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05/11/2014

No. 2 -
N ovem ber 1974
F R O M
TH E
E S O
C O U N C IL
M E E T IN G
E S O /C E R N
A g re e m e n t
R enew ed
T h e2 3 rd
m e e tin g
o fth eC o u n c il o fE S O
w ash e ld
inH a m b u rg
o nJ u n e1 9 /2 0 .
A tth is
m e e tin g
i tw as
d e c id e d ,am ong
o th e rth in g s ,th a tth e
E S O /C E R N
a g re e m e n tfo rc o o p e ra tio n
o n
th e
3 .6
m
T e le s c o p e
P ro je c ts h o u ld
c o n tin u e
fo rafu rth e rth re ey e a rs , asfro m
S e p te m b e r1 5 ,1 9 7 5 .T h isim p o rta n ta g re e \ue000
m e n t,w h ic h
h a sa lre a d yb e e n
o p e ra tiv e
fo rfiv e
y e a rs ,g iv e s
E S O
a c c e s st o
C E R N
fa c ilitie s ,in c lu d in g
p r e m is e si nG enevaw h e re
ac o m b in e d
s ta ttto ta l\ue000
in g
4 9
i sc u rre n tlye m p lo y e d .
N ow
i s
th e
p e a k
p e rio d .
B y
1 9 7 6 ,
m uch
o f
th e
c o n s tru c tio n
w o rk
o n
b u ild in g
a n d
te le s c o p e
w ill
h a v e
b e e n
d o n e ,
b u tth e re
w ills tillb e
a
g o o d
d e a lo fw o rki nth ein itia lo p e ra tio n a ls ta g e sa n d
p a rtic u la rlyo nth e
c o n tin u \ue000
in g
a u x ilia r y
in s tru m e n ta tio n
p ro g ra m m e .
C h a n g e s
in
C o u n c il
a n d
F in a n c e
C o m m itte e
P ro f.
A .
L a lle m a n d
r e s ig n e d
a s
F re n c h
d e le g a te
t o
C o u n c il
in
D e c e m b e r,1 9 7 3 . H e
w as
s u c c e e d e d ,
in
th e
re c e n t C o u n c il
m e e tin g ,b y
P ro f.
J .
F .
D e n is s e .
P ro f. L a lle m a n d
becam ea d e le g a teo f th eE S O
C oun\ue000
e il
in
th e
y e a r1 9 6 8 , w h e n
h e
s u c c e e d e d
in
th is
c a p a \ue000
c ity
P ro f.
C h a rle s
F e h re n b a c h .
L a lle m a n d
h a s
becom e
W o rld -fa m o u s
fo r
h is
c o n trib u tio n s
in
th e
fie ld
o f e le c \ue000
tro n ic
d e te c tio n
te c h n iq u e s , p a r tic u la r ly
fo r
d e v e lo p in g
th e
S o - c a lle d
" L a lle m a n d
c a m e ra ".
H e
h a s
a lw a y s
show n
a
d e e p
in te re s t
in
th e
E u ro p e a n
S o u th e rn
O b\ue000
s e rv a to ry
w h e re
h is
a d v ic e
in
th e
fie ld
o f in s tru m e n ta l
d e v e lo p m e n ts w a s m u c h a p p r e c ia te d . H e h a s lo n g
b e e n
C o n n e c te d w ith th e O b s e r v a to ir e d e P a ris
where he has
n o w
re a c h e d
th e
re tirin g
a g e .
'
P ro f.J .F .D e n is s e
h a s
b e e n
w ith
th e
C N R S
(N a tio n a l
S p a c e R e s e a rc h
C e n tre ) s in c e 1 9 6 8 a n d
b e fo re th a t w a s
d ire c to r
o fth e
In s titu t
N a tio n a l
d 'A s tr o n o m ie
e t
G eo\ue000
p h y s iq u e fo r th re e y e a rs .H em ade
h is c a r e e r in v a r io u s
d o m a in s
o f a s tro n o m y
a n d
h a s
b e e n
p a rtic u la rly
in te r\ue000
e s te d
in
ra d io
a s tro n o m y .H e
w as
b o rn
n e a r P a ris
a n d
is a g e d
5 9 .
M r.H . D u m o n t, a F re n c h
d e le g a te
in
th e
E S O
F in a n c e
C o m m itte e ,
r e s ig n e d
a t th e
e n d
o f 1 9 7 3 to
ta k e
u p
th e
p o s itio n
o f F re n c h
C o n s u l-G e n e ra lin
M o n tre a l.
