International Astronomical Union Highlights

Highlights of Astronomy

Part I as Presented at the XVIth General Assembly 1976

Editors: Müller, E.A. (Ed.)

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It has become a tradition in the Union to publish the Invited Discourses and the Proceedings of the Joint Discussions held at a Gene­ ral Assembly in a separate volume entitled HIGHLIGHTS OF ASTRONOMY. This is the fourth volume of its kind and it contains some of the scientific highlights of the Grenoble General Assembly. In order to reduce its size it was decided to publish its content in two separate parts. The part (I) contains the full texts of the In­ vited Discourses given by Prof. J.-C. Pecker and by Dr. C. Sagan, and an abstract of Dr. P. Morrison's paper, thus complying with his wish to forego publication of the full text of his Discourse. Furthermore it collects the proceedings of three Joint Discussions and one Joint Meeting all of which are related essentially to observations from space, to external galaxies and to cosmology. Part (n) contains the proceedings of the four Joint Discussions and one Joint Meeting related essentially to stars and the structure of our Galaxy. Clearly Volume 4 (parts I and TI) of the Highlights reflects only a part of the scientific activities which took place at the Grenoble General Assembly. Many more important papers and discussions were held during Commission meetings and joint meetings. They may be found in the Commissions' reports published in the Transactions Vol. XVI B, 1977.

Table of contents (42 chapters)

  • L’Astronomie Infrarouge Et Les Poussieres Galactiques

    Pecker, Jean-Claude

    Pages 3-33

  • Astronomy and the Laws of Physics

    Morrison, P.

    Pages 35-35

  • Exploration of the Planets: An Invited Discourse Presented before the Sixteenth General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union Grenoble, France, August, 1976

    Sagan, Carl

    Pages 37-67

  • Periods In X-Ray Sources

    Davison, P. J. N.

    Pages 75-86

  • Recent Transient X-Ray Sources

    Willmore, A. P.

    Pages 87-94

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Highlights of Astronomy
Book Subtitle
Part I as Presented at the XVIth General Assembly 1976
Editors
  • E.A. Müller
Series Title
International Astronomical Union Highlights
Series Volume
4-1
Copyright
1977
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
International Astronomical Union
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-1248-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-1248-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-277-0830-4
Series ISSN
2352-3328
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
377
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1717 b/w illustrations
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