The Center of the Galaxy

Proceedings of the 136th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Los Angeles, U.S.A., July 25–29, 1988

  • Mark Morris
Conference proceedings

Part of the International Astronomical Union Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 136)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Perspectives

    1. C. H. Townes
      Pages 1-20
    2. Mark J. Reid
      Pages 37-46
    3. C. R. Gwinn, J. M. Moran, M. J. Reid, M. H. Schneps, R. Genzel, D. Downes
      Pages 47-49
    4. R. J. Cohen, M. Shepherd, M. J. Gaylard, M. E. West
      Pages 51-54
  3. The Galactic Bulge

  4. The Large-Scale Interstellar Medium

    1. Robert H. Sanders
      Pages 77-87
    2. Peter G. Wannier
      Pages 107-119
    3. P. Cox, R. Laureijs
      Pages 121-128
    4. A. A. Stark, J. Bally, R. W. Wilson, M. W. Pound
      Pages 129-133
    5. M. Tsuboi, T. Handa, M. Inoue, J. Inatani, N. Ukita
      Pages 135-140
    6. P. J. Boyce, R. J. Cohen
      Pages 141-144
    7. H. Okuda, H. Shibai, T. Nakagawa, T. Matsuhara, T. Maihara, K. Mizutani et al.
      Pages 145-149
    8. R. Genzel, G. J. Stacey, C. H. Townes, A. Poglitsch, N. Geis
      Pages 151-155
    9. J. G. Stacy, M. E. Bitran, T. M. Dame, P. Thaddeus
      Pages 157-158
    10. K. R. Anantharamaiah, Farhad Yusef-Zadeh
      Pages 159-166
  5. Observations of Discrete Sources

    1. T. B. H. Kuiper, F. F. Gardner, J. B. Whiteoak, W. L. Peters III, J. E. Reynolds
      Pages 179-179
    2. H. Kobayashi, M. Ishiguro, Y. Chikada, N. Ukita, K-I. Morita, S. Okumura-kawabe et al.
      Pages 181-187
    3. John Bally, Farhad Yusef-Zadeh, J. M. Hollis
      Pages 189-193
    4. Tetsuya Nagata, Shuji Sato, A. R. Hyland, Alan T. Tokunaga
      Pages 195-195
    5. F. Yusef-Zadeh, John Bally
      Pages 197-204
  6. Ejection Structures

    1. Y. Sofue, W. Reich, P. Reich
      Pages 233-236
    2. J. H. Seiradakis, W. Reich, Y. Sofue
      Pages 237-242
  7. The Arc

    1. M. Inoue, E. Fomalont, M. Tsuboi, F. Yusef-Zadeh, M. Morris, H. Tabara et al.
      Pages 269-274
    2. F. Yusef-Zadeh, Mark Morris, J. H. van Gorkom
      Pages 275-280
    3. H. Okuda, H. Shibai, T. Nakagawa, H. Matsuhara, Y. Kobayashi, M. Hayashi et al.
      Pages 281-285
    4. F. Yusef-Zadeh, C. M. Telesco, R. Decher
      Pages 287-292
    5. J. Lasenby, A. N. Lasenby, F. Yusef-Zadeh
      Pages 293-300
    6. J. Heyvaerts
      Pages 301-312
  8. Magnetic Phenomena

    1. R. Rosner, E. Deluca
      Pages 319-328
    2. Gregory Benford
      Pages 329-333
  9. The Environment of the SGR a Complex

    1. W. M. Goss, K. R. Anantharamaiah, J. H. van Gorkom, R. D. Ekers, A. Pedlar, U. J. Schwarz et al.
      Pages 345-356
    2. P. G. Mezger, R. Zylka, C. J. Salter, J. E. Wink, R. Chini, E. Kreysa et al.
      Pages 357-360
    3. Ian Gatley, R. Joyce, A. Fowler, D. DePoy, R. Probst
      Pages 361-364
    4. Joan Lasenby, F. Yusef-Zadeh, Anthony N. Lasenby
      Pages 365-370
    5. S. K. Okumura, M. Ishiguro, E. B. Fomalont, Y. Chikada, T. Kasuga, K.-I. Morita et al.
      Pages 371-377

About these proceedings


The investigation of the Galactic nucleus and its surroundings is necessarily a modem endeavor, for traditional observations made at visual wavelengths have not even begun to penetrate the veil of -30 magnitudes of visual extinction that intercedes. On the other hand, infrared, and especially radio observers find a relatively unobstructed view of the central portion of the Galaxy, so the study of this arena has proceeded apace with the development of these branches of astronomy. Thus, it is no accident that the first IAU­ sponsored conference to be held on the Galactic center is timed to coincide with the initiation, or the immediate aftennath, of major technical developments at long wavelengths, including infrared array detectors, millimeter-wavelength aperture synthesis, and self-calibration and refmed deconvolution algorithms in aperture synthesis radio astronomy. The center of the Galaxy is also accessible to X and gamma-ray observers, and progress at high energies has been steady, especially as imaging capabilities are being realized at X-ray wavelengths. However, one might expect that the revolution in the high­ energy domain is still ahead of us, as instruments with larger collecting areas and improved spatial resolution are now being developed. The youth of this subject is evidenced by the relatively small number of meetings that have been devoted to it.


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  • Mark Morris
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of California at Los AngelesUSA

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