Compilation, Critical Evaluation and Distribution of Stellar Data

Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Colloquium No. 35, held at Strasbourg, France, 19–21 August, 1976

  • C. Jaschek
  • G. A. Wilkins
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 64)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Standards for the Presentation of Data

  3. Acquisition and Processing Techniques

  4. The Critical Evaluation of Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Anne B. Underhill, Jaylee M. Mead, Theresa A. Nagy
      Pages 105-119
    3. B. Nicolet, B. Hauck
      Pages 121-124
    4. William P. Bidelman
      Pages 125-129
    5. B. V. Kukarkin, P. N. Kholopov, N. N. Kireeva
      Pages 131-133
    6. A. N. Argue, E. W. Miller
      Pages 135-139
    7. Alan H. Batten
      Pages 141-145
    8. Dorrit Hoffleit, Carlos Jaschek
      Pages 151-151
  5. The Distribution of Data

  6. Existing Facilities and Future Role of Data Centres

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. C. Jaschek
      Pages 205-279
    3. G. A. Wilkins
      Pages 287-288
    4. R. H. Garstang
      Pages 293-294
    5. G. A. Wilkins
      Pages 295-316
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 317-319

About these proceedings


The principal purpose of IAU Colloquium No. 35 was to discuss those aspects of the techniques of the compilation, evaluation, and distribution of data that are common to astrometry, photometry and spectrometry of stars and stellar systems. In the announcement of the Colloquium, it was suggested that there would be special emphasis on the techniques of quality control, and on the standards for the presentation of numerical data in both printed and com­ puter-readable form. As the meeting progressed it became clear that the lack of a standard, unambiguous system for the identifi­ cation of stellar objects was a source of much confusion and inefficiency in the use of existing data files. This and other such matters were the subject of further discussions by Commission 5 at the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), which was held at Grenoble during the following fortnight, 24 August - 2 September 1976. The proposal for the Colloquium was prepared by J. Jung, who was then Director of the Centre des Donnees Stellaires at Stras­ bourg, and G. A. Wilkins, Chairman of the IAU Working Group on Numerical Data, and was accepted by the IAU Executive Committee on the recommendation of the President of Commission 5, with the support of Commissions 25, 29 and 45. The Scientific Organising Committee consisted of W. Fricke, B. Hauck, C. Jaschek, J. Jung, B. Kukarkin, P. Lacroute, A. Underhill and G. A. Wilkins (Chair­ man). The Local Organising Committee consisted of A.


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Editors and affiliations

  • C. Jaschek
    • 1
  • G. A. Wilkins
    • 2
  1. 1.Observatoire de StrasbourgFrance
  2. 2.Royal Greenwich ObservatoryUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-1216-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1214-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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