Transactions of the International Astronomical Union Volume XVA

Reports on Astronomy

  • Editors
  • Cornelis De Jager

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Cornelis De Jager
    Pages 1-10
  3. Cornelis De Jager
    Pages 11-14
  4. Cornelis De Jager
    Pages 15-17
  5. Cornelis De Jager
    Pages 19-27
  6. Cornelis De Jager
    Pages 29-41
  7. Cornelis De Jager
    Pages 43-73
  8. Cornelis De Jager
    Pages 75-128
  9. Cornelis De Jager
    Pages 129-154
  10. Cornelis De Jager
    Pages 155-177
  11. Cornelis De Jager
    Pages 179-190
  12. Cornelis De Jager
    Pages 191-201
  13. Cornelis De Jager
    Pages 203-214
  14. Cornelis De Jager
    Pages 215-224
  15. Cornelis De Jager
    Pages 241-252
  16. Cornelis De Jager
    Pages 253-273
  17. Cornelis De Jager
    Pages 275-283
  18. Cornelis De Jager
    Pages 285-295
  19. Cornelis De Jager
    Pages 297-311

About this book

Introduction

This volume contains the fifteenth tri-annual reports of the Presidents of the forty Commissions of the International Astronomical Union; it refers to the progress in our discipline during the three years 1970, 1971 and 1972. As compared to earlier volumes a gradual change in character is unmistakable. The ever increasing flow of publications, combined with the obvious necessity to keep the Reports at a reasonable size and price level has gradually forced the Commission Presidents to be more selective than before in drafting their Reports. I have certainly stimulated them into that direction - in order that Reports like these be valuable and lasting, it seems imperative that the individual contributions have the character of a critical overall review, where a fairly complete summary is given of the major develop­ ments and discoveries of the past three years, and in which the broad developments and new trends be clearly outlined, while at the same time essential problems for future research are identified. With respect to the latter item I have suggested the Commission Presidents to add to their reports a brief section on scientific priorities for future research in the field of their Commissions. In order to save space I have suggested to Commission Presidents that references to published papers are given on the basis of their number in the published issues of Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts. For instance, the indication (06. 078. 019) or (AAA 06. 078.

Keywords

Astrometry Astronomical Observation Celestial mechanics astronomy instruments positional astronomy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-2587-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-2589-8
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