O b itu a ry
C o u n c il e x p re s s e d
s y m p a th y
w ith
th e
r e la tiv e s
o f P ro f.
P a u l
B o u rg e o is
w ho
d ie d
re c e n tly .
P ro f.
B o u r g e o is ,
a
le a d in g
B e lg ia n
a s tro n o m e r, w a s
o n e
o f th e
" fo u n d in g
fa th e rs "
o fE S O .
1
S c h e d u le o f M e e tin g s , S e c o n d
H a lf o f 1 9 7 4
T h e
fo llo w in g
d a te s
w e re
d e c id e d
o n :
F in a n c e
C o m m itte e , to
b e
h e ld
a tA m s te rd a m :O c to b e r3 1
C o m m itte e
o fC o u n c il, to
b e
h e ld
a tA m s te rd a m :N ovem ber1
O b s e r v in g
P ro g ra m m e s
C o m m itte e ,
t o
b e
h e ld
a t
O b s e rv a \ue000
to ire
d e
H a u te -P ro v e n c e :D ecem ber 2 a n d
3
S c ie n tific
P o lic y
C o m m itte e , to b e h e lda tH a m b u rg :D ecem ber 4
C o u n c il, to
b e
h e ld
a tH a m b u rg :D ecem ber5
a n d
6
W all C hart of 3.6 m
T e le s c o p e P u b lis h e d
A n
a rtis t's
im p r e s s io n
o f
th e
3 .6
m
te le s c o p e
h a s
re \ue000
c e n tly
b e e n
r e c e iv e d
b y
th e
T P
D iv is io n ,
Geneva. The
a rtis t
is
T o n y
L o fth o u s e ,
w ho
is
w ith
th e
m a g a z in e
" N u c le a rE n g in e e r in g " .
H e
w o rk e d
h e re
e n tire ly
fro m
e n g in e e r in g
e x e c u tio n
d r a w in g s , h iso n ly v is u a l a id
b e in g
th e
m o d e l.
G ra n d c h a m p so fA nnem asse
h a sp rin te d
m anyc o p ie s
o fth is9 0 c m
X
7 0c m
d r a w in g , w h ic h
E S O
w ill is s u e a s
a
w a ll
c h a rtfo r
u s e
in
s e a ts
o f
le a r n in g
a n d
s c ie n c e .
T h e
o r ig in a lw ill b e fra m e d
a n d
h u n g
in
th e
T P
D iv is io n
p r e m is e s .
T e le s c o p e C o n tro l S y s te m
S u c c e s s fu l
o nL aS illa
T ra n s p o rte d
la s t
a u tu m n
fro m
G eneva
t o
C h ile
a n d
s u b s e q u e n tly
in s ta lle d
o n
L a
S illa ,
th e
m ost advanced
te le s c o p e
c o n tro l
s y s te m
in
th e
w o rld
is
n o w
fu lly
o p e ra tio n a lth e re .
T h e
s y s te m
w as
set up
b y a te a m
o ffiv e
p e o p le
fro m
th ec o n tro lsg ro u po fE S O
T P D iv is io n w h ic h
d e s ig n e d it.
T h e y
w e re :
J .v a n
d e r
L a n s
w ho
h e a d e d
th e
g ro u p ,
P .S t\u00fc rz in g e r,
R .Zurb\u00fcchen, J. van
d e rV en
a n d
S .L o \ue000
re n s e n .
F u lly c o m p u te r iz e d , th e
s y s te m
w ill h a v e
a n
a c c u ra c y
a n d
a
fle x ib ility
o f
o p e ra tio n
p r e v io u s ly
unknow n
in
a s tro n o m y .
G iv e n
th e
c o o rd in a te s
fro m
th e
s ta r
c a ta \ue000
lo g u e , th e
c o m p u te rw ill, on
in s tru c tio n ,p o in tth e
te le \ue000
s c o p e
t o
a n y
s te lla ro b je c t, m a k e
th e
n e c e s s a ry
a llo w \ue000
a n c e
fo r
th e
p a r tic u la r
tim e
o f
o b s e rv a tio n ,
re fra c tio n
o fth e a ir, e tc ., a n d
s e t th ep o s itio n
o fth edom e o p e n in g .
