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The search for extraterrestrial life--recent developments : proceedings of the 112th symposium of the International Astronomical Union held at Boston University, Boston, Mass., USA, June 18-21, 1984 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PROCEEDINGS IAU S)1WOSIUM 112 Michael D. Papagiannis Department of Astronomy Boston University Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA 1. THE SYMPOSIUM AND THE PROCEEDINGS IAU Symposium 112 - The Search for Extraterrestrial Life: Recent Developments, was held in Boston and in particular at the new Science Center of Boston University, June 18-21, 1984, and was attended by about 150 participants from 18 different countries. It was the first official scientific meeting organized by IAti Commission 51, the youngest of all IAU Commissions, which was established only in 1982 at the 18-th IAU General Assembly at Patras, Greece. This Volume of the Proceedings contains nearly 70 papers with about 90 authors from 20 different countries, including two papers from our Soviet colleagues (Kardashev and Slysh) who had not been able to attend our Symposium in Boston. The Volume is divided into eight Sections, the first of which serves as a general introduction, and the other seven correspond to the seven Sessions of the Symposium
The Milky Way Galaxy : proceedings of the 106th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Groningen, the Netherlands, 30 May-3 June, 1983 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June 1983 the Astronomical Institute of the State University of Groningen, founded by Kapteyn about 100 years ago, celebrated its one-hundredth anniversary. At the suggestion of its Chairman, R.J. Allen, the Kapteyn Institute invited the International Astronomical Union to mark the centenary by holding a Symposium on "The Milky Way Galaxy". The purpose of the Symposium was to review recent progress in the study of our Galaxy, to define current problems, and to explore prospects for future development. The Symposium programme would emphasize the large-scale characteristics of our Galaxy, and highlight both the historical development of our understanding of the Milky Way Galaxy and the importance of studies of external galaxies to this understanding. The Symposium was sponsored by four IAU Commissions: 33 (Structure and Dynamics of the Galactic System), 28 (Galaxies), 34 (Interstellar Matter) and 41 (History of Astronomy). The Scientific Organizing Committee, listed on page xviii, represented a broad range of nationalities and of expertise, including two historians of science. A meeting of the Committee, held during the IAU General Assembly at Patras, provided an excellent opportunity to discuss plan and format of the Symposium, topics and speakers; thereafter, the-Committee was regularly consulted by letter and telephone. IAU Symposium 106 was held at Groningen on 30 May - 3 June 1983, in the new building occupied by the Kapteyn Institute since January 1983. There were about 200 participants, coming from as many as 25 countries
Dynamics of star clusters : proceedings of the 113th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A., 29 May-1 June, 1984 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instrumentation and research programmes for small telescopes : proceedings of the 118th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Christchurch, New Zealand, 2-6 December, 1985 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the proceedings of IAU Symposium No. 118 on "Instrumentation. and Research Programmes for Small Telescopes", where small telescopes were defined as those ground-based instruments with apertures less than 1.5m. The scientific goal of the symposium was to emphasise research programmes which were more suited to smaller tele­ scopes, on which frequent regular observations can be made. A wide variety of topics on instrumentation, photometry, spectroscopy and polarimetry of objects in the solar system to extragalactic systems were discussed. Each of the four scientific days of the symposium comprised a number of invited review papers, contributed oral papers and discussion sessions devoted purely to the large number (~4) of poster papers. An introductory paper on the research potential of small telescopes sets the scene for the symposium. The proceedings have then been divided into three sections. Section I: Telescopes and instrumentation; Section II: Photometric research programmes; Section III: Spectroscopic research programmes. The diversity of topics within each of these sections indicated the extent to which small telescopes have (and can) contribute greatly to astronomical research. Dr J.A. Graham's summary of the symposium, which illustrates the opportunities available with small telescopes, concludes these proceedings. As in all symposia, the importance of the discussion following each paper was realised. The discussion was recorded on tape (and wherever possible on questions and answer sheets), transcribed and then edited
