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Discs take place in a wide selection of astronomical contexts, ranging in measurement from planetary ring platforms to galaxies. as the dynamical difficulties posed by way of every one kind of disc are remarkably related, the Astronomy division of the collage of Manchester determined to collect specialists in every one zone for a convention in December 1988. This ebook is a suite of the papers awarded on the convention. It includes regularly overview papers protecting fresh advancements in either conception and observations of planetary ring structures, discs in star-forming areas, protoplanetary discs, accretion discs and galaxy discs offered through a professional in each one box. The booklet additionally supplies short summaries of contributed papers outlining present examine by means of a number of the contributors.

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