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Highlights of Astronomy : As Presented at the Xxist General Assembly of the Iau, 1991 - Jacqueline Bergeron

Highlights of Astronomy

As Presented at the Xxist General Assembly of the Iau, 1991

By: Jacqueline Bergeron (Editor)

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Published: 30th September 1992
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Since 1967. the most prominent events of a General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union are published in a separate volume. The Highlights of Astronomy (volume 9) report on the major scientific presentations made at the XXIst General Assembly July 23-August 1. 1991. Buenos Aires. Argentina. The present volume contains the texts of the three invited Di scourses and of the papers presented duri ng seven Joi nt Discussion Meetings and eight Joint Commission Meetings. The invited Discourses were arranged by the IAU Executive Committee and the Joint Discourses and Commission Meetings by the respective chairpersons. The overall responsability of the General Assembly was carried out by the IAU General Secretary (19B8-1991). Dr. D. McNally. I am indebted to the authors of the invited Di scourses. to the organi zers and editors of the scientific sessions for having provided me with all the material for publication in due time. I want to particularly acknowledge the case with which Dr. J.H. Hughes. who unfortunately died a few days ago from cancer. prepared and checked unti 1 the 1 ast few weeks the report on the new IAU Reference System. This report itself concludes long and difficult discussions among IAU members that he led in a wise and clear­ sighted manner.

Preface
Invited Discourses: Gravitational Lensing
Retrospect on Voyager
Observational Problems in Extragalactic Astronomy
Joint Discussions
An Overview of the Interstellar Medium
Reference Systems: What are They and What's the Problem?
Results from SOAT and GRO and Other Recent High Energy Astrophysics Missions
Cosmic Background
Origin of Stars of Planetary Systems
HIPPARCOS -- an Assessment
First Results from the Hubble Space Telescope
Joint Commission Meetings
Rotation of Solar System Bodies
Automated Telescopes for Photometry and Imaging, Performance and Results with IR Arrays
Atomic and Molecular Data for Space Astronomy: Needs and Availability
A Proposal for an International Antarctic Observatory
Late Evolution of Low Mass Stars
Solar and Stellar Coronae
High-Redshift Galaxies
Archiving of Current Observational Data (including Solar System Data)
Special Contributions: Commission 9: Instrumentation
Commission 46: Teaching of Astronomy
Index of Authors
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780792319160
ISBN-10: 0792319168
Series: International Astronomical Union Highlights : Book 9
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 755
Published: 30th September 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.94
Weight (kg): 1.07