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*          Herausgegeben vom Arbeitskreis Astronomiegeschichte            *
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*                       Nr. 52,  6. Oktober 2000                          *
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Inhalt
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1. Reisen fuer Astronomen, Astronomiehistoriker und Sternfreunde

2. Symposium "Michael Maestlin"

3. The Stewart Museum Globe Symposium - Programme

4. Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Centenary Symposium

5. Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society

6. The Herbert C. Pollock Award

7. Errata

Danksagung

Impressum

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Reisen fuer Astronomen, Astronomiehistoriker und Sternfreunde
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* 14.-15.10.2000 Fahrt zur "International Solar Eclipse Conference",
Antwerpen, Belgien. Die Konferenz versammelt international bekannte
Sonnenfinsternisexperten, die ein Resumee aus vergangen
Sonnenfinsternissen und Ausblicke auf die naechsten Sonnenfinsternis,
insbesonderen der von 2001, geben.

* 27.10.-1.11.2000 "Besichtigung des Neutrino-Observatoriums Gran Sasso":
Aussergewoehnlich - diesmal wird eine Sternwarte 1000 m unter Tage
besichtigt. In vielen Tunneln untergebracht liegen die modernen
Forschungsinstrumente fuer die Experimente zur Aufdeckung der Neutrinos.
Wir besichtigen auch Rom und Latium auf den astronomischen Spuren von
Bruno, Copernicus, Galileo, Cassini und Giotto in Italien.

* 3.-5.11.2000 "Radioteleskop Effelsberg": Besichtigung des
Max-Planck-Instituts fuer Radioastronomie in Bonn und seiner Aussenstation
mit dem groessten vollbeweglichen Radioteleskop der Welt. Inklusive Fahrt
zu den interessantesten vulkanischen Staetten der Eifel.

* 1.-3.12.2000 "Jaehrliches Wiedersehentreffen" in Darmstadt. An
Astronomie Studienreisen Interessierte sind herzlich eingeladen. Es wird
u.a. ueber die Sonnenfinsternisreise in 2001 informiert.

* Reiseziele 2001:
- Polarlichtfahrt mit der Hurtigrute an der norwegischen Kueste: Die
aktive Sonne beschert uns Polarlichter von bunter Schoenheit. Mit
Besichtigung von Instituten zur Polarlichtforschung. Reisetermin: geplant
16. Februar-2. Maerz 2001.

- Astronomie Studienreise nach Mexiko: Die Wege der Sonne - Eine Reise
nach Mexiko zu seinen archaeoastronomischen Staetten der Azteken und Maya
sowie der modernen Nationalen Sternwarte Tonanzintla. Der Schwerpunkt
liegt auf der Insel Yukatan mit seinen archaeoastronomischen Staetten. Der
Licht-Schattenwurf der "Schlange" am Kukulkan-Tempel zur Tag-Nacht-Gleiche
wird ein Hoehepunkt der Reise sein. Reisetermin: geplant 12.-26. Maerz
2001.

- Sonnenfinsternisreise ins suedliche Afrika: Am 21. Juni 2001 erleben wir
wieder eine totale Sonnenfinsternis, diesmal beobachten wir von Sambia
aus. Das Rahmenprogramm sieht eine Reise durch Namibia vor, sowie eine
Safari-Tour in Sambia. Reisetermin: geplant 10.-25. Juni 2001.

- Astronomie Studienreise nach China: Die Anreise erfolgt je nach Wunsch
per Transsibirischer Eisenbahn oder Flugzeug nach Peking. Dort erfolgt die
Einfuehrung in die Astronomie Chinas. Es schliesst sich eine Rundreise zu
den bedeutendsten astronomischen Staetten Chinas an. Reisetermin: geplant
10.-25. August 2001.

- Auf den Spuren von Copernicus in Polen: Diese Reise fuehrt zu den
Wirkungsstaetten von Copernicus mit Schwerpunkten in Thorn, Frauenburg und
Krakau. Wir fahren in einem Kleinbus. Reisetermin: geplant 28. Mai-2. Juni
2001.


Reiseforum im Internet: Aktuelle Reisetermine und Hinweise finden Sie auf
der Homepage von Kultur-Astronomie&Reisen:
http://www.astronomie.com/kultur-astro-reisen

Anmeldung, unverbindliche Informationen, Auskuenfte, Anfordern von
Reisebedingungen:
Eckehard Schmidt, Kultur-Astronomie&Reisen, Maxfeldstrasse 50, D-90409
Nuernberg, Tel. +49-(0)911-4720978, Fax +49-(0)911-58655-49, E-Mail:
Eckehard@orion.franken.de, Mobiltelefon +49-(0)171-5482230.


