History of Astronomy : Meetings

History of Astronomy Conference Calendar 1997

The following conferences and meetings of interest for historians of astronomy have first been listed in Electronic Newsletters for the History of Astronomy.

Salamanca, Spain
In Salamanca the semi-annual meeting on "Astronomy in Cultur" takes place.
Information and abstracts of the papers being presented can be obtained by writing to:
Prof. Dr. Carlos Jaschek, Teso de la Feria 39, E-37008 Salamanca, Spain

Strasbourg, France
In Strasbourg semi-annual colloqiums on "Astronomy & Sciences Humaines" take place. The papers presented are published in the series "Publication de l'Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg, Serie Astronomie & Sciences Humaines".
Information: Dr. G. Jasniewicz, Observatoire, 11, rue de l'Universite, F-67000 Strasbourg, France

An annual "Polish School for the History of Mathematics" is being held in each summer in Poland.
Information: Dr. Stanislaw Fudali, Uniwersytet Szczecinski, Instytut Matematyki, ul. Wielkopolska 15, PL-70-451 Szczecin

7 - 10 January, Padova, Italy
The Three Galileos: The Man, The Spacecraft, The Telescope
Contact: C. Bargieri, Dept. of Astronomy, Univ. of Padova, Vicolo dell'Osservatorio 5, I-35122 Padova, Italy, phone: 39 49 875 4343 E-mail: barbieri@astrpd.pd.astro.it

12 - 16 January, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
189th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society
URL: http://www.aas.org/publications/baas/v28n4/aas189/SessionList.html
Sunday, 12 January, 9:00am - 6:00pm: Historical Astronomy Division, session I - North of the Border: The Development of Canadian Astronomy
Organized by Richard A. Jarrell, rjarrell@yorku.ca
URL: http://www.aas.org/publications/baas/v28n4/aas189/tocSunday.html#Sess001
Monday, 13 January, 10:00-11:30am, 2:00-3:30pm: Historical Astronomy Division, session II and annual business meeting
For information, contact David DeVorkin, nasdsh03@sivm.si.edu
URL: http://www.aas.org/publications/baas/v28n4/aas189/tocMonday.html#Sess024

20 - 23 February, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Mephisto 1997: Graduate Student Conference on History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science, Technology, Medicine, and related fields
Contacts: MePHiSTos, Attn.: Karen F. Gracy, Department of Library and Information Science, GSE&IS Bldg., UCLA, Mailbox 951520, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520, USA, E-mail: kgracy@ucla.edu or mephisto@scow.gslis.ucla.edu
URL: http://scow.gslis.ucla.edu/students_m-z/mephisto/HTML/home.html

3 - 7 March, Potsdam, Germany
Colloqium on the History of Geophysics during the Annual Conference of the German Geophysical Society [Jahrestagung der Deutschen Geophysikalischen Gesellschaft]
Information: Dr. Wilfried Schroeder, Hechelstr. 8, D-28777 Bremen-Roennebeck, Germany

7 - 8 March, New Haven, CT, USA
Conference in Honor of Dorrit Hoffleit's 90th Birthday
Principal topics include: History of Astronomy
Contacts: Bill van Altena, e-mail: vanalten@astro.yale.edu
For more information see the announcement in ENHA 18.

19 - 20 March, Munich, Germany
VIIth Conference on the History of Physics about "100 years of discovery of radioactivity and the electron - the controversal entrance to the microworld", in the framework of the 61th Physicists' Conference of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German Physical Society)
Information: Dr. Dieter Hoffmann, MPI fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Wilhelmstr. 44, D-10117 Berlin, Germany, Tel.: 030/22667-117, Fax: 22667-299, e-mail: dh@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

21 March, London, UK
Symposium on the Foundation of Newtonian Scholarship
Organising Committee: J.B.Brackenridge, em. Professor of Physics, e-mail: brackenj@lawrence.edu, R.H.Dalitz, em. Professor of Theoretical Physics, e-mail: dalitz@v1.ph.ox.ac.uk, M.Nauenberg, em. Professor of Physics, e-mail: michael@mike.ucsc.edu
URL: http://schubert.ucsc.edu/michael/symposium.html

