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The Harlow-Shapley Symposium on Globular Cluster Systems in Galaxies

Proceedings of the 126th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., August 25–29, 1986

  • Jonathan E. Grindlay
  • A. G. Davis Philip

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Review Papers Harlow Shapley

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Michael Hoskin
      Pages 3-9
    3. Helen Sawyer Hogg
      Pages 11-22
    4. Owen Gingerich
      Pages 23-30
    5. Jonathan E. Grindlay, A. G. Davis Philip
      Pages 31-33
  3. Review Papers Globular Clusters in the Milky Way

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-36
    2. Jonathan E. Grindlay, A. G. Davis Philip
      Pages 47-48
    3. Jonathan E. Grindlay, A. G. Davis Philip
      Pages 60-60
    4. James E. Hesser
      Pages 61-76
    5. Jonathan E. Grindlay, A. G. Davis Philip
      Pages 77-78
    6. Jonathan E. Grindlay, A. G. Davis Philip
      Pages 91-92
    7. Jonathan E. Grindlay, A. G. Davis Philip
      Pages 106-106
    8. Don A. Vandenberg
      Pages 107-117
    9. Jonathan E. Grindlay, A. G. Davis Philip
      Pages 118-120
    10. Pierre Demarque
      Pages 121-130
    11. Jonathan E. Grindlay, A. G. Davis Philip
      Pages 131-131
    12. Bruce W. Carney
      Pages 133-145
    13. Jonathan E. Grindlay, A. G. Davis Philip
      Pages 146-148
  4. Review Papers Globular Clusters in Nearby Galaxies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-150
    2. Jonathan E. Grindlay, A. G. Davis Philip
      Pages 158-158
    3. Edward W. Olszewski
      Pages 159-170
    4. Jonathan E. Grindlay, A. G. Davis Philip
      Pages 171-172
    5. F. Fusi Pecci
      Pages 173-183
    6. Jonathan E. Grindlay, A. G. Davis Philip
      Pages 184-185
    7. C. A. Christian
      Pages 187-201
    8. Jonathan E. Grindlay, A. G. Davis Philip
      Pages 202-204
    9. Hugh C. Harris, Gretchen L. H. Harris, James E. Hesser
      Pages 205-214
    10. Jonathan E. Grindlay, A. G. Davis Philip
      Pages 215-216
    11. Jonathan E. Grindlay, A. G. Davis Philip
      Pages 235-236
    12. Jonathan E. Grindlay, A. G. Davis Philip
      Pages 251-253
    13. John Huchra
      Pages 255-265
    14. Jonathan E. Grindlay, A. G. Davis Philip
      Pages 266-268
  5. Review Papers Evolution of Globular Clusters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-270
    2. Jeremiah P. Ostriker
      Pages 271-279
    3. Jonathan E. Grindlay, A. G. Davis Philip
      Pages 280-281
    4. David F. Chernoff, Stuart L. Shapiro
      Pages 283-295
    5. Jonathan E. Grindlay, A. G. Davis Philip
      Pages 296-296
    6. Juan C. Muzzio
      Pages 297-307
    7. Jonathan E. Grindlay, A. G. Davis Philip
      Pages 308-309
    8. Richard B. Larson
      Pages 311-319
    9. Jonathan E. Grindlay, A. G. Davis Philip
      Pages 320-321
    10. S. Michael Fall, Martin J. Rees
      Pages 323-330

About these proceedings

Introduction

In the centennial year, 1985-86, of Harlow Shapley's birth, the study of globular clusters was no less important to the development of astronomy than in 1915, when Shapley first noted their concentration on the sky. By 1917 Shapley had used the properties of the system of globular clusters to complete the Copernican revolution and locate the solar system, and its Earth-bound observers, far from the center of the Galaxy and the globular cluster distribution. Seven decades later, in the year of these proceedings, globular cluster research and the study of the system of globular clusters in our own and distant galaxies is undergoing a renaissance of activity. The introduction of new observational tools, particularly CCD imagers and digital spectrographs, as well as powerful theoretical methods have transformed the study of globular clusters into one of the main line areas of modern astrophysics. Thus it seemed particularly appropriate to one of us, when considering how the Harvard College Observatory might mark the Shapley centennial, to propose and plan for an IAU Symposium on Globular Cluster Systems in Galaxies. Planning for the Shapley Symposium, as it came to be called, was even more drawn out than the preparation of this volume. The Symposium was originally proposed to the IAU Secretariat in time for it to be held in August, 1985, so that it might occur in the centennial (calendar) year.

Keywords

CCD astronomy astrophysics galaxy interstellar matter milky way observatory photometry solar system star star cluster stellar evolution telescope

Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan E. Grindlay
    • 1
  • A. G. Davis Philip
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Van Vleck Observatory and Union CollegeSchenectadyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-1104-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-2665-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-1104-9
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