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It seems that each decade in astrophysics had its fashion subject. Magnetic fields were 'in' in the 1950's. Then came the gravity fashion with the successes of the density wave theory, mergers etc. The 1970's were the years of the interstellar medium with the monumental discoveries of molecules, studies of UV absorption lines, the use of the IRAS satellite data etc. Now in the 1980's it seems we are finding it to be necessary to combine the results on all the various fashions in the hope of understanding the universe. The first IAU symposium on Galactic and Intergalactic Magnetic Fields was held in Heidelberg in June 1989. A simple conclusion can be given after this symposium. We have many astounding pieces of information about the magnetic fields in the Earth, the Sun, the Planets, our Galaxy, and external galaxies. We even know that there is a field in the clusters of galaxies. We have detailed theories that can explain a host of details of various astronomical objects. However we still have a long way to go before we have an overall understanding of the role of magnetic fields in astrophysics.