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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
Conference proceedings

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

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

  • Book Title The Harlow-Shapley Symposium on Globular Cluster Systems in Galaxies
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the 126th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., August 25–29, 1986
  • Authors Jonathan E. Grindlay
    A.G. Davis Philip
  • Series Title International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-1104-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-2664-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-277-2665-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-1104-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 780
  • Number of Illustrations 133 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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