The Second Compton Symposium: Proceedings of the Second Comptom Symposium Held in College Park, MD, September 1993

This text contains the papers from the symposium held in September 1993 to review the scientific findings of the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, launched in 1992. A selection of observational and theoretical papers are included, as well as papers from other missions such as GRANAT, and articles on supporting observations at other wavelengths. Topics covered include: spin-powered pulsars, nucleosyntheses, galactic sources, galactic centre, cosmic rays and galactic diffuse radiation, active galactic nuclei, and instrumentation. This text is intended to be of use to gamma-ray astronomers, astrophysicists and astronomers, and individuals in the aerospace industry.