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 by way of the recently-formed operating staff of lAU fee nine on 'Wide-Field Imaging'. This operating workforce was once instigated through the XXIst assembly of the final meeting of the foreign Astronomical Union in Buenos Aires in 1991, and represented a merging of the previous formal lAU operating staff on 'Astronomical images' and the casual 'Digitised Optical Sky Surveys' operating staff. Dr. Richard West was once 'invited' to be Chairperson, and as a result was once given the daunting job of setting up the crowd from scratch. the actual fact that the 1st convention after merely years was once an incredible lAU Symposium says a lot concerning the selection and exuberance of Richard West to enjoyable the goals of the recent operating crew. The siting of the convention in Potsdam in previously East Germany supplied an exceptional chance to virtue from the political alterations in jap Europe. solid entry to the assembly used to be attainable by means of scientists from japanese ecu nations, permitting alternate of knowledge at the vitally important Wide-Field amenities in either East and West, info at the wealthy information of photographic plates that exist in either East and West, and permitting discussions among scientists dealing with very comparable difficulties in either East and West.
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