Calibration of fundamental stellar quantities : proceedings of the 111th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held at Villa Olmo, Como, Italy, May 24-29, 1984 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IAU Symposium No. 111, "Calibration of Fundamental Stellar Quanti ties", was held at Villa Olmo, Como, Italy, on May 24-29, 1984. Meet ings held in the past ten years on related topics include: IAU Symposium No. 109, '·Astrometric Techniques", held at the University of Florida in Jan., 1984, "The MK Process and Stellar Classification", held at the University of Toronto in June, 1983, "Stellar Absolute Energy Distri butions", an unpublished Joint Meeting (Commissions 25 and 45), held at the General Assembly of the IAU in Patras, Greece in August, 1982, IAU Colloquium No. 62, "Current Techniques in Double and Multiple Star Re search", held at Northern Arizona University in May, 1981, the ESO Work fl shop: "Methods of Abundance Determination for Stars, held in Geneva in March, 1980, "Problems of Calibration of Multicolor Photometric Sys tems", held at Dudley Observatory in March, 1979, IAU Colloquium No. 48, "Modern Astrometry", held at the University of Vienna in Sept., 1978, IAU Colloquium No. 50, "High Angular Resolution Stellar Interferometry" held at the University of Maryland in Aug., 1978, "Spectral Classifice. tion of the Future", held at the Vatican in July, 1978 and IAU Sympos ium No. 72, "Abundance Effects in Classification", held at the Univer sity of Lausanne in July, 1975. The present meeting was the first to cover the broad range of the calibration of fundamental stellar qU8T". ti ties in one meeting. Nine commissions of the IAU co-sponsored the meeting
Structure and dynamics of elliptical galaxies : proceedings of the 127th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Princeton, U.S.A., May 27-31, 1986 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark matter in the universe : proceedings of the 117th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A., June 24-28, 1985 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unsolved problems of the Milky Way : proceedings of the 169th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in The Hague, the Netherlands, August 23-29, 1994 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the Milky Way is the most studied and best understood galactic system, there are many fundamental questions about our Galaxy that remain unanswered. This book concentrates on those questions which have the widest applicability in all of astrophysics, and for which answers are most likely to be forthcoming in the next few years. Is the Milky Way a barred spiral, and if so, what are its properties? Is the disk of the Milky Way axisymmetric and what does the answer tell us about its dynamical history? Is there a black hole at the center of the Galaxy? How far does the Galaxy extend? How much dark matter is there in the Milky Way system? And more
Quasars : proceedings of the 119th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Bangalore, India, December 2-6, 1985 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developments in astrometry and their impact on astrophysics and geodynamics : proceedings of the 156th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Shanghai, China, September 15-19, 1992 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The following topics are addressed: space astrometric missions, ground based optical techniques, very long baseline interferometric (VLBI) techniques, impact of these techniques on astrophysics and on geodynamics, and issues related to celestial and terrestrial reference frames. In the area of space optical astrometry, the reduction of one year of data from the Hipparcos mission shows excellent results for more than 40,000 stars. Recent developments in ground-based optical astrometry are concentrated on CCB meridian circles and transit instruments. The VLBI technique is the most powerful method to determine the earth rotation parameters, nutation series, and baseline lengths. More accurate celestial and terrestrial reference frames are needed and recent achievements in this field are presented, for example FK5 catalogues and a comparison of VLA and Hipparcos positions
Fragmentation of molecular clouds and star formation : proceedings of the 147th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Grenoble, France, June 12-16, 1990 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A few years ago, a motivation for organizing one more IAU Symposium on star for­ mation in Grenoble, was the anticipated completion of the IRAM interferometer on the Plateau de Bures, close to Grenoble. This choice was also a sort of late celebration of the genius of Joseph Fourier, born in Grenoble, whose work is the very fondation of in­ terferometry. At the time when we finally announced the advent of this conference, the first reactions we got from the community were expressions of saturation and even reject, the Symposium being unfortunately scheduled almost simultaneously as two other major meetings on closely related topics, and sponsored by different organizations. A wave of disappointment then reached the organizers. Some of us were enthusiastic enough to help the others overcome their discouragement. Let them be thanked here. There was, indeed, a deeper motivation for organizing this conference. It was to trigger the meeting and communication of physicists and astrophysicists since many of the difficulties met now in understanding the physics of the interstellar medium and its evolution toward star formation are common to several, if not most, other fields of physics. They are assigned to one origin: complexity
The hot universe : proceedings of the 188th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Kyoto, Japan, August 26-30, 1997 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present decade opens new frontiers in high energy astrophysics. After the Einstein, Temma, EXOSAT and Ginga X-ray satellites of the 1980s, several satellites are simultaneously in orbit, offering spectacular advances in X-ray imaging at low energies (ROSAT; Yohkoh), as well as at high energies (GRANAT), in spectroscopy with increased bandwidth (ASCA; SAX), and in timing (XTE). While these satellites allow us to study atomic radiation from hot plasmas or energetic electrons, other satellites study nuclear radiation at gamma-ray energies (CGRO), associated with radioactivity or spallation reactions. All these experiments show that the whole universe, from the sun to clusters of galaxies, is emitting X- and gamma rays. This symposium is dedicated to highlighting high energy phenomena, in particular those seen in X- and gamma rays, and is intended to bring together the most recent results, and to discuss and deepen our insight into high energy astrophysics
