By V. A. Lipovetsky (auth.), H. T. MacGillivray, E. B. Thomson, B. M. Lasker, I. N. Reid, D. F. Malin, R. M. West, H. Lorenz (eds.)
H.T. MacGilLIVRAY Royal Observatory Blackford Hill Edinburgh EH9 3HJ Scotland U.K. lAU Symposium No. 161 on 'Astronomy from Wide-Field Imaging', held in Potsdam, Germany, in the course of 23-27th August 1993, used to be the 1st convention organised through the recently-formed operating staff of lAU fee nine on 'Wide-Field Imaging'. This operating team was once instigated in the course of the XXIst assembly of the overall meeting of the overseas Astronomical Union in Buenos Aires in 1991, and represented a merging of the previous formal lAU operating crew on 'Astronomical images' and the casual 'Digitised Optical Sky Surveys' operating team. Dr. Richard West was once 'invited' to be Chairperson, and consequently used to be given the daunting job of establishing the crowd from scratch. the actual fact that the 1st convention after basically years was once a massive lAU Symposium says a lot in regards to the selection and exuberance of Richard West to satisfying the goals of the recent operating crew. The siting of the convention in Potsdam in previously East Germany supplied a superb chance to virtue from the political adjustments in japanese Europe. reliable entry to the assembly used to be attainable via scientists from jap ecu nations, permitting alternate of data at the extremely important Wide-Field amenities in either East and West, info at the wealthy files of photographic plates that exist in either East and West, and permitting discussions among scientists dealing with very related difficulties in either East and West.
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