IAU Commission 41 : Bibliographies


[Distributed first as attachment to HAD News No. 41, Aug. 1997. - Covers literature published between 1989 and 1997.]

Books and Pamphlets

Ælfwine's prayerbook (London, British Library, Cotton Titus D. xxvi + xxvii). Edited by Beate Günzel. London, Published for the Henry Bradshaw Society by the Boydell Press, 1993. 227 p. facsims. (Henry Bradshaw Society series, v. 108)
See particularly the sections entitled "Computistical Contents," "Prognostics," "Ælfric, De temporibus anni," and "The Calendar" (p. 16-49), and, in the appendix, "Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts Containing Computistical Material" (p. 203-204).

Astronomical traditions in past cultures. Proceedings of the first annual general meeting of the European Society for Astronomy in Culture (SEAC), Smolyan, Bulgaria, 31 August-2 September 1993. Edited by Vesselina Koleva and Dimiter Kolev. Sofia, Institute of Astronomy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, National Astronomical Observatory Rozhen, 1996. 185 p. illus., facsims., maps, plans.

Contents: Ruggles, C. L. N. New approaches to the investigation of astronomical symbolism within the ritual landscapes of the prehistoric British Isles.--Murray, W. B. The Northeast Mexican petroglyphic counting tradition: a methodological summary.--Meech, K. J., and F. X. Warther. Kumu Kahi. First beginnings: astronomy and cosmic architecture in ancient Hawai'i.--Muglova, P., and A. Stoev. The limits of cognition in the archaeoastronomical interpretations.--Stanescu, F. C. Methodological considerations concerning the archaeoastronomical research of Sarmizegetusa-Regia, Romania.--Schlosser, W. Some simple techniques and devices useful in practical field-archaeoastronomy.--Dermendjiev, V. N., and P. Valev. Evidence for astronomical and mathematical knowledge of the ancient Thracians.--Valev, P. Mathematical-astronomical study of Thracian cult constructions (tombs).--Tichy, F. Report on observations and investigations of archaeoastronomically relevant structures in Southern Germany.--Iwaniszewski, S. Archaeoastronomical investigations at Biskupin, Poland (Early Bronze Age enclosure and Early Iron Age settlement)--first results.--Stoev, A., and Y. Varbanova. Positional systems for solar and lunar observations in the archaic cultures in Bulgaria.--Barrios García, J. Some remarks about the astronomical orientation of the pyramids of Chacona (Güímar, Tenerife).--Murray, W. B. The Holy Place: a view from afar.--Nikolov, N. S. The dissemination of the ancient astronomical knowledge of Slav peoples in the Middle Ages Europe.--Frank, R. M. Hunting the European Sky Bears: when bears ruled the earth and guarded the gate of heaven.--Nedialkov, P. Comets as a prototype of St. Michael the Archangel's fiery sword in the Bulgarian iconographic tradition.--Lebeuf, A. The Milky Way, a path of the souls.--Raduncheva, A. Aeneolithic astronomical observations and mythological beliefs.--Siarkiewicz, E. The moon and the genesis of the Mesoamerican 260-day count system.--Koleva, V. Calendar in the Cult Scene from Ovcharovo.

Bougis, Francis. À propos du Grand Menhir brisé de Locmariaquer. 2. éd. Le Bono (Morbihan), 1994. 312 p. illus., maps. + 1 annex.

Contents: 1. ptie. Ce qu'il est et ce qu'il fut.--2. ptie. La technologie néolithique.--3. ptie. Le Grand Menhir et les astres. A. L'observation lunaire. B. La datation par l'astronomie. C. Le Grand Menhir centre d'un grand observatoire lunaire.--4. ptie. La ruine du Grand Menhir.--Conclusion.
The volume of annexes (108 p. illus.) supplements the first three parts of the main work.

Brennan, Martin. The stones of time: calendars, sundials, and stone chambers of ancient Ireland. Rochester, Vt., Inner Traditions International, 1994. 216 p. illus., maps, plans.

Reissuance, with a new epilogue, of a work first published in 1983 by Thames and Hudson in London as The Stars and the Stones; Ancient Art and Astronomy in Ireland.

Bronshten {Bronsht\.en}, Vitalii {Vitali\u{\i}} A. Mikhail Anatolevich Vilev, 1893-1919. Moskva, Nauka, 1995. 125 p. illus., facsims., ports. (Seriia "Nauchno-biograficheskaia literatura")

Burnett, Charles S. F. Magic and divination in the Middle Ages. Texts and techniques in the Islamic and Christian worlds. Aldershot, Hants, Brookfield, Vt., Variorum, 1996. [341], 7, 11, 4, 3 p. (Collected studies series, C557)

Partial contents: 1. Talismans: magic as science? Necromancy among the seven liberal arts (1994).--2. Adelard, Ergaphalau and the science of the stars (1987).--3. Arabic, Greek, and Latin works on astrological magic attributed to Aristotle (1987).--4. The translating activity in medieval Spain (1992).--5. The legend of the three Hermes and Abu {Ab\=u} Ma'shar's Kitab al-Uluf {Kit\=ab al-Ul\~uf} in the Latin Middle Ages (1976).--6. Hermann of Carinthia and the Kitab al-Isamatis {Kit\=ab al-Isam\=at\={\i}s}: further evidence for the transmission of hermetic magic (1981).--7. The kitb al Isams and a manuscript of astrological and astronomical works from Barcelona (Biblioteca de Catalunya, 634) (revision of the unpublished English original version of an article published in Catalan in 1987).--8. Scandinavian runes in a Latin magical treatise. Postscript by Marie Stoklund (1983).--9. The Conte de Sarzana magical manuscript (unpublished).--17. What is the Experimentarius of Bernardus Silvestris? A preliminary survey of the material (1977).--18. A note on two astrological fortune-telling tables (1988).--19. The astrologer's assay of the alchemist: early references to alchemy in Arabic and Latin texts (1992).

Convegno internazionale sul tema: Archeologia e astronomia: esperienze e prospettive future (Roma, 26 novembre 1994). Roma, Accademia nazionale dei Lincei, 1995. 159 p. illus., maps, plans. (Atti dei convegni Lincei, 121)

Contents: Moscati, S. [Saluto della Presidenza dell'Accademia]--Ruggles, C. L. N. The past, present and future of archaeoastronomy.--Iwaniszewski, S. Archaeoastronomy and cultural astronomy: methodological issues.--Archeoastronomia: metodi scientifici ed esperienze. Sena Chiesa, G. Il vicus romano di Calvatone-Bedriacum: l'evidenza archeologica, gli orientamenti strutturali, le interpretazioni archeoastronomiche. Traversari, G. Esperienze archeo-astronomiche nell'isola di Murano, a Venezia. Romano, G. Archeoastronomia: metodi scientifici ed esperienze.--Dolmen e sepolcri a tumulo nella Puglia centrale e in Sardegna: aspetti archeologici e astronomici. Vlora, N. R. L'ambiente naturale. Striccoli, R. Aspetti archeologici. Proverbio, E. Dolmen, tombe di gigante e sepolcri a tumulo in Puglia e in Sardegna: aspetti astronomici.--Tinè, S. I due santuari di Monte d'Accoddi.--Castellani, V. Necropoli di tumuli ed archeoastronomia.--Lebeuf, A. Architecture, peinture, astronomie.--Moscati, P. Informatica nelle ricerche archeoastronomiche.--Pettinato, G. Archeologia e astronomia in Mesopotamia.--Lanfranchi, G. Astronomia e politica in età neo-assira.--Hunger, H. Babylonian astronomical texts.

Diacu, Florin, and Philip Holmes. Celestial encounters: the origins of chaos and stability. Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1996. xv, 233 p. illus., ports.

"We have a twofold aim in this book. We wish first to relate some historical developments in celestial mechanics and dynamical systems theory, and in doing so, attempt to re-create the social and intellectual milieus in which the people responsible for them lived. Second, we hope to explain in some depth the mathematical ideas and methods that these pioneers left for us, and on which our own--far smaller--contributions have been built."

La Diffusione del copernicanesimo in Italia, 1543-1610. A cura di Massimo Bucciantini, Maurizio Torrini. Firenze, L. S. Olschki, 1997. 272 p. illus. (Biblioteca di Nuncius. Studi e testi, 21)

Contents: Torrini, M. Introduzione.--Granada, M. A. Giovanni Maria Tolosani e la prima reazione romana di fronte al De revolutionibus: la critica di Copernico nell'opuscolo De coelo et elementis.--Proverbio, E. Francesco Giuntini e l'utilizzo delle tavole copernicane in Italia nel XVI secolo.--Helbing, M. O. Mobilità della Terra e riferimenti a Copernico nelle opere dei professori dello Studio di Pisa.--Betti, G. L. Il copernicanesimo nello Studio di Bologna.--Peruzzi, E. Critica e rielaborazione del sistema copernicano in Giovanni Antonio Magini.--Dollo, C. Le ragioni del geocentrismo nel Collegio Romano (1562-1612).--Gatto, R. Copernico tra i gesuiti del Collegio napoletano.--Paolella, A. Il cielo stellato in Copernico e nella Coelestis physiognomonia di G. B. della Porta.--Ingegno, A. Cardano e Bruno. Altri spunti per una storia dell'uomo perfetto.--Ricci, S. I Lincei e le novità celesti prima del Nuncius sidereus.--Bucciantini, M. Galileo e la nova del 1604.--Vittone, A. A., and G. Busarello. Il problema delle supernovae storiche.

