History at 1983 IUGG Meeting
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 64, Issue 46, page 936, 15 November 1983
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1983), History at 1983 IUGG Meeting, Eos Trans. AGU, 64(46), 936–936, doi:10.1029/EO064i046p00936.(
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Perhaps because the 1983 IUGG meeting at Hamburg commemorated the 100th anniversary of the First International Polar Year, the 50th anniversary of the Second International Polar Year, and the 25th anniversary of the International Geophysical Year, it was a particularly appropriate forum for the study of the history of space science. By any measure, however, the 18th IUGG Assembly marks a watershed in the study of history and its application to space physics and geophysics.
Besides two highly successful sessions on historical events and on the use of historical records in research sponsored by the IAGA Interdivisional Commission on History, several of the IUGG Union lectures and interunion sessions specifically addressed historical concerns. In particular, M. Nicolet's address (“Reflexions sur l'Année Géophysiaue Internationale”) and the opening remarks, which reminded the participants of the 1912 meeting in Hamburg of the Association Géodesique Internationale, revolved about historical events.