JOURNAL OF ASTRONOMICAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE


Volume 20


Vol. 20 No. 1



Mar/Apr 2017

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Papers




Is the Universe expanding? Fritz Zwicky and the early tired-light hypothesis


Helge Kragh


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Apianus’ latitude volvelles – how were they made?


Lars Gilsén


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Scientists of the Gwansang-gam. 1: Observers of Comet 1P/Halley in 1759


Nha Il-Seong, Oh Wan-Tak, Oh Yong-Hae, and Nha Sarah


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Cook, Green, Maskelyne and the 1769 transit of Venus: the legacy of the Tahitian observations


Wayne Orchiston

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The principal time balls of New Zealand


Roger Kinns


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The history of low frequency radio astronomy in Australia. 7: Philip Hamilton, Raymond Haynes and the University of Tasmania’s Penna Field Station near Hobart


Martin George, Wayne Orchiston, and Richard Wielebinski


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Highlighting the history of Japanese radio astronomy. 5: The 1950 Osaka solar grating array proposal


Harry Wendt, Wayne Orchiston, Masato Ishiguro, and Tsuko Nakamura


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On the history of the Argument from Design in astronomy


Reception and dissemination of American amateur telescope making in Sweden


Book Reviews (all)


Alan H. Batten



Johan Kärnfelt

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Sternbilder des Mittelalters und der Renaissance: Der gemalte Himmel zwischen Wissenschaft und Phantasie, Volume 2 by Dieter Blume, Mechthild Haffner, and Wolfgang Metzger


Marion Dolan


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The Complex Itinerary of Leibniz’s Planetary Theory by Paulo Bussotti


Nicholas Rescher


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Science: Antiquity & Its Legacy by Philippa Lang


Clifford J. Cunningham


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The Invention of the Achromatic and Aplanatic Lens With Special Regard to the Role Played by Samuel Klingenstierna by N.V.E. Nordenmark and Johan Nordström

Wayne Orchiston

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Vol. 20 No. 2



Jul/Aug 2017

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Studying the history of Indonesian astronomy: future prospects and possibilities


Wayne Orchiston


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The syzygy volvelle in Astronomicum Caesareum

Lars Gilsén

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Revisiting J.M. Gilliss’ astronomical expedition to Chile in 18491852


Germán Hidalgo Hermosilla


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Wanderings of the ‘Simply Perfect’ Burnham Telescope


James Lattis

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The history of early low frequency radio astronomy in Australia. 8: Grote Reber and the ‘Square Kilometre Array’ near Bothwell, Tasmania, in the 1960s and 1970s


Martin George, Wayne Orchiston, and Richard Wielebinski


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The time light signals of New Zealand: yet another way of communicating time in the pre-wireless era


Roger Kinns


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A tale of two telescopes: North Queensland and the 1882 transit of Venus


Wayne Orchiston and Vicki Darlington

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The Unforgotten Sisters: Female Astronomers and Scientists before Caroline Herschel by Gabriella Bernardi 


Jana Ruth Ford


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The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel


Clifford J. Cunningham


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Discovery of the First Asteroid, Ceres by Clifford J. Cunningham


Donald R. Davis


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Roman Portable Sundials. The Empire in Your Hand by Richard J.A. Talbert


On Astronomia. An Arabic Critical Edition and English Translation of EPISTLE 3, edited and translated by F. Jamil Ragep and Taro Mimura


Clifford J. Cunningham



Jörg Matthias Determann

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