From 12 April to 14 April 1988, 120 of Gerard and Antoinette de Vaucouleurs's friends and colleagues gathered at the Institut d' Astrophysique in Paris to cel ebrate Gerard's 70th birthday and his remarkable career in Astronomy. The gathering also honored the memory of Antoinette (who died 29 August 1987 after a long illness) and her own no less remarkable career. This volume collects the 24 invited review papers and the 60 contributed poster papers presented at the meeting. Gerard de Vaucouleurs Gerard de Vaucouleurs was born on 25 April 1918 in Paris, where he spent his boyhood. He became an active amateur astronomer in the early 1930's, making extensive observations of Mars, Jupiter, and variable stars (including the bright supernova of 1937 in IC 4182). He also began life-long interests in astronomical photography and galaxy cataloguing during this period. In 1939, he met the director of the Paris transport system and an equally avid amateur astronomer, Julien Peridier. De Vaucouleurs worked at Peridier's private observatory at Le Houga in southwestern France on and off throughout the next decade. His undergraduate work was in mathematics, astronomy, and experimental physics; this, combined with his interest in observational astronomy, formed his life-long empirical approach to science. After spending 18 months in the French army early in 1939 - 41, Gerard returned to the Peridier observatory and then, in 1943, to his studies at the Sorbonne, where he met Antoinette.
Galaxy Catalogues and Classification.- Galaxy Catalogues and Surveys.- The Updated Version of the Catalogue of Radial Velocities of Galaxies.- A Survey Catalogue of Ultraviolet-Excess Galaxies.- The Edinburgh/Durham Southern Sky Galaxy Survey.- The AAO Distant Galaxy Cluster Survey.- Galaxy Morphology and Classification.- CCD Observations of a Sample of Emission Line Galaxies.- The Manifold of Galaxian Parameters.- Toward an Automatic Classification of Galaxies.- Quantitative Classification of Galaxies.- An Objective Classification System for Spiral Galaxies and Its Relationship to the [N II]/[S II] Ratio.- The Magellanic Clouds.- The Magellanic Clouds as Late-Type Barred Spirals.- New Results on the Geometrical Structure of the Small Magellanic Cloud.- The Magellanic Irregular Galaxy DDO 50.- Photometry and Kinematics of the Magellanic Type Galaxy NGC 4618.- Chemical Abundance and Age in the Magellanic Clouds; with Special Reference to SN 1987A.- Ages of Star Clusters in the Bok Region of the Large Magellanic Cloud.- Dynamical and Spectral Properties of Some Double Clusters in the LMC.- Clusters of the Small Magellanic Cloud: L 113 and NGC 411.- Automated Identification of Star Clusters in the Magellanic Clouds.- Star Cluster Population of M 33.- Neutral Hydrogen in the Magellanic System.- The Origin of the Magellanic Stream.- H II Regions in the Magellanic Clouds.- Photometric Properties of the Galaxy and of Other Galaxies.- De Vaucouleurs's Galaxy.- Dark Halos In Virialized Two-Component Systems of Galactic Mass.- Kinematics and Chemical Properties of the Old Disk of the Galaxy.- Complex Instability of Simple Periodoc Orbits in a Realistic Galactic Potential.- Photometry of Early-Type Galaxies and the r1/4 Law.- Box- and Peanut-Shaped Bulges of Disk Galaxies.- The Luminosity Law of Ellipticals; A Test of a Family of Anisotropic Models on Eight Galaxies.- "Box/Peanut"-Shaped Galactic Bulges.- Surface Photometry of NGC 3379 with a Tektronix 2048 × 2048 CCD Camera - Comparison with the Luminosity Profile of de Vaucouleurs and Capaccioli.- The Geometrical Parameters of Early-Type Galaxies and the Local Density.- On the Nature of Compact Elliptical Galaxies.- Two-Color Studies of Isophotal Contours in E - S0 Galaxies.- Models of Spectral Energy Distribution of Elliptical Galaxies.- Photometry of Disks in Galaxies.- A Study of the Sombrero Galaxy (NGC 4594).- Visible and Near Infrared Photometry of NGC 4736.- Computer Processed Color Images of Spiral Galaxies.- Modelling the Luminosity Distributions of Edge-on Spiral and Lenticular Galaxies.- Near-Infrared Imaging of Edge-On Galaxies.- Photometric Decomposition of Galaxies.- Kinematics and Dynamics of Galaxies.- Kinematics of Early Type Galaxies.- Models of the r1/4 Law.- Rotating Cores in Elliptical Galaxies.- NGC 4546, the Double-Spin SB0.- Radio Emission and Optical Properties of Early Type Galaxies.- Interacting Pairs of Elliptical Galaxies.- Isophotal Twisting in.Isolated Elliptical Galaxies.- The Formation of Elliptical Galaxies.- Imaging Fabry-Perot Interferometry in Extragalactic Astronomy.- A Circumnuclear Ring of Enhanced Star Formation in the Spiral Galaxy NGC 4321.- An Intensive Study of M 81.- H I and CO Emission in the Hot-Spot Barred Spiral NGC 4314.- Optical and Radio Properties of Nearby, Non-Cluster Spirals.- A Physical Model of the Gaseous Dust Band of Centaurus A.- CCD Observations of Gas and Dust in NGC 4696: Implications for Cooling Flows?.- NGC 2777: Amorphous - and Young?.- VLA Observations of Unusual H I Distributions for Coma Cluster Spirals.- The Local Supercluster.- Support for Three Controversial Claims Made by Gérard de Vaucouleurs.- A Connection Between the Pisces-Perseus Supercluster and the Abell 569 Cloud?.- Automatic Algorithms for Grouping Nearby Galaxies.- A Study of the Southern Supercluster.- Dwarf Galaxies, Voids, and the Topology of the Universe.- The Local Supercluster and Anisotropy of the Redshifts.- Local Supercluster Velocity Fiel
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