Fantoli, Annibale. Galileo: for Copernicanism and for the Church. Translation by George V. Coyne. 2d ed., rev. and corr. Città del Vaticano, Vatican Observatory Publications; Notre Dame, Ind., Distributed by the University of Notre Dame Press, 1996. xx, 567 p. illus. (Studi Galileiani, v. 3)

Translation of Galileo per il Copernicanesimo e per la Chiesa.
Contents: Introduction. From the traditional worldview to the theory of Copernicus.--ch. 1. Galileo enters on stage: from his birth to his years in Padua.--ch. 2. The telescopic discoveries. The beginning and growth of the controversies.--ch. 3. Epilogue to the Scriptural controversy: the De revolutionibus is listed on the Index.--ch. 4. The controversy about comets and The Assayer. Maffeo Barberini is elected Pope.--ch. 5. The resumption of the Copernican program. The Dialogue is published.--ch. 6. The storm breaks loose. The trial and condemnation of Galileo.--ch. 7. The "Galileo affair" from the trial's end until today.

Ferris, Timothy. The whole shebang: a state-of-the-universe(s) report. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1997. 393 p. illus.

Festa, Egidio. L'erreur de Galilée. Paris, Austral, 1995. 431 p. illus. (Collection Diversio)

"Discours du Saint-Père à l'Académie pontificale des Sciences. Samedi 31 octobre 1992": p. 387-406.

Flamsteed, John. The correspondence of John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal. v. 2. 1682-1703. Compiled and edited by Eric G. Forbes, and (for Maria Forbes) by Lesley Murdin and Frances Willmoth. Bristol, Philadelphia, Institute of Physics Pub., 1997. xlvii, 1095 p. illus., facsims.

Provides texts of letters 451-900 and official documents 9-16.
"Biographical Notes": p. 1031-1052.

Galilei, Galileo. Galileo on the world systems. A new abridged translation and guide [by] Maurice A. Finocchiaro. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1997. 425 p. illus.

The translation of selections from the Dialogo ... sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo is accompanied by "a considerable amount of commentary designed to provide an introduction to the reading, understanding, appreciation, and criticism of this classic work."

Glass, Ian S. Victorian telescope makers. The life and letters of Thomas and Howard Grubb. Bristol, Philadelphia, Institute of Physics Pub., 1997. 279 p. illus., ports.

"Appendix A. Publications by T Grubb": p. 231-233.
"Appendix B. Publications by H Grubb": p. 235-244.
"Appendix C. List of Grubb Telescopes etc.": p. 245-262.

González González, Francisco J. Astronomía y navegación en España, siglos XVI-XVIII. Madrid, Editorial MAPFRE, 1992. 283 p. illus., facsims., map. (Colecciones MAPFRE, 1492) (Colección Mar y América, 3)

González González, Francisco J., María Paz Gutiérrez, and José M. Merino. Catálogo de la Biblioteca del Real Observatorio de la Armada. San Fernando, Cádiz, Servicio de Publicaciones Armada, 1993. 174 p. facsims. (Boletín ROA, no. 5/93)

Provides brief entries for 1,311 items, listed alphabetically by main entry, with indexes of names and subjects.

Guth, Alan H. The inflationary universe: the quest for a new theory of cosmic origins. With a foreword by Alan Lightman. Reading, Mass., Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1997. xv, 358 p. illus., ports.

Hayman, Richard. Riddles in stone: myths, archaeology, and the ancient Britons. London, Rio Grande, Ohio, Hambledon Press, 1997. xiv, 332 p. illus., facsims., maps, plans, ports.

Astronomical interpretations are well represented; see particularly chapters 17-19, "The Sun and the Stars," "Sir Norman Lockyer and His Followers,", and "Stonehenge Decoded." Additional references to astronomy can be traced through the index.

Hetherington, Norriss S. Hubble's cosmology; a guided study of selected texts. Tucson, Pachart Pub. House, 1996. xx, 218 p. ports. (Pachart history of astronomy series, v. 11)

Contents: Preface.--1. Island universes. Hubble, E. P. Photographic investigations of faint nebulae.--2. Distances to spiral nebulae. Hubble, E. P. A spiral nebula as a stellar system, Messier 31.--3. The velocity-distance relation. Hubble, E. P. A relation between distance and radial velocity among extra-galactic nebulae.--4. An expanding universe. Hubble, E. P. The problem of the expanding universe.

Homet, Jean M. L'Observatoire de Haute-Provence. Préf. de Philippe Véron. Aix-en-Provence, Édisud, 1995. 39 p. illus. (part col.), col. map.

Contents: Le site de la cité des étoiles.--Histoire de l'observatoire.--Les instruments et leur histoire.--Les travaux et les jours.--La vie quotidienne à l'observatoire.--Les temps des interrogations.

Hübner, Wolfgang. Die Dodekatropos des Manilius (Manil. 2, 856-970). Stuttgart, F. Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden, 1995. 105 p. illus. (Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz. Geistes- und sozialwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, Jahrg. 1995, Nr. 6)

Hulley, Charles E. Dreamtime moon: aboriginal myths of the moon. With paintings and drawings by Ainslie Roberts. Chatswood, NSW, Reed Books, 1996. 79 p. illus. (part col.)

Internationale Coronelli-Gesellschaft für Globen- und Instrumentenkunde. Symposium, 8th, Prague, 1994. Bericht über das VIII. Symposium der Internationalen Coronelli-Gesellschaft in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Narodní Technické Muzeum, Praha, 1. bis 4. September 1994. Wien, 1995. 364 p., [16] p. of plates. illus. (part col.), facsims. (part col.), maps (part col.) (Der Globusfreund, Nr. 43/44)

Partial contents: Svejda {\v{S}vejda}, A. Die Globen im Besitz des Technischen Nationalmuseums Prag. The globes in the National Technical Museum, Prague.--Paviot, J. Ung mapmonde rond, en guise de pom(m)e: ein Erdglobus von 1440-44, hergestellt für Philipp den Guten, Herzog von Burgund.--Vogel, K. A. Armillarsphäre und frühe Globen vor 1492. Armillary sphere and early globes before 1492.--Babicz, J. Die Kugelgestalt der Erde als Grundlage des Modells der Kartenzeichnung von Gerhard Mercator bei der Redaktion der Ptolemäischen Geographie, 1578.--Oestmann, G. Johannes Stoeffler's celestial globe. Johannes Stoefflers Himmelsglobus.--Dekker, E. Conspicuous features on sixteenth century celestial globes. Bemerkenswertes auf Himmelsgloben aus dem 16. Jahrhundert.--Kunitzsch, P. European celestial globes with Arabic inscriptions. Europäische Himmelsgloben mit arabischen Inschriften.--Schmidt, R. Zur Arbeitsweise Vincenzo Coronellis. P. Vincenzo Coronelli's methods of work.--Baldwin, R. The celestial features of Cassini's celestial globe of 1792.--Lualdi, A. The Ubicini brothers: a poorly-known globe makers in the early 19th century Milan.--Pokorný, P. R. Zur Datierung des Himmelsglobus von Caspar Pflieger.--Mucha, L. Die Globen des Prager Astronomen Josef Georg Böhm (1807-1868).--Blunck, J. Die Geschichte der Globen des Mars und seiner Monde.--Peters, P. The restauration of two Mercator-Globes terrestrial and celestial. Restaurierbericht von Erd- und Himmelsgloben Mercators.--Sumira, S. The conservation of a celestial globe by Hondius of 1613. Die Konservierung eines Himmelsglobus von Hondius, 1613.--Muchová, M. Die alten Globen in der Sammlung des Museums für Kunstgewerbe in Prag.--Kummer, W. Globen nach 1850, Privatsammlung Ingelheim.

Jarolím, Miroslav. Katalog starých tisku Knihovny Astronomického ústavu AV CR {\v{C}R}. II. Ondejov, Stedisko vedeckých {v\v{e}deck\'ych} informací AsÚ AV CR {\v{C}R}, 1994. 123, [16] p. facsims. (Scripta astronomica, 6)

Contains detailed descriptions of 49 additional works and an entry supplementing item 26 in the catalog's first volume (which was cited in H.A.D.'s Newsletter no. 9).
An English translation of the author's introductory note appears on p. 8.

Jungnickel, Christa, and Russell McCormmach. Cavendish. Philadelphia, American Philosophical Society, 1996. 414 p., [16] p. of plates. illus., facsims., maps, ports. (American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia. Memoirs, v. 220)

In the fourth part, "Henry Cavendish," see particularly chapters 5-7, "Sky," "Earth," and "Weighing the World."

Kepler, Johannes. The harmony of the world. Translated into English with an introd. and notes by E. J. Aiton, A. M. Duncan, J. V. Field. Philadelphia, American Philosophical Society, 1997. xli, 549 p. illus., facsims., music. (American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia. Memoirs, v. 209)

Translation of his Harmonice mundi.

Leitner, Wilhelm. Der Sintflut-Mythos im Spannungsfeld von Wissenschaft, Kultur und Glauben. Eine Stellungnahme zu E. u. A. Tollmanns "Sintflut-Impakt-Theorie"--aus der Sicht der Geographie der Geisteshaltung. Bochum, Universitätsverlag Dr. N. Brockmeyer, 1994. 124 p. illus., maps. (Abhandlungen zur Geschichte der Geowissenschaften und Religion/Umwelt-Forschung, Beiheft 4)

Presents the case against the proposal that the Noachian Flood was caused by the impact of a comet in 7545 B.C., as published in 1992 by Edith Kristan-Tollmann and Alexander Tollmann.

Lerner, Michel P. Le monde des sphères. 1. Genèse et triomphe d'une représentation cosmique. Paris, Les Belles lettres, 1996. 403 p., [15] p. of plates. illus., facsims. (L'Ane d'or)

Contents: Avant-propos.--1. ptie. La naissance des sphères célestes.--2. ptie. Les sphères du point de vue de l'astronomie physique. Problèmes philosophiques.

