By L. Woltjer (auth.), Massimo Capaccioli (eds.)
The thought of keeping a colloquium on Schmidt telescopes (techniques and technological know-how) originated from the commentary that, within the final ten years and despite the awesome advancements and achievements during this box of astronomical examine, there were no particular chance for the specialists to fulfill jointly, make the purpose at the state-of-the-art, talk about and coordinate destiny plans. for that reason, Prof. L. Rosino, one of many pioneers within the use of wide-field telescopes, pushed additionally via the want of honouring the over 4 a long time of task of the Asiago Observatory, proposed to the administrative Committee of the foreign Astronomical Union to sponsor a colloquium on 'Astronomy with Schmidt style telescopes I to be held at Asiago on the finish of the summer time of 1983. information about the composition of the medical Organizing Committee and the sponsoring enterprises are given in Prof. Rosino's 'Welcome to the members • The granting of this notion used to be the start of a ' variety of complications tor the participants of the neighborhood Organizing Committee, R. Barbon, F. Ciatti, P. Rafanelli and myself. If, organlzationwise, the colloquium was once winning, this can be really a result of beneficiant efforts of my colleagues of the SOC and to the effective association of the Linta Park, the lodge web hosting the meeting.