I t s
m em ory
c a n
s to re
a
c o m p le te
p ro g ra m m e
o fw o rk
fo r
a
n ig h tp re p a re d
b y
th e
a s tro n o m e r,
a n d
w ith
v e ry
l i t t l e
a d d itio n a l
tro u b le
th e
c o m p u te rc a n
d o
a
h o s to f
o th e rjo b s
w h ic h
th e
a s tro n o m e rin
th e
past had
t o
d o
h im s e lf.
D e v e lo p e d
a s
a
p ro to ty p e
fo rE S O 's
b ig
3 .6
m
re fle c \ue000
to rw h ic h
is b e in g
d e s ig n e d a t C E R N , th e s y s te m
p ro v e d
s o
s u c c e s s fu lu n d e rte s t th a t th e
d e c is io n
w a s ta k e n
t o
f i ti tim m e d ia te ly
t o
th e
1
m
p h o to m e tric
te le s c o p e
o n
L a
S illa .
S in c e
th e
s y s te m
becam e
o p e r a tio n a l,
th e
v is itin g
a s tro n o m e rs
u s in g
i t
re p o rt
th a t
i tg iv e s
com \ue000
p le te
s a tis fa c tio n .
C o p ie s
o fi ta re
a ls o
b e in g
b u iltfo r
in s ta lla tio n
o n
th e
S c h m id tte le s c o p e
w h ic h
w as
com \ue000
m is s io n e d
la s t y e a r o n
L a
S illa a n d
o n
th e
D a n is h
1.5 m
te le s c o p e ,
n o w
u n d e rc o n s tru c tio n .
T h ec o n tro l s y s te m
is o n eo f th efirs tc o n c re te
re s u lts
o fth e
c o lla b o r a tio n
b e tw e e n
E S O
a n d
C E R N .
2
E S O
e s ta b lis h e d
in
C E R N 's
la b o ra to ry
n e a r
G eneva
a
te le s c o p e
d e s ig n
a n d
d e v e lo p m e n t
d iv is io n
a n d
a
la b o ra to ryfo rth e
re p ro d u c tio n
o fs k y a tla s e s
b a s e d
o n
p h o to g ra p h sta k e n
b y th e
S c h m id t o n
L a
S illa .
T h e
c o lla b o r a tio n
h a s
m eant
th a t
th e
e x p e r ie n c e
g a in e d
a t
C E R N
in
th e
d e s ig n
o f
la rg e
a n d
d e lic a te
m a c h in e s
a n d
th e
a p p lic a tio n
o f
c o m p u te r
te c h n iq u e s
t oth e irc o n tro lc o u ld
b eb ro u g h t to
bear on
th e p r o b le m
o fg u id in g
a b ig te le s c o p e w ith th e p r e c is io nth a t a s tr o n \ue000
o m e rs
dem and
to d a y .
O c c u lta tio n o f S a tu rn
M o s to f th e
re s e a rc h
o n
L a
S illac o n c e rn s s ta r s a n d
th e
s te lla r
s y s te m ,
b u t
o n
J a n u a ry
6 ,
1 9 7 5 ,
a n
e v e n t
w ill
o c c u r
w h ic h
fa lls
in to
a
d iffe re n tc a te g o ry :
th e
o c c u l\ue000
ta tio n
o fc e rta in
s ta rs b y th e
p la n e tS a tu rn .
T h is
phenom enon
w ill be
o b s e rv e d
o n
L a
S illa
by Dr.
M ic h e l
D e n n e fe ld
a n d
h is
a s s is ta n t,
D r.
M ic h e l
H e rs e ,
b o th
fro m
th e
C N R S
(C e n tre
N a tio n a l d e
l a
R e c h e rc h e
S c ie n tifiq u e )
in
P a ris .
D e n n e fe ld
is
c u rre n tly
w o rk in g
w ith
E S O /C h ile
a s
a
c o o p e ra n t,
in
s u b s titu tio n
fo r
m ilita ry
s e r v ic e . T h e
te a m
w ill be
c o m p le te d
b yJ . P o r\ue000
te n e u v e ,o p tic a le n g in e e r , a n d
J .M a ri,e le c tr o n ic ia n .
T h e
p u rp o s e
o fth e
o b s e rv a tio n s
is
t o
d e te rm in e
th e
tra n s p a re n c yo fth e
rin g s
o fS a tu rn
a s
afu n c tio n
o fth e
ra d ia ld is ta n c e
t o
th e
c e n tre
o fth e
s y s te m .
