History of Astronomy : Meetings

History of Astronomy Conference Calendar 2000

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

January 15, Atlanta, GA, USA
195th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society
Session 123. HAD: Doggett, Copernicus and the Documentation of Astronomy
Session 130. HAD: The Papers of the Century
URLs: http://www.aas.org/publications/baas/v31n5/aas195/S1230.htm

February, Moscow, Russia
Giordano Bruno and our Epoch
Contact addresses: lmg@sai.msu.ru (Dr. Lev M. Gindilis, SAI MSU), boch@sai.msu.ru (EAAS)
See also the announcement in ENHA 37, Item 3.

March, Munich, Germany
History of Geophysics and Space Physics
One day session during the Annual Meeting of the German Geophysical Society
For further information contact: Dr. Wilfried Schroeder, Hechelstrasse 8, D-28777 Bremen-Roennebeck, Germany.
See also this Announcement

March 3-5, Seattle, WA, USA
Prayer, Magic, and the Stars in the Ancient and Late Antique World
An interdisciplinary symposium
Contacts: Dr. Scott Noegel, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, Box 353120, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA, Office: 206-543-3606, Dept: 206-543-6033, Fax: 206-685-7936
URL: http://faculty.washington.edu/snoegel/stars.html

March 31 - April 2, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England
British Sundial Society Conference
Place: Royal Agricultural College
Contacts: David Young (Secretary BSS), 112, Whitehull Road, London E4 6DW, England, e-mail: davidsun@lineone.net

April 7-8, Hamburg, Germany
The Popularization of Sciences, international Symposium on occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Institut fuer Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Mathematik und Technik; includes presentations on history of astronomy
Information: Gudrun Wolfschmidt, e-mail wolfschmidt@math.uni-hamburg.de

April 10-12, Leeds, UK
Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical - an interdisciplinary Conference
Place: University of Leeds
Deadlines: 1 June 1999
Further Information: Dr. J. R. Topham, School of Philosophy, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK, e-mail: j.r.topham@leeds.ac.uk (no file attachments please), tel: 0114-2228484 or 0113-2333280, fax: 0114-2228481 or 0113-2333265
See also this Announcement

April 10-15, Rome, Italy
Societa Astronomica Italiana, XLIV Congresso Nazionale
With a history of astronomy session
URL: http://www.mporzio.astro.it/~sait2000/

April 25-27, Leiden, The Netherlands
Looking Ahead In Wonder: From Comets To The Universe. Oort Centenary Symposium
The program will focus on the areas of research to which Jan Oort himself has made fundamental contributions, or in which he was specially interested.
Contact: Janet Soulsby, Leiden Observatory, Postbus 9513, NL 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands, Tel: 31 71 5275833, Fax: 31 71 5275819, e-mail: oortsymp@strw.leidenuniv.nl
URL: http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl/~oortsymp/

April 29 - May 2, Long Beach, CA, USA
April Meeting 2000 of the American Physical Society
Session Q22: FHP: New Perspectives on the Development of Ancient Astronomy
URLs: http://www.aps.org/meet/APR00/

May 24-29, Moscow, Russia
Symposium "Astronomy of ancient civilizations" associated to JENAM-2000
Contacts: Edward E.Kaurov, Universitetskij prospect 13, 119899 Moscow, Russia, fax: 7 095 9328844, e-mail: kaurov@sai.msu.ru
See also the announcement in ENHA 39, Item 4.
URLs: http://www.iap.fr/eas/jenam2000/

June 1-4, Bielefeld, Germany
Annual Meeting of the Sundial Group [Arbeitskreises Sonnenuhren] in the German Chronometric Society [Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Chronometrie]
Lectures, visit to a museum and excursion to sundials between Teutoburg Forest and Weser.
Contacts: Klaus Eichholz, Zum Ruhrblick 5, D-44797 Bochum, Tel. (0234) 793500, Fax 793554, e-mail Keichholz@t-online.de

June 5-6, Rochester, NY, USA
196th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society
Session 1. Planetary Rings: a Brief History of Observation and Theory
Session 14. SOFIA, Clusters, Education and History
Session 24. Education, History
URLs: http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas196/program/index.html

June 23-24, London, UK
Portraiture and Scientific Identity
A copy of the final programme can be sent to those who provide the Education Department of the National Portrait Gallery (St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE) with a stamped addressed envelop marked 'BSHS conference'.
Further information: Professor Ludmilla Jordanova, School of World Art Studies and Museology, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, UK, e-mail: l.jordanova@uea.ac.uk
See also this Announcement

July 6-9, Vienna, Austria
Third International History of Philosophy of Science Conference (HOPOS 2000)
Submissions may be in English, German or French.
Address inquiries to: Institute Vienna Circle, Museumstrasse 5/2/17, A-1070 Wien, Austria, Phone/Fax.: +431-526-1005, e-mail: i_v_c@ping.at (please refer to "HOPOS 2000" in the subject line)
URL: http://hhobel.phl.univie.ac.at/wk/hop2000.html

August 7-19, Manchester, UK
XXIVth General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union
Joint Discussion 6: "Applied Historical Astronomy"
Comm. 41 "History of Astronomy" Business meeting
Special session on the inventory and preservation of archives and artifacts
Contacts: Dr Steven J. Dick, U.S. Naval Observatory, 3450 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20392-5420, USA, e-mail: dick@ariel.usno.navy.mil

August 18-20, San Francisco, CA, USA
North American Sundial Society 6th Annual International Conference
Contacts: Frederick W. Sawyer III, 8 Sachem Drive, Glastonbury CT 06033, USA, fax: 860-403-5295, email: frederick.sawyer.es.72@aya.yale.edu
URL: http://sundials.org/conference/
Or see the announcement in ENHA 43, Item 2.

