) are contained in the SPIE Milestone volume. Appendix B of Principles of Long Baseline Stellar Interferometry contains a wide range and more up to date list of references covering the existing interferometers.

> Theo ten Brummelaar, Michelle Creech-Eakman, and John Monnier

Physics Today 62, issue 6, 28-33 (2009)</span>

* <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Optical interferometry comes of age

Peter R. Lawson
Sky and Telescope, May (2003), pp. 30-39.</span>

* <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>A sharper view of the stars (subscription required)

A.R. Hajian and J.T. Armstrong
Sci. Am., March (2001).</span>

* <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Stellar Optical Interferometry in the 1990s

J. T. Armstrong, D. J. Hutter, K. J. Johnston, and D. Mozurkewich Physics Today 48, 42 (1995).</span>

<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #ff0000;">Astrophysics with optical interferometers</span>

* <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Optical Interferometry in Astronomy

J. Monnier
Reports on Progress in Physics 66, 789-857 (2003).</span>

* <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Optical Interferometry</span>

<span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”> Andreas Quirrenbach
Ann. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 39, 353-401 (2001).</span>

* <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Long baseline optical and infrared stellar interferometry (paywalled)

M. Shao and M.M. Colavita
Ann. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 30, 457-498 (1992).</span>

<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #ff0000;">Engineering and Technology</span>

* <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>An Introduction to Optical Stellar Interferometry

A. Labeyrie, S. G. Lipson, and P. Nisenson
Cambridge University Press (2006).</span>

* <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Principles of Long Baseline Stellar Interferometry. P.R. Lawson, editor (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2000). Course notes from the 1999 Michelson Interferometry Summer School.</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Selected Papers on Long Baseline Stellar Interferometry P.R. Lawson, editor (SPIE Press: Bellingham WA, 1997). SPIE Milestone volume of papers covering stellar interferometry from 1868 to 1996.</span> =<span style=“background-color: #ffffff; color: #ff0000;”>Stellar Interferometry Explained on the Web</span>= * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Why use an interferometer? from the NPOI web pages.</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>An Introduction to Interferometry from the Mount Wilson Observatory.</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Introduction to Interferometry, by Tim Bedding, Univ. Sydney.</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Astronomical Optical Interferometry described by Bob Tubbs, Cambridge University.</span>

<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #ff0000;">Web Animations Illustrating Interferometry</span>

* <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Multimedia Resources from the Space Interferometry Mission.</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Virtual Radio Interferometer. A Java applet that simulates how radio interferometers work.</span>

<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #ff0000;">Images Illustrating Astronomical Interferometry</span>

* <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Speckle Image of Capella from COAST File Archive.</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>First Llight with the VLTI schematic of interferometer and fringes from a star.</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Desktop Interferometer</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Aluminium Foil Interferometer</span>

<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #ff0000;">Email Discussion Groups</span>

* <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Forum Haute Resolution Angulaire [old address: Forum] from LAOG.</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Optical Long Baseline Interferometry News Forum</span>

<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #ff0000;">Interferometry Summer Schools</span>

* <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>VLTI Summer Schools</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>1999 Michelson Interferometry Summer School.</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>2000 Michelson Interferometry Summer School, web-based course notes.</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>2001 Michelson Interferometry Summer School, web-based course notes.</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>2002 Michelson Interferometry Summer School, web-based course notes.</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>2002 VLTI Euro Winter School</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>2003 Michelson Interferometry Summer School, web-based course notes.</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>On the Fringe VLTI schools</span>

<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #ff0000;">History of Stellar Interferometry</span>

* <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Notes on the History of Stellar Interferometry by P. R. Lawson (2000).</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Michelson Collection at the US Naval Academy.</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Photographs from the Huntington Digital Library.</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Les theories de l'optique et l'oeuvre d'Hippolyte Fizeau by E. Picard (1923) from the French Academy of Sciences.</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>A.A. Michelson links with biographical information.</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>H. Fizeau photograph and biography.</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>E. Stephan photograph and his own History of the Observatoire de Marseille (in French).</span> * <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>Foucault 80-cm telescope at the Observatoire de Marseille</span> <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>The following interferometers have ceased operations - the indicated dates are approximately the dates that the interferometers were operational: 20ft (1920-1931), 50ft (1931-1938), Intensity Interferometer (1964-1976), I2T (1974-1987), Mark I (1979), Mark II (1982-1984), 11.4m prototype (1985-1988), SOIR D'ETE (1979-1993), IRMA (1990-1992), Mark III (1986-1993), I2T/CHARON (1993-1996), and MIRA-I (1998-1999).</span> <span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>A Timeline of Stellar Interferometry shows the development of these interferometers from 1955 up until January 2000.</span>


<span style=“background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 15px;”>If you see errors or oversights on this page, please contact me. Suggestions for changes are always welcome.</span>

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