© 1971

White Dwarfs

  • W. J. Luyten

Part of the International Astronomical Union/Union Astronomical International book series (IAUS, volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. W. J. Luyten
    Pages 1-7
  3. O. J. Eggen
    Pages 8-17
  4. K. Aa. Strand
    Pages 18-20
  5. J. Churms, A. D. Thackeray
    Pages 21-23
  6. P. Van De Kamp
    Pages 32-34
  7. J. E. Hesser, B. M. Lasker
    Pages 41-45
  8. C. B. Stephenson
    Pages 61-66
  9. J. B. Oke, H. L. Shipman
    Pages 67-76
  10. J. R. P. Angel, J. D. Landstreet
    Pages 79-80
  11. V. Weidemann
    Pages 81-96
  12. H. M. Van Horn
    Pages 97-115
  13. P. A. Strittmatter, D. T. Wickramasinghe
    Pages 116-123
  14. B. Paczyński
    Pages 124-124
  15. K. H. Böhm, J. Cassinelli
    Pages 130-135

About this book


When the Executive Committee of the International Astronomical Union asked me, in 1968, to organize a Symposium on White Dwarfs it became evident that members of at least four Commissions of the IAU should participate, and that the most oppor­ tune place, and time to hold such a Symposium would be somewhere in the British Isles and just preceding the Fourteenth General Assembly at Brighton in August, 1970. After a preliminary correspondence with Dr. D. W. N. Stibbs it was decided to accept his invitation to hold the Symposium at St. Andrews University, Scotland, while the dates 11-13 August 1970 were selected. I am sure I speak for all the partici­ pants of the Symposium when I express our deep gratitude to Dr. Stibbs for the admirable way in which he planned and organized this meeting down to the smallest details - the success of the conference is due in no small measure to his continuous and painstaking efforts. An organizing committee was formed, consisting of O. J. Eggen (Photometry), J. L. Greenstein (Spectroscopy), A. G. Masevitch (Stellar Interiors), V. Weidemann (Stellar Atmospheres), D. W. N. Stibbs (local chairman), with myself (Proper Motions and Parallaxes) as overall chairman.


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Editors and affiliations

  • W. J. Luyten
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title White Dwarfs
  • Editors W.J. Luyten
  • Series Title International Astronomical Union/Union Astronomical International
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1971
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-0180-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-3083-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-010-3081-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 164
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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