Malmström, Vincent H. Cycles of the sun, mysteries of the moon; the calendar in Mesoamerican civilization. Austin, University of Texas Press, 1997. 282 p. illus., maps.

Manilius, Marcus. Il poema degli astri (Astronomica). v. 1, libri 1-2. Introduzione e traduzione di Riccardo Scarcia. Testo critico a cura di Enrico Flores. Commento a cura di Simonetta Feraboli e Riccardo Scarcia. Roma, Fondazione Lorenzo Valla; Milano, A. Mondadori, 1996. lxxix, 384 p. illus. (Scrittori greci e latini)

Latin text and Italian translation on facing pages.

Masani, Alberto. La cosmologia nella storia, fra scienza, religione e filosofia. Brescia, Editrice La Scuola, 1996. 410 p. illus., facsims. (Analisi e sintesi)

Contents: Premessa.--Castagnoli, C. Prefazione.--cap. 1. Dalle origini al Duecento.--cap. 2. Dal Trecento al Settecento.--cap. 3. L'Ottocento.--cap. 4. La prima metà del Novecento.--cap. 5. La seconda metà del Novecento.--cap. 6. Fra filosofia e scienza nella seconda metà del Novecento.

Mörzer Bruyns, W. F. J. The cross-staff: history and development of a navigational instrument. Zutphen, Vereeniging Nederlandsch Historisch Scheepvaart Museum, Rijksmuseum Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam, Walburg Instituut, 1994. 127 p. illus., facsims. (part col.), ports. (part col.)

A checklist (p. 46-88) "contains the numbered descriptions of 95 cross-staffs in chronological order of the date of manufacture. Most instruments are no longer complete."

Molenaar, A. M. De Jacobsladder: de astronomische dimensie van het boek Genesis in het licht van de zonkalender van de Dode-zeerollen. Blesdijke, 1995. 40 p. illus.

Cited in Brinkman's cumulatieve catalogus van boeken, 151. jaarg., 1996.

Morin, Jean Baptiste. Astrologia gallica. Book twenty-two, Directions. Translated from the Latin by James Herschel Holden. Tempe, Ariz., American Federation of Astrologers, 1994. xv, 292 p. illus.

Addenda provide extracts from other parts of the Astrologia Gallica, and some other relevant material is supplied in appendices.
The original work was first published in 1661, some years after the author's death.

Nebeker, Frederik. Astronomy and the geophysical tradition in the United States in the nineteenth century; a guide to manuscript sources in the library of the American Philosophical Society. Philadelphia, American Philosophical Society Library, 1991. 114 p. (American Philosophical Society Library Publication, no. 16)

Brief biographical sketches of 181 scientists accompany notes on relevant manuscripts held by the Society's library.
A portrait of Alexander Dallas Bache is reproduced on the front cover of the volume.

Parodi Isolabella, Alberto. Valiosa contribución a la astronomía internacional desde observatorios en el Perú: reseña histórica de los observatorios astronómicos de Monte Harvard, Chosica (1889-1890), y Carmen Alto, Arequipa (1890-1927). Una página de la historia de Arequipa. Lima, Consejo Nacional de Ciencias y Tecnología, 1989. 204 p. illus., plan, ports.

Paturi, Felix R. Harenberg Schlüsseldaten Astronomie. Von den Sonnenuhren der Babylonier zu den Raumsonden im 21. Jahrhundert. Dortmund, Harenberg Lexikon Verlag, 1996. 616 p. illus. (part col.), facsims., ports.

Peter Apian: Astronomie, Kosmographie und Mathematik am Beginn der Neuzeit, mit Ausstellungskatalog. Karl Röttel (Hrsg.). Eichstätt, Polygon-Verlag Buxheim, 1995. 360 p. illus. (part col.), facsims. (part col.), maps (part col.), ports. (part col.)

Contents: Röttel, K. Vorrede an den Leser.--Das Leben. Riese, B. Wendezeit--Sachsen zwischen 1485 und 1547. Hofmann, S. Das Umfeld Peter Apians. Witzlau, R. Ein Sachse auf dem Weg nach Bayern. Ernst, I. Peter Apian und die Schwarze Kunst in Ingolstadt. Schöner, C. Peter Apian und die Universität Ingolstadt: Aushängeschild oder Aussenseiter? Koch, G. Ein Brief und seine Geschichte. Röttel, K. Handschriftliches von Peter Apian. Hausfelder, E. Der Haus- und Grundbesitz Peter Apians in Ingolstadt, Oberbayern und der Oberpfalz. Füssl, W. "vil nit werth"?--Der Nachlass Peter Apians im Streit der Erben. Ebermeier, W. Apian und Landshut.--Astronomie und Astrologie. Scheuerer, K. Zeitbestimmung bei Apian. Wolfschmidt, G. Planeten, Kometen, Finsternisse: Peter Apian als Astronom und Instrumentenbauer. Schmeidler, F. Die Scheiben in Peter Apians Astronomicum Caesareum. Gingerich, O. A survey of Apian's Astronomicum Caesareum. Kunitzsch, P. Peter Apian und die Sternbilder. Mackensen, L. von. Der Astronom im Porträt: Nicolaus Prugner, ein Zeitgenosse des Apian und sein identifiziertes Gelehrtenbildnis. Müller-Jahncke, W. D., and K. Pfister. Astrologisches bei Apian. Schreyögg, D. Formen astrologischer Prognostik bei Apian. Biller, J. H. Die Wandkalender Peter Apians.--Kosmographie und Geographie. Lindgren, U. Was verstand Peter Apian unter "Geographie"? Lindgren, U. Was verstand Peter Apian unter "Kosmographie"? Finsterwalder, R. Die Genauigkeit der Kartierung Bayerns zur Zeit von Peter Apian (1495-1552). Röttel, K. Peter Apians Karten.--Mathematik und Physik. Kaunzner, W. Zur Mathematik Peter Apians. Riederer, F. Er lehrte Kaufleute, Kirchenmänner und Kaiser. Folkerts, M. Die Trigonometrie bei Apian. Folkerts, M. Beitrag Apians zu Mechanik und Magnetismus. Kühne, A. Peter Apian als Herausgeber der "Perspectiva communis" von Witelo.--Nachwirken. Betsch, G. Instrumente aus Peter Apians Nachlass. Brichzin, H. Peter und Philipp Apian--und die verpassten Chancen in der sächsischen Kartographie. Röttel, H., and W. Kaunzner. Die Druckwerke Peter Apians.--Röttel, K. Ausstellungskatalog.

Ramsey, John T., and A. Lewis Licht. The comet of 44 B.C. and Caesar's funeral games. Foreword by Brian G. Marsden. Atlanta, Ga., Scholars Press, 1997. xx, 236 p. illus. (American classical studies, no. 39)

Rohr, René R. J. Sundials: history, theory, and practice. With a foreword by Henri Michel. Translated by Gabriel Godin. New York, Dover Publications, 1996. 142 p. illus., facsims.

"... an unabridged and slightly altered republication of the first English translation (published by University of Toronto Press, Toronto, in 1970) of the original French work published by Gauthier-Villars, Montrouge, France, in 1965 under the title Les Cadrans solaires."
Color illustrations appear on the outside front and inside back covers.

Schmadel, Lutz D. Dictionary of minor planet names. 3d, rev. and enl. ed. Berlin, New York, Springer, 1997. 939 p. illus., facsim.

Schramm, Jochen. Sterne über Hamburg; die Geschichte der Astronomie in Hamburg. Hamburg, Kultur- & Geschichtskontor, 1996. 270 p. illus., facsims., map, plans, ports.

Contents: Vorwort.--Kometenangst.--Die Kalenderschreiber.--Beginn der wissenschaftlichen Astronomie.--Die Kunstrechner.--Der Hamburgische Correspondent.--Johann Beyer und die Sternwarte am Baumwall.--Aufklärung--Neubeginn im 18. Jahrhundert.--Baumeister und Wasserbauer, die Grossväter der Hamburger Sternwarte.--Edmund Gabory.--Johann Georg Repsold.--Die Altonaer Sternwarte.--Zittern im Wind, Christian Karl Ludwig Rümker.--Die Gründung der Hamburger Sternwarte.--Das Hamburger Planetarium.--Die Repsoldschen Werkstätten.--Fortgang auf der Altonaer Sternwarte.--Die Chronometermacher.--Kapitän Petersens Kochblasentheorie.--Aussteiger, Umzugsabsichten der Hamburger Sternwarte nach Bergedorf.--Reisebüro Sonne.--Wenn ich träume, bin ich in der Sternwarte; Kindheitserinnerungen von Hilda Ritz.--Glanzzeiten der Hamburger Sternwarte, die Zeit 1912 bis 1935.--Ich bin ein Jünger der Finsternis: Bernhard Schmidt.--Astronomie im Dritten Reich.--Neubeginn: die Nachkriegszeit.--Nachwort.

Schwäbische Forscher und Gelehrte: Lebensbilder aus sechs Jahrhunderten. Hrsg. von Helmuth Albrecht. Stuttgart, DRW-Verlag, 1992. 133 p. illus. (part col.), facsims. (part col.), maps (part col.), ports. (part col.)

Partial contents: Schröder, R. Michael Mästlin (1550-1631), Wegbereiter des kopernikanischen Weltbildes.--Sommer, J. Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), Gesetzgeber des Himmels.--Albrecht, H. Wilhelm Schickard (1592-1635), der "beidhändige Philosoph."--Roth, E. Tobias Mayer (1723-1762), Vermesser des Meeres, der Erde und des Himmels.--Hermann, A. Albert Einstein (1879-1955), das Jahrhundertgenie aus Ulm.

Siorvanes, Lucas. Proclus: Neo-Platonic philosophy and science. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1996. 340 p. map.

See particularly chapter 5, "The Challenge of Reality: Stars and Planets" (p. 262-316). A few additional references can be found by consulting the book's index.

