The Milky Way Galaxy

Proceedings of the 106th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union Held in Groningen, The Netherlands 30 May – 3 June, 1983

  • Hugo Van Woerden
  • Ronald J. Allen
  • W. Butler Burton
Conference proceedings

Part of the International Astronomical Union book series (IAUS, volume 106)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Coloured Illustrations

    1. Hugo Van Woerden, Ronald J. Allen, W. Butler Burton
      Pages 1-8
  3. History of Galactic Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-10
    2. E. R. Paul
      Pages 25-42
  4. Composition, Structure and Kinematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-74
    2. Galactic Constants, Rotation and Mass Distribution

      1. Maarten Schmidt
        Pages 75-84
      2. U. Haud, M. Jôeveer, J. Einasto
        Pages 85-94
      3. W. L. H. Shuter, A. Gill
        Pages 109-110
    3. The Stellar Component

      1. K. C. Freeman
        Pages 113-122
      2. R. M. Catchpole, P. A. Whitelock, I. S. Glass
        Pages 127-128
      3. R. A. Ruelas-Mayorga, A. R. Hyland, T. J. Jones
        Pages 129-130
      4. Dieter Engels
        Pages 131-132
      5. Gösta Lyngå
        Pages 143-144
      6. Michel Mayor, Edouard Oblak
        Pages 149-150
      7. Bengt Strömgren
        Pages 153-160
      8. R. W. Hilditch, A. D. McFadzean, Graham Hill, J. V. Barnes
        Pages 163-164
      9. N. Reid, C. A. Murray
        Pages 165-166
    4. The Gaseous Component: Large-Scale Distribution

      1. Hugo Van Woerden, Ronald J. Allen, W. Butler Burton
        Pages 169-170
      2. W. B. Burton, P. te Lintel Hekkert
        Pages 171-172
      3. J. V. Feitzinger, J. Spicker
        Pages 175-178
      4. J. M. Weisberg, J. M. Rankin, V. Boriakoff
        Pages 181-182
      5. Judith S. Young
        Pages 183-192
      6. L. J. Rickard, Patrick Palmer
        Pages 193-194
      7. G. Rydbeck, Å. Hjalmarson, O. Rydbeck
        Pages 195-196
      8. Anneila I. Sargent, E. C. Sutton, C. R. Masson, T. G. Phillips, K.-Y. Lo
        Pages 197-198
      9. R. S. Cohen, P. Thaddeus, L. Bronfman
        Pages 199-202
      10. W. H. McCutcheon, B. J. Robinson, R. N. Manchester, J. B. Whiteoak
        Pages 203-204
      11. H. van de Stadt, F. P. Israel, Th. de Graauw, C. P. de Vries, J. Brand, H. J. Habing et al.
        Pages 205-206
      12. Marc L. Kutner, Kathryn N. Mead
        Pages 209-210
      13. L. E. B. Johansson
        Pages 211-212
      14. T. N. Gautier III, M. G. Hauser
        Pages 219-222
    5. The High-Energy Component

About these proceedings


In June 1983 the Astronomical Institute of the State University of Groningen, founded by Kapteyn about 100 years ago, celebrated its one-hundredth anniversary. At the suggestion of its Chairman, R.J. Allen, the Kapteyn Institute invited the International Astronomical Union to mark the centenary by holding a Symposium on "The Milky Way Galaxy". The purpose of the Symposium was to review recent progress in the study of our Galaxy, to define current problems, and to explore prospects for future development. The Symposium programme would emphasize the large-scale characteristics of our Galaxy, and highlight both the historical development of our understanding of the Milky Way Galaxy and the importance of studies of external galaxies to this understanding. The Symposium was sponsored by four IAU Commissions: 33 (Structure and Dynamics of the Galactic System), 28 (Galaxies), 34 (Interstellar Matter) and 41 (History of Astronomy). The Scientific Organizing Committee, listed on page xviii, represented a broad range of nationalities and of expertise, including two historians of science. A meeting of the Committee, held during the IAU General Assembly at Patras, provided an excellent opportunity to discuss plan and format of the Symposium, topics and speakers; thereafter, the-Committee was regularly consulted by letter and telephone. IAU Symposium 106 was held at Groningen on 30 May - 3 June 1983, in the new building occupied by the Kapteyn Institute since January 1983. There were about 200 participants, coming from as many as 25 countries.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hugo Van Woerden
    • 1
  • Ronald J. Allen
    • 1
  • W. Butler Burton
    • 2
  1. 1.Kapteyn InstituteGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Sterrewacht LeidenThe Netherlands

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-1920-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5291-1
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