The conference took place in commemoration of the first astronomical congress held in 1798 at the Seeberg observatory. Therefore history of astronomy was one of two special fields of the meeting, with a natural focus on the 18th and 19th centuries. The other field was modern astrometry.
The meeting was organized by the Astronomische Gesellschaft, its Working Group for the History of Astronomy, and the Verein »Historische Sternwarten Gotha e.V.«.
About 93 participants from 14 countries took part in this conference. The language was the »lingua franca« of our times, English. Especially characteristic quotations in French and German could be presented in the original version as well. There were invited lectures as well as short oral/poster contributions.
Scientific Organizing Committee:
Peter Brosche (Daun/Bonn), Wolfgang R. Dick (Potsdam), Roland Wielen (Heidelberg)
Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee:
Oliver Schwarz, Uthmannstr. 8, D-99867 Gotha, Germany, e-mail: SternwGTH@aol.com
Announcement of the meeting: See ENHA 24
Astronomische Gesellschaft (in German)
Working Group for the History of Astronomy
Verein "Historische Sternwarten Gotha e.V."
Der Gothaer Astronomenkongreß 1798 (in German)
Wolfgang R. Dick. Created: 30 June 1998. Latest update: 22 Jan 1998