Fundamental Stellar Properties: The Interaction Between Observation and Theory

Proceedings of the 189th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held at the Women’s College, University of Sydney, Australia, 13–17 January 1997

  • T. R. Bedding
  • A. J. Booth
  • J. Davis
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Andersen
      Pages 3-6
  3. Stellar Distances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. C. Turon
      Pages 9-18
    3. C. C. Dahn
      Pages 19-24
    4. G. P. Di Benedetto
      Pages 25-28
  4. Stellar Angular Diameters and Radii

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. K. J. Johnston, D. J. Hutter, J. A. Benson, N. M. Elias II, J. T. Armstrong, D. Mozurkewich et al.
      Pages 39-44
    3. M. Scholz
      Pages 51-58
  5. Stellar Flux Distributions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Jeffrey W. Kruk
      Pages 67-72
    3. R. C. Bless, J. W. Percival
      Pages 73-82
    4. B. J. Taylor
      Pages 83-88
    5. N. S. Van Der Bliek, P. W. Morris, B. Vandenbussche, L. B. F. M. Waters, P. Zaal, R. A. Bell et al.
      Pages 89-92
    6. C. Morossi, M. Franchini, M. L. Malagnini
      Pages 93-96
  6. Stellar Masses and Surface Gravities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. H. A. Mcalister
      Pages 109-114
    3. P. F. L. Maxted
      Pages 119-124
  7. The Stellar Effective Temperature Scale

  8. Stellar Abundances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. S. D. Anstee, B. J. O’Mara, J. E. Ross
      Pages 179-183
    3. G. S. Da Costa
      Pages 193-202
    4. B. Barbuy, S. Ortolani, E. Bica, A. Renzini, M. D. Guarnieri
      Pages 203-206
  9. Stellar Atmospheres

  10. Stellar Oscillations and Pulsations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Hans Kjeldsen, Timothy R. Bedding
      Pages 279-284
    3. J. Christensen-Dalsgaard
      Pages 285-292
    4. D. Minniti, C. Alcock, D. R. Alves, K. H. Cook, S. L. Marshall, T. S. Axelrod et al.
      Pages 293-298

About these proceedings


This Symposium began with a proposal for a meeting to honour Emer­ itus Professor Robert Hanbury Brown on the occasion of his 80th birthday. He requested that any such meeting should be on a topic that would be of benefit to the Sydney University Stellar Interferometer (SUSI) program. With SUSI and several other high angular resolution instruments either in operation or coming on line within the next decade, and with advances in astrometry, spectroscopy and in theoretical models of stellar atmospheres and interiors, it appeared to be both appropriate and timely to hold a symposium on "Fundamental Stellar Properties: the Interaction between Observation and Theory. " The emphasis of the meeting was on the critical assessment of the qual­ ity, accuracy, and prospects for improvement of the observational data and theoretical models, on the outstanding problems in stellar astrophysics, and on the feasibility of achieving the observational and theoretical advances required for their solution. Invited papers comprised the major part of the oral program and the speakers responded to the challenge issued by the Scientific Organising Committee to critically review the current status and prospects for their area of expertise. The Symposium was opened by the Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Emeritus Professor Dame Leonie Kramer, who welcomed the 126 participants from 22 countries on behalf of the University. The oral program included . 52 invited reviews and papers and 10 contributed papers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • T. R. Bedding
    • 1
  • A. J. Booth
    • 1
  • J. Davis
    • 1
  1. 1.School of PhysicsUniversity of SydneyAustralia

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  • Copyright Information International Astronomical Union 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-4652-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5602-8
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