Commission 8: Positional Astronomy
The scope of this report continues in the same vein as those made previously for Commission 8: wide-angle, optical astrometry with astrometry involving photographic techniques still being the province of Commission 24. However, the successes of new instrumentation and techniques, in particular Hipparcos and ground-based astrometry with CCD’s, now require a more integrated approach. It is with this in mind that plans are underway to combine Commissions 8 and 24, and it is hoped that by the General Assembly in the year 2000 this integration will be achieved.
KeywordsRadio Source Proper Motion Meridian Circle Reference Star Royal Greenwich Observatory
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