JOURNAL OF ASTRONOMICAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE

 

Volume 24 (2021)

Vol. 24, No. 1

 

 

 

March

 

 

 

 

 

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About the JAHH and the cover

 

 

Inside Cover

 

 

 

 

 

Contents

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

Editorial

 

Wayne Orchiston

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

Papers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Govind Swarup’s contribution to Indian science: the recollections of a non-radio astronomer

 

Arnab Rai Choudhuri

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

William Dawes: practical astronomy on the ‘First Fleet’ from England to Australia

 

Richard de Grijs and Andrew P. Jacob

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

Sydney’s scientific beginnings: William Dawes’ observatories in context

 

Richard de Grijs and Andrew P. Jacob

 

41

 

 

 

 

 

An analysis of the golden numbers on the calendar disk on the astronomical clock in Lund

 

Lars Gislen

 

77

 

 

 

 

 

The rise of ultraviolet astronomy in France

 

James Lequeux

 

83

 

 

 

 

 

Comet tales from India: Donati’s Comet of 1858 (C/1858 L1 Donati)

 

R.C. Kapoor

 

98

 

 

 

 

 

Observations of the total solar eclipse of 18 August 1868 carried out by Jules Janssen at Guntoor, India

 

Francoise Launay

 

114

 

 

 

 

 

Two proto-science-fiction novels written in French by eighteenth century women

 

Yael Naze

 

125

 

 

 

 

 

On the alleged use of Keplerian telescopes in Naples in the 1610s

 

Paolo Del Santo

 

137

 

 

 

 

 

The history of early low frequency radio astronomy in Australia. 10: Shain, Gardner, and Jovian observations made at Fleurs and Potts Hill field stations in Sydney during 1955–1956

 

Wayne Orchiston, Martin George, Harry Wendt and Richard Wielebinski

 

141

 

 

 

 

 

Diameters (bimbas) of the Sun, Moon and Earth’s shadow-cone in Indian astronomical texts, with special reference to the Makarandasāriṇī and the Ganakānanda

 

S.K. Uma, Padmaja Venugopal, K. Rupa and S. Balachandra Rao

 

159

 

 

 

 

 

From the Archives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A complicated relationship: an introduction to the correspondence between Percival Lowell and Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli

 

Jennifer Putnam and William Sheehan

 

170

 

 

 

 

 

Book Reviews (all)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Trial for Reason: Science, Religion & Culture in the Galileo Affair, by Maurice Finocchiaro

 

Clifford Cunningham

 

228

 

 

 

 

 

On the Life of Galileo: Viviani’s Historical Account and other Early Biographies, edited by Stefano Gattei

 

Clifford Cunningham

 

228

 

 

 

 

 

Where Have all the Heavens Gone?: Galileo’s Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina, edited by John P. McCarthy and Edmondo F. Lupieri

 

Clifford Cunningham

 

228

 

 

 

 

 

What Stars Are Made Of: The Life of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, by Donovan Moore

 

David Whelan

 

230

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of a Binary, by Sylvia L. Boyd

 

David Whelan

 

230

 

 

 

 

 

Astronomy of the Inca Empire: Use and Significance of the Sun and the Night Sky, by Steven R. Gullberg

 

Bruce Love

 

233

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping Watch in Babylon: The Astronomical Diaries in Context, edited by Johannes Haubold, John Steele and Kathryn Stevens

 

Clifford Cunningham

 

234

 

 

 

 

 

Festschrift – Proceedings of the Christoph J. Scriba Memorial Meeting – History of Mathematics (Nuncius Hamburgensis; Bd. 36), edited by Gudrun Wolfschmidt

 

Katharina Habermann

 

236

 

 

 

 

 

Early Greek Philosophies of Nature, by Andrew Gregory

 

Clifford Cunningham

 

237

 

 

 

 

 

The Shogun’s Silver Telescope: God, Art, and Money in the English Quest for Japan, 1600–1625, by Timon Screech

 

Christopher M. Graney

 

239

 

 

 

 

 

Ptolemy’s Philosophy: Mathematics as a way of life, by Jacqueline Feke

 

Clifford Cunningham

 

241

 

 

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re: The Shogun’s Silver Telescope: God, Art, and Money in the English Quest for Japan, 1600–1625, by Timon Screech

 

Tsuko Nakamura

 

243

 

 

 

 

 

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