With just 400 pages, this title 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. 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 of particular appeal to those with research interests in applied historical astronomy; archaeoastronomy; calendars, manuscripts, and star charts; historical instruments and observatories, and the history of radio astronomy.... the period preceding the eclipse, but the equipment was kept dry inside a boiler house (Burnham and Schaeberle 1889). ... standardized at the Lick Observatory for photometric measurements of the brightness of various parts of the corona.
|Title||:||Highlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region|
|Author||:||Wayne Orchiston, Tsuko Nakamura, Richard G. Strom|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-08-27|