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Commission 8: Astrometry

  • Imants Platais, Irina I. Kumkova, E. Costa, C. Ducourant, D. W. Evans, W.-J. Jin, M. G. Lattanzi, C.-L. Lu, R.-D. Scholz and M. Sôma...

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This triennial report from Commission 8 covers astrometry-related matters for objects ranging from Solar system bodies out to Milky Way stars and QSOs at cosmological distances. This enormous range of distances is needed to establish, maintain, and improve the metric of the visible Universe--a very challenging effort since everything is moving. The progress of astrometry in the last three years (2002-2005) is reflected here. To locate the references, the reader is advised to check the NASA ADS Astronomy Abstract Service and the expanded report posted at URL http://www.pha.jhu.edu/iau_comm8/comm8.html

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