With just 400 pages, this title provides readers with the results of recent research from some of the world's leading historians of astronomy on aspects of Arabic, Australian, Chinese, Japanese, and North and South American astronomy and astrophysics. Of particular note are the sections on Arabic astronomy, Asian applied astronomy and the history of Australian radio astronomy, and the chapter on Peruvian astronomy.
This title will be of particular appeal to those with research interests in applied historical astronomy; archaeoastronomy; calendars, manuscripts, and star charts; historical instruments and observatories, and the history of radio astronomy.
Foreword.- List of Participants.- IOCA-6 Program.- Applied Historical Astronomy.- Paper: Stephenson Eclipses.- Paper: Tanikawa et al.- Paper: Nha2 eclipse.-Paper: Strom.- Archaeoastronomy.- Paper: Vahia.- Paper: Gullberg and Malville.- Astronomers, Books.- Paper: Hafez.- Paper: Soma and Tanikawa.- Paper: Ohashi.- Paper: Yosida and Nakamura.- Paper: Nha2 planisphere.- Paper: Stephenson Korean MS.- C19 Transits and Eclipses.- Paper: Cottam ToV.- Paper: Pearson.- Paper: Solar Eclipses.- Australian Radio Astronomy.- Paper: Wendt et al. Potts Hill.- Paper: Wendt et al. Murraybank.- Paper: Stewart Dapto.- Paper: Stewart et al. Wild.- Paper: Wendt Wile and H-line.- Paper: Wendt et al. Christiansen.- Stewart (Retrospective).- Index.
Über den Autor
Wayne Orchiston is an Associate Professor in the Center for Astronomy at James Cook University (Australia), where he supervises a large pool of off-campus Ph.D. students and carries out research on the history of Australian, English, French, Indian, New Zealand, and USA astronomy. He also edits the 'Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage.'
Until his recent retirement, Tsuko Nakamura carried out research on solar system astronomy and the history of Japanese astronomy whilst working at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan in Tokyo. He is currently Professor of Astronomy at Teikyo-Heisei University in Tokyo, Japan.
Richard Strom recently retired as Chief Scientist at ASTRON, where he carried out radio astronomical research, while also investigating the history of Dutch radio astronomy and aspects of Chinese astronomical history. He is now an Adjunct Professor in the Center for Astronomy at James Cook University (Australia). In 2010 he will spend half a year as a Visiting Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Contents.- Foreword.- Participants.- Conference Program.- Part I: Applied Historical Astronomy.- Paper (Stephenson Eclipses).- Paper(Tanikama et al.).- Paper (Nha II-Seong Eclipse).- Paper (Strom).- Part II: Archaeoastronomy.- Paper (Vahia).- Paper (Gullberg and Malville).- Part III: Astronomers, Books, Manuscripts, and Star Charts.- Paper (Hafex et al.).- Paper (Soma and Tanikawa).- Paper (Ohashi).- Paper (Yosida and Nakamura).- Paper (Nah II-Seong Planisphere).- Paper (Stephenson Korean MS).- Part IV: Nineteenth Century Transits of Venus and Solar Eclipses.- Paper (Cottam ToV).- Paper (Pearson et al.).- Paper (Solar Eclipses).- Part V: The History of Australian Radio Astronomy.- Paper (Wendt et al. Potts Hills).- Paper (Wendt et al. Murraybank).- Paper (Stewart et al. Wild).- Paper (Wendt Wild and H-line).- Paper (Wendt et al. Christiansen).- Stewart (Retrospective).
Contains recent research by some of the world's foremost historians of astronomy
Spreads its thematic and geographical net widely by including a fascinating mix of material drawn from Asia, Australia, and North and South America
Contains a series of papers on the history of Australian radio astronomy, which relates to a time when Australia led the world in this emerging area of science