Galactic Bulges

Editorial: Springer Netherlands Fecha de lanzamiento: 2012-12-06

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In the early summer of '89 a very informal meeting on the bulge of our Galaxy was held in Leiden. During that meeting Michael Rich proposed to hold a more properly organised symposium on "e;Galactic Bulges"e; in a few years time. After some discussion a Scientific Organising Committee was founded and after some manoeuvring a chairman was chosen, a local organiser was assigned and two editors were given instructions. A good thing about the location of the meeting was that Ghent is a very beautiful city and had never before hosted an IAU symposium. It could be that this, plus the fact that he is a very keen amateur astronomer led H. M. the King of Belgium to offer his patronage to the meeting - an offer that we gratefully and - we hope - gracefully accepted. The meeting took place at a resort some 15 km outside Ghent. Most participants were housed on the premises - a very convenient situation. This feeling of togeth- erness made up for the small shortcomings of the lecture room, which is normally used as a sports hall. The weather was fair, except on the day of the barbecue when pouring rain forced us to go inside.

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Tipo: Astronomy, space & time

Colección: Springer

Tipo: Adobe PDF

ISBN: 9789401109222

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Tipo: Astronomy, space & time

Colección: Springer

Tipo: Adobe PDF

ISBN: 9789401109222

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