Sun, Xiaochun, and Jacob Kistemaker. The Chinese sky during the Han: constellating stars and society. Leiden, New York, Brill, 1997. xx, 240 p., [10] p. of plates. illus. (part col., part fold.), facsims., map. (Sinica Leidensia, v. 38)

Contents: 1. Introduction.--2. Brief history of Chinese constellations.--3. Constellations of Shi Shi.--4. Development by Gan Shi and Wuxian Shi.--5. Philosophy of the Chinese sky.--6. Main structures in the sky and their meanings.--Appendix I. The constellations of Shi Shi.--Appendix II. The constellations of Gan Shi.--Appendix III. The constellations of Wuxian Shi.
"The Reconstructed Han Sky (Epoch: 100 B.C.)" is displayed on 6 folded charts at the end of the volume.

Svoboda, Svatopluk. Praha astrologická. Praha, Melantrich, 1994. 199 p. illus., facsims., ports.

"This book has been written as a critical study of the history of astrology in Bohemia and of the medieval astrology. It analyses horoscopes of many historical events and persons."
Contents: 1. díl. Dejiny {D\v{e}jiny} astrologie v Cechách {\v{C}ech\'ach}. [The history of astrology in Bohemia]--2. díl. Karluv most, ucebnice {u\v{c}ebnice} stredoveké {st\v{r}edov\v{e}k\'e} astrologie. [Charles Bridge, a textbook of medieval astrology]--3. díl. Historické príklady z stredoveku {st\v{r}edov\v{e}ku}. [Historical cases from the Middle Ages]--4. díl. Historické príklady {p\v{r}\'{\i}klady} z doby Rudolfínské. [Historical cases from the Rudolphine period]--5. díl. Záver {Z\'av\v{e}r} a vysvetlivky {vysv\v{e}tlivky}. [Conclusion and explanatory notes]
The first four sections are summarized in German (p. 169-184) and English (p. 185-199).

Taylor, J. Glen. Yahweh and the sun; biblical and archaeological evidence for sun worship in ancient Israel. Sheffield, JSOT Press, 1993. 308 p., [11] p. of plates. illus. (Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement ser., 111)

Tooth, Thomas. It was all a matter of time. Katoomba, NSW, 1993. 156 p. illus., ports.

"When the First Fleet sailed for Botany Bay in 1787, the art of navigation had just experienced the greatest revolution in its history. With the invention of the marine chronometer and an historic breakthrough in astronomy, navigational science had replaced rule of thumb and guess work. This is the story of the beginning of navigational science, its impact on early Australian history, and how the new science was used by Matthew Flinders to construct his charts of Australia. It is also the fascinating story of an early chronometer used by Flinders on HMS Investigator, which, after being returned to England in 1805, was not heard of again until recognised by the author in a Sydney museum in 1976."

Tracce di sole: orologi solari in Sudtirolo. [A cura di] Rosina Ruatti, Lucio Giudiceandrea. Ganesh Neumair (foto). Bolzano, Casa editrice Athesia, 1996. 192 p. illus. (part col.)

"Il presente volume è stato pubblicato nell'anno 1989 nella collana della rivista culturale ARUNDA."

Tradition, transmission, transformation. Proceedings of two conferences on pre-modern science held at the University of Oklahoma. Edited by F. Jamil Ragep and Sally P. Ragep with Steven Livesey. Leiden, New York, E. J. Brill, 1996. xxxiv, 591 p. illus. (Collection de travaux de l'Académie internationale d'histoire des sciences, t. 37)

Partial contents: Folkerts, M. Regiomontanus' role in the transmission and transformation of Greek mathematics.--Jones, A. On Babylonian astronomy and its Greek metamorphoses.--Pingree, D. Indian reception of Muslim versions of Ptolemaic astronomy.
Astronomy is treated in a number of other papers; see the index under Astronomy and its numerous cross references.

Ulugh Beg. Ulugbek Mukhammad Taragai {Taraga\u{\i}} (1394-1449) "Zidzh." Novye Guraganovy astronomicheskie tablitsy. Vstupitelnaia statia, perevod, kommentarii i ukazateli A. A. Akhmedova. Tashkent, Izd-vo "FAN" Akademii Nauk Respubliki Uzbekistan, 1994. 455 p. illus.

"Summary of Ulugbek's 'zij'": p. 452.

Wilhelm Beer: Genius der Astronomie und Ökonomie, 1797-1850. Ausstellung und Katalog, Jürgen Blunck. Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin--Preussischer Kulturbesitz, 1997. 156 p., [16] p. of col. plates. illus. (part col.), facsims., maps (part col.), plans, ports. (part col.) (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin--Preussischer Kulturbesitz. Ausstellungskataloge, n.F., 20)

Catalog of an exhibition (Jan. 4-Mar. 1, 1997) commemorating the 200th anniversary of Beer's birth.

Williams, Sheridan. UK solar eclipses from year 1 (an anthology of 3,000 years of solar eclipses). Leighton Buzzard, Eng., Clock Tower Press, 1996. [110] p. illus. (part col.), maps.

Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium "Georg Samuel Dörffel und seine Zeit," Plauen, 1993. Georg Samuel Dörffel (1643-1688), Theologe und Astronom. Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium "Georg Samuel Dörffel und seine Zeit," 23./24. Oktober 1993 in Plauen (Vogtl.). Plauen, Vogtland-Verlag, 1994. 163 p. illus., facsims., maps, music, ports.

Partial contents: Georg Samuel Dörffel, Theologe und Astronom.--Pfitzner, E. Neue Erkenntnisse zu Einzelproblemen der Dörffelforschung.--Hamel, J. Die Vorstellung von den Kometen seit der Antike bis ins 17. Jahrhundert--Tradition und Innovation.--Dorschner, J. Georg Samuel Dörffel und der Umbruch der Astronomie im 17. Jh.--Hinz, A. M. Die 350jährigen: Dörffel und Newton.


Ackermann, Silke. Empirie oder Theorie? Der Fixsternkatalog des Michael Scotus. In Convegno storico internazionale, 31st, Todi, 1994. Federico II e le nuove culture. Atti del XXXI Convegno storico internazionale, Todi, 9-12 ottobre 1994. Spoleto, Centro italiano di studi sull'Alto Medioevo, 1995. p. 287-302.

Alt, Peter A. Aufklärung über den Himmel: Aspekte literarischer Himmelsbilder im 18. Jahrhundert. Euphorion, 89. Bd., 4. Heft, 1995: 367-391.

Andreä, Johann V. De Christiani Cosmoxeni genitura, judicium. Gutachten von der Nativität des Christian Cosmoxenus. Hrsg., übersetzt und kommentiert von Roland Edighoffer. In his Nachrufe, Autobiographische Schriften, Cosmoxenus. Bearb., übersetzt und kommentiert von Frank Böhling, Roland Edighoffer, Wilhelm Kühlmann, Werner Straube. Stuttgart-Bad Canstatt, frommann-holzboog, 1995. (His Gesammelte Schriften, Bd. 2) p. 353-447.

"Nobis coelum erit Trinitas, Sol Christus, Luna Ecclesia, Planetae Doctores, Astra Electorum chori, Motus primus Antiquitas, Motus secundi temporum signa, Centrum verbum Dei, Ignis Fides, Aër suspiria et preces, Aqua nostri deliquum, Terra conatus, Dies anima, Nox corpus."

Andrews, A. David. Cyclopaedia of telescope makers. pt. 7 (T-Z). Irish astronomical journal, v. 24, July 1997: 125-192. illus., facsims., ports.

Includes, on p. 191-192, the first installment of an appendix, including corrigenda.

Aquilecchia, Giovanni. Tre schede su Bruno e Oxford. Giornale critico della filosofia italiana, anno 72, sett./dic. 1993: 376-393.

Contents: 1. Copernico nelle lezioni oxoniensi di Henry Savile (1573 ca.).--2. Alberico Gentili e Richard Hooker.--3. Gli Orsi d'Inghilterra.

Arias de Greiff, Jorge. Recepción inicial de la relatividad en Colombia. In Memorias del primer coloquio sobre ciencia, tecnología y cultura. Editores, Olga Restrepo Forero, Jorge Charum. Santa Fe de Bogotà, D.C., Editora Guadalupe, 1996. (Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales. Colección Memorias, no. 6) p. 49-58.

Aujac, Germaine. Le poème sur la sphère du Toulousain D. Ricard. Pallas, revue d'études antiques, no 42, 1995: 69-82. facsim.

The poem was published in 1796.
English summary: p. 174.

Baars, Jacob W. M. Radioteleskope. Historisch-technische Entwicklung eines neuen Instruments für die Astronomie. Die Sterne, Bd. 72, Heft 6, l996: 324-344. illus.

"Anhang 1. Hauptmerkmale eines Radioteleskops": p. 340-341.
"Anhang 2. Der Entwurf von Strukturen mit 'homologem' Verhalten": p. 341-343.
"Anhang 3. Teleskope mit voll belegter und räumlich verteilter Apertur": p. 343-344.

Barrow, John D. Stars in their ancient eyes. Times Higher education supplement, no. 1206, Dec. 15, 1995: 16. illus.

"Celestial bodies dictate the calendar and once stopped a war. John Barrow ponders their effect on the human race."

Baruffetti, Pietro. L'astrolabio di Barbiana. L'Astronomia, anno 19, febbr. 1997: 25-33. illus. (part col.), ports.

"Trent'anni fa moriva Don Lorenzo Milani. Lo ricordiamo attraverso il ruole che egli assegnò all'astronomia nella sua eccezionale esperienza didattica."
Includes two boxes, "Chi fu Don Milani" (p. 26-27) and "I suoi scritti" (p. 30).