August 21-23, Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK
P Cygni 2000: 400 Years of Progress
Contact: Mart de Groot, Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DG, Northern Ireland, UK, Tel: 44 28 37 522928, Fax: 44 28 37 527174, e-mail: mdg@star.arm.ac.uk
URL: http://www.arm.ac.uk/~mdg/

September 4-8, Oxford, UK
XIX Scientific Instrument Symposium organised by the Scientific Instrument Commission of the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science
Contacts: Dr. James A. Bennett, Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AZ, Great Britain, e-mail: jim.bennett@History-of-Science.oxford.ac.uk
URL: http://www.sic.iuhps.org/conf2000/

September 15, London, UK
Ideas Whose Time Had Come, a British Society for the History of Science/Royal Institution conference
Includes also papers on cases from the history of astronomy.
Contacts: BSHS Executive Secretary, 31 High Street, Stanford in the Vale, Faringdon, Oxon SN7 8LH, UK
See also the announcement in ENHA 43, Item 3.

September 15-16, Mariapfarr/Lungau, Austria
Annual Meeting of the Working Group for Sundials in the Austrian Astronomical Society (Arbeitsgruppe Sonnenuhren im Oesterreichischen Astronomischen Verein)
Contacts: Mag. Peter Husty, Burgfriedstr. 1, A-5400 Hallein, Austria, Tel.: +43(0)6245 - 73304, e-mail: husty_mascha@utanet.at

September 18, Bremen/Lilienthal, Germany
International Relations in Astronomy
Colloquium of the Working Group for the History of Astronomy in the Astronomische Gesellschaft
URL: http://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/~pbrosche/aa/bremen2000/

September 22-24, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA
JASHOPS 2000: Joint Atlantic Seminar in the History of the Physical Sciences - Interactions Between the History and the Philosophy of Science
Submitted papers should be concrete historical investigations on any topic in the history of physics, astronomy, chemistry, biophysics or geosciences. All are invited to submit papers, though preference will be given to students and recent Ph.D.'s.
Contacts: e-mail: jashops+@pitt.edu
URL: http://www.pitt.edu/~jashops/

October 13-15, Flagstaff, AZ, USA
Meeting of the Antique Telescope Society
Contacts: John W. Briggs, Apache Point Observatory, Sunspot, NM 88349, USA, tel. 505-437-6822, fax 505-434-5555, e-mail jwb@hale.yerkes.uchicago.edu

October 14-15, Antwerp, Belgium
International Solar Eclipse Conference
Including presentations on historical eclipses.
Contacts: Patrick Poitevin, e-mail: patrick_poitevin@hotmail.com
See also the announcement in ENHA 41, Item 3.
URL: http://www.eclipsechasers.net/

October 19-22, Montreal, Canada
The Stewart Museum Globe Symposium
Contacts: Nadia Hammadi, Stewart Museum, PO Box 1200, Station A, Montreal (Qc), H3C 2Y9, Canada, Tel: (514) 861-6703, ext. 260, Fax: (514) 284-0123, e-mail: nhammadi@stewart-museum.org
See also the announcement in ENHA 43, Item 4.

October 29-30, Tacoma, Washington, USA
One Hundred Years of the Quantum: From Max Planck to Entanglement
Sessions: (1) historical perspectives on Planck's work and the early development of quantum mechanics, (2) twentieth-century debates about the interpretation of quantum mechanics, (3) new topics in quantum physics, including quantum optics and quantum computing.
Deadline for submission of contributed papers: March 1, 2000
Deadline for registration: September 1, 2000
Contact: Prof. Alan Thorndike, Dept. of Physics, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA. (253) 879-3817, e-mail: thorndike@ups.edu
URL: http://www.ups.edu/physics/maxplanck

November 2-5, Cleveland, USA
Annual Sixteenth Century Studies Conference
Papers on all topics of early modern history of science and medicine are invited.
Contacts: Gerhild Scholz Williams, Department of German, Box 1104, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. 63130, Phone 314-935-5151, e-mail: gerhild_williams@aismail.wustl.edu

November 22-25, Madrid, Spain
100 Years of Quantum Theory - History, Physics and Philosophy
Contacts: Prof. Andres Rivadulla, e-mail: Centenariofisicacuantica@filos.ucm.es
URL: http://fs-morente.filos.ucm.es/centenario/index.htm

November 23-26, Goettingen, Germany
Goettingen and the Development of the Natural Sciences: Perspectives on Place and the Professoriate
Contacts: Nicolas Rupke, Institut fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Humboldtallee 11, D-37073 Goettingen, Germany, e-mail: nrupke@gwdg.de

December 14-16, Berlin, Germany
Symposium on The Foundations of Quantum Physics before 1935
Contacts: Dr. Dieter Hoffmann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Wilhelmstr. 44, D-10117 Berlin, e-mail dh@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

December 31, 2000-January 6, 2001, Palermo (Sicily), Italy
The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena ("INSAP III")
Contacts: Prof. Salvatore Serio, serio@oapa.astropa.unipa.it, Dr. Rolf M. Sinclair, rolf@santafe.edu, Prof. Raymond E. White, rwhite@as.arizona.edu
For further information, see the announcement in ENHA 42, Item 2.

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. Created: 11 Jan 1999. Latest update: 7 July 2000