Highlights of Astronomy

As presented at the XXth General Assembly of the IAU, 1988

  • Derek McNally

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vassili I. Moroz
      Pages 17-31
    3. Maarten Schmidt
      Pages 33-44
    4. Martin Rees
      Pages 45-64
  3. Joint Discussions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. New Developments in Documentation and Data Services for Astronomers

    3. Formation and Evolution of Stars in Binary Systems

      1. B. Zuckerman
        Pages 119-122
      2. A. P. Boss
        Pages 123-126
      3. N. R. Lebovitz
        Pages 129-131
      4. R. H. Durisen, S. Yang, R. Grabhorn
        Pages 133-135
      5. J. E. Tohline
        Pages 137-138
      6. J. Andersen
        Pages 145-148
      7. J. P. de Greve
        Pages 149-152
      8. B. Hidayat, K. A. van der Hucht
        Pages 153-154
      9. R. E. Taam
        Pages 155-159
      10. J. H. Krolik
        Pages 161-165
      11. Bohdan Paczyński
        Pages 167-171
      12. J. P. Lasota
        Pages 173-174
      13. Izumi Hachisu, Mariko Kato, Hideyuki Saio
        Pages 175-176
      14. Virginia Trimble
        Pages 177-180
    4. Supernova 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud

      1. William Liller
        Pages 183-183
      2. M. Karovska, L. Koechlin, P. Nisenson, C. Papaliolios, C. Standley
        Pages 193-198
      3. C. M. Sharp, P. Höflich
        Pages 207-211
      4. L. N. Alexeyeva
        Pages 229-237
    5. The Cosmic Dust Connection in Interplanetary Space: Comets, Interstellar Dust and Families of Minor Planets

      1. Yoshihide Kozai
        Pages 251-257
      2. S. F. Dermott, P. D. Nicholson
        Pages 259-266
      3. S. S. Hong, S. M. Kwon
        Pages 267-272
      4. V. Zappala’
        Pages 273-279
      5. D. E. Brownlee
        Pages 281-286
      6. P. B. Babadzhanov, Yu. V. Obrubov
        Pages 287-293
      7. Tadashi Mukai
        Pages 305-312
      8. Duncan Olsson-Steel
        Pages 313-319

About this book


It is the customary practice to report the major events of a General Assembly -the Invited Discourses, Joint Discussions and Joint Commission Meetings in Highlights of Astronomy. Vol. 8 reports the highlights of the XXth General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, 1988 August 2-11, Baltimore, USA. The present volume contains the 3 Invited Discourses and papers presented at 7 Joint Discussion Meetings and 6 Joint Commission Meetings. Two Joint Commission Meetings will be reported elsewhere -JCM5 Spectroscopy of Individual Stars in Globular Clusters and the Early Chemical Evolution of our Galaxy (in summary only here, published by the Imprimerie de l'Observatoire de Paris) and JCM7 Star Clusters in the Magellanic Clouds (see Transactions of the IAU, Vol.XXB, report of Commission 37). I am most grateful to the authors of the invited discourses R.M. West and V.I. Moroz, M. Schmidt and M. Rees for sending me the manuscripts so promptly. I am also indebted to the Chairmen of the Joint Discussion and Joint Commission Meetings for their organisation of the meetings and for the assembly of their material for publication. Unfortunately the deadline for receipt of manuscripts coincided with an extended postal strike in France which seriously hindered the preparation of the volume for publication.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Derek McNally
    • 1
  1. 1.University of London ObservatoryLondonUK

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-0281-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0977-9
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