Highlights of Astronomy

Part I as Presented at the XVIth General Assembly 1976

  • Editors
  • Edith A. Müller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Invited Discourses

  3. Joint Discussions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. X-ray Binaries and Compact Objects

      1. P. J. N. Davison
        Pages 75-86
      2. A. P. Willmore
        Pages 87-94
      3. R. Novick, H. L. Kestenbaum, K. S. Long, E. H. Silver, M. C. Weisskopf, R. S. Wolff
        Pages 95-97
      4. J. F. Dolan, B. R. Dennis, C. J. Crannell, K. J. Frost, L. E. Orwig
        Pages 99-100
      5. George W. Clark
        Pages 101-110
      6. Jonathan E. Grindlay
        Pages 111-122
      7. R. N. Henriksen
        Pages 123-123
      8. F. K. Lamb, A. C. Fabian, J. E. Pringle, D. Q. Lamb
        Pages 125-125
      9. L. Maraschi, A. Cavaliere
        Pages 127-128
      10. J. B. Hutchings
        Pages 129-136
      11. Yoram Avni
        Pages 137-143
      12. E. P. J. van den Heuvel, G. J. Savonije
        Pages 144-153
      13. Richard McCray
        Pages 155-170
    3. Space Missions to the Moon and Planets

      1. S. K. Runcorn
        Pages 177-178
      2. Norman F. Ness
        Pages 179-190
      3. S. K. Runcorn
        Pages 191-193
      4. James A. van Allen
        Pages 195-224
      5. William K. Hartmann
        Pages 229-232
      6. J. W. Fountain, T. Gehrels
        Pages 233-241
    4. Clusters of Galaxies, Cosmology and Intergalactic Matter

      1. Neta A. Bahcall
        Pages 247-251
      2. Augustus Oemler Jr.
        Pages 253-260
      3. R. J. Dickens, C. Moss, J. A. Dawe, B. Peterson
        Pages 261-261
      4. Simon D. M. White
        Pages 265-270
      5. J. Richard Gott III
        Pages 271-277
      6. J. L. Culhane
        Pages 293-309
      7. Ian McHardy
        Pages 311-319
      8. Susan M. Lea
        Pages 329-339
  4. Joint Meetings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Prospects in Space Astrometry

      1. E. Høg
        Pages 349-349
      2. W. F. van Altena, O. G. Franz, L. W. Fredrick
        Pages 351-351
      3. P. Lacroute
        Pages 353-359
      4. E. Høg, H. J. Fogh Olsen
        Pages 361-367
      5. Edith A. Müller
        Pages 369-370

About this book


It has become a tradition in the Union to publish the Invited Discourses and the Proceedings of the Joint Discussions held at a Gene­ ral Assembly in a separate volume entitled HIGHLIGHTS OF ASTRONOMY. This is the fourth volume of its kind and it contains some of the scientific highlights of the Grenoble General Assembly. In order to reduce its size it was decided to publish its content in two separate parts. The part (I) contains the full texts of the In­ vited Discourses given by Prof. J.-C. Pecker and by Dr. C. Sagan, and an abstract of Dr. P. Morrison's paper, thus complying with his wish to forego publication of the full text of his Discourse. Furthermore it collects the proceedings of three Joint Discussions and one Joint Meeting all of which are related essentially to observations from space, to external galaxies and to cosmology. Part (n) contains the proceedings of the four Joint Discussions and one Joint Meeting related essentially to stars and the structure of our Galaxy. Clearly Volume 4 (parts I and TI) of the Highlights reflects only a part of the scientific activities which took place at the Grenoble General Assembly. Many more important papers and discussions were held during Commission meetings and joint meetings. They may be found in the Commissions' reports published in the Transactions Vol. XVI B, 1977.



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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-0830-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1248-5
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