Late Stages of Stellar Evolution

Proceedings of the Workshop Held in Calgary, Canada, from 2–5 June, 1986

  • S. Kwok
  • S. R. Pottasch
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 132)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Observations of OH/IR and Mira Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. W. Feast, P. A. Whitelock
      Pages 33-46
    3. Bruce J. Hrivnak, Sun Kwok, R. T. Boreiko
      Pages 49-50
    4. I. S. Glass, R. M. Catchpole, M. W. Feast, P. A. Whitelock, I. N. Reid
      Pages 51-54
    5. M. Lindqvist, A. Winnberg, H. E. Matthews, H. J. Habing, F. M. Olnon
      Pages 79-81
    6. P. te Lintel Hekkert
      Pages 83-84
    7. D. Engels, J. Schmid-Burgk, C. M. Walmsley
      Pages 87-89
    8. H. J. Habing, W. van der Veen, T. Geballe
      Pages 91-95
  3. Observations of Carbon Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Harley A. Thronson Jr., W. B. Latter, J. H. Black, J. Bally, Perry Hacking
      Pages 131-134
    3. John H. Bieging, Rieu Nguyen-Quang
      Pages 139-140
    4. R. Arquilla, Sun Kwok, D. A. Leahy
      Pages 141-142
    5. D. R. Crabtree, R. A. McLaren, C. A. Christian
      Pages 145-146
    6. P. G. Martin, C. Rogers
      Pages 147-148
    7. M. J. Claussen, H. E. Matthews, R. Sahai, M. Morris
      Pages 165-165
    8. Raghvendra Sahai, John Howe
      Pages 167-168
    9. Q. Rieu Nguyen, A. Winnberg, V. Bujarrabal
      Pages 169-170
    10. G. R. Knapp, E. M. Wilcots
      Pages 171-172
  4. Evolutionary and Theoretical Considerations

  5. Mass Loss and Late AGB Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. L. A. Willson
      Pages 253-268
    3. P. A. Whitelock, S. R. Pottasch, M. W. Feast
      Pages 269-272
    4. L. A. Willson, P. Kowalsky
      Pages 277-278
    5. E. F. Milone, D. A. Leahy, D. J. I. Fry
      Pages 283-284

About these proceedings


Over the last decade we have witnessed a rapid change in our understanding of the late stages of stellar evolution. A major stimulus to this has been the synthesis of observational data from different wavebands of the electromagnetic spectrum. The advent of infrared astronomy has led to the discovery of many luminous. late-type stars obscured by their circumstellar dust envelope. Sources discovered in the IRC and AFGL infrared sky surveys were followed up by radio observa­ tions, leading to the widespread use of the OH and CO molecules as probes of the circumstellar envelopes. Advances in the technique of aperture synthesis have made possible observations with unprecedent resolving power, both in spectral-line and continuum. The success of the recent IRAS sky survey, with the detection of over 250,000 sources, brings the promise of even more exciting years ahead. This area of astronomical research is also blessed with the close collaboration between theorists and observers. New ideas are constantly being quantitatively tested by new data. Theoretical predictions are eagerly used as guides for further observations. This conference was initiated with the following objective: bring together workers in optical, infrared, radio and theoretical astronomy and let them confront each other. Based on the post-conference res­ ponses we received, many of the participants have indeed found this Workshop a stimulating experience. The Workshop on the Late Stages of Stellar Evolution was held from 2-5 June 1986 in Calgary, Canada.


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Editors and affiliations

  • S. Kwok
    • 1
  • S. R. Pottasch
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Kapteyn Astronomical InstituteGroningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8196-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3813-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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