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Legacies of the Macquarie/AAO/Strasbourg Hα Planetary Nebula Project (MASH): An International Workshop in Honour of the Career of Agnès Acker

Quentin A. Parker
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A Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia

B Anglo-Australian Observatory, Epping NSW 2121, Australia

C Email: qap@ics.mq.edu.au

Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia 27(2) 125-127 https://doi.org/10.1071/AS09039
Submitted: 17 July 2009  Accepted: 17 July 2009   Published: 31 May 2010

Abstract

A concise summary of the recent international workshop held in honour of the career of Agnès Acker is presented together with a brief exposition of her productive career in the study of Planetary Nebulae, the expelled, ionised outer shrouds of dying stars.

Keywords: stars: AGB and post-AGB — ISM: planetary nebulae: general — techniques: spectroscopic, surveys


Acknowledgments

I express thanks to the other members of the local organising committee: Paul Dobbie, David Frew, Anna Kovacevic and Simon O’Toole for all their efforts in making the workshop such a success. We thank the following organisations for financial and other support that made this workshop possible: Macquarie University, Macquarie Foundation for Astronomy, Anglo-Australian Observatory, Australia Telescope National Facility, University of Western Sydney, The ASA Donovan Trust and the Australian Academy of Science. I thank the Scientific Organising Committee for their construction of a broad and interesting programme (the SOC comprised: Quentin Parker (Chair), Agnès Acker, George Jacoby, Orsola De Marco, Sun Kwok and Dick Shaw). Finally I thank my co-editor David Frew for his valuable and knowledgeable input to the initial reviewing process for the submitted manuscripts.


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