Beebe, Reta. Clyde William Tombaugh. Physics today, v. 50, July 1997: 77. port.

Bernstein, Jeremy. Heaven's net: the meeting of John Donne and Johannes Kepler. American scholar, v. 66, spring 1997: 175-195.

Bhattacharyya, J. C. Anil Kumar Das (1902-1961). In Indian National Science Academy. Biographical memoirs of fellows. v. 19; 1994. New Delhi. p. 19-28. port.

The portrait faces p. 19.

Bochnícek {Bochn\'{\i}\v{c}ek}, Závis {Z\'avi\v{s}}. Jak byl objevený Neptun. [How Neptune was discovered] Kozmos, roc. {ro\v{c}.} 27, cís. {\v{c}\'{\i}s.} 5, 1996: 24-25. illus.

Böhm, Conrad. Friedrich Bessel e 61 Cyg. L'Astronomia, anno 19, febbr. 1997: 66-67. illus. (part col.), port. (Osservatorio del passato)

Böhm, Conrad. Halley e la cometa che ritorna. L'Astronomia, anno 19, apr. 1997: 68-69. col. illus., facsim., col. port. (Osservatorio del passato)

Böhm, Conrad. Victor Hess e i raggi cosmici. L'Astronomia, anno 19, magg. 1997: 68-69. col. illus., col. ports. (Osservatorio del passato)

Bost, Hubert. Utopie et pluralité des mondes: l'espace imaginaire comme lieu théologique à l'âge classique. Études théologiques & religieuses, t. 70, no 1, 1995: 1-13.

Breus, Tamara K. An unforgettable personality. Journal of geophysical research, v. 102, Feb. 1, 1997: 2027-2034.

About Konstantin Iosifovich Gringauz (1918-1993).

Brück, Mary T. Agnes Clerke's work as a scientific biographer. Irish astronomical journal, v. 24, July 1997: 193-198. ports.

Includes lists of the subjects, mostly astronomers, of the biographical sketches she contributed to the 11th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica and the Dictionary of National Biography.

Brück, Mary T. M A Orr (Mrs John Evershed), astronomer and Dantist. Astronomy & geophysics, v. 38, June/July 1997: 9.

Bugajak, Grzegorz. Wokól {Wok\'o\l} problemu przyczny Wielkiego Wybuchu. Some remarks concerning the problem of the cause of the Big Bang. Studia philosophiae christianae, r. 31, nr. 2, 1995: 167-183.

Summary in English.

Burtnyk, Kim. Canada's South American observatory. Sky news, v. 2, Jan./Feb. 1997: 18-21. col. illus., col. group port.

"The University of Toronto Southern Observatory celebrates 25 years of research at a spectacular site in Chile's Atacama Desert."
Includes two boxes, "Condor-Seeing" (p. 20) and "Getting There" (p. 21).

Buuren, A. M. J. van. 'Die scutter heeft dat licht den buc ghegeven': astronomie en theologie. De Nieuwe taalgids, 88. jaarg., jan. 1995: 39-50.

Analyzes a Middle Dutch poem from a mid-15th-century manuscript (Ms. germ. quart. 557) in the collections of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin--Preussischer Kulturbesitz.

Cappi, Alberto. Le intuizioni cosmologiche di Edgar A. Poe. L'Astronomia, anno 19, magg. 1997: 26-33. col. illus., col. ports.

"Lo scrittore americano immaginò un Universo in evoluzione dinamica, di dimensioni finite nello spazio e nel tempo. Avesse saputo dare corpo matematico alle sue intuizioni, avrebbe potuto ipotizzare la legge di Hubble un secolo prima."

Carey, Hilary M. New worlds, imaginary spaces and contingent reality: Columbus and astrology. Parergon, new ser., v. 12, Jan. 1995: 29-39.

Carl Sagan, a tribute. Planetary report, v. 17, May/June 1997: 4-19, 22. illus. (part col.), group port.

Contents: Chyba, C. F. Carl Sagan, teacher.--Mark, H. M. Carl Sagan, spokesman for science.--Carl Sagan timeline.--Murray, B. C. Carl Sagan, partner in exploration.--Drake, F. D. Carl Sagan, scientist.--Wachhorst, W. Carl Sagan, visionary.
See also the letters from William Green and Joel Greenberg in the July/Aug. issue, p. 3.

Chapin, Seymour L. Did Halley slay the calamitous comet dragon? Ideas about close-approaching comets from Whiston to Lalande. Griffith observer, v. 61, Mar. 1997: 2-9, 23. illus., port.

Additional illustrations appear on the outside front and back covers of the issue (captions on p. 3 and 17).

Chapman, Allan. War of the worlds. Times (London), Sept. 23, 1996: 14. illus.

"The discovery of the distant planet Neptune 150 years ago today sparked an international row."

Chappelet, Jeanine. Le Club des Pléiades a 30 ans: bilan et perspectives. L'Astronomie, v. 111, mars. 1997: 84-85.

Christianson, Gale E. The night the universe changed forever. Griffith observer, v. 61, June 1997: 4-10. illus., ports.

About one of the plates taken by Hubble on the night of Oct. 5, 1923, and what he learned from it.

Clayton, Geoffrey C. Jason A. Cardelli (1955-1996). Mercury, v. 26, July/Aug. 1997: 6.

Cocco, Gisèle. L'astrolabe plan: des traités à l'instrument, de l'instrument aux traités. In La Transmission des connaissances techniques. Tables rondes, Aix-en-Provence, avril 1993-mai 1994. Édité par M.-Cl. Amouretti et G. Comet. Aix-en-Provence, Université de Provence, Service des publications, 1995. (Cahiers d'histoire des techniques, 3) p. 99-110. illus.

Connochie-Bourgne, Chantal. Le cas de l'Image du monde: une encyclopédie du XIIIe siècle, ses sources antiques, l'apport médiéval. In La Transmission des connaissances techniques. Tables rondes, Aix-en-Provence, avril 1993-mai 1994. Édité par M.-Cl. Amouretti et G. Comet. Aix-en-Provence, Université de Provence, Service des publications, 1995. (Cahiers d'histoire des techniques, 3) p. 87-98.

"L'Image du monde est le premier texte de vulgarisation scientifique en français; il a été écrit en 1245 dans la région messine par un auteur inconnu par ailleurs, maître Gossuin de Metz."

Curtis, John B. Astral worship and the date of Deuteronomy. In Eastern Great Lakes and Midwest Biblical Societies. Proceedings. v. 14; 1994. Buffalo, N.Y., Canisius College. p. 87-93.

DeVorkin, David H. The military origins of the space sciences in the American V-2 era. In National military establishments and the advancement of science and technology. Studies in 20th century history. Edited by Paul Forman and José M. Sánchez-Ron. Dordrecht, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996. (Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 180) p. 233-260.

"This paper is a distillation of material" in the author's Science With a Vengeance: How the Military Created the US Space Sciences After World War II (New York, Springer-Verlag, 1992).

Di Bono, Mario. Il modello omocentrico di Giovan Battista Amico. In Rinascimento. 2. ser., v. 32. Firenze, L. S. Olschki, 1992. p. 275-289. illus.

Dihle, Albrecht. Astrology in the doctrine of Bardesanes. In International Conference on Patristic Studies, 10th, Oxford, 1987. Critica, classica, orientalia, ascetica, liturgica. Edited by Elizabeth A. Livingstone. Leuven, Peeters Press, 1989. (Studia patristica, v. 20) p. 160-168.

Dobbins, Thomas, and William Sheehan. Johann Schroeter's 'extremely dark spots of Jupiter.' In British Astronomical Association, London. Journal, v. 107, June 1997: 144-146. illus.

Dodson, Tony. The With-Browning telescope at Pauatahanui. Southern stars, v. 37, Dec. 1996: 45-51. illus., ports.

Dorotovic {Dorotovi\v{c}}, Ivan. Meteorická a stelárna astronómia v Hurbanove od roku 1871. [Meteoric and stellar astronomy at Hurbanovo since 1871] Kozmos, ro. 27, ís. 5, 1996: 36.

Eastwood, Kathleen D. Jill S. Price (1957-1996). Mercury, v. 26, July/Aug. 1997: 6.

Elvius, Aina M. E. Porträtt: Aina Elvius 80 år. Astronomisk tidsskrift, årg. 30, juni 1997: 35-37. ports.

Interviewed by Gunnar Welin.

Erren, Manfred. Arat und Aratea 1966-1992. In Lustrum, internationale Forschungsberichte aus dem Bereich des klassischen Altertums. Hrsg. von Hans Gärtner und Hubert Petersmann. Bd. 36; Jahrg. 1994. Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1996. p. 189-284.

A lengthy bibliographic essay on editions, translations, and research on many aspects of the Phainomena {\Phi\alpha\iota\nuo\mu\epsilon\nu\alpha}. An index of authors appears on p. 299-301 of the issue.

Fang, Lizhi, and Youyuan Zhou. Concepts of space and time in ancient China and in modern cosmology. In Chinese studies in the history and philosophy of science and technology. Edited by Fan Dainian and Robert S. Cohen. Translated by Kathleen Dugan and Jiang Mingshan. Dordrecht, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996. (Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 179) p. 55-60.

Federici Vescovini, Graziella. Nota sulla datazione e attribuzione della cosidetta Theorica planetarum Gerardi. In Gerardo da Cremona. A cura di Pierluigi Pizzamiglio. Cremona, 1992. (Biblioteca statale e libreria civica di Cremona. Annali. 41; 1990) p. 113-120.

Field, George B., and John N. Bahcall. Lyman Spitzer Jr (1914-97). Astrophysicist and founder of controlled nuclear fusion research. Nature, v. 387, May 15, 1997: 244. port.

Flint, Valerie I. J. pt. 2. The magic of the heavens. In her The rise of magic in early medieval Europe. Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1991. p. 85-172.

