By P. K. Seidelmann (auth.), R. L. Duncombe, J. H. Lieske, P. K. Seidelmann (eds.)
"Fundamental Astronomy and sunlight process Dynamics", a software of invited papers honoring Professor Walter Fricke, who for thirty years has been Director of the Astronomisches Rechen lnstitut in Heidelberg, was once held on the Thompson convention heart of the collage of Texas at Austin on Wednesday 27 March 1985 at the celebration of his 70th birthday and retirement as Director of ARl. Professor Fricke's contributions to astronomy surround the parts of galactic dynamics, radial velocities, stellar facts. the basic reference method and the consistent of precession. members have been welcomed to the Uni versi ty of Texas by means of Professor J. Parker Lamb, Chairman of the dept of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. The shows ranged from discussions of astrometric difficulties focused on the reference method, the consistent of precession, significant and minor planet observations, planetary ephemerides and lunar and satellite tv for pc laser ranging, to a examine of disc galaxies in huge halos. this system concluded with a evaluate of Professor Fricke's profession. the 3 classes have been chaired via Victor G. Szebehely, Carol A. Williams and Jay H. Lieske. The contributors during this assembly, and within the department on Dynamical Astronomy assembly that undefined, have been satisfied that Professor Fricke used to be capable of attend. His presence at those conferences, in addition to his considerate reviews, have been enormously preferred. we're happy to recognize the aid of the guts for area learn, the dep. of Astronomy and the dept of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics of the collage of Texas at Austin.
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