4-5 April, Berlin, Germany
Interdisciplinary Scientific Meeting on Karl Friedrich Zoellner, the first German astrophysicist
Place: Archenhold-Sternwarte Berlin-Treptow
Information: Klaus Staubermann, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH, England, Fax +44-1223-334554, e-mail kbs20@cus.cam.ac.uk

11-12 April, London, UK
Conference "The Centenary of the Electron", sponsored by the British Society for the History of Science, the Royal Society and the Science Museum.
Information: Wing Commander Geoffrey Bennett, 31 High St, Stanford in the Vale, Faringdon, Oxon SN7 8LH, UK, tel: 01367 710223, fax: 01367 718963, email: G.Bennett@hidex.demon.co.uk

21 - 25 April, Vienna, Austria
Symposium "Pioneers in Solar-Terrestrial Physics during the 19th and 20th Centuries", to be held during the Meeting of the European Geophysical Society
Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 1996
Convener: Dr. Wilfried Schroeder, Hechelstr. 8, D-28777 Bremen-Roennebeck, Germany

25-27 April, Pulsnitz und Radeberg, Germany
Regional Meeting of the Vereinigung der Sternfreunde e.V. (VdS)
Prom the programme: J. Hamel "Old cometary prints", K.-G.Steinert "Johannes Classen and the Pulsnitz Observatory"; Opening of the museum of meteorits at Pulsnitz (Collection Classen)
Registration: Astroclub Radebeul e.V., Auf den Ebenbergen 10a, D-01445 Radebeul, Germany, Tel./Fax 0351/8381907

27 April, London, England
The 22nd International Antique Scientific & Medical Instrument Fair
Radisson SAS Portman Hotel, Portman Square, London W1, 10:00 - 16:30.
Details: Peter Delehar +44 181 866 8659 Address: 146 Portobello Road, London W11 2DZ, UK

28 April - 4 May, Aussois, France
New Perspectives On Solar prominences, A Memorial Colloquium to Lucien d'Azambuja
Contact address: D.M. Rust, The Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723, USA, Phone: 1 301 953 5414, Fax: 1 301 953 6670, E-mail: david.rust@jhuapl.edu

8-11 May, Delmenhorst, Germany
26th Annual Meeting of the Sundial Group [Arbeitskreises Sonnenuhren] in the German Chronometric Society [Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Chronometrie, DGC]
Fee: DGC members DM 45.00, non-members DM 55.00
Registration deadline: 31 January 1997
Contacts: Dieter Vornholz, Feldstr. 26, D-28203 Bremen, Germany, Fax 0421-706882, e-mail: Dieter.Vornholz@t-online.de

14-15 May, Rome, Italy
International conference "Archaeoastronomy and beliefs in the ancient world"
Place: Accademia dei Lincei, Via della Lungara, 10
Further information: Secretariat of the Accademia dei Lincei, Via della Lungara 10, Roma, Italy, e-mail: lincei@axcasp.caspur.it; or G. Romano, e-mail: romano@tv.shineline.it

22 May, Oxford, Great Britain
Annual Thomas Harriot Lecture, given by Professor John North of the University of Groningen, on "Stars and Atoms"
Place: Oriel College

24 May, Manchester, Great Britain
Anglo-Saxon Astronomy: Aelfric's De Temporibus Anni and its Setting
An interdisicplinary day-school on the theory and practice of astronomy in Anglo-Saxon England, focusing on the first work of astronomy in the English language.
Further information: Dr David Hill, Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, Department of English, The University, Manchester, M13 9PL, Great Britain, fax: 0161 275 3256

28 May - 1 June, Calw, Germany
4th Meeting of the Special Section "History of Mathematics" of the German Mathematical Society [4. Tagung der Fachsektion "Geschichte der Mathematik" der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung]
Place: Staatliche Akademie fuer Lehrerfortbildung in Calw in the Northern Black Forest [Nordschwarzwald]
Information: Prof. Dr. Michael von Renteln, Universitaet Karlsruhe, Mathematisches Institut I, Englerstr. 2, D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany, Tel. 0721/608-3037 (-2056 Sekr.)