Each of the two chapters in this part, "The Magic That Persisted: Condemned Magical Agencies" and "The Magic That Was Needed: Rescued Means of Magical Intervention," includes a section on astrology (p. 92-101 and p. 128-146). Together they record and explain the revival of astrology from the 10th century on. "From being bowed almost to extinction by the heavy weight of patristic condemnation, astrology became a perfectly acceptable, indeed encouraged, object of learned inquiry."

Flores, Enrico. Annali e astronomia: alle origini della storiografia greca. In Tradizione e innovazione nella cultura greca da Omero all'età ellenistica. Scritti in onore di Bruno Gentili. A cura di Roberto Pretagonisti. 2. Roma, Gruppo editoriale internazionale, 1993. p. 773-783.

Freire Ferrero, Rubens G. In memoriam Mercedes Jaschek (1925-1995). Revista mexicana de astronomía y astrofísica, ser. de conferencias, v. 4, nov. 1996: v.

Gaustad, John E. Thornton L. Page (1913-1996). Mercury, v. 26, July/Aug. 1997: 6.

Gerritsen, Jan. De telescoop: vierhonderd jaar jong! Zenit, 24. jaarg., juni 1997: 278-280. illus., ports.

Glass, Ian S., and Maciej Soltynski. Walter Friedrich Wargau, 1949-1996. In Astronomical Society of Southern Africa. Monthly notes, v. 56, Feb. 1997: 6-7. group port.

Golden, Peter B. The days of the week in Turkic: notes on the Cumano-Qipcaq {Cumano-Qip\v{c}aq} pattern. Acta orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, t. 48, fasc. 3, 1995: 363-375.

Goldstein, Bernard R. The physical astronomy of Levi ben Gerson. Perspectives on science, v. 5, spring 1997: 1-30. illus.

Granada, Miguel A. Il problema astronomico-cosmologico e le Sacre Scritture dopo Copernico: Christoph Rothmann e la "teoria dell'accomodazione." Rivista di storia della filosofia, anno 51, n. 4, 1996: 789-828.

An appendix (p. 823-828) provides Latin text of an extract from the manuscript of Rothmann's Observationum stellarum fixarum liber primus, held by the Murhardsche Bibliothek in Kassel.

Gunn, Fenja. Moonstruck. Country life, v. 190, Feb. 15, 1996: 46-49. col. illus.

"Circular gateways, framing a landscape by day and the rising moon by night, are motifs from Imperial China, first imported in the 19th century and now enjoying a revival in country-house gardens."

Gurshtein {Gurshte\u{\i}n}, Aleksandr A. The great pyramids of Egypt as sanctuaries commemorating the origin of the zodiac: an analysis of astronomical evidence. Physics--doklady, v. 41, May 1996: 228-232.

Translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk, t. 348, no. 3, 1996, p. 331-335.

Gyarmati, Imre. Türkische Planetennamen, entstanden durch Lehnübersetzung. Acta orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, t. 48, fasc. 3, 1995: 377-382.

Haberkorn, Michaela. Johannes Kepler in Regensburg. In Im Turm, im Kabinett, im Labor: Streifzüge durch die Regensburger Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Martina Lorenz (Hrsg.). Regensburg, Universitätsverlag Regensburg, 1995. p. 146-163. illus., facsims., ports.

Includes text of Eduard Mörike's 1838 poem, "Johann Kepler."

Happer, Will. Robert Dicke 1916-97. Physics world, v. 10, May 1997: 63. port.

Havlen, Robert J. Robert L. Ashford (1938-1997). Mercury, v. 26, July/Aug. 1997: 6.

Heck, André. Sirius et les Dogons. Orion, 55. Jahrg., Juni 1997: 31-32.

Heller, Michal {Micha\l}. The legacy of Lemaître. Acta cosmologica, fasc. 22-2, 1996: 135-150.

Henschel, Gary W. Henschel mounds (47 Sb 29) as possible solstice markers, a progress report. Wisconsin archeologist, v. 77, Jan./June 1996: 73-77. illus., maps.

Hetherington, Barry. The daylight comet of 1500. In British Astronomical Association, London. Journal, v. 107, June 1997: 165.

Hide, Raymond. Percival Lowell, Clyde Tombaugh and the naming of Pluto. Astronomy & geophysics, v. 38, June/July 1997: 9.

Hofrichter, Frima F. A telescope in Haarlem. In Shop talk. Studies in honor of Seymour Slive, presented on his seventy-fifth birthday. [Editors: Cynthia P. Schneider, William W. Robinson, Alice I. Davies] Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Art Museums, 1995. p. 114-117. facsims., port.

"The use of optical instruments by seventeenth-century Dutch artists has been widely discussed in the last quarter century and this article is but a footnote to these studies. Its impetus is the record of 'a telescope' in the painting studio of the portrait and genre painter, Jan Miense Molenaer (c. 1610-1668)."
The illustrations appear on p. 331.

Hulst, Hendrik C. van de. Molecules in astrophysics half a century ago. In International Astronomical Union. Symposium, 178th, Leiden, 1996. Molecules in astrophysics: probes and processes. Proceedings of the 178th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Leiden, the Netherlands, July 1-5, 1996. Edited by Ewine F. van Dishoeck. Dordrecht, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997. p. 13-16.

Huylebrouck, Dirk. Histoires célestes du Rwanda. Ciel et terre, v. 113, mars/avril 1997: 83-89. illus., maps.

Hysom, Edmund J. Obituary. J. V. Thomson, 1915-1996: an appreciation. In British Astronomical Association, London. Journal, v. 107, June 1997: 166.

Israelian, G. Obituary. V Ambartsumian. Southern stars, v. 37, Mar. 1997: 94-96.

Jackson, Francine. In transit. Griffith observer, v. 61, Jan. 1997: 9-16. illus., map, port.

About transits of Mercury and Venus.

Jin, Zumeng. A critique of 'Zhang Heng's theory of a spherical earth.' In Chinese studies in the history and philosophy of science and technology. Edited by Fan Dainian and Robert S. Cohen. Translated by Kathleen Dugan and Jiang Mingshan. Dordrecht, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996. (Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 179) p. 427-432.

The theory of a spherical earth attributed to Chang Heng (A.D. 78-139) "is obviously the result of a literal interpretation of an analogy quoted out of context."

King, David A. Some remarks on Islamic scientific manuscripts and instruments and past, present, and future research. In Al-Furqan {Al-Furq\=an} Islamic Heritage Foundation, London. Inaugural Conference, 1991. The significance of Islamic manuscripts. Proceedings of the inaugural conference of al-Furqan {Al-Furq\=an} Islamic Heritage Foundation (30th November-1st December 1991). General editor: John Cooper. London, al-Furqn Islamic Heritage Foundation, 1992. (Al-Furqn Islamic Heritage Fouundation. Publication no. 3) p. 115-143. illus., facsims.

On the study of the manuscripts and instruments that "constitute the major sources for our knowledge of the exact sciences, astronomy and mathematics, in Islamic civilization."

Kitson, Annabella. Astrology and English literature. Contemporary review, v. 269, Oct. 1996: 200-207.

Discusses Chaucer, Shakespeare, Webster's Duchess of Malfi, Samuel Beckett's Murphy, and Anthony Powell.

Köhler, Ulrich. La subdivisión de día y noche en idiomas mayances. In Congreso Internacional de Mayistas, 2d, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico, 1995. Memorias del Segundo Congreso Internacional de Mayistas. Conferencia inaugural, conferencias magistrales, conferencia de clausura, arqueología, antropología física, epigrafía, lingüística. México, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas, Centro de Estudios Mayas, 1995. p. 728-742. illus.

Kivský {Kivsk\'y}, Ladislav. Pozorování polárních zárí {z\'a\v{r}\'{\i}} Konkoly-Thegeho na observatori {observato\v{r}i} Ógyalla (Hurbanovo). [Konkoly-Thege's observations of the aurora at the Ógyalla (Hurbanovo) observatory] Kozmos, roc. {ro\v{c}.} 28, cís. {\v{c}\'{\i}s.} 1, 1997: 35.

Krupp, Edwin C. William J. Kaufmann, III, 1942-1994. Griffith observer, v. 61, Feb. 1997: 16-18. port.

Kunitzsch, Paul. Gerard's translations of astronomical texts, especially the Almagest. In Gerardo da Cremona. A cura di Pierluigi Pizzamiglio. Cremona, 1992. (Biblioteca statale e libreria civica di Cremona. Annali. 41; 1990) p. 71-84.

Lamberti, Corrado. La scomparsa di Carl Sagan. L'Astronomia, anno 19, febbr. 1997: 2.

Launay, Françoise. Autour de l'éclipse totale de soleil visible en Inde le 12 décembre 1871. Le voyage du couple Janssen aux Neelgherries. L'Astronomie, v. 111, avril 1997: 111-115. illus., map, ports.

Le Bourdellès, Hubert. La diffusion des Aratea dans la culture du nord-ouest de la France pendant le Haut Moyen Age, et le débat idéologique sur la mythologie d'après un texte inédit. In L'Art du Haut Moyen Age dans le nord-ouest de la France. Actes du Colloque de St Riquier (22-24 septembre 1987). Édités par Dominique Poulain et Michel Perrin. Greifswald, Reineke Verlag, 1993. (WODAN, Bd. 8. Greifswalder Beiträge zum Mittelalter, Bd. 23. Ser. 3, Tagungsbände und Sammelschriften, Bd. 10) p. 201-212.

Lee, Steven W. Leonard J. Martin (1930-1997). Mercury, v. 26, July/Aug. 1997: 6.