[Quelle: ASTROTROTTER - elektronisch. Mitteilungen ueber Astronomie
Studienreisen, Nr. 7, 31. Juli 2000, Redaktion: Eckehard Schmidt]

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Symposium "Michael Maestlin"
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Tuebingen, 11. -13. Oktober 2000

Veranstaltet von der Fakultaet fuer Physik der Universitaet
Tuebingen


Programm

Mittwoch, 11.10.2000

17.15 Hoersaal N 3, Hoersaalzentrum Auf der Morgenstelle
      Physikalisches Kolloquium. Oeffentlicher Vortrag:
      Keplers Lehrer Michael Maestlin und sein Lehrbuch der
      Astronomie (1582)
      Prof. Dr. Friedemann Rex, Tuebingen

19.15 Hoersaal N 3, Hoersaalzentrum Auf der Morgenstelle
      Oeffentlicher Vortrag:
      Die Rolle Maestlins in der Polemik um den gregorianischen Kalender
      Dr. J. Hamel, Berlin

Donnerstag, 12.10.2000

 9.15 Hoersaal M 1, Gebaeude C, Auf der Morgenstelle
      Zu den Beobachtungen von Maestlin
      Prof. Dr. M. Schramm, Tuebingen
10.00 Kaffeepause
10.15 Maestlins Rolle bei der Abfassung von Keplers Astronomia Nova
      Prof Dr. G. Grasshoff, Bern
11.00 Die Korrespondenz Kepler-Maestlin
      Dr. F. Seck, Tuebingen

Mittagspause

14.00 - 15. 30 Stadtrundgang: Schloss. Wohnhaeuser von Michael Maestlin,
Nikodemus Frischlin, Leonhart Fuchs. Stiftskirche (Grabstein von Ph.
Apian). Portraets von Stoeffler, Maestlin, Schickard in der Alten Botanik
bzw. Neuen Aula. Stadtfriedhof.

16.00 Kaffeepause
16.15 Maestlins Stellung zu Galilei
      Dr. J. Smolka, Prag
17.00 Parerga Maestlini
      Dr. G. Betsch, Tuebingen
17.45 Die Kreisquadratur Matthias Hafenreffers
      Prof. Dr. K. Reich, Hamburg
19.15 Hoersaal N 3, Hoersaalzentrum Auf der Morgenstelle,
      Oeffentlicher Vortrag: "Nicht mit fremden Augen sehen wollen " -
      Maestlins Stellung zum Wissenschaftsfortschritt seiner Zeit
      Prof. Dr. Volker Bialas, Muenchen

Freitag, 13.10.2000

 9.30 - 10.30 Grosser Uebungsraum, Hegelbau Erdgeschoss Praesentation von
      Maestliniana aus UeB und Universitaetsarchiv.
      (R. Mueller, Dr. F. Seck, Dr. M. Wischnath)
11.15 Oeffentlicher Vortrag: Maestlin als Tuebinger Professor
      Dr. M. Wischnath, Tuebingen

Schlussdiskussion


Grundsaetzlich sind alle Veranstaltungen des Symposiums oeffentlich. Nur
der Teilnehmerkreis der Praesentation ist begrenzt. (Anmeldung
erforderlich).

Auskuenfte ueber das Symposium erteilen:
1. Universitaet Tuebingen, Dekanat der Fakultaet fuer Physik. 
2. Dr. G. Betsch, Furtbrunnen 17, 71093 Weil i.S., Tel. 07157-64059,
E-Mail: Gerhard.Betsch@t-online.de

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The Stewart Museum Globe Symposium - Programme
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Stewart Museum, Ile Sainte-Helene, Montreal
19-22 October 2000
(Programme as of 20 July 2000)


Thursday - 19 October 2000
 6:00 p.m. Registration and reception (1195 Sherbrooke Street West)

Friday - 20 October 2000
 8:30 a.m. Symposium registration and opening (Grande Poudriere,
           Ile Sainte-Helene)
 9:15 a.m. "Looking at the Earth from Outer Space: Ancient Views
           on the Power of Globes" Christian Jacob, Centre National de la
           Recherche Scientifique, Paris
10:30 a.m. "'The Doctrine of the Sphere': A Forgotten Chapter in
           the History of Terrestrial and Celestial Globes" Elly Dekker,
           Linschoten, The Netherlands
12:00 noon Introduction to the globe exhibition, viewing and lunch
 2:00 p.m. "La symbolique du globe dans les arts graphiques en
           Occident, XVIe-XVIIIe siecle : la lecon des livres d'emblemes et
           d'iconologie" Catherine Hofmann, Departement des cartes et
           plans, Bibliotheque nationale de France (to be presented in
           French; English translation will be available)
 3:20 p.m. "An Art Historian's Approach to Globes" Robert Derome,
           departement d'histoire de l'art, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Viewing of exhibition
 7:00 p.m. Dinner (Festin du Gouverneur)

