(Acta Historica Astronomiae ; Vol. 14)
This issue comprises talks presented 2000 September 18 at the colloquium »International relations in astronomy« it is supplemented by
additional articles about this topic. The foundation of the international »Vereinigte Astronomische Gesellschaft«, which took place in 1800
in Bremen, prompted us to investigate the development of astronomy in German-speaking regions, and its international relations during the
19th century. We investigate the activities of famous astronomers like W. Olbers, J.E. Bode, F.X. von Zach, J.H. Schroeter, H.C.
Schumacher and K. Schwarzschild, as well as those of their less famous professional colleagues like J.G. Schrader and L. de Ball. The
geographical spectrum extends from Bremen and Lilienthal over Kiel, Gotha and Dresden to Copenhagen, Vienna and Chile. Among the
topics are: telescope construction, including telescopes made by Herschel, the rediscovery of the minor planet Ceres 1801/02, the Berlin
»Astronomisches Jahrbuch«, the foundation of the »Astronomische Nachrichten«, the evolution from the »Vereinigte Astronomische
Gesellschaft" to the present-day »Astronomische Gesellschaft«, the research at the Kuffner Observatory in Vienna, the
professionalization in astronomy, and the attempts of many countries to establish a southern observatory in Chile. A listing of astronomical
monuments in Lilienthal and Bremen concludes the book.
All papers are in German with English abstracts.
Wolfgang R. Dick, Jürgen Hamel (Eds.): Astronomie von Olbers bis Schwarzschild. Nationale Entwicklungen und internationale Beziehungen im 19. Jahrhundert. (Acta Historica Astronomiae ; 14). Thun ; Frankfurt am Main : Deutsch, 2002, 243 p., ISBN 3-8171-1667-5, numerous ill., 15 x 21 cm, paperback EUR 16.80 / sFr 26.30.
Published in 2002.
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