D rs.
D e n n e fe ld
a n d
H e rs e
h a v e
b e e n
a llo tte d
s ix
n ig h ts
(J a n u a ry
7 -1 3 )
w ith
th e
1 .5 2
m
s p e c tro g ra p h ic
te le s c o p e .
8 igH u n to n E S O(8 ) P la te s
A lm o s t1 0 0 p la te s in th e E S O
(B ) S u rv e y h a v e
n o w
b e e n
ta k e n
w ith
th e
S c h m id t te le s c o p e ,
m osto fth e m
in
th e
z o n e s
-
5 0 \u00b0 to
-
7 5 \u00b0.
S in c e
th is
a re a
o f
th e
s k y
w as
n o tc o v e re d
b y
th e
fa m o u s
P a lo m a r
A tla s ,
th e
E S O
p la te s
s h o w
fo r
th e
firs ttim e
o b je c ts
w h ic h
a re
.fa in te r
th a n
a b o u t1 6 ':' in
th e s e
fie ld s .
A s
th e
lim itin g
m a g n itu d e
o fth e
E S O
(B )
S u rv e y
is
a b o u t
2 1m 5,
th e re
is
o b v io u s ly
h e re
a
ric h
fie ld
fo rd is c o v e r ie s .
M r.
H .
S c h u s te r,
E S O
s ta ff
a s tro n o m e r
o n
L a
S illa ,
c o n d u c te d
th e
o b s e rv a tio n s
w ith
th e
a s s is ta n c e
o fM r.
D .B a lle r e a u .
In
o rd e rt o
s y s te m a tiz e
th e
s e a rc h
fo rn e w
o b je c ts , a
jo in tp ro g ra m m e
h a s
b e e n
in itia te d
b e tw e e n
E S O
a n d
U p p s a la
O b s e rv a to ry
in
S w e d e n .
T h e
c o o rd in a to rs
a re
P ro fe s s o rE .H o lm b e r g ,fo r U p p s a la , a n d
D r.
R .M .W est
fo rE S O .
T h e
a im
o fth is
s e a rc h
is
t o
id e n tify
a ll th e
b rig h te r,
a lre a d y -k n o w n
g a la x ie s
w h ic h
a re
s e e n
o n
th e
p la te s ,
a n d
to find
new ,fa in te ro n e s w h ic h
a re
in te re s tin g
fro m
a n
a s tro n o m ic a l
p o in t
o fv ie w .
S o
fa r,
o n
th e
firs t
4 0
p la te s ,m ore th a n 2 0 0 p e c u lia r , a n d
in s o m e c a s e s i n t e r \ue000
c o n n e c te d , g a la x ie s
h a v e
b e e n
fo u n d .
A t th e s a m e tim e , a ll k n o w n
s te lla rc lu s te r s a n d p la n e \ue000
ta ry
n e b u la e
a re
b e in g
lis te d .
T h e
re s u lts
o fth is
E S O /U p p s a la
c o lla b o r a tio n
w ill be
p u b lis h e d
in
th e
A s tro n o m y
a n d
A s tro p h y s ic s
S u p p le -
P ro f.A .S e h r
m ent
S e r ie s .
T h e
firs t
lis ts
h a v e
b e e n
s u b m itte d
fo r
p u b lic a tio n
a n d
m o re
w illfo llo w
s h o rtly .
T h e s e
lis ts
w ill
b e
o fg re a t
h e lp
t o
s o u th e rn
h e m i\ue000
s p h e re
a s tro n o m e rs
in
p ic k in g
o u t
o b je c ts
w h ic h
a re
in te re s tin gfo rfu tu re
re s e a rc h
p ro g ra m m e s . S o m eo f th e
g a la x ie s ,
r e c o g n iz e d
o n
th e
o r ig in a l p la te s
in
C h ile
b y
E S O
a s tro n o m e rs
th e re ,
h a v e
a lre a d y
b e e n
fu rth e r
s tu d ie d .
W ils o n to b e C o n s u lta n t
to r T e le s c o p e P r o je c t
F o llo w in g
th e
d is tr ib u tio n
o fT e c h n ic a l
R e p o rts
N os.
2
a n d 3 d e a lin g w ith th e o p tic so fthe 3.6 m
te le s c o p e a n d
m e th o d s
o fte s tin g
s e c o n d a ry
m irro rs , D r.
