The L. Davis Press

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The L. Davis Press was incorporated in New York State on November 16, 1981. The first book published by the press contained the proceedings of a one day meeting of the Astronomical Society of New York, held at Colgate University on the subject, "X-Ray Symposium 1981". Four months later a meeting was held at Union College on "Astrophysical Parameters for Globular Clusters" and this was the next in a series of proceedings of meetings that have been published over the years. In the table below a list is presented of all the L. Davis Press books plus other books that have been edited and then published by other presses.



A short history of the press can be found in Desktop Publishing in Astronomy and Space Science, p. 85, edited by A. Heck and published by World Scientific. For many years the books published by the L. Davis Press were circulated to the astronomical community as Contributions of the Van Vleck Observatory. After the Chairmanship of Arthur Upgren ended this relationship was terminated and now the books are circulated by the Institute for Space Observations. These details are described in an article, "Organizing and Publishing the Proceedings of Astronomical Meetings" which can be found in Baltic Astronomy 6, 63 (1997).



TABLE 1



Publications in Astronomy and Mathematics by the L. Davis Press and Other Presses

(Publications by other presses have an *.)

*THE EVOLUTION OF POPULATION II STARS (1972), A. G. D. Philip, ed., Dudley Observatory Report No. 4.

*MULTICOLOR PHOTOMETRY AND THE THEORETICAL HR DIAGRAM (1975), A. G. D. Philip & D. S. Hayes, eds., Dudley Observatory Report No. 9.

*UBV COLOR-MAGNITUDE DIAGRAMS OF GALACTIC GLOBULAR CLUSTERS (1976), A G. D. Philip, M. F. Cullen & R. E. White, Dudley Observatory Report No. 11.

*AN ANALYSIS OF THE HAUCK-MERMILLIOD CATALOGUE OF HOMOGENEOUS FOUR-COLOR DATA (1976), A. G. D. Philip, T. M. Miller & L. J. Relyea, Dudley Observatory Report No. 12.

*GALACTIC STRUCTURE IN THE DIRECTION OF THE POLAR CAPS (1977), M. F. McCarthy & A. G. D. Philip, eds., in Highlights of Astronomy, Vol 4, Reidel, Dordrecht.

*IN MEMORY OF HENRY NORRIS RUSSELL (1977), A. G. D. Philip & D. H. DeVorkin, eds., Dudley Observatory Report No. 13.

*IAU SYMPOSIUM NO. 80, THE HR DIAGRAM (1978), A. G. D. Philip & D. S. Hayes, eds., Reidel, Dordrecht.

*IAU COLLOQUIUM NO. 47, SPECTRAL CLASSIFICATION OF THE FUTURE (1979), M. F. McCarthy, A. G. D. Philip & G. V. Coyne, eds., Vatican Observatory.

*PROBLEMS OF CALIBRATION OF MULTICOLOR PHOTOMETRIC SYSTEMS (1979), A. G D. Philip, ed., Dudley Observatory Report No. 14.

X-RAY SYMPOSIUM 1981 (1981), A. G. D. Philip, ed., L. Davis Press.

IAU COLLOQUIUM NO. 68, ASTROPHYSICAL PARAMETERS FOR GLOBULAR CLUSTERS (1981), A. G. D. Philip & D. S. Hayes, eds., L. Davis Press.

A DEEP OBJECTIVE PRISM SURVEY OF THE LARGE MAGELLANIC CLOUD FOR OB AND SUPERGIANT STARS. PART I. (1983), A. G. D. Philip & N. Sanduleak, L. Davis Press.

IAU COLLOQUIUM NO. 76, THE NEARBY STARS AND THE STELLAR LUMINOSITY FUNCTION (1983), A. G. D. Philip & A. R. Upgren, eds., L. Davis Press.

*IAU SYMPOSIUM NO. 111, CALIBRATION OF FUNDAMENTAL STELLAR QUANTITIES (1985), D. S. Hayes, L. Pasinetti & A. G. D. Philip, eds., Reidel, Dordrecht.

IAU COLLOQUIUM NO. 88, STELLAR RADIAL VELOCITIES (1985), A. G. D. Philip & D. W. Latham, eds., L. Davis Press.

