New Insights From Recent Studies in Historical Astronomy: by Wayne Orchiston,David A. Green,Richard Strom

By Wayne Orchiston,David A. Green,Richard Strom

This e-book includes papers from a convention held to have a good time the seventieth birthday of 1 of the world’s most efficient astronomical historians, Professor F. Richard Stephenson, the newest recipient of the yankee Astronomical Society’s optimum award for study in astronomical heritage, the LeRoy Doggett Prize. Reflecting Professor Stephenson’s large examine portfolio, this publication brings jointly below one hide papers on 4 assorted parts of scholarship: utilized ancient astronomy (which Stephenson founded); Islamic astronomy; Oriental astronomy and beginner astronomy. those papers are penned by way of astronomers from Canada, China, England, France, Georgia, Iran, Japan, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Portugal, Thailand and the USA. Its diversified insurance represents a wide cross-section of the heritage of astronomy neighborhood. Under discussion are ways during which contemporary learn utilizing historic facts has supplied new insights into auroral and sunlight task, supernovae and alterations within the rotation cost of the Earth. It additionally offers readers with result of contemporary learn on best historic figures in Islamic and Oriental astronomy, and features of eighteenth and 19th century Australian, British, German and Portuguese novice astronomy, together with the attention-grabbing ‘amateur-turned-professional syndrome’.

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