Main Data
Author: Wayne Orchiston, Tsuko Nakamura, Richard G. Strom
Editor: Wayne Orchiston, Tsuko Nakamura, Richard G. Strom
Title: Highlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region Proceedings of the ICOA-6 Conference
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN/ISSN: 9781441981615
Edition: 1
Price: CHF 272.50
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Category: Geschichte
Language: English
Technical Data
Pages: 660
Kopierschutz: DRM
Geräte: PC/MAC/eReader/Tablet
Formate: PDF
Table of contents
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 is 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.

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.