By P. K. Seidelmann (auth.), R. L. Duncombe, J. H. Lieske, P. K. Seidelmann (eds.)
"Fundamental Astronomy and sunlight method 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 middle of the college of Texas at Austin on Wednesday 27 March 1985 at the get together of his 70th birthday and retirement as Director of ARl. Professor Fricke's contributions to astronomy surround the components of galactic dynamics, radial velocities, stellar records. the basic reference procedure and the consistent of precession. contributors 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 serious about the reference process, the consistent of precession, significant and minor planet observations, planetary ephemerides and lunar and satellite tv for pc laser ranging, to a research of disc galaxies in large halos. this system concluded with a evaluation of Professor Fricke's occupation. the 3 classes have been chaired by way of 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 chuffed that Professor Fricke used to be in a position to attend. His presence at those conferences, in addition to his considerate reviews, have been vastly favored. we're happy to recognize the help of the heart for house learn, the dept of Astronomy and the dept of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics of the college of Texas at Austin.
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