Reports on Astronomy

Reports on Astronomy

by Richard M. West (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985)

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volume XIX A of IAU Transactions contains the reports by Presidents of Commissions, covering the period July 1981 - June 1984. The topics of IAU Commissions deal with all of contemporary astronomy and the present volume therefore constitutes an exhaustive and unique record of astronomical research during this interval. It is particularly useful for astronomers and other scientists who want to gain an overview of a certain field, not necessarily near their own research area. Each Commission President was requested, by early 1984, to begin prep­ arations for the compilation of his/her Commission report. All members of Commissions were asked to supply details about their individual research pro­ grammes. The ensuing, very substantial task of concatenating was undertaken in late 1984 by the Presidents, often supported by a team of authors, all recog­ nized authorities in their fields. In order to preserve some measure of uni­ formity - which is in any case very difficult with so many authors - editorial guidelines were sent to Presidents, including the number of pages allotted to each Commission.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401088800
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 08/23/2013
Series: Environmental Science Research , #4
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985
Pages: 726
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.06(d)

Table of Contents

4 Ephemerides Ephémerides.- 5 Documentation and Astronomical Data Documentation et Données Astronomiques.- 6 Astronomical Telegrams Télégrammes Astronomiques.- 7 Celestial Mechanics Mécanique Céleste.- 8 Positional Astronomy Astronomie de Position.- 9 Instruments and Techniques Instruments et Techniques.- 10 Solar Activity Activité Solaire.- 12 Radiation and Structure of the Solar Atmosphere Radiation et Structure de l’Atmosphère Solaire.- 14 Atomic and Molecular Data Données Atomiques et Moléculaires.- 15 Physical Study of Comets, Minor Planets and Meteorites L’Etude Physique des Comètes, des Petites Planètes et des Météorites.- 16 Physical Study of Planets and Satellites Etude Physique des Planètes et des Satellites.- 19 Rotation of the Earth Rotation de la Terre.- 20 Positions and Motions of Minor Planets, Comets and Satellites Positions et Mouvements des Petites Planètes, des Comètes et des Satellites.- 21 Light of the Night Sky Lumière du Ciel Nocturne.- 22 Meteors and Interplanetary Dust Météores et la Poussière Interplanétaire.- 24 Photographic Astrometry Astrométrie Photographique.- 25 Stellar Photometry and Polarimetry Photométrie et Polarimétrie Stellaires.- 26 Double and Multiple Stars Etoiles Doubles et Multiples.- 27 Variable Stars Etoiles Variables.- 28 Galaxies Galaxies.- 29 Stellar Spectra Spectres Stellaires.- 30 Radial Velocities Vitesses Radiales.- 31 Time L’Heure.- 33 Structure and Dynamics of the Galactic System Structure et Dynamique du Système Galactique.- 34 Interstellar Matter Matière Interstellaire.- 35 Stellar Constitution Constitution des Etoiles.- 36 Theory of Stellar Atmospheres Théorie des Atmosphères Stellaires.- 37 Star Clusters and Associations Amas Stellaires et Associations.- 38 Exchange of Astronomers Exchange des Astronomes.- 40 Radio Astronomy Radio Astronomie.- 41 History of Astronomy Histoire de l’Astronomie.- 42 Close Binary Stars Etoiles Binaries Serrées.- 44 Astronomy from Space L’Astronomie à partir de l’Espace.- 45 Stellar Classification Classification Stellaire.- 46 Teaching of Astronomy Enseignement de l’Astronomie.- 47 Cosmology Cosmologie.- 48 High Energy Astrophysics Astrophysique de Grande Energie.- 49 The Interplanetary Plasma and the Heliosphere Plasma Interplanetaire et l’Heliosphere.- 50 Identification and Protection of Existing and Potential Observatory Sites Protection des Sites d’ Observatoires Existants et Potentiels.- 51 Search for Extraterrestrial Life Recherche de la Vie dans l’Univers.- Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature Groupe de Travail sur la Nomenclature du Système Planétaire.

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