Activity in Red-Dwarf Stars

Proceedings of the 71st Colloquium of the International Astronomical Union Held in Catania, Italy, August 10–13, 1982

  • Patrick B. Byrne
  • Marcello Rodonò

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 102)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Introductory Address

    1. M. Rodonò
      Pages 1-3
  3. Magnetic Fields and Activity of the Sun and Stabs: An Overview

  4. General Characteristics of Active Dwarfs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. C. Jordan, T. R. Ayres, A. Brown
      Pages 61-65
    3. R. de la Reza, C. J. Butler, C. A. O. Torres, C. C. Batalha
      Pages 77-77
    4. P. C. Agrawal, A. R. Rao, B. V. Sreekantan
      Pages 125-129
    5. Robert A. Stern, Marie-Christine Zolcinski
      Pages 131-134
  5. Observed Activity in Red-Dwarfs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Patrick B. Byrne
      Pages 157-174

About these proceedings


IAU Colloquium No. 71 had its immediate origins in a small gathering of people interested. in the optical and UV study of flare stars which took place during the 1979 Montreal General Assembly. We recognized that a fundamental change was taking place in the study of these objects. Space-borne instruments (especially lUE and Einstein) and a new genera­ tion of ground-based equipment were having a profound effect on the range of investigations it was possible to make. To extract maximum benefit from these new possibilities it would be necessary as never before to have good communication with colleagues in other disciplines, for instance,. with atomic and solar physicists. Similarly, studies of phenomena associated with the outer atmospheres of the late-type stars could now hope to give significant insights into certain aspects of solar activity. So, in view of the wide range of backgrounds of those participating, the meeting had an unusually high proportion of invited reviews while most of the contributed papers were presented as posters. It is gratifying that in the short time since the meeting a good deal of correspondence has been received from participants remarking on the success of this format. Once the decision had been taken in principle to hold the meeting, a very considerable amount of work fell on the two organizing committees, viz. the Scientific and Local Organizing Committees. The Scientific Organizing Committee was chaired by D.J. Mullan and consisted of A.D.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick B. Byrne
    • 1
  • Marcello Rodonò
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Armagh ObservatoryNorthern Ireland
  2. 2.Astrophysical ObservatoryItaly
  3. 3.University of CataniaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7159-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7157-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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