Highlights of Astronomy

As Presented at the XXIst General Assembly of the IAU, 1991

  • Editors
  • Jacqueline Bergeron

Part of the International Astronomical Union book series (IAUH, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Invited Discourses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sjur Refsdal, Jean Surdej
      Pages 3-32
    3. Bradford A. Smith
      Pages 33-42
  3. Joint Discussions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. David L. Lambert, S. R. Federman
      Pages 65-114
    3. R. B. Patridge
      Pages 261-336
    4. A. Brahic
      Pages 337-380
    5. C. Turon
      Pages 381-441
    6. C. A. Norman
      Pages 443-503
  4. Joint Commission Meetings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 505-505
    2. M. Feissel
      Pages 507-536
    3. H. J. Habing
      Pages 603-645
    4. J. I. Castor
      Pages 647-668
    5. Neta A. Bahcall
      Pages 669-708
  5. Special Contributions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 743-743
    2. Fritz Merkle
      Pages 745-748
    3. M. Gerbaldi, J. Dupré
      Pages 749-752
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 753-755

About this book


Since 1967. the most prominent events of a General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union are published in a separate volume. The Highlights of Astronomy (volume 9) report on the major scientific presentations made at the XXIst General Assembly July 23-August 1. 1991. Buenos Aires. Argentina. The present volume contains the texts of the three invited Di scourses and of the papers presented duri ng seven Joi nt Discussion Meetings and eight Joint Commission Meetings. The invited Discourses were arranged by the IAU Executive Committee and the Joint Discourses and Commission Meetings by the respective chairpersons. The overall responsability of the General Assembly was carried out by the IAU General Secretary (19B8-1991). Dr. D. McNally. I am indebted to the authors of the invited Di scourses. to the organi zers and editors of the scientific sessions for having provided me with all the material for publication in due time. I want to particularly acknowledge the case with which Dr. J.H. Hughes. who unfortunately died a few days ago from cancer. prepared and checked unti 1 the 1 ast few weeks the report on the new IAU Reference System. This report itself concludes long and difficult discussions among IAU members that he led in a wise and clear­ sighted manner.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information International Astronomical Union 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-1916-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2828-5
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