n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Astronomical Heritages : Astronomical Archives and Historic Transits of Venus, edited by Christiaan Sterken and Hilmar W. Duerbeck : book review

Volume 64, Issue 5_6
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Extracted from text ... mnassa vol 64 nos 5 & 6 110 book reviews Astronomical Heritages: Astronomical Archives and Historic Transits of Venus Edited by Christiaan Sterken and Hilmar W. Duerbeck Published by C. Sterken, Vrije Universiteit Brussel [csterken@vub. ac.be] Paperback, pp xiv + 342. ISBN 9080553867 Price: 25? (surface mail), 35? (airmail) This volume comprises a selection of papers prepared by Working Groups of Commission 41 of the International Astronomical Union on two subjects: Astronomical Archives and Transits of Venus. They were originally presented at various different meetings and this publication has now made them much more accessible. Many astronomical records and plate collections, including those in South Africa, are each known to only a few people, and their continued existence has become somewhat precarious, especially ..

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