Member Day Successful
The first CAS Member Day was successfully held at
the Academic Center for CAS Members on 16 March 2004, participated by
nearly 30 members including Jinghai Li, Vice President of the Chinese
Academy of Sciences, and Wenjun Wu, Huanwu Peng, Changxu Shi, Duzheng
Ye and Honglie Sun.
With the subject of the day's activities being the
"Scientific Goals of Space Exploration", Ouyang Ziyuan, the
Chief Scientist in China's Lunar Exploration Program, delivered a lecture
on the "Advances in Lunar Exploration and China's Lunar Exploration
Program", focusing on an introduction of the program and the steps
to be taken in China's "three-step" Lunar Exploration Program,
as well as the technical problems to be solved in each of the steps and
the objectives to be achieved in lunar Exploration.
Star-the 14th Asteroid Named after a Chinese
With the approval by the Asteroid Nominating
Committee of International Astronomy Union, the National Observatory of
the Chinese Academy of Sciences has named an asteroid, which discovered
with the international permanent number 56088, "Wuheng Star",
in memory of Mr. Heng Wu, the late outstanding leader and organizer in
China's science and technology. Up to now, the number of asteroids named
after renowned Chinese scientists and writers reach 14.
Heng Wu (1914-1999) was among the first batch
of members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and held leading posts in
science and technology for a long time. He did a great deal of pioneering
work in establishing China's research institute managerial system, graduate
student system, science award system, science and technology information
system and patent system.
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