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"Fundamental Astronomy and sun procedure Dynamics", a application of invited papers honoring Professor Walter Fricke, who for thirty years has been Director of the Astronomisches Rechen lnstitut in Heidelberg, used to be held on the Thompson convention middle of the college of Texas at Austin on Wednesday 27 March 1985 at the get together of his 70th birthday and retirement as Director of ARl. Professor Fricke's contributions to astronomy surround the parts of galactic dynamics, radial velocities, stellar facts. the elemental reference method and the consistent of precession. members have been welcomed to the Uni versi ty of Texas by means of Professor J. Parker Lamb, Chairman of the dept of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. The displays ranged from discussions of astrometric difficulties inquisitive about the reference method, the consistent of precession, significant and minor planet observations, planetary ephemerides and lunar and satellite tv for pc laser ranging, to a research of disc galaxies in sizeable halos. this system concluded with a overview of Professor Fricke's occupation. the 3 periods have been chaired via Victor G. Szebehely, Carol A. Williams and Jay H. Lieske. The contributors during this assembly, and within the department on Dynamical Astronomy assembly that undefined, have been chuffed that Professor Fricke was once capable of attend. His presence at those conferences, in addition to his considerate reviews, have been drastically liked. we're happy to recognize the aid of the heart for area learn, the dep. of Astronomy and the dep. of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics of the college of Texas at Austin.

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6 Investigations by the Dynamical Method The value of precession can be deduced via the dynamical method by analyzing the motion of solar system bodies expressed in an inertial frame and comparing the predicted positions with those actually observed in an astronomical frame. The differential equations describing the planet's motion in the gravitational theory definea presumed inertial frame. By analyzing optical observations of the planets (where the observations would show a slow rotation relative to the dynamical frame) one can determine precession by the dynamical method.

Math. Nr. 3 (1938) Kulikov. : 1956, Fundamental'nye postoyannye astronomii. Moscow. English translation in Fundamental Constants of Astronomy, NASA JAY H. LIESKE 236 Tec~ Transl. F-l43 (1964) Laubscher. R. : 1972. Astron. Astrophys. 20. 407-414 Laubscher. R. : 1976a. Astron. L. 51. 9-12 Laubscher. R. : 1976b. Astron. 51. 35 Lieske. J. : 1967. 'Expressions for the Precession Quantities and their Partial Derivatives' NASA Tech. Rept. 32-1044. JPL Lieske. J. : 1970. AstroA.. Astrophys. 5, 90-101 Lieske.

Drag and solar radiation pressure. 295 kg. The low area-tomass ratio was achieved by using depleted uranium for the core. The shell is an aluminum alloy on which 60 laser cube comer reflectors were placed. Other satellites which have been tracked for geodetic purposes include Geos-3, Beacon-C and Seasat While tracking of these satellites has produced useful results, they have not been as interdisciplinary in nature as Lageos and Starlette, and primary emphasis in this discussion will be results obtained by laser ranging to these two satellites.

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