R .W ils o n
o f
th e
T P
@ iv is io n
O p tic s
G ro u p
in
G eneva
h a s
b e e n
a s k e d
t o
a c ta s
a
c o n s u lta n t fo r
th e
C a n a d ia n -F re n c h
3 .6
m
T e le s c o p e
P r o je c t
in
th e
fie ld
o f
o p tic a l
te s t
p ro c e d u re s .
T h e
re q u e s t
cam e
fro m
D r.
H .
R ic h a r d s o n
o f
th e
D o m in io n A s tr o p h y s ic a l O b s e r v a to r y in V ic to ria , C a n a d a ,
a n
a c k n o w le d g e d
e x p e rt a n d
in n o v a to rin
a s tro n o m ic a l
in s tru m e n ta tio n ,
p a rtic u la rly
in
s p e c tro g ra p h s
a n d
re \ue000
la te d
e q u ip m e n t.
T h is
c o o p e ra tio n
b e tw e e n
th e
tw o
g ro u p s
s h o u ld
fu rth e rs tre n g th e n
E S O 's
g o o d
re la tio n s
w ith
th e
C a n a d ia n -F re n c h
p ro je c t.
M in in g C o m m is s io n V is its L a S illa
A
C h ile a n
G o v e rn m e n t
c o m m is s io n
v is ite d
L a
S illa
a t
th e
e n d
o fM ay
in
c o n n e c tio n
w ith
m e a s u re s th a t m ig h t
som eday
b e
re q u ire d
t o
p ro te c tth e
s c ie n tific
o b s e rv a \ue000
tio n s fro m
a irp o llu tio n . S u c h
p o llu tio n
m ig h t re s u lt fro m
m in in g
o ro th e ro p e ra tio n s
in
th e
a re a
o rfro m
m is u s e
o fth e
L a S illa a ir s p a c e
b y a irc ra ft.
T h e
9 -m a n
m in in g
c o m m is s io n
( C o m is i6 n
R e d a c to ra
d e i
N uevo
C 6 d ig o
d e
M in e rfa )
w as
show n
a ro u n d
b y
P ro f.S .E .W e s te rlu n d ,
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E S O /C h ile ;
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o f
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H a m b u rg ;
a n d
G .
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c ia u x ,
A d m in is tra to r,
L a
S illa .
S u c h
v is its
a re
v e ry
u s e fu l
a n d
p r o v id e
b e tte r
in s ig h t
in to
th e
p ro b le m s
fa c e d
b y
th e
C o m m is s io n .
T h e s e
m a in ly
c o n c e rn
th e
p o s s ib le
m e a s u re s
re q u ire d
u n d e r
th e
n e w
M in in g
C ode
fo r
s a fe g u a rd in g
a ll s ite s
in
th e
C o u n try
th a t
a re
o f
h is to r ic a l,
s c ie n tific
o r
c u ltu ra l
in te re s t.
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M E S S E N G E R
i s
a t
p re s e n t
p la n n e d
a s
a
q u a r\ue000
te rly
p u b lic a tio n .
C o n trib u tio n s
fo r
is s u e
N o.
3
s h o u ld
a c c o r d in g ly
b e
r e c e iv e d
b y
Ih e
e d ito rb y
J a n u a ry1 5 ,a l
th e
la le s !. T h e y
m ay
b e
se n td ir e c tly to
T h e
E d ilo r , T h e
M e s s e n g e r,
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o r
v ia
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lo c a l
c o rre s p o n \ue000
d e n ls ,
n a m e ly :
R .
H a v le n ,
c o o rd in a to r,
C h ile
M .d e
G ro o t,
L a
S illa
( s c ie n tific
m a lte rs )
M .S e c k e r,S a n tia g o
N .
R o d g e rs ,
E S O
T P
D iv is io n ,
G eneva
A N e w M e th o d to r th e A lig n m e n t
o t L a rg e T e le s c o p e s
T h e fu ll a d v a n ta g e so f a
la rg e
te le s c o p e
o fh ig h
o p tic a l
q u a lity
c a n
b e
a c h ie v e d
o n ly
i f
th e
o p tic a l
e le m e n ts
a re
p e rfe c tly
a lig n e d .