30-31 May, Bremerhaven, Germany
Seminar "The development of navigation, coastal und see surveying in the history of technology"
Fee: DM 120.00
Informationen: VDV-Bildungswerk, FG Geschichte des Vermessungswesens, Heinz Juergen Lagoda, Westfaelische Str. 30, D-47169 Duisburg, Germany, Tel. 0203/59 82 47

6 June, Cambridge, Great Britain
Afternoon conference of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Among the talks: Adam Mosley on an early armillary sphere and Kemal de Soysa on a sixteenth century celestial planisphere.
Time: 2.00 to 5.00 pm
Further information: Curator Dr Liba Taub, Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH, Great Britain; Tel: 01223 334545 or 01223 330906, Fax: 01223 334554, E-mail: lct1001@cam.ac.uk

7 June 1997, Calgary, Canada
The Rothney Astrophysical Observatory 25th anniversary celebration
Further information: Dr. Eugene F. Milone, Physics & Astronomy Dept., The University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr., N.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, E-mail: milone@acs.ucalgary.ca
URL: http://www.ucalgary.ca/~milone/raomeet.html

14 June, Chicoutimi, Canada
4th annual meeting of the Quebec Sundial Society (La Commission des Cadrans solaires du Quebec)
Contacts: Dr. Andre E. Bouchard, secretaire general, E-mail: 600009@ican.net
URL (of the society): http://cadrans_solaires.scg.ulaval.ca

16 - 20 June, Los Alamos, NM, USA
A Half Century of Stellar Pulsation Interpretations - A Tribute to Arthur N. Cox
Contact: Ms. Joyce A. Guzik, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 87545, USA, E-mail: joy@lanl.gov
URL: http://www-xdiv.lanl.gov/XTA/pulsation/index.html

19 - 22 June, Notre Dame, IN, USA
Third Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop
Registration information can be obtained from: Astronomy; Center for Continuing Education, Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA., e-mail: cce.cce.1@nd.edu
For more information see the announcement in ENHA 18.

21 June, Bologna, Italy
Seventh Centenary of the Teaching of Astronomy in Bologna
Information: Fabrizio Bonoli - Dipartimento di Astronomia, via Zamboni 33, I-40126 Bologna, Italy, tel: +39(0)51 259301 - direct +39(0)51 259314, fax: +39(0)51 259407, e-mail: bonoli@bo.astro.it
URL: http://www.bo.astro.it/dip/Bartholomaeus.html

29-30 June, Chicago, IL, USA
History Sessions at the 109th Annual Meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Further information: Dr. Joseph S. Tenn, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609, USA, (707) 664-2594, Fax: (707) 664-2505, E-mail: joe.tenn@sonoma.edu
URL: http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/people/faculty/tenn/ASPHistory/1997.html

1-6 July, Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA
The 50th Anniversary Convention of The Astronomical League
Among the topics: Slide/paper presentations on League history
For more information contact: ALCON '97, c/o Chamberlin Observatory, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208-0202, USA
URL: http://www.du.edu/~pryan/alcon97.html

6-10 July, Lisbon, Portugal
17th International Conference on the History of Cartography
Conference themes: Cartography and Diplomacy, The Cartography of the Indian Ocean, The Cartography of sub-Saharan Africa, Portuguese Cartography, Other subjects
Contacts: CNCDP, Casa dos Bicos, Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 1100 Lisboa, Portugal, Tel: (+351-1) 888 48 27, Fax: (+351-1) 887 33 80, e-mail: cncdp@mail.telepac.pt
URL: http://ihr.sas.ac.uk/maps/lisbon.html

11-13 July, Cambridge, UK
Natural Catastrophes during Bronze Age Civilisations: Archaeological, Geological and Astronomical Perspectives
For further details, contact: Dr Benny J Peiser, Liverpool John Moores University, School of Human Sciences, Byrom Street, Liverpool L3 3AF, United Kingdom, Tel 0151-231 2490, Fax 0151 298 1261, Email: B.J.Peiser@livjm.ac.uk
URL: http://www.knowledge.co.uk/sis/cambconf.htm
Or see the announcement in ENHA 21.

