At Lick the second phase of the proper motion program is in progress. In addition to generally selected stars, as was done for the first phase, so far over 30000 stars of special types of astro-physical interest and about 29000 AGK3 stars have been selected for measurement.
In accordance with the Pulkovo program, second-epoch photography with galaxies is being continued at Pulkovo, Moscow and Tashkent, and proper motions with reference to galaxies are derived.
Analyses of proper motions at Pulkovo and Lick show agreement in some instances and disagreement in others. The same applies to comparisons with fundamental catalogues. The analyses suffer to some extent from absence of proper motions in the zone of avoidance and in the southern part of the sky.
In the southern hemisphere, first-epoch photography of 164 fields with galaxies has been completed using the Maksutov double-meniscus telescope at Cerro El Roble in Chile, and a complete coverage of the sky has been started with the same telescope; this work is being done jointly by the Soviet and Chilean astronomers. On the Yale-Columbia southern program, the first-epoch photography is nearly completed with the double astrograph at Leoncito in Argentina. There are plans at Lohrmann Institute, Dresden, to take photographs with the 2-m Schmidt telescope at Tautenburg, thus providing first-epoch plates for proper motions with reference to galaxies.