The illness which prevented Dr. N. Richter from presiding over Commission 15 sessions in Montreal proved fatal on November 26, 1980.
Books published since 1978 dealing with the subject matter of Commission 15 are: (1) Comets and The Origin of Life, ed. C. Ponnomperuma, 1981, D. Reidel pub. Co., Dordrecht, Holland (designated C. P. Colloq. in Report); (2) Comets, ed. L. Wilkening, Univ. Arizona Press, 1982 (designated Comets, 1982 in Report) contains invited reviews of Tucson, IAU Colloquium No 61, “Comets” Gases, Ices, Grains, Plasma”. Contributed papers will appear in a volume of Icarus. Papers dealing with cometary and asteroidal orbits appear in IAU Symp. 81, 1979 and with cometary grains and meteorites in IAU Symp. 90, 1981. Proceedings of Workshops are: (1) “Experimental Approaches to Comets”, ed. J. Oro, 1978, Lunar and planetary Institute, Pub. 361; (2) “Modern Observational Techniques for Comets”, eds. J. Brandt et al., 1981, JPL Pub. 81-68, NASA.