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New insights from recent studies in historical astronomy : following in the footsteps of F. Richard Stephenson : a meeting to honor F. Richard Stephenson on his 70th birthday

Author: D Wayne Orchiston; David A Green; Richard Strom; F Richard Stephenson
Publisher: Cham : Springer, [2014] ©2015
Series: Astrophysics and space science proceedings, volume 43.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book contains papers from a conference held to celebrate the 70th birthday of one of the world's foremost astronomical historians, Professor F. Richard Stephenson, the latest recipient of the American Astronomical Society's highest award for research in astronomical history, the LeRoy Doggett Prize. Reflecting Professor Stephenson's extensive research portfolio, this book brings together under one cover papers  Read more...
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New insights from recent studies in historical astronomy
(OCoLC)892870281
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D Wayne Orchiston; David A Green; Richard Strom; F Richard Stephenson
ISBN: 9783319076140 3319076140
OCLC Number: 897117109
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 350 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Foreword.- Participants.- The Authors.- Conference Program.- Conference Photograph.- Part I: Applied Historical Astronomy.- The Length of the Day: Richard Stephenson's Contribution.- Determination of T and Lunar Tidal Acceleration from Ancient Eclipses and Occultations.- The Legendary Fourth-Century Total Solar Eclipse in Georgia: Fact or Fantasy.- The Eclipse of Theon and Earth's Rotation.- A Homage to Richard Stephenson: French Observations of the Sun at the Time of the `Sun King'.- Evidence for Recurrent Auroral Activity in the Twelfth and Seventeenth Centuries.- Historical Supernova Explosions in our Galaxy and their Remnants.- Part II: Islamic and Oriental Astronomy.- Historical Astronomy of the Caucasus: Sources from Georgia and Armenia.- Annular Eclipses and Considerations about Solar and Lunar Angular Diameters in Medieval Astronomy.- The Investigation of Stars, Star Clusters and Nebulae in bd al-Rahman al-Sufi's Book of the Fixed Stars.- bd al-Rahman al-Sufi's 3-Step Magnitude System.- A Thorough Collation of Astronomical Records in the Twenty-five Histories of China.- Some Statistical Aspects of Historical Chinese Astronomical Records.- Part III: Amateur Astronomy.- The Clash between William Herschel and the Great German `Amateur' Astronomer Johann Schroeter.- Henry Beighton's Eclipse Chart.- Portuguese Amateur Astronomy (1850-1910).- The Amateur-Turned-Professional Syndrome: Two Australian Case Studies.- Index.
Series Title: Astrophysics and space science proceedings, volume 43.
Responsibility: edited by Wayne Orchiston, David A. Green, Richard Strom.

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