Publications and Poster Papers


Astronomy and Astronomical Imaging


Madsen, C: "Non-atlas photographic work in the Sky Atlas Laboratory, The ESO Messenger, 25, 1981.

Madsen, C: "Photographic Image Manipulation", The ESO Messenger, 28, 1982.

Madsen, C and Tarenghi, M: "Astronomical colour printing at ESO", The ESO Messenger, 30, 1982.

West, RM; Madsen, C and Schmadel, L: "On the Reality of Minor Planet (330) Adalberta", Astronomy and Astrophysics 110, 1982.

Schmadel, L, West, R and Madsen, C: "The Adalberta mystery", Sky and Telescope, Jan. 1983.

Nieto, JL, Lelièvre, G and Madsen, C: "A dust lane in NGC 6251", Mon. Not. R. astr. Soc., 203, Short Communication, 1983.

Madsen, C: "Fotografisk arbejde hos ESO". Astronomisk Tidsskrift 16, 3, 1983.

Madsen, C: "Wide angle photography of the Milky Way with Hasselblad SWC", Hasselblad Forum, July 1985.

Madsen, C and Laustsen, L: "Wide angle photography of the Milky Way", The ESO Messenger, 48, 1986.

Madsen, C: West, RM, and Pedersen, H: "Deep LMC images", The ESO Messenger, 50, 1987.

Laustsen, S, Madsen, C and West, RM: "Exploring the Southern Sky", Springer Verlag, 1987.

Laustsen, S, Madsen, C, West, RM: "Vintergatans diskreta charm", Forsking och Framsteg, 8, 1988.

Reipurth, B and Madsen, C: "Deep Schmidt plates: A tool for studying low-mass star formation regions", IAU General Assembly, Baltimore, 1988.

Reipurth, B and Madsen, C: "Signposts of low mass star formation in molecular clouds", The ESO Messenger, 55, 1989.

Bertola, F, Galletta, G, Madsen, C and Zeilinger, WW: "Elliptical galaxies with dust lanes", Mon. Not. R. astron. Soc., 246, 324, 1990.

Block DL, Dyson JE., Madsen,C: "Primordial giant molecular cloud clumps can be probed-optically", Astrophys. J., 390, L13, 1992 - May(I) 1992.

Albrecht, R; West, RM and Madsen, C: "Astronomy On-Line- the World's Biggest Astronomy Event on the World-Wide-Web", in Albrecht, R; Hook, RN and Bushouse, HA (eds.): "Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems VII", ASP Conference Series, 1998

Madsen, C.: "Zukunft einer Zeitmaschine", in Baumunk, B-M and Bülow, R (eds): "7 Hügel - Bilder und Zeichen des 21. Jahrhunderts", III "Weltraum", pp 26-28, Henschel Berliner Festspiele, 2000.

Madsen, C.: "The Jewel on the Mountaintop – The European Southern Observatory through 50 years", Wiley VCH, 2012

Andersen, J; Baneke, D and Madsen, C: "The International Astronomical Union: Uniting the Community for 100 Years", Springer Verlag, March 2019.

Baneke, D, Andersen, J and Madsen, C: "Serving Astronomy: the Aim of the IAU", Proceedings of IAU Symposium 349, Cambridge University Press (in preparation).

Cesarsky, C and Madsen, C. (2022): "Diplomacy with the United Nations: Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy" in "Astronomers as Diplomats", Eds. T. Montmerle & D. Fauque, Historical and Cultural Astronomy Series (Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland), in press


Science Communication


Madsen, C: "Das Größte Teleskop der Welt — Konzept und Videodokumentation eines ehrgeizigen europäischen Technologieprojektes" in Lehmann, RG (ed): "Corporate Media - Handbuch der Audiovisuellen und multimedialen Lösungen und Instrumente", pp 199-203, verlag moderne industrie, 1993.

West, RM and Madsen, C: "The Astronomy On-Line Project", The ESO Messenger, 87, 1997.

Madsen, C and West, R M: "Sea & Space — a Successful Educational Project in Europe's Secondary Schools", The ESO Messenger, 93, 1998.

West, RM and Madsen, C: "Saving our Skies: Communicating the issues to the media", IAU/UN Special Environmental Symposium, Vienna, 1999, published in Cohen, RJ and Sullivan, WT (eds.): "Preserving the Astronomical Sky", IAU Symposium No. 196, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2001.

Madsen, C and West, RM: "Public Outreach in Astronomy — the ESO Experience", in Heck, A (ed.): "Information Handling in Astronomy", Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000.

Madsen, C and West, RM: "Public Communication in Astronomy", Proceedings, the 6th International Conference on Public Communication of Science & Technology, CERN, Geneva, 2001

Madsen C: "Stars in the Media — Coverage of Astronomy and Space Science in the European Quality Print Media", Project Report, Open University 2001.

Heck, A and Madsen, C (eds.): "Astronomy Communication", Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.

Madsen, C: "Science Education for the new Century — A European Perspective", in Pasachoff, J and Percy, J (eds.): "Effective Teaching and Learning of Astronomy", Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Madsen, C.: "Science on Stage — Towards a Rejuvenated Science Teaching in Europe", Proceedings, the 9th International Conference on Public Communication of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea, 2006.

Madsen, C: "When the Dog Must Talk to the Cat — Communicating Science to Politicians or Science and Politics" Thoughts About a Complex Relationship", proceedings, Conference on Future Professional Communication in Astronomy, Academie Royale de Belgique, 2007.


Science Policy


Madsen, C: "Serving European Science: The EIROforum Collaboration", The ESO Messenger, 114, 2004.

Madsen, C: "Towards a Europe of Knowledge and Innovation — EIROforum Presents a Major Science Policy Paper", the ESO Messenger, 120, 2005.

Cesarsky, C and Madsen, C: "Focussing European Astronomy — The Role of the European Southern Observatory (ESO)", in Heck, A.: (ed.) "Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy " Vol. 7, Springer Dordrecht 2007.

Cesarsky, C and Madsen, C: "Une fascination pour le ciel austral — L'astronomie optique et infrarouge au sol en Europe", La revue pour l'histoire du CNRS, 23, 2008.

Madsen, C (ed.): "Towards a Europe of Knowledge and Innovation", EIROforum, 2005.

Madsen, C: "Scientific Europe — Policies and politics of the European Research Area", Multi-Science U.K., March 2010.

Madsen, C: "A global approach to the protection of the sky, international cooperation and international science policy – The case study of ESO", UNESCO, 2016.


Miscellaneous, (incomplete)


Madsen, C.: "Grænsegænger", i Lauridsen, P: "Rørkjær skole 75 år — alle tiders historie", Rørkjær Skoles Jubilæumsskrift, Esbjerg, 2007.

Madsen, C: "Trajektorium — Erindringsbilleder", 2008.

Madsen, C: "Radikale Tanker", 2016.

Madsen, C: "Palestine – Images of a Holy, Cursed Land" (2013, 2015, 2017),

Madsen, C: "Frozen in Time ⎢The Human Dimension" (2016),

Madsen, C: "Munich in My Heart" (2016, 2017),

Madsen, C.: "El Lugar mås Remoto de la Tierra – Images from Chile", (2020)