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History of the IAU the birth and first half-century of the International Astronomical Union by Adriaan Blaauw

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Published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in Dordrecht, Boston .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • International Astronomical Union -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-280) and indexes.

StatementAdriaan Blaauw.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQB1.I627 B53 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 296 p. :
Number of Pages296
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1096473M
ISBN 100792329791
LC Control Number94021073

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About this book This History has its origin in a suggestion, made in September by former IAU General Secretary Derek McNally, who felt "that a 75 year history of the Union was needed before the col­ lective memory of those who knew the Brand: Springer Netherlands. The following text about the IAU history is an excerpt of The International Astronomical Union: Uniting the Community for Years book. International cooperation in astronomy was not new when the IAU was founded in Astronomers had been visiting each other and exchanging data for many centuries. Buy Commission 41 (History of Astronomy) of the IAU. Bibliography of Books and Papers Published on the History of Astronomy. on FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders Commission 41 (History of Astronomy) of the : [International Astronomical Union]. About this book Introduction This History has its origin in a suggestion, made in September by former IAU General Secretary Derek McNally, who felt "that a 75 year history of the Union was needed before the col­ lective memory of those .

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) was founded in , in the wake of the First World War, together with its sister Unions in related natural sciences. It will thus turn years in Written by a mixed team of insiders and outsiders, this book presents the IAU in the changing context of the historical, scientific and technological development of astronomy . This History has its origin in a suggestion, made in September by former IAU General Secretary Derek McNally, who felt "e;that a 75 year history of the Union was needed before the col- lective memory of those who knew the Union before the Second World War vanished. The IAU was born during the Constitutive Assembly of the International Research Council (IRC) from July 18 to 28, in the Palais des Académies at Brussels. ". Blaauw continues: (p.2) " . At this Constitutive Assembly of the IRC, constitution of the IAU was the subject of extensive discussions, leading to the adoption of its Statutes on 26 July []. The book therefore is of interest not only to astronomers - professional as well as amateur - but also to students of the history of modern science in general. The author has witnessed the development of the Union over the past 55 years, the years - as its President.

The MA provides students with a broad understanding and experience of the chronological range of book history from c BCE to CE. It introduces students to the range of disciplines that make up the subject, including bibliography, palaeography, codicology, bookbinding, history of printing, bibliometrics, history of publishing, history. This History has its origin in a suggestion, made in September by former IAU General Secretary Derek McNally, who felt "that a 75 year history of the Union was needed before the col­ lective memory of those who knew the Union before the Second World War : Adriaan Blaauw. The IAU was founded on 28 July , at the Constitutive Assembly of the International Research Council (now the International Science Council) held in Brussels, Belgium. The 7 initial member states were Belgium, Canada, France, Great Britain, Greece, Japan, and the United States, soon to be followed by Italy and arters: Paris, France. Book Review: History of the IAU: birth and first half century of the International Astronomical Union / Kluwer,