Galactic Bulges: Proceedings of the 153th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Ghent, Belgium, August 17–22, 1992
ISBN/ASIN: 9780792324256,9789401109222 | 1993 | English | pdf | 466/486 pages | 21.2 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: Ivan R. King (auth.), Herwig Dejonghe, Harm J. Habing (eds.) | Edition: 1
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 "Galactic Bulges" 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.