Progress on surface texture, aspheric standards

The latest meeting of ISO/TC172/ SC1—Optics and optical instruments/Fundamental standards—was held in West Berlin, May 8-11. This year, a delegation from the USSR joined the meeting, representing their national standards body (GOST), as did a delegate from East Germany. The Russian delegation announced that they have applied to the TC172 Secretariat to activate Subcommittee 4, Telescopes. Assuming approval of this request, GOST would become the Secretariat for this subcommittee.

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