25-30 July, Liege, Belgium
XXth International Congress of the History of Science
First circular, indicating interest in further mailings from:
Centre d'Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques, Universite de Liege, Avenue des Tilleuls 15, B-4000 Liege, Belgium URL: http://www.cilea.it/history/DHS/Liege%20conference.htm

4-14 August, Uppsala, Sweden
Global Change and History of Geophysics and Related Disciplines
Contact: Dr. Wilfried Schroeder, Hechelstr. 8, D-28777 Bremen-Roennebeck, Germany

18-30 August, Kyoto, Japan
XXIIIrd General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union
URLs: LOC WWW page: http://www.tenmon.or.jp/iau97/
See also IAU Information Bulletin No. 78 and IAU Information Bulletin No. 79.
For information about history of astronomy at the XXIIIrd GA see Item 1 in ENHA 20.

24-28 August, Prague, Czech Republic
The Science and Technology of Rudolfinian Time
Contact address: Jaroslav Folta, "R-II", National Technical Museum, Kostelni 42, Cz-170 78 Praha 7, Czech Republic, fax: ++ (42 2) 379151, E-mail:iso@ntm.anet.cz, med@ntm.anet.cz
For more information see the announcement in ENHA 21.

1 - 5 September, Odessa, Ukraine
International Conference on Variable Stars (dedicated to the 90th Anniversary of V.P.Tsessevich)
Contact: Prof.V.G. Karetnikov, Astronomical Observatory, Odessa State University, T.G. Shevchenko Park, Odessa 170014, Ukraine, phone: 70482 228 442, E-mail: root@astro.odessa.ua

2-6 September, Gdansk, Poland
6th Conference of the European Society for Astronomy in Culture
Contacts: Dr. Arnold Lebeuf, SEAC Conference, Department of the Historical Anthropology, Warsaw University, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, Warsaw, Poland; Fax: (48-22) 826-90-30, (48-22) 826-75-20, E-mail: uzLebeuf@if.uj.edu.pl; Dr. Marek Wysoczynski, SEAC Conference, Central Maritime Museum, ul. Szeroka 67/68, 80-835 Gdansk, Poland, Fax: (48-58) 31-84-53
For more information see the announcement in ENHA 20.

9-12 September, Mykolayiv, Ukraine
International Conference "The Role of Ground-Based Astrometry in the Post-HIPPARCOS Period", to be held in honour of the 175th anniversary of the Mykolayiv [Nikolaev] Astronomical Observatory.
The history of the observatory is one of the programme topics.
Organizing Committee: Ukraine, 327030, Mykolayiv, Observatorna 1, Mykolayiv Astronomical Observatory, fax: (380512) 35 25 56, e-mail: mao175@mao.nikolaev.ua
URL: http://aries.usno.navy.mil/ad/iau/nikol.html

11-14 September, Chicago, USA
Annual Meeting of the North American Sundial Society
Contacts: George McDowell, 24 Indian Lane, One West, Baltimore, MD 21210; Phone (410) 528-1282 and (410) 435-8306; e-mail 104076.1373@compuserve.com
For more information see the announcement in ENHA 20.

Sept. 12-15, Mt. Wilson, USA
Sixth Annual Convention of the Antique Telescope Society
Registration: Bart Fried, e-mail: nuvista@compuserve.com
For more information see the announcement in EMA 23.

14 September 1997, Cittadella (PD), Italy Unione Astrofili Italiani, XXIX Congresso Nazionale, Sessione I: Storia e Cultura Astronomica
Chairman: Francesco Azzarita, Via Fanelli 206 M, 70125 Bari, Italy
ULR (of the Congresso Nazionale): http://www.mclink.it/mclink/astro/uai_cong.htm

15-18 September, Munich, Germany
Workshop on History of Philosophy of Science
Information: Michael Heidelberger Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Institut fuer Philosophie, Unter den Linden 6, D-10099 Berlin, Germany Tel. +49-30-2093-2852 (Sekr.: -2206, Fax: -2209), E-mail: michael=heidelberger@rz.hu-berlin.de
URL: http://scistud.umkc.edu/hopos/conf-call.html

