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International Astronomical Union

Works: 1,752 works in 3,072 publications in 4 languages and 46,384 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals  Abstracts  Bibliography  Dictionaries  History  Directories  Archives  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher, Organizer of meeting, Sponsor, Originator, Responsible party, Director
Classifications: QB1, 520.5
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Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union by International Astronomical Union( )

in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vistas in astronomy( )

in English and No Linguistic content and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 9 is a record of the first joint symposium of the International Astronomical Union and the Union interationale d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences, held at the University of Hamburg, Aug. 22-24, 1964
Reports on astronomy by International Astronomical Union( Book )

59 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Transactions XXVIIIA Reports on Astronomy 2010-2012 provides a comprehensive and authoritative review of what has been achieved in astronomy during the years 2010-12. These insightful and up-to-date reviews from the IAU Divisions and Commissions have been written by the presidents and chairpersons of the IAU scientific bodies. Topics covered in this wide-ranging volume include: fundamental astronomy; the Sun and heliosphere; planetary sciences; stars; variable stars; interstellar matter; the Galactic system; galaxies and the Universe; optical and infrared techniques; radio astronomy; space and high-energy astrophysics; and other IAU activities. The reviews have been written at a level suitable for colleagues in the same fields, but will also be useful for students and researchers wishing to gain an overview of astronomical fields beyond their own research area. -- Back cover
The study of comets : the proceedings of IAU Colloquium no. 25, held at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, October 28-November 1, 1974 by IAU Colloquium( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transactions of the International Astronomical Union by International Astronomical Union( )

in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy and astrophysics abstracts( )

in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uranus and the outer planets : proceedings of the IAU/RAS Colloquium no. 60 by Garry E Hunt( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planetary atmospheres by Carl Sagan( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IAU Symposium 40, on Planetary Atmospheres, was held at Marfa, Texas, in the Paisano Hotel, October 26-31, 1969, hosted by The University of Texas at Austin and the McDonald Observatory of the University of Texas. The Organizing Committee consisted of: Dr. Tobias Owen (Illinois Institute of Technology), Dr. Carl Sagan (Cornell University), Dr. John Hall (Lowell Observa tory), Dr. Arvydas Kliore (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Academician Georgi I. Petrov (Institute of Cosmic Research, Soviet Academy of Sciences), Dr. V.I. Moroz (Stern berg Institute), Dr. H.C. van de Hulst (Leiden University). Local arrangements were under the care of Dr. Harlan Smith (McDonald Observa tory), assisted especially by Dr. Ronald Schorn (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Mr. Curtis Laughlin (McDonald Observatory), and Miss Virginia Church (University of Texas); also by Dr. Joseph Chamberlain (Kitt Peak National Observatory), Dr. Maurice Marin (McDonald Observatory), Mr. and Mrs. J. Bergstrahl and Mrs. K. MacFarlane (McDonald Observatory), and Dr. Donald Rea (NASA Headquarters). The scientific program was divided into three parts; Venus, Mars, and the outer planets. Detailed programs for these sections, and their subsequent editing, were respectively in the hands of the undersigned. It was possible to hold the Symposium because of generous sponsorship by the Executive Committee of the International Astronomical Union, including the provi sion of a travel grant for assisting younger astronomers to attend, and also including the active attention and assistance of the Assistant General Secretary, Dr. C. de Jager
The spiral structure of our galaxy by International Astronomical Union( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris Symposium on Radio Astronomy, IAU symposium no. 9 and URSI symposium no. 1 held from 30 July to 6 August 1958 by Paris Symposium on Radio Astronomy( Book )

5 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gravitational radiation and gravitational collapse by International Astronomical Union( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulsars : symposium no. 95 held in Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany, August 26-29, 1980 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supernovae : the proceedings of a Special IAU Session on Supernovae held on September 1, 1976 in Grenoble, France by David N Schramm( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supernovae are among the most exciting things occurring in the universe. Much recent research has concentrated on phenomena related to supernovae. For example, the origin of the cosmic rays and the origin of the bulk of the heavy elements seem to be closely associated with the phenomenon of supernovae. With the discovery of the pulsar in the Crab, it seemed clear that supernovae were also intimately as sociated with the formation of neutron stars and perhaps even black holes. The purpose of the conference, of which this volume contains the proceedings, was to bring together the leaders of supernova re search, each of whom has concentrated on different aspects of the problem, to try to form a coherent picture both observationally and theoretically of our current understanding of supernovae. In so doing, key invited talks were presented on the light curves of super novae, both observationally and theoretically; on the possible uses of supernovae, for example in determination of the Hubble Constant; on the formation and evolution of supernova remnants, again both ob servationally and theoretically. The possibility that supernovae might explain quasars was also presented. A review of the current status of statistics of supernovae was presented, giving the rate at which they go off and the implications with regard to what mass stars are the progenitors for supernovae. Again, this was presented both from the observational point of view and from the theoretical stellar evolution point of view
Rotation of the earth. Symposium no. 48 held in Morioka, Japan, 9-15 May 1971 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeoastronomy in the New World : American primitive astronomy : proceedings of an international conference held at Oxford University, September, 1981 by Anthony F Aveni( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interplanetary dust and zodiacal light : proceedings of the IAU-Colloquium No. 31, Heidelberg, June 10-13, 1975 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structure and dynamics of the interstellar medium : proceedings of IAU Colloquium No. 120, held on the occassion of Guido's jubilee in Granada, Spain, April 17-21, 1989 by G Tenorio-Tagle( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here for the first time is a book that treats practically all aspects of modern research in interstellar matter astrophysics. 20 review articles and 40 carefully selected and refereed papers give a thorough overview of the field and convey the flavor of enthusiastic colloquium discussions to the reader. The book includes sections on: - Molecular clouds, star formation and HII regions - Mechanical energy sources - Discs, outflows, jets and HH objects - The Orion Nebula - The extragalactic interstellar medium - Interstellar matter at high galactic latitudes - The structure of the interstellar medium
Dictionary of minor planet names by Lutz D Schmadel( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Fifth Edition, is the official reference for the field of the IAU, which serves as the internationally recognised authority for assigning designations to celestial bodies and any surface features on them. The accelerating rate of the discovery of minor planets has not only made a new edition of this established compendium necessary but has also significantly altered its scope: this thoroughly revised edition concentrates on the approximately 10,000 minor planets that carry a name. It provides authoritative information about the basis for all names of minor planets. In addition to being of practical value for identification purposes, this collection provides a most interesting historical insight into the work of those astronomers who over two centuries vested their affinities in a rich and colorful variety of ingenious names, from heavenly goddesses to more prosaic constructions. The fifth edition serves as the primary reference, with plans for supplementary booklets with newly named bodies to be issued every three years."--Jacket
Reports on astronomy by J Bergeron( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IAU Transactions are published as a volume corresponding to each General Assembly. Volume A is produced prior to the Assembly and contains Reports on Astronomy, prepared by each Commission President. The intention is to summarize the astronomical results that have affected the work of the Commission since the production of the previous Reports up to a time which is about one year prior to the General Assembly. Volume B is produced after the Assembly and contains accounts of Commission Meetings which were held, together with other material. The reports included in the present volume range from outline summaries to lengthy compilations and references. Most reports are in English
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Alternative Names
Alþjóðasamband stjarnfræðinga

