Astrometry in the 20th Century and Beyond


A symposium honoring the career of Laurence W. Fredrick on the occasion of his retirement.

The symposium will trace the development of long-focus astrometric research in this century with discussions on instrumentation, proper motions, trigonometric parallaxes, and binary stars.


Please note the room change from the earlier version of this program; available abstracts are accessible from their titles.
July 1, 1995

Room 190, Gilmer Hall

The University of Virginia


Session 1. 8:45 a.m. -- 10:30 a.m.

Introduction

Tools, Toys, and Technomachismo
D. Warner, Smithsonian Institution

Planetary Satellite Astrometry
J. R. Rohde and D. Pascu, U.S. Naval Observatory

Coffee break

Session II. 10:45 a.m. -- 12:15 p.m.

The USNO Stellar Parallax Program
K. Aa. Strand

Parallaxes by CCD's
C.C. Dahn, U.S. Naval Observatory, Flagstaff

Absolute Proper Motion Programs and Galactic Structure
T. Girard, Yale University

Lunch

Session III 1:30 p.m. -- 3:15 p.m.

A Retrospective View of Astrometric Binaries
S. L. Lippincott Garroway

Binary Stars: the View from HST
O. G. Franz, Lowell Observatory

The Past, Present, and Future of Optical Interferometers
H. A. McAlister, CHARA, Georgia State University

Summary: Local Stars and the Future of Astrometry
A. R. Upgren, Van Vleck Observatory

Close


pai@virginia.edu 14 june 1995