HORIZONTAL-BRANCH AND UV-BRIGHT STARS (1985), A. G. D. Philip, ed., L.Davis Press.

SPECTROSCOPIC AND PHOTOMETRIC CLASSIFICATION OF POPULATION II STARS (1986), A. G. D. Philip, ed., L. Davis Press.

*STANDARD STARS (1986), A. G. D. Philip, ed., in Highlights of Astronomy, Vol 7.

IAU COLLOQUIUM NO. 95, THE SECOND CONFERENCE ON FAINT BLUE STARS (1987), A. G. D. Philip, D. S. Hayes & J. W. Liebert, eds., L. Davis Press.

*IAU SYMPOSIUM NO. 126, GLOBULAR CLUSTER SYSTEMS IN GALAXIES (1988), J. E. Grindlay & A. G. D. Philip, eds., Reidel, Dordrecht.

NEW DIRECTIONS IN SPECTROPHOTOMETRY (1988), A. G. D. Philip, D. S. Hayes & S. J. Adelman, eds, L. Davis Press.

CALIBRATION OF STELLAR AGES (1988), A. G. D. Philip, ed., L. Davis Press.

STAR CATALOGUES: A CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE TO A. N. VYSSOTSKY (1989), A. G. D. Philip & A. R. Upgren, eds., L. Davis Press.

THE GRAVITATIONAL FORCE PERPENDICULAR TO THE GALACTIC PLANE (1989), A. G. D. Philip & P. K. Lu, eds., L. Davis Press.

CCDs IN ASTRONOMY. II. NEW METHODS AND APPLICATIONS OF CCD TECHNOLOGY (1990) A. G. D. Philip, D. S. Hayes & S. J. Adelman, eds, L. Davis Press.

PRECISION PHOTOMETRY: ASTROPHYSICS OF THE GALAXY (1991), A. G. D. Philip, A. R. Upgren & K. A. Janes, eds., L. Davis Press.

Mm, Vol I, SERIES ON FRACTALS, MIDGETS ON THE SPIKE (1991), A. G. D. Philip, A. Robucci, M. Frame & K. W. Philip, L. Davis Press.

OBJECTIVE-PRISM AND OTHER SURVEYS. A MEETING IN MEMORY OF NICHOLAS SANDULEAK (1991), A. G. D. Philip & A. R. Upgren, eds., L. Davis Press.

NEW YORK STATE ASTRONOMY (1992), A. G. D. Philip, ed., L. Davis Press.

WORKSHOP ON DATABASES FOR GALACTIC STRUCTURE (1993), A. G. D. Philip, B. Hauck & A. R. Upgren, eds., L. Davis Press.

*IAU SYMPOSIUM No. 167, NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN ARRAY TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS (1995), A. G. D. Philip, K. A. Janes & A. R. Upgren, eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.

PHOTOMETRIC SYSTEMS AND STANDARD STARS (1996), V. Straiys & A. G. D. Philip, eds., Baltic Astronomy 5 and L. Davis Press

YALE PARALLAX CATALOGUE (1996), W. F. van Altena, J. Lee & D. Hoffleit, L. Davis Press

30 YEARS OF ASTRONOMY AT THE VAN VLECK OBSERVATORY (1996), A. G. D. Philip, ed., Baltic Astronomy 6 and L. Davis Press

THE THIRD CONFERENCE ON FAINT BLUE STARS (1997), A. G. D. Philip, J. W. Liebert & R.A. Saffer, eds., L. Davis Press

ANNI MIRABILES: A SYMPOSIUM CELEBRATING THE 90th BIRTHDAY OF DORRIT HOFFLEIT (1999), A. G. D. Philip, W. F. van Altena & A. R. Upgren, eds., L. Davis Press

THE Kth REUNION (2000), A. G. D. Philip, ed., L. Davis Press

THE STARRY UNIVERSE: THE CENTENARY OF CECILIA PAYNE-GAPOSCHKIN (2001), A. G. D. Philip & Rebecca A. Koopmann, eds., L. Davis Press



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