Lévêque, Pierre. Héraclite et l'Ourse. In Tradizione e innovazione nella cultura greca da Omero all'età ellenistica. Scritti in onore di Bruno Gentili. A cura di Roberto Pretagonisti. 2. Roma, Gruppo editoriale internazionale, 1993. p. 765-771. illus.

On the importance of this constellation from earliest times to inhabitants of the northern hemisphere.

Levy, David H. In memoriam: Clyde Tombaugh (1906-1997). Icarus, v. 127, May 1997: v.

Levy, David H. Tribute to Clyde Tombaugh. Planetary report, v. 17, July/Aug. 1997: 14. port.

Lindgren, Uta. Methoden der Positionsbestimmung zur Zeit von Columbus. In Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium, 6th, Berlin, 1992. Vorträge und Berichte, 6. Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium, Berlin, 1992. 8.-10. Oktober 1992. Hrsg. von Wolfgang Scharfe in Verbindung mit dem Arbeitskreis "Geschichte der Kartographie" der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kartographie. Berlin, D. Reimer Verlag, 1994. p. 1-10. facsims.

Lorenz, Ralph D. Did Comas Solà discover Titan's atmosphere? Astronomy & geophysics, v. 38, June/July 1997: 16-18. illus. (part col.)

"... sets the scene for the Cassini Mission with a summary of historical and current observations of Titan, 90 years after Comas Solà announced his discovery of its atmosphere."

Luminet, Jean P. Le rêve de l'univers. Journal des astronomes français, no 51, juin 1996: 28-32.

"Dans cet article, je vous propose un parcours très incomplet dans le jardin de la poésie astronomique appartenant aux deux genres--le genre didactique et le genre visionnaire."

Maas, Jörg F. Zur Konstruktion moderner Wissenschaft. 4. Kapitel. Metaphysische Voraussetzungen neuzeitlicher Naturwissenschaften: die mathematischen Wissenschaften und die Astronomie. 5. Kapitel. Der Aufbau der Welt im 16. Jahrhundert zwischen physischen, metaphysischen und transphysischen Begründungsversuchen. In his "Novitas mundi": die Ursprünge moderner Wissenschaft in der Renaissance. Stuttgart, M & P, Verlag für Wissenschaft und Forschung, 1995. p. 59-105.

MacDonald, Michael. The career of astrological medicine in England. In Religio medici: medicine and religion in seventeenth-century England. Edited by Ole Peter Grell and Andrew Cunningham. Aldershot, Hants, Scolar Press; Brookfield, Vt., Ashgate Pub. Co., 1996. p. 62-90.

MacKie, Euan W. Maeshowe and the winter solstice: ceremonial aspects of the Orkney Grooved Ware culture. Antiquity, v. 71, June 1997: 338-359. illus. (part col.), plans.

Malet, Antoni. Isaac Barrow on the mathematization of nature: theological voluntarism and the rise of geometrical optics. Journal of the history of ideas, v. 58, Apr. 1997: 265-287. illus.

"The roots of Newton's mathematization of nature, this paper aims to demonstrate, are to be found in Isaac Barrow's (1630-77) philosophy of the mathematical sciences."

Mietelski, Jan. Two hundred years' history of the Cracow Astronomical Observatory. In Early meteorological instrumental records in Europe--methods and results. Edited by Barbara Obrebska-Starklowa {Obr\c{e}bska-Starklowa}. Kraków, Nakl {Nak\l}. Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego {Jagiello\'nskiego}, 1993. (Uniwersytet Jagiellonski {Jagiello\'nski}. Zeszyty naukowe, 1119) (Prace geograficzne, zesz. 95) (Uniwersytet Jagiellonski {Jagiello\'nski}. Instytut Geografii. Prac, zesz. 117) p. 25-33.

Miller, Freeman D. 5500 days in Potsdam. Mercury, v. 26, May/June 1997: 5.

Letter to the editor recalling Article 131 of the Versailles Treaty, which required Germany to return the old astronomical instruments taken after the defeat of the Boxer rebels who had besieged the Legation Quarter in Peking. The writer believes that the clause was added to the treaty at the behest of Ambrose Swasey.
The English text of the article reads as follows: "Germany undertakes to restore to China within twelve months from the coming into force of the present Treaty all the astronomical instruments which her troops in 1900-1901 carried away from China, and to defray all expenses which may be incurred in effecting such restoration, including the expenses of dismounting, packing, transporting, insurance and installation in Peking."

Monteiro, Sandra de Amaral. The Japanese calendar, an instrument for harmonizing the heavens, earth and man. Review of culture, 2d ser., no. 17, Oct./Dec. 1993: 125-139.

Moore, Patrick. The discoveries of Neptune and Triton. In Neptune and Triton. Dale P. Cruikshank, editor; with the editorial assistance of M. S. Matthews and A. M. Schumann. With 78 collaborating authors. Tucson, University of Arizona Press, 1995. (Space science series) p. 15-36.

Morris, Robert J. Astral and tidal phenomena, earthquake prediction, and the Astronomical Clock of Juan de Barrenechea. In Climate and literature: reflections of environment. Edited by Janet Pérez and Wendell Aycock. Lubbock, Texas Tech University Press, 1995. (Studies in comparative literature, no. 25) p. 29-41.

Includes, on p. 33-41, the text of Barrenechea's Relox Astronómico (Lima, 1725).

Muller, Paul E. Et pourtant, elle tourne ...! Orion, 55. Jahrg., Apr. 1997: 28-29.

Musser, George S. Carl E. Sagan (1934-1996). Mercury, v. 26, July/Aug. 1997: 7.

Paczynski {Paczy\'nski}, Bohdan. Martin Schwarzschild 1912-97. Physics world, v. 10, June 1997: 59. port.

Pagel, Bernard E. J. Roger J Tayler OBE FRS, 1929-1997. Astronomy & geophysics, v. 38, June/July 1997: 36-38. port.

Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim. 'Stars should henceforth register themselves': astrophotography at the early Lick Observatory. British journal for the history of science, v. 30, June 1997: 177-202. illus.

Pastorek, Ladislav. 125 rokov pozorovania Slnka na hvezdárni v Hurbanove. [125 years of observing the sun at the Hurbanovo observatory] Kozmos, roc. {ro\v{c}.} 27, cís. {\v{c}\'{\i}s.} 5, 1996: 35. illus.

Pedralli, Monica. Il medico ducale milanese Antonio Bernareggi e i suoi libri. Aevum, anno 70, magg./ag. 1996: 307-350. illus.

"Antonio Bernareggi fu medico e astrologo presso la corte visconteo-sforzesca e professore di filosofia naturale, astronomia e medicina all'Università di Pavia."

Peña, José H. Obituary. Salvador Félix González Bedolla, 1947-1996. Revista mexicana de astronomía y astrofísica, v. 33, abr. 1997: 69-70. port.

Petrosian, Artashes R., Haik A. Harutyunian, and Areg M. Mickaelian. Victor Amazasp Ambartsumian. Physics today, v. 50, June 1997: 106. port.

Prestinenza, Luigi. Gli strumenti del "Gattopardo." L'Astronomia, anno 19, giugno 1997: 38-41. illus. (part col.), ports. (part col.)

Includes a box, "L'equivoco della 'cometa Tomasi'" (p. 40).

Pyenson, Lewis. On the military and the exact sciences in France. In National military establishments and the advancement of science and technology. Studies in 20th century history. Edited by Paul Forman and José M. Sánchez-Ron. Dordrecht, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996. (Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 180) p. 135-152.

Based on the author's book, Civilizing Mission: Exact Sciences and French Overseas Expansion, 1830-1940 (Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993).
"The French Army and Navy underwrote a large part of astronomy, geophysics, and meteorology through the fall of the Third Republic."

Rang, Hans. Att använda kikaren ... Astronomisk tidsskrift, årg. 30, Juni 1997: 27-30. illus., facsim.

"Vad såg Hevelius i Skytten år 1661? Och varför använde han inte sina teleskop?"

Rawlins, Dennis. Banned in England: another Astronomer-Royal suppression. Dio, v. 7, Feb. 1997: 25-27.

More on the disappearance of the Neptune file and related matters.

Rawlins, Dennis. Hipparchos at Lindos: a modest confirmation. Dio, v. 7, Feb. 1997: 16-17.

Finds further support for his identification of the site of Hipparchus's observatory.

Rees, Sir Martin J. Roger Tayler 1929-97. Physics world, v. 10, Mar. 1997: 60. port.

Renson, Pierre. Les constellations. Ciel et terre, v. 113, janv./févr.-mai/juin 1997: 3-8, 47-52, 111-115. illus., facsims.

A study of the history of the constellations, to be completed in five parts.

Rochberg, Francesca. Personifications and metaphors in Babylonian celestial omina. In American Oriental Society. Journal, v. 116, July/Sept. 1996: 475-485.

Shows that the function of the metaphors "was principally to describe observed realities in the physical world."

Rojo Vega, Anastasio. 2. Astrología y astronomía. In his Materiales vallisoletanos para la historia de la ciencia. Valladolid, Secretariado de Publicaciones, Universidad de Valladolid, 1995. (Historia y sociedad, no. 47) p. 43-57. facsims.

Rolando, Daniele. L'anima e le Moire: "hard astrology" e "soft astrology" nel pensiero di Plotino. Discorsi, ricerche di storia della filosofia, anno 10, fasc. 2, 1990: 237-262.

Schröder, Wilfried. Some aspects of the earlier history of solar-terrestrial physics. Planetary and space science, v. 45, Mar. 1997: 395-400. port.

Scott, Andrew. Roger Tayler remembered. Astronomy & geophysics, v. 38, June/July 1997: 9.

Selvelli, Pierluigi. Rubens, Bruegel e un cannocchiale misterioso. L'Astronomia, anno 19, apr. 1997: 36-46. col. illus., col. ports., col. facsims.