Aontas Idirnáisiúnta Réalteolaíochta

Beynəlxalq Astronomiya İttifaqı

Den internasjonale astronomiske union forening for nasjonale astronomiske selskaper fra hele verden

Den internasjonale astronomiske unionen

Hiệp hội Thiên văn Quốc tế


I.A.U. (i.e. International Astronomical Union)


IAU (i.e. International Astronomical Union)

IAU (International Astronomical Union)

Internacia Astronomia Unio

International Astronomesch Unioun

International astronomical union

International Astronomical Union collection of professional astronomers

International Council of Scientific Unions International Astronomical Union

Internationale Astronomische Unie

Internationale Astronomische Union

Internationale Astronomische Union weltweite Vereinigung von Astronomen

Internationale Astronomiske Union

Internationella astronomiska unionen

Internatschonale Astronoomsche Union

Kansainvälinen tähtitieteellinen unioni

Kesatuan Astronomi Antarabangsa

Kokusai Tenmongaku Rengo

London (England) International Astronomical Union

Mednarodna astronomska zveza

Međunarodna astronomska unija

Medzinárodná astronomická únia

Meždunarodnyi Astronomičeskij Sojuz

Meždunarodnyj Astronomičeskij Sojuz

Mezhdunarodnyĭ astronomicheskiĭ soi︠u︡z

Mezinárodní astronomická unie

Międzynarodowa Unia Astronomiczna

Nazioarteko Astronomia Elkartea

Nemzetközi Csillagászati Unió

Pandaigdigang Unyong Astronomiko

Persatuan Astronomi Internasional

Rahvusvaheline Astronoomiaunioon

Starptautiskā Astronomijas savienība

Tarptautinė astronomų sąjunga


U.A.I. (i.e. Union Astronomique Internationale)


UAI (i.e. Union Astronomique Internationale)

Uluslararası Astronomi Birliği

Umoja wa kimataifa wa astronomia

União Astronômica Internacional

Unió Astronòmica Internacional

Unio Astronomica Internationalis

Unión Astronómica Internacional

Unión Astronómica Internacional agrupación de las diferentes sociedades astronómicas nacionales

Union Astronòmica Internassional

Union astronomique internationale.

Union astronomique internationale association scientifique

Union astronomique internationalis.

Unione Astronomica Internazionale.

Unione Astronomica Internazionale unione delle società astronomiche mondiali

Unione Internaziunale Astronomica

Uniunea Astronomică Internațională

Unja Astronomiczna Międzynarodowa.

Unnaneys Rollageydagh Eddyrashoonagh

Xalqaro astronomiya ittifoqi

Διεθνής Αστρονομική Ένωση

Меѓународна астрономска унија

Международен астрономически съюз

Международный астрономический союз

Міжнародний астрономічний союз

Міжнародны астранамічны зьвяз

Міжнародны астранамічны саюз

Халықаралық астрономиялық одақ

Միջազգային աստղագիտական միություն

האיגוד האסטרונומי הבינלאומי

اتحادیه بین‌المللی اخترشناسی

الاتحاد الفلكي الدولي

انٹرنیشنل اسٹرونومیکل یونین

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय खगोलीय संघ


आंतरराष्ट्रीय खगोलीय संघटना

ইন্টারন্যাশনাল অ্যাস্ট্রোনমিক্যাল ইউনিয়ন

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உலகளாவிய வானியல் ஒன்றியம்

అంతర్జాతీయ ఖగోళ సమాఖ్య

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Gravitational radiation and gravitational collapsePulsars : symposium no. 95 held in Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany, August 26-29, 1980Supernovae : the proceedings of a Special IAU Session on Supernovae held on September 1, 1976 in Grenoble, FranceRotation of the earth. Symposium no. 48 held in Morioka, Japan, 9-15 May 1971Archaeoastronomy in the New World : American primitive astronomy : proceedings of an international conference held at Oxford University, September, 1981Dictionary of minor planet namesProceedings of the twenty-second General Assembly, the Hague 1994