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International Astronomical Union Highlights

Highlights of Astronomy

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

Editors: McNally, Derek (Ed.)

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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.

Table of contents (47 chapters)

  • Halley’s Comet (Part I): Ground-based Observations

    West, Richard M.

    Pages 3-16

  • Halley’s Comet (Part II): Space Studies

    Moroz, Vassili I.

    Pages 17-31

  • The Rise and Fall of Quasars

    Schmidt, Maarten

    Pages 33-44

  • Galaxy Formation and Dark Matter

    Rees, Martin

    Pages 45-64

  • New Developments in Documentation and Data Services for Astronomers

    Wilkins, G. A.

    Pages 69-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Highlights of Astronomy
Book Subtitle
As presented at the XXth General Assembly of the IAU, 1988
Editors
  • Derek McNally
Series Title
International Astronomical Union Highlights
Series Volume
8
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
International Astronomical Union
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-0977-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-0977-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-0280-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-7923-0281-0
Series ISSN
2352-3328
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
720
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