[LEAPSECS] [QUAR] Bulletin C and all that
brooks at edlmax.com
Mon Jan 26 15:58:26 EST 2015
Thanks, Steve, You're knowledge about the topic is deep and I thank you
for the excellent reports on your pages. Where "UTC" really came from
may become, or may be, a legend. -Brooks
On 2015-01-26 03:39 PM, Steve Allen wrote:
> On Mon 2015-01-26T15:05:55 -0500, Brooks Harris hath writ:
>> Metrologia, 2001, 38, The leap second: its history and possible future
>> "The name "Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)" was approved by a
>> resolution of IAU Commissions 4 and 31 at the 13th General Assembly
>> in 1967 ."
> It is worth looking at the Transactions of the IAU for that General
> Assembly and at the proceedings of the CCIR meeting referred to by
> that joint meeting of Comms 4 and 31.
> I cannot find a way to read those documents that agrees with the
> sentence in the Metrologia article. The documents from the IAU and
> the CCIR were using different vocabularies for the radio broadcasts.
> So there is no surprise that the head of the BIPM later apologized
> about "regrettable misunderstandings, especially between astronomers
> and physicists".
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