The Spiral Structure of Our Galaxy

  • W. Becker
  • G. Contopoulos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Survey of Spiral Structure Problems

  3. Spiral Structure in Galaxies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. W. W. Morgan
      Pages 9-14
    3. B. A. Vorontsov-Velyaminov
      Pages 15-17
    4. R. M. Dzigvashvili, T. M. Borchkhadze
      Pages 41-41
    5. F. Börngen, G. Friedrich, G. Lenk, L. Richter, N. Richter
      Pages 69-71
    6. S. M. Simkin
      Pages 79-82
    7. K. Chuvaev, I. Pronik
      Pages 83-86
    8. E. Ye. Khachikian, K. A. Sahakian
      Pages 87-90
  4. Observations of Spiral Structure in Our Galaxy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Radio Observations

      1. P. G. Mezger
        Pages 107-121
      2. T. L. Wilson
        Pages 140-141
      3. C. M. Varsavsky, R. J. Quiroga
        Pages 147-150
      4. N. V. Bystrova, J. V. Gossachinsky, T. M. Egorova, V. M. Rozanov, N. F. Ryzhkov
        Pages 169-172
      5. H. M. Tovmassian
        Pages 173-176
      6. M. Grewing, U. Mebold, K. Rohlfs
        Pages 182-185
    3. Optical Observations

      1. W. Becker, R. Fenkart
        Pages 205-208
      2. G. Courtès, Y. P. Georgelin, Y. M. Georgelin, G. Monnet
        Pages 209-212
      3. H. R. Dickel, H. J. Wendker, J. H. Bieritz
        Pages 213-218
      4. R. Racine, S. Van Den Bergh
        Pages 219-221
      5. E. D. Pavlovskaya, A. S. Sharov
        Pages 222-224
      6. G. A. Tammann
        Pages 236-245
      7. B. J. Bok, A. A. Hine, E. W. Miller
        Pages 246-261

About this book


The idea of the organization of a Symposium on Spiral Structure came at a special meeting of Commission 33 on Spiral Structure during the 12th General Assembly of the IAU in Prague, 1967. So much interest was shown during this meeting that one of us proposed a special Symposium on the 'Spiral Structure of Our Galaxy' for 1969. The response was immediate and it was finally agreed upon holding the Symposium in Basel, a center of galactic research in the center of Europe. During the next months a special 'List of Problems', related to this Symposium, was sent to many prospective participants by the president of Commission 33. This stimulated an increase of interest in problems of galactic spiral structure and a con­ centrated effort on some problems. The organizing Committee of the Symposium was composed of Drs. L. Woltjer (president), W. Becker, A. Blaauw, B. J. Bok, G. Contopoulos, F. J. Kerr, C. C. Lin, S. W. McCuskey and S. B. Pikel'ner. Most of the work for the organization of the Symposium was carried by Dr. L. W oltjer. The Local Committee, composed of Drs. W. Becker, U. W. Steinlin, R. P. Fenkart, and G. A. Tammann, made every effort to secure the success of the Symposium. Most of the credit goes to Dr. Steinlin. The Symposium was supported financially by the IAU and by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The meetings took place at the University of Basel, which provided also secretarial help and many other facilities.


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Editors and affiliations

  • W. Becker
    • 1
  • G. Contopoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.Astronomisch-Meteorologische AnstaltBinningenSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of ThessalonikiTessalonikiGreece

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  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3277-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-3275-9
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