International Astronomical Union Symposia

Inertial Coordinate System on the Sky

Proceedings of the 141st Symposium of the International Astronomical Union Held in Leningrad, U.S.S.R., October 17–21, 1989

Editors: Lieske, J.H., Abalakin, Victor K. (Eds.)

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IA U Symposium Number 141 "Inertial Coordinate System on the Sky" was held in Leningrad, USSR from 17-21 October 1989. The symposium also commemorated the 150th anniversary of the founding of Pulkovo Observatory. The scientific program was presented in ten half-day sessions. Most sessions were held at the Pulkovskaya Hotel, but one session which highlighted Pulkovo's current programs was held at Pulkovo Observatory. The sessions were organized into general categories pertaining to the legacy of Pulkovo for inertial systems; current programs at Pulkovo Observatory; concepts, definitions and models; and the realization and comparision of reference frames. More than 140 scientific papers were presented, either orally or in poster form. Extensive use was made of electronic mail and computer-readable communications, and more than two-thirds of the authors made use of the opportunity to submit papers for formatting by the editors. The meeting was truly a symposium in the Greek sense of the word-a free-flowing exchange of ideas and opinions. The final two papers presented at the symposium by Wilkins and by Westerhout are presented at an eady stage in the published proceedings, in order to help focus the reader's attention on the concepts and problems explored in subsequent papers. As pointed out by G.

Table of contents (46 chapters)

  • Introductory Remarks

    Lieske, J. H.

    Pages 3-4

  • Concluding Remarks

    Westerhout, Gart

    Pages 5-6

  • The Legacy of the Struves for the Establishment of an Inertial Coordinate System on the Sky

    Batten, Alan H.

    Pages 7-13

  • Pulkovo Observatory’s Status in 19th Century Positional Astronomy

    Krisciunas, Kevin

    Pages 15-24

  • L’arc Geodesique Le Plus Long: Delisle, Les Struve et L’Observatoire de Pulkovo

    Debarbat, Suzanne

    Pages 25-28

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inertial Coordinate System on the Sky
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the 141st Symposium of the International Astronomical Union Held in Leningrad, U.S.S.R., October 17–21, 1989
Editors
  • J.H. Lieske
  • Victor K. Abalakin
Series Title
International Astronomical Union Symposia
Series Volume
141
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
International Astronomical Union
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-0613-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-0613-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-0786-0
Softcover ISBN
978-0-7923-0787-7
Series ISSN
1743-9213
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
564
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