ISBN-10:
1441981608
ISBN-13:
9781441981608
Pub. Date:
08/31/2011
Publisher:
Springer New York
Highlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region: Proceedings of the ICOA-6 Conference / Edition 1

Highlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region: Proceedings of the ICOA-6 Conference / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441981608
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 08/31/2011
Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 660
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.06(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

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.

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