Celestial mechanics

, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 63–71

The Minor Planet Center

  • Brian G. Marsden

DOI: 10.1007/BF01228757

Cite this article as:
Marsden, B.G. Celestial Mechanics (1980) 22: 63. doi:10.1007/BF01228757


The history and current status of the Minor Planet Center are described, and thoughts are presented on future plans for the Center.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Co 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian G. Marsden
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  1. 1.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeU.S.A.