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By P. K. Seidelmann (auth.), R. L. Duncombe, J. H. Lieske, P. K. Seidelmann (eds.)

"Fundamental Astronomy and sunlight approach Dynamics", a application 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 collage of Texas at Austin on Wednesday 27 March 1985 at the social gathering 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 elemental reference approach and the consistent of precession. members have been welcomed to the Uni versi ty of Texas by way of Professor J. Parker Lamb, Chairman of the dep. of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. The shows ranged from discussions of astrometric difficulties fascinated with 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 significant halos. this system concluded with a evaluate of Professor Fricke's occupation. the 3 classes have been chaired through 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 was once in a position to attend. His presence at those conferences, in addition to his considerate reviews, have been drastically preferred. we're happy to recognize the help of the heart for area study, the dept of Astronomy and the dept of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics of the college of Texas at Austin.

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