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Mapping the Sky : Past Heritage and Future Directions Proceedings of the 133rd Symposium of the International Astronomical Union Held in Paris, France, June 1-5, 1987 - S. Debardat

Mapping the Sky

Past Heritage and Future Directions Proceedings of the 133rd Symposium of the International Astronomical Union Held in Paris, France, June 1-5, 1987

By: S. Debardat (Editor), J. A. Eddy (Editor), Heinrich K. Eichhorn (Editor), Arthur R. Upgren (Editor)

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I.A.U. Symposium No. 133, "Mapping the Sky: Past Heritage and Future Directions" was held at Paris on 1-5 June, 1987. The rationale for this meeting is to combine historical and modern aspects of mapping the sky; historical in that the meeting celebrates the initiation of the carte du Ciel at the Observatoire de Paris in 1887 and evaluates its impact on astrometry and astronomy in general. And modern in the sense that now in optical, radio and other wavelengths the sky is and needs to be charted in detail. The Symposium also commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first trigonometric parallax. The proposal for the meeting closely involved the sponsoring I.A.U. Commissions 24 and 41 and their respective officers. The Scientific Organizing Committee included the two current presidents of these commissions as co-chairmen (A.R. Upgren and J.A. Eddy, respectively) along with V. Abalakin. S. Debarbat, Ch. de Vegt, R.L. Duncombe, H.K. Eichhorn, M. Hoskin, J.A. Hughes, C. Jaschek, P.G. Kulikovsky, C.A. Murray and P.A. Wayman. The L.O.C. consisted of P. Charvin (chairman), S. Grillot, L. Garin and R. Weinstein; they were helped by M. Alibert (secretary), G. Rault, S. Seguier, J. Counil and S. Debarbat. Additional financial support was provided by the Division of History of Science, International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science.

Allocution De Bienvenue.- L'Astronomie Au College De France.- Oriental Star Maps.- A New Approach To Traditional Chinese Astronomy.- Naissance Et Developpement De La Carte Du Ciel En France.- The Greenwich And Oxford Astrographic Telescopes 1958-1987.- Past, Present, And Future Of Photographic Surveys.- The Carte Du Ciel - The Australian Connection.- Protohistoire De La Machine A. Mesurer Les Cliches Astronmiques.- T.N. Thiele And The Carte Du Ciel.- The "Carte Du Ciel" Instrument Of San Fernando: A Century of Activity.- The Third Reduction Of Giuseppe Piazzi's Star Catalogue.- Refraction In Tycho Brahe's Small Universe.- Fundamental Catalogues.- Documents Pour Une Exposition : La Carte Du Ciel.- Preserving The Past: Archival Preservation Of Observatory Publications Via An Optical Disk Project.- The First Successful Attempts To Determine Stellar Parallaxes In The Light Of The Bessel/Struve Correspondence.- Astrometry With The Yale Heliometer, 1882-1910.- "Petite histoire" du Congres astrophotographique de 1887.- Astrographic Catalogues Of British Observatories.- The Grubb Astrographic Telescopes, 1887-1896.- David Gill And Celestial Photography.- Construction Of The System of Positions And Proper Motions In The FK5.- Mapping Coordinate System Irregularities On The Celestial Sphere.- Compilation Of The Nirs Using The Eichhorn Method.- Recovery Of The Astrographic Catalogue.- The Development Of The Overlapping-Plate Method.- Rigorous Block-Adjustment Of The CPC2 Cape Zone.- Match Criteria for Automatic Alignment of Normal Astrograph and Schmidt Plate.- Status Of Photographic Catalogs: Available Material And Future Developments.- The Guide Star Catalog.I. Overview, History And Prospective.- The Guide Star Catalog.II. Astrometric And Photometric Algorithms And Precision.- The Guide Star Catalog. III. Structure And Publication, Status and Plans.- A Very Special Catalogue : The Hipparcos Input Catalogue.- Hipparcos : An Example of Astrophysical Uses Of Astrometric Data.- The Tycho Survey Of Stars Brighter than Eleventh.- The Yale Parallax Catalogue.- The Lick Northern Proper Motion Program.- 275 The Tarija-Pulkovo Astrographic Catalogue Of The Southern Sky: First Results And Perspectives.- A Catalog Of Reference Stars For New Reductions Of The Astrographic Catalog Plates.- Precise Proper Motions And Positions Of Stars From A Combination Of Fundamental Catalogues With The Hipparcos Catalogue.- Proper Motions From Carte Du Ciel Plates.- Linking Hipparcos To Extragalactic Reference Frame (Task Of Input Catalogue Subgroup 2130).- Radio Mapping.- Radio Continuum Surveys Of The Sky.- The Second Palomar Sky Survey.- The Naval Observatory "Short" Plate Being Taken As Part Of The Palomar Sky Survey II.- The Infrared Astronomical Satellite Survey Of The Sky.- Mapping The Sky - Surveys With Schmidt Telescopes.- The Contribution Of The Danjon Astrolabe To The Improvement Of The Fundamental Reference System at The Southern Hemisphere.- Mapping The Sky With The Carlsberg Automatic Meridian Circle.- Astrometry And Data Centers.- Proper Motion Of Determination Of The X-Ray Object 3A2254-033 Using the Astrographic Catalogue Of The San Fernando Zone.- The Compared Efficiency Of Centering Algorithms.- Presentation Technique De L'Astrolabe Photoelectrique Du Cerga.- Paris Full Pupil Astrolabe And Danjon's Prism Astrolabe A Statistical Comparison In Terms Of Time-Magnitude-Colour Equation.- Astrometry With Carte Du Ciel Plates.- Vers Un Nouveau Catalogue General Astrolabes.- The Carte Du Ciel And The Catalogue Photographic Plates Of The Bordeaux Observatory.- Current Status Of The Second Cape Photographic Cctalogue.- A Prototype Detector for The Astrometric Telescope Facility.- The Mama Machine: Proper Motions From Digitization Of Centenary Plates.- Solar Motion And Galactic Rotation: Results From The Lick Northern Proper Motion Program.- Towards The Definition Of A Unified Celestial Optical/Radio Reference Frame.- The Minnesota Automated Plate Scanner: A New User Facility.- A Program for A New Reduction Of Plates Of The Astrographic Catalogue.- NASA's Astrometric Telescope Facility.- The Tautenburg Part Of The Programme Studying The Main Meridional Section Of The Galaxy.- Optical Positions And Proper Motions Of Selected Radio Stars.- The JPL 1986-3 Extragalactic Reference Frame.- Proper Motions Of 47 TUC and NGC 362 Relative To The Smallo Magellanic Cloud.- Precision of Parallaxes From Automatic And Manual Measures From New Parallaxes Of The Hyades Cluster Region.- The Space Luminosity And Velocity Distribution Of Faint Stars.- The Parallax And Proper Motion Program Of The Shanghai Observatory 1.56-M Astrometric Reflector.- A Proposal for Mapping The Sky At Deka-Hectometer Wavelengths: The LFSA.- Mapping The Radio Sky: Compact Radio Quasars From The Parkes 2.7 GHz Survey.- Double Stars In The Astrographic Catalogue.- Optical Determination In The Positions Of Radio Stars.- Comparison Of The Effect Of Various Solar System Ephemerides On Equator And Equinox Solutions From Six-inch Transit Circle Observations Of The Sun.

ISBN: 9789027728104
ISBN-10: 9027728100
Series: International Astronomical Union Symposia
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 30th November 1988
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.75