HASTRO-L (The History of Astronomy Discussion Group) deals with matters arising in research and teaching of the history of astronomy in all cultures, whether Euroamerican, non-Western, or non-literate; all periods, ranging from prehistoric to contemporary; and using all approaches including social history, the philosophy of science, archeo- or ethno-astronomy, and/or detailed studies of the technicalities of a period's observational or mathematical astronomy. It was established at the request of the History of Astronomy Interest Group at their June '93 meeting at Notre Dame and currently has about 500 members in about 40 countries on all continents.
Although HASTRO-L primarily serves those who study and teach the history of astronomy, we welcome others with a more general interest in the history of astronomy.
The list provides for communications among the members of the group, announcements of meetings, etc., and the posting of materials such as syllabi, bibliographies, advance copies of papers scheduled for delivery at conferences, and such software that members may find useful. The nature of our discussions depends on questions raised by the subscribers.
To subscribe to HASTRO-L send the following one line message to firstname.lastname@example.org :
SUB HASTRO-L [your name] Example: SUB HASTRO-L William Herschel
After having subscribed (and received an answer from email@example.com) one may retrieve the logfiles, e.g. LOG0206 (for June 2002). Send the following one line message to firstname.lastname@example.org :
GET HASTRO-L LOG0206 HASTRO-L
or see the Message Archive.
Other useful commands are:
GET GUIDE HASTRO-L GET HASTRO-L FILELIST REV HASTRO-L BY Country REV HASTRO-L BY Name
The address for posting messages to HASTRO-L is HASTRO-L@listserv.wvu.edu .
Wolfgang R. Dick. Created: 10 Mar 1995. Latest update: 20 June 2002