The center of the galaxy : proceedings of the 136th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Los Angeles, U.S.A., July 25-29, 1988 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origin and evolution of neutron stars : proceedings of the 125th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Nanjing, China, May 26-30, 1986 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cosmic dynamo : proceedings of the 157th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Potsdam, Germany, September 7-11, 1992 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 157th IAU Symposium on `The Cosmic Dynamo' was the first which was entirely dedicated to dynamo processes, which are fundamental on all cosmic scales. Dynamo theory concerns one of the few truly key questions of recent cosmic physics. A complicated interplay of rotation, magnetism and turbulence determines stellar and galactic activity for almost all the short and medium time scales. Behind these multiform phenomena, the cosmic dynamo works in various guises, all involving inductive and dissipative equilibria in rotating turbulent cosmic plasmas. This book presents an up-to-date survey on investigations and results of dynamo theory and related observations, and is intended for graduate scientists working in the field of cosmical magnetism and the related problems, especially convection, turbulence and, more general, nonlinear physics
Stellar populations : proceedings of the 164th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in the Hague, the Netherlands, August 15-19, 1994 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subject of stellar populations touches on almost every field of astronomy and astrophysics. As well as commemorating the 50th anniversary of the beginnings of the subject, this book brings together experts on all relevant parts of astrophysics to discuss the outstanding questions relating to the stellar population concept as an observational tool that gives us a physical understanding of the galaxies
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 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Symposium on fundamental stellar properties was held to honour Emeritus Professor Robert Hanbury Brown on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The speakers described recent advances in interferometry, astrometry, spectroscopy and in theoretical models of stellar atmospheres and interiors. The emphasis was on the critical assessment of the quality, 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. These Proceedings will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in all fields of astrophysics
Planetary nebulae : proceedings of the 131st Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Mexico City, Mexico, October 5-9, 1987 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaos, resonance, and collective dynamical phenomena in the solar system : proceedings of the 152nd Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Angra dos Reis, Brazil, July 15-19, 1991 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Symposium was devoted to a New Celestial Mechanics whose aim has become the study of such 'objects' as the planetary system, planetary rings, the asteroidal belt, meteor swarms, satellite systems, comet families, the zodiacal cloud, the preplanetary nebula, etc. When the three-body problem is considered, instead of individual orbits we are, now, looking for the topology of extended regions of its phase space. This Symposium was one step in the effort to close the ties between two scientific families: the observationally-oriented scientists and the theoretically-oriented scientists."--Jacket
 
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Relativity in celestial mechanics and astrometry : high precision dynamical theories and observational verifications : proceedings of the 114th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Leningrad, USSR, May 28-31, 1985
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Unsolved problems of the Milky Way : proceedings of the 169th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in The Hague, the Netherlands, August 23-29, 1994Developments in astrometry and their impact on astrophysics and geodynamics : proceedings of the 156th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Shanghai, China, September 15-19, 1992Fragmentation of molecular clouds and star formation : proceedings of the 147th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Grenoble, France, June 12-16, 1990The hot universe : proceedings of the 188th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Kyoto, Japan, August 26-30, 1997The origin and evolution of neutron stars : proceedings of the 125th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Nanjing, China, May 26-30, 1986The cosmic dynamo : proceedings of the 157th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Potsdam, Germany, September 7-11, 1992Stellar populations : proceedings of the 164th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in the Hague, the Netherlands, August 15-19, 1994Fundamental 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
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