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Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings

Highlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region

Proceedings of the ICOA-6 Conference

Editors: Orchiston, Wayne, Nakamura, Tsuko, Strom, Richard G. (Eds.)

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  • Contains recent research by some of the world's foremost historians of astronomy
  • Spreads its thematic and geographical net widely by including a fascinating mix of material drawn from Asia, Australia, and North and South America
  • Contains a series of papers on the history of Australian radio astronomy, which relates to a time when Australia led the world in this emerging area of science
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This book provides readers with the results of recent research from some of the world's leading historians of astronomy on aspects of Arabic, Australian, Chinese, Japanese, and North and South American astronomy and astrophysics. It contains peer-reviewed papers gathered from the International Conferences on Oriental Astronomy 6 (ICO-6) with the chosen theme of "Highlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region." Of particular note are the sections on Arabic astronomy, Asian applied astronomy and the history of Australian radio astronomy, and the chapter on Peruvian astronomy. This title is a valuable complement for those with research interests in applied historical astronomy; archaeoastronomy; calendars, manuscripts, and star charts; historical instruments and observatories, and the history of radio astronomy.

About the authors

Wayne Orchiston is an Associate Professor in the Center for Astronomy at James Cook University (Australia), where he supervises a large pool of off-campus Ph.D. students and carries out research on the history of Australian, English, French, Indian, New Zealand, and USA astronomy. He also edits the 'Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage.' Until his recent retirement, Tsuko Nakamura carried out research on solar system astronomy and the history of Japanese astronomy whilst working at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan in Tokyo. He is currently Professor of Astronomy at Teikyo-Heisei University in Tokyo, Japan. Richard Strom recently retired as Chief Scientist at ASTRON, where he carried out radio astronomical research, while also investigating the history of Dutch radio astronomy and aspects of Chinese astronomical history. He is now an Adjunct Professor in the Center for Astronomy at James Cook University (Australia). In 2010 he will spend half a year as a Visiting Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Historical Eclipses and Earth’s Rotation: 700 BC–AD 1600

    Pages 3-20

    Stephenson, F. Richard

  • Solar Eclipses at Sunrise or Sunset in the Chunqiu Period

    Pages 21-43

    Tanikawa, Kiyotaka (et al.)

  • The Possible Interpretation of a Mural in a Sixth Century Koguryo Tumulus as an AD 555 Solar Eclipse Record

    Pages 45-52

    Il-Seong, Nha (et al.)

  • Statistics of Oriental Astronomical Records: What Can They Tell Us?

    Pages 53-57

    Strom, Richard G.

  • The Origin and Growth of Astronomy, as Viewed from an Indian Context

    Pages 61-84

    Vahia, M. N. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Highlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the ICOA-6 Conference
Editors
  • Wayne Orchiston
  • Tsuko Nakamura
  • Richard G. Strom
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8161-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8161-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-8160-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4105-6
Series ISSN
1570-6591
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 660
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