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d is p la c e m e n ts
o f
th e
tw o
m irro ra x e s
o f
a
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s y s \ue000
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a lre a d y
s h o w
a n
e ffe c t
o n
th e
q u a lity
o f
th e
a s tro n o m ic a l
re s u lts ,
a lth o u g h
th e y
a re
n o r m a lly
n o t d e te c ta b le
d u rin g
th e
tim e
o fo b s e rv a tio n .
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m is a lig n m e n t, h o w e v e r, a n d
d e v ia tio n so fth e
o p \ue000
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s u rfa c e s
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d e te c te d
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th e
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d is tr ib u tio n
in
a n
e x tra fo c a l
s te lla r
im a g e . T h e
fo llo w in g
m e th o d
t o
k e e p
th e
a lig n m e n to f
th e
3 .6
m
te le s c o p e
u n d e r p e rm a n e n tc o n tro l h a s
b e e n
d e v e lo p e d
b y P ro fe s s o rA .S e h r, v is itin g
s c ie n tis t a t th e
T P
D iv is io n .
T h e
in te n s ity
in
th e
e x tra fo c a l im a g e
is
m e a s u re d
b y
a n
e x c e n tric a lly -ro ta tin g
d ia p h ra g m
w ith
a fre q u e n c yo f
1 0
H z.T h e
re s u lt is fo u n d
b y
F o u r ie r a n a ly s is .
In
p rin \ue000
c ip le , th e
n e c e s s a ry
c o rre c tio n
c a n
b e
fo u n d
in
a b o u t
10 seconds
o fin te g ra tio n
tim e
a n d
c a n
b e
im m e d ia te ly
a p p lie d
t o
th e
te le s c o p e .
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n o rm a l
s e e in g
c o n d i\ue000
tio n s
th e
m e th o d
i s
in d e p e n d e n to fs e e in g
a n d
g u id in g
e rro rs .
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p o o rs e e in g ,
lo n g e r
in te g ra tio n
tim e s
a re
n e c e s s a ry .
L a b o ra to ry
e x p e rim e n ts
a t
th e
E S O
T P
D iv is io n
a t
G eneva
g a v e
p r o m is in g
re s u lts .
A
te s t
o n
th e
1 .6
m
R itc h e y -C h re tie n
te le s c o p e
a t th e
V ie n n a
O b s e rv a to ry
(S e p te m b e r,
1 9 7 3 )
w as
s u c c e s s fu l.
T e s ts
h a v e
b e e n
m ade
(June, 1974) on
th e
1 m
te le s c o p e
o n
L a
S illa
in
o rd e rt o
im p r o v e
th e
m e th o d
a n d
t o
d e v e lo p
fo o lp ro o f
e q u ip m e n tfo r th e 3 .6
m ESO
te le s c o p e .
P ro fe s s o rS e h rhas w ritten
o n
th is
s u b je c tin
A s tro n \ue000
omy and
A s tro p h y s ic s
(1 9 7 3 ).
P a s s in g th e tim ein H a m b u r g
T h e re
a re
q u ite
a few
th in g s to
d o
in
H a m b u rg
b e s id e s
lo o k in g
a t
th e
s ta rs ,
b u t
a p p a re n tly
s till
n o t
e n o u g h .
W e
c a n
f i tin
a b it m o re
a fte r w o rk . A
S ta ft A s s o c ia tio n
m e e tin g
w as
th e re fo re
h e ld
o n e
s u n n y
m o rn in g
a t th e
e n do fA u g u s t to
c o n s id e rth is a n d s o m e g ra v e r m a tte rs .
A lm o s t
e v e ry o n e
p re s e n t
fa v o u re d
m o re
s p o rt,
a t
le a s t o n
p a p e r. A
1 0 0
%
in te re s t in
s w im m in g
w as
e x \ue000
p re s s e d
a n d
w ritte n
dow n,
m o re
th a n
5 0
%
w e re
fo r
s a ilin g
a n d
h o rs e -rid in g . T h e
g re a t in d o o rs ,
a s
ty p ifie d
b y b o w lin g , c h e s s
a n d
b a d m in to n , a ro u s e d
v a r y in g
p e r\ue000
c e n ta g e s
o fre s p o n s e .
A fte r th e
m e e tin g
w e
g o tdow n
t o
th e
n itty -g ritty ,
a n d
fiv e
p e o p le
a c tu a lly
s ig n e d
u p
fo rb lo w y h o u rs
o n
th e
A is te r.
3

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