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Invited Discourses.- Halley's Comet.- I: Ground-based Observations.- II: Space Studies.- 2. The Rise and Fall of Quasars.- 3. Galaxy Formation and Dark Matter.- Joint Discussions.- 1. New Developments in Documentation and Data Services for Astronomers.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Developments in primary publishing.- 3. Developments in information retrieval and distribution.- 4. Developments in data archiving and retrieval.- 5. The changing role of astronomical libraries.- 6. Summary.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Additional paper: The selection of scientific and technical records for permanent retention.- 2. Formation and Evolution of Stars in Binary Systems.- New observational clues on binary formation in the galaxy.- A search for planetary-mass companions to nearby stars.- Spectroscopic binaries among low-mass pre-main sequence stars.- Binary frequency among pre-main sequence stars in Taurus and Ophiuchus.- Brown dwarfs in binary systems.- Cloud collapse and fragmentation.- Criteria for collapse and fragmentation of rotating clouds.- Mathematical status of the fission theory.- Numerical simulations of fission.- The J vs M relation for binary stars.- The formation and evolution of binaries in globular clusters.- Binaries from unstable triples. Dynamical processes of formation.- "Undisturbed" evolution in binaries.- Disturbed binaries: the early phases.- Binary Wolf-Rayet stars.- Progress of common envelope evolution.- Millisecond pulsars.- Evolution of cataclysmic binaries.- The AM Her period spike.- A new progenitor model of type Ia supernovae.- Concluding remarks.- 3. Supernova 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud.- Editorial.- Supernova 1987A: light curves and their interpretation.- Evidence for asymmetries in SN1987A.- Gamma-ray lines from SN1987A and interpretation.- Interpretation of the CO bands of supernova 1987A.- Three dimensional hydrodynamical simulation of type II supernova.- NLTE calculations of hydrogen line profiles for SN1987A.- Non-equilibrium thermal X-ray emission in the early phase of supernova remnant.- Additional papers: Effects of the soft X-ray burst from SN1987A on its circumstellar medium.- Neutrinos: detection and interpretation.- 4. The Cosmic Dust Connection in Interplanetary Space: Comets, Interstellar Dust and Families of Minor PLanets.- From interstellar dust to comet dust and interplanetary particles.- What are families of minor planets?.- IRAS dust bands and the origin of the zodiacal cloud.- Spatially varying optical properties of the zodiacal dust.- What we know about families of asteroids.- Comets, meteorites and interplanetary dust.- Dynamics and spatial shape of short-period meteoroid streams.- Cometary dust and zodiacal light connection.- Dust from the comets.- The origin and physical characteristics of meteoroids.- 5. Atomic and Molecular Data for Astrochemistry.- Atomic and molecular data for diffuse cloud chemistry.- Ultraviolet, visible, and infrared spectroscopy of interstellar molecules.- Microwave spectroscopy of astrophysical molecules.- Some salient features of evolving models of interstellar clouds.- Molecules in circumstellar envelopes.- Atomic and molecular data for stellar physics.- Chemistry in dense interstellar clouds/Data requirements.- Chemistry in shocks.- Chemical effects of interstellar grains.- The volatile composition of comets.- Atmospheres of planets and their satellites.- Disk and Jets on Various Scales in the Universe.- The far-infrared (IRAS) excess in Roberts 22 and related objects.- Recent observations of the beams in SS433.- Large scale jets in Class I and Class II radio sources and quasars.- Synchrotron thermal instabilities and radio filaments in the lobes of Cygnus A.- Gravitation and jet induced velocities in the narrow line region of active galaxies.- Two-flow model for extragalactic radio jets.- 7. The Hubble Space Telescope - Status and Perspectives.- The science program of the Hubble Space Telescope.- Hubble Space Telescope second generation instrument selection.- Wide field/planetary camera-II for the Hubble Space Telescope.- The Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS).- The next generation: an 8-16 m space telescope.- Space astronomy - The next thirty years.- Joint Commssion Meetings.- 1. For Milliarcsecond or Better Accuracy.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Observational accuracies.- 3. Theoretical Developments.- 4. Computational considerations.- 5. Working Group Reports.- 2. Solar and Stellar Coronae.- 1. G. Newkirk's contribution to coronal studies.- 2. Structure of the Solar Corona.- 3. Coronal heating: theoretical ideas.- 4. An update on X-ray emission from stars.- 5. Solar and stellar winds.- 6. Coronal instabilities.- 7. Accretion disk coronae.- 8. Solar and stellar flares.- 3. High Angular Resolution Imaging from the Ground.- Principles of imaging using arrays.- Is the imaging problem identical in all wave bands?.- Review of linked array instruments.- Very long baseline interferometry.- Millimeter wave interferometry.- Meter wave interferometry.- Long baseline optical interferometry.- Speckle interferometry.- Infrared long baseline interferometry.- Active control and adaptive optics for optical interferometers.- Galactic and extragalactic applications.- The application of optical arrays to solar system and stellar problems.- Optical interferometry: summary and perspectives.- 4. Molecules in External Galaxies.- The molecular spiral structure in M51 derived from CO(J = 2 - 1) line observations.- Molecular cloud spiral arms and results from tidal interaction modeling.- CO in NGC4438 and tidal stripping in the Virgo cluster.- CO observations of the central region of NGC4258.- The correlation of CO and IR emission from galaxies: what does it tell us?.- Can galactic GMCs be identified from l-v diagrams?.- Warm gas and spatial variations of molecular excitation in the nuclear region of IC342.- Recent CO(2-1) observations of galaxies with the CSO.- Molecules in galaxies: results from Bell Laboratories.- CO in M82 and other middly active galaxies.- Molecular clouds in dwarf irregular galaxies.- Molecular clouds in the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds.- CO in early type galaxies.- The ratio of H2 to HI gas in infrared luminous galaxies.- Molecular gas in galactic nuclei.- 5. Spectroscopy of Individual Stars in Globlular and the Early Chemical Evolution of Our Galaxy.- Summary.- 6. Stellar Photomety with Modern Array Detectors.- and basic references for stellar photometry with CCD.- CCD imagers for astronomy: past problems and future hopes.- The CCD mosaic project by ESO and INSU/Toulouse Observatory.- Ground-based photometric calibration of the Space Telescope CCD camera.- Some factors affecting the accuracy of stellar photometry with CCDs.- CCD data taking modes and flatfielding problems.- High precision crowded field photometry.- Analytical approximation of long-exposure point spread functions and their use.- Photometric data archives.- 7. Star Clusters in the Magellanic Clouds.- Additional Joint Commission Meeting.- Systematic Observations of the Sun.- Summary.- 1. Observations.- 2. Modeling implications.- 3. Future work.- Additional Contributors.- The microwave background radiation: recent advances and new problems.- Submillimeter spectrum of the cosmic background radiation.- The status of Big Bang nucleosynthesis in July 1988.- Author Index.

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