"Strumenti scientifici, arti figurative e guerre di religione nei Paesi Bassi agli inizi del Seicento. In mezzo, un canocchiale dalle origini incerte."
Includes a box, "Alberto VII: mecenate e collezionista di strumenti" (p. 45).

Serres, Michel. Système du monde et chaos des météores. In Chance, culture and the literary text. Edited by Thomas M. Kavanagh. Ann Arbor, Dept. of Romance Languages, University of Michigan, 1994. (Michigan romance studies, v. 14) p. 1-24.

Silverman, Sam M. 19th century auroral observations reveal solar activity patterns. Eos, v. 78, Apr. 8, 1997: 145, 149-150.

Sorrensen, Richard. 14. The state's demand for accurate astronomical and navigational instruments in eighteenth-century Britain. In The Consumption of culture, 1600-1800: image, object, text. Edited by Ann Bermingham and John Brewer. London, New York, Routledge, 1995. (Consumption and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries) p. 263-271. illus.

The illustrations, no. 14.1 and 14.2, appear in an extensive section of plates following p. 240.

Sprajc {\v{S}prajc}, Ivan. El Satunsat de Oxkintok y la estructura 1-sub de Dzibilchaltún: unos apuntes arqueoastronómicos. In Congreso Internacional de Mayistas, 2d, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico, 1995. Memorias del Segundo Congreso Internacional de Mayistas. Conferencia inaugural, conferencias magistrales, conferencia de clausura, arqueología, antropología física, epigrafía, lingüística. México, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas, Centro de Estudios Mayas, 1995. p. 585-600. illus., plans.

Standish, E. Myles. Fabricated transit data by Abram Robertson. Dio, v. 7, Feb. 1997: 3-6.

Examines transit times recorded over three weeks in January 1811 at the Radcliffe Observatory in Oxford and concludes, "The observations were not honestly recorded; they were fabricated. For what reason, I don't know."
Extensive comments by Dennis Rawlins follow on p. 7-13.

Stekel, Frank D., Larry A. Johns, and James P. Scherz. Whitewater Effigy Mounds Park: the Maple Mound Group. Wisconsin archeologist, v. 72, Mar./June 1991: 118-126. maps.

"Some mound orientations appear to correlate with cardinal points and perhaps even with solstice points. However, some mounds were constructed without reference to any known seasonal astronomical events."

Sundstrom, Linea. Mirror of heaven: cross-cultural transference of the sacred geography of the Black Hills. World archaeology, v. 28, Oct. l996: 177-189. maps.

"The Black Hills are a mountain group on the northern plains of North America considered sacred by several Native American groups. Several groups shared a conceptual association between Black Hills landscape features, constellations, seasonal movements and mythology. These groups include the Lakotas, Cheyennes, Kiowas and Kiowa-Apaches. Beliefs about the sacred geography of the area were transferred from group to group as new peoples entered the area over the course of several centuries."

Takács, Sarolta A. Oracles and science--Anna Comnena's comments on astrology. In Byzantinische Forschungen, internationale Zeitschrift für Byzantinistik. Bd. 23. Amsterdam, A. M. Hakkert, 1996. p. 35-44.

Tanenbaum, Adena. Nine spheres or ten? A medieval gloss on Moses Ibn Ezra's 'Be-Shem El Asher Amar.' Journal of Jewish studies, v. 47, autumn 1996: 294-310.

Includes passages in Hebrew.

Tenn, Joseph S. Lyman Spitzer Jr. (1914-1997). Mercury, v. 26, July/Aug. 1997: 7.

Tenn, Joseph S. Martin Schwarzschild (1912-1997). Mercury, v. 26, July/Aug. 1997: 7.

Theile, Wilfried. Die erste drehbare Kuppel der Welt. Bauzeitung, 45. Jahrg., März 1991: 214. illus.

The first rotating dome was built in 1904/5 by Dr. Carl Rohrbach for his private observatory. He presented the plans for the dome to the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung, which soon began to produce them.
Includes a brief history of observatories in Gotha.

Theile, Wilfried. Kuppelpavillons auf dem Telegrafenberg. Bauzeitung, 45. Jahrg., Feb. 1991: 134. illus.

About the buildings of the Astrophysikalisches Observatorium in Potsdam.

Thurston, Hugh. The passing of B. L. van der Waerden: a mathematician's appreciation. Dio, v. 7, Feb. 1997: 34.

Tiemann, Klaus H. [3. Ernst Abbes Beziehungen zu anderen Gelehrten] Wilhelm Julius Foerster. In Carl Zeiss und Ernst Abbe: Leben, Wirken und Bedeutung. Wissenschaftshistorische Abhandlung. Hrsg. von Rüdiger Stolz und Joachim Wittig, unter Mitwirkung von Günter Schmidt. Jena, Universitätsverlag, 1993. p. 269-287.

Trachet, Tim. Johann Elert Bode en zijn 'wet.' Zenit, 24. jaarg., juli/aug. 1997: 305-307. facsim., port.

Includes a box with more information about the Titius-Bode law (p. 306).

Trayner, Chris. The Tunguska event. In British Astronomical Association, London. Journal, v. 107, June 1997: 117-130. illus. (part col.), maps.

"The Tunguska event was caused by a bolide with a final mass of one hundred thousand to one million tonnes exploding in the atmosphere. ... The asteroid vs comet debate continues, with other possibilities not now highly regarded."

Treichel, Fritz. Valentiner, Carl Wilhelm Friedrich Johannes, geb. 22. 2. 1845 Eckernförde, gest. 1. 4. 1931 Berlebeck b. Detmold; ev.--Astronom. In Biographisches Lexikon für Schleswig-Holstein und Lübeck. Hrsg. im Auftrag der Gesellschaft für Schleswig-Holsteinische Geschichte und des Vereins für Lübeckische Geschichte und Altertumskunde. Bd. 9. Neumünster, K. Wachholtz, 1991. p. 356-358.

Trimble, Virginia. Extragalactic distance scales: H0 from Hubble (Edwin) to Hubble (Hubble Telescope). Space science reviews, v. 79, Feb. 1997: 793-834. illus.

Vaas, Rüdiger. Neues von Stonehenge. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau, 50. Jahrg., Juni 1997: 243-244. col. illus.

Walton, John H. Joshua 10:12-15 and Mesopotamian celestial omen texts. In Faith, tradition, and history; Old Testament historiography in its Near Eastern context. Edited by A. R. Millard, James K. Hoffmeier, David W. Baker. Winona Lake, Ind., Eisenbrauns, 1994. p. 181-190.

Wang, Zhenru. Historical supernovae and supernova remnants. In International Astronomical Union. Colloquium, 145th, Xian, 1993. Supernovae and supernova remnants. Proceedings, International Astronomical Union Colloquium 145, held in Xian, China, May 24-29, 1993. Edited by Richard McCray, Zhenru Wang. Cambridge, New York, Cambridge University Press, 1996. p. 323-331. illus., facsims.

Contents: 1. The first supernova observed by mankind [14th century B.C.]--2. SNR IC 443 and the guest star AD 837 that occurred during the Tang Dynasty.--3. CTB 80 and the historical record of AD 1408.--4. Conclusions.

Weidemann, Volker. Thirty years of white dwarf research in retrospect. In European Workshop on White Dwarfs, 9th, Kiel, 1994. White dwarfs. Proceedings of the 9th European Workshop on White Dwarfs held at Kiel, Germany, 29 Augus-1 September 1994. Detlev Koester, Klaus Werner (eds.). Berlin, New York, Springer, 1995. (Lecture notes in physics, 443) p. 1-10.

Wild, John Paul. Dr. (John) Paul Wild, AC, CBE, FRS, FAA, FTS. Interviewed by Ann Moyal, Canberra, December 1992. National Library of Australia tape no. TRC-2892. In Moyal, Ann M. Portraits in science. Canberra, National Library of Australia, 1994. p. 39-52. port.

Wilson, Curtis. Hipparchus and spherical trigonometry. Dio. v. 7, Feb. 1997: 14-15. illus.

Shows that the evidence usually cited in support of the claim that "spherical astronomy was developed or used by Hipparchus" does not justify such a conclusion.

Woldenburg, Susan. Dr. William Valentine and the transit of Venus. Griffith observer, v. 61, Apr. 1997: 2-6, 18. illus., map, port.

Wolfschmidt, Gudrun. 5. Wissenschaftliches Nachwirken Ernst Abbes. Die Weiterentwicklung von Abbes Geräten bei Zeiss Jena und ihre Bedeutung für die Astronomie in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts. In Carl Zeiss und Ernst Abbe: Leben, Wirken und Bedeutung. Wissenschaftshistorische Abhandlung. Hrsg. von Rüdiger Stolz und Joachim Wittig, unter Mitwirkung von Günter Schmidt. Jena, Universitätsverlag, 1993. p. 331-362. illus.

Wolters, Albert M. Zohar {Z\=ohar} haraqîa' {h\=ar\=aq\^{\i}a'} (Daniel 12.3) and Halley's Comet. Journal for the study of the Old Testament, no. 61, Mar. 1994: 111-120.

Young, Warren. Columbus' use of astronomy. Planetarian, v. 26, Mar. 1997: 11-12. illus.

Zabierowski, Miroslaw {Miros\law}. Diagram H-R przemian gwiazd: porzadek {porz\c{a}dek} ontologiczny czy uzyteczne {u\.zyteczne} narzedzie {narz\c{e}dzie} badania. [The H-R diagram of stellar evolution: genuine fact or useful research instrument?] Studia philosophiae christianae, r. 30, nr. 2, 1994: 287-298.

Summary in English.
"The standard approach in philosophy of astronomy is described as satisfied only on the level of selected facts and is criticized by myself as evidently insufficient."

Ruth S. Freitag
Library of Congress
July 1997

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