The World of Galaxies

Proceedings of the Conference “Le Monde des Galaxies” Held 12–14 April 1988 at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris in Honor of Gérard and Antoinette de Vaucouleurs on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday

  • Harold G. CorwinJr.
  • Lucette Bottinelli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Galaxy Catalogues and Classification

    1. Harold G. Corwin Jr.
      Pages 1-15
    2. G. G. C. Palumbo, G. Vettolani, G. Baiesi-Pillastrini, A. P. Fairall
      Pages 16-17
    3. B. Takase, N. Miyauche-Isobe
      Pages 18-20
    4. C. A. Collins, N. H. Heydon-Dumbleton, H. T. MacGillivray
      Pages 21-24
    5. Warrick J. Couch, Richard S. Ellis, David F. Malin
      Pages 25-28
    6. Ronald Buta
      Pages 29-47
    7. P. Focardi, R. Merighi
      Pages 48-49
    8. P. Brosche, F.-Th. Lentes
      Pages 50-52
    9. S. Okamura, M. Watanabe, K. Kodaira
      Pages 75-94
  3. The Magellanic Clouds

    1. D. Hatzidimitriou, M. R. S. Hawkins
      Pages 108-111
    2. C. Moss, M. J. Irwin
      Pages 112-115
    3. Gonzalo Alcaino, William Liller
      Pages 141-144
    4. M. Kontizas, M. Chrysovergis, E. Kontizas, D. Hatzidimitriou
      Pages 145-148

About these proceedings


From 12 April to 14 April 1988, 120 of Gerard and Antoinette de Vaucouleurs's friends and colleagues gathered at the Institut d' Astrophysique in Paris to cel­ ebrate Gerard's 70th birthday and his remarkable career in Astronomy. The gathering also honored the memory of Antoinette (who died 29 August 1987 after a long illness) and her own no less remarkable career. This volume collects the 24 invited review papers and the 60 contributed poster papers presented at the meeting. Gerard de Vaucouleurs Gerard de Vaucouleurs was born on 25 April 1918 in Paris, where he spent his boyhood. He became an active amateur astronomer in the early 1930's, making extensive observations of Mars, Jupiter, and variable stars (including the bright supernova of 1937 in IC 4182). He also began life-long interests in astronomical photography and galaxy cataloguing during this period. In 1939, he met the director of the Paris transport system and an equally avid amateur astronomer, Julien Peridier. De Vaucouleurs worked at Peridier's private observatory at Le Houga in southwestern France on and off throughout the next decade. His undergraduate work was in mathematics, astronomy, and experimental physics; this, combined with his interest in observational astronomy, formed his life-long empirical approach to science. After spending 18 months in the French army early in 1939 - 41, Gerard returned to the Peridier observatory and then, in 1943, to his studies at the Sorbonne, where he met Antoinette.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Harold G. CorwinJr.
    • 1
  • Lucette Bottinelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of TexasAustinUSA
  2. 2.Section de MeudonObservatoire de ParisMeudonFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-9358-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-9356-6
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