15 - 19 September, Beijing, China
The Second International Symposium on Astronomical Exchange between China and Other Countries
Place: Old Beijing Observatory
Registration: Director Cui Shi Zhu, Beijing Ancient Observatory, Beijing, P.R. China
Registration forms may also be requested from: Dr. Eckehard Schmidt, Postfach 4616, D-90025 Nuernberg, Germany, Fax: (++911) 5 86 55 49

22 September, Innsbruck, Austria
Scientific meeting of the Working Group for the History of Astronomy in the framework of the Annual Meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft.
Information: Dr. Anneliese Schnell, E-mail: schnell@astro.ast.univie.ac.at
URL: http://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/~pbrosche/aa/treffen1997.html (in German)

26 - 28 September, Regensburg, Germany
80th Annual Meeting of the German Society for the History of Medicine, Science and Technology (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik) on the theme "Experiment - Instrument"
Informationen: Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel, Lehrstuhl fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Universitaet Regensburg, D-93040 Regensburg, Germany, Tel. +49-941-943-3661/59, Fax +49-941-943-4992, E-mail: Christoph.Meinel@psk.uni-regensburg.de URL: http://www.uni-regensburg.de/Fakultaeten/phil_Fak_I/Philosophie/Wissenschaftsgeschichte/veranst.htm#Tagung

26-28 September, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
Conference: "Astronomy, Astrology und History"
This interdisciplinary conference will discuss how seriously "astrology" has to be taken today and which importance it has had from the point of view of Philipp Melanchthon.
Informationen: Evangelische Akademie Sachsen-Anhalt, Schlossstr. 15, D-06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany

3-5 October 1997, Porto San Giorgio (Ascoli Piceno), Italy
Annual meeting of the Italian gnomonists
Further information: Francesco Azzarita, azzarita.f@teseo.it

6-19 October, Pasadena, CA, USA
Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting
Contacts: Prof. Miriam R. Levin, SHOT Program Chair, Program in History of Technology and Science, History Department, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA Tel: 216-368-2380, Fax: 216-368-4681
URL: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/societies/shot/#Shot

10-11 October, Schloss Seggau near Leibnitz (Steiermark), Austria
Annual Meeting of the Working Group for Sundials in the Austrian Astronomical Society (Arbeitsgruppe Sonnenuhren im Oesterreichischen Astronomischen Verein)
Information: Karl Schwarzinger, Am Tigls 76A, A-6073 Sistrans, Austria, Phone and Fax: 0512 / 37 8 68

22 October - 1 November, Moscow, Russia
International Conference "Paleoastronomy: Sky and Mankind"
Contacts: Euro-Asian Astronomical Society, Sternberg Astronomical Institute, 13, Universitetskij prosp., Moscow 119899, Russia, Phone/Fax: (7-095) 9328844, Fax (7-095) 9390126, E-mail: boch@astronomy.msk.su
For more information see the announcement in ENHA 22.

24-26 October, Binghamton, New York, USA
Philosophy and Imagination
Potential topics for papers include but are not limited to the following: Allegory, myth, and symbolism in ancient or medieval philosophy; Imagination as a unifying dimension of human experience; Imagination, myth, and epistemology; Iconography, philosophy, and the liberal arts.
Contacts: David Fideler, ALEXANDRIA, PO Box 6114, Grand Rapids, MI 49516, USA
URL: http://www.cosmopolis.com/files/imagination.html
Or see the announcement in ENHA 21.

10-14 November, Padova, Italy
Guiseppe Toaldo and his Time (1719-1797)
Conference Office: Luisa Pigatto - CONVEGNO TOALDO - c/o Osservatorio Astronomico, Vicolo dell'Osservatorio, 5, 35122 Padova, Italy Tel. / Phone (49) 8293469, Fax (49) 8759840, E-Mail Toaldo@astrpd.pd.astro.it
URL: http://www.pd.astro.it/toaldo/
Or see the announcement in ENHA 21.

For general history of science meetings and conferences see also: History of science: Meetings.

For general astronomical meetings and conferences see also: International Astronomy Conferences and Meetings.

Wolfgang R. Dick

Latest update: 20 Jan 1999