Saturday - 21 October 2000
 9:00 a.m. "Globe Production in the Low Countries and Its Impact
           in Europe, 1525-1650" Peter van der Krogt, University of
           Utrecht, The Netherlands
10:30 a.m. "Celestial Globes: Origins and Innovations" Elly Dekker,
           Linschoten, The Netherlands
 1:30 p.m. "La restauration des globes anciens : la reintegration des
           lacunes" Alain Roger, restaurateur, chef de travaux d'art,
           Bibliotheque nationale de France (to be presented in French;
           English translation will be available)
 4:00 p.m. Leave by bus for the Laurentian Mountains, north of Montreal
 7:00 p.m. Reception and dinner

Sunday - 22 October 2000
 9:30 a.m. "More than just Spheres: A Curator's Vision for a New
           Globe Museum in Vienna" Jan Mokre, Curator of the Globe
           Museum, Austrian National Library, Vienna
11:00 a.m. Symposium wrap-up session and discussion
12:30 p.m. Farewell lunch


The registration fee, which will include lunches and dinners during the
symposium, is $285 (Canadian). This fee also includes a complimentary copy
of the lavishly illustrated book, _Sphaerae Mundi: Early Globes at the
Stewart Museum_ (retail: $50 CDN). The registration deadline is 8
September 2000. (If space is still available after that date, the fee will
be $325).
Participation will be limited to 75 persons. English will be the principal
language of the symposium.

For further information concerning such matters as accommodation, and in
order to receive the registration form, please contact the globe symposium
secretary:
Nadia Hammadi - nhammadi@stewart-museum.org
Stewart Museum, PO Box 1200, Station A, Montreal (Qc), H3C 2Y9, Canada
Tel: (514)861-6703, ext. 260 / Fax: (514)284-0123

Please feel free to contact one of the three symposium organizers for
further information:
Ed Dahl - edahl@iosphere.net
Jean-Francois Gauvin - jfgauvin@stewart-museum.org
Eileen Meillon - emeillon@stewart-museum.org


[Text provided by Jean-Francois Gauvin.]

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Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Centenary Symposium
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On 26-27 October 2000 a centenary symposium in honor of Cecilia
Payne-Gaposchkin will be held at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
Astrophysics.

Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin was the second woman to become a fully
tenured professor in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard (the first
in the natural sciences), and simultaneously the first woman department
chairman. Born and educated in England, she came to America in 1923 to
seek wider opportunities in her chosen science, astronomy. At Harvard
College Observatory she wrote what the eminent astrophysicist Otto Struve
later called "the most brilliant PhD thesis ever written in astronomy," and
in 1934 the dean of American astronomers, Henry Norris Russell, wrote that
the best candidate in America to be his successor at Princeton "alas, is a
woman!", an obvious reference to Cecilia Payne in an age when neither
Harvard nor Princeton would have dared to consider a woman faculty member.
Not until the 1950s would Harvard finally have the temerity to appoint a
woman to a regular Arts and Sciences faculty position.

This autumn, in the centennial year of her birth, the Harvard-Smithsonian
Center for Astrophysics will host a symposium in her honor. The program of
speakers includes former students, family, old friends, and experts on
topics related to her astrophysical interests, which encompassed among
others stellar spectroscopy, variable stars and photometry, galactic
structure and stellar evolution. The proceedings will be published by the
L. Davis Press. The organizing committee consists of Owen Gingerich,
Andrea Dupree, Kathy Haramundanis, Dave Latham, Dave Philip, and Virginia
Trimble.

Registered participants are invited to join us for a reception and banquet
on Thursday evening at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in
Cambridge. The reception starts at 6:00 p.m. and the meal will be served
at 7:00 p.m. The meal choices are Grilled Chilean Seabass, Seared
Lambchops, or Vegetarian. This event is partially sponsored, so the cost
to participants is only $45.

Please register at http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/cpg/regform.html if you wish
to participate. The deadline is 18 October 2000.

 - $5 for a name badge and Friday morning coffee 
 - $8 late registration for a name badge and Friday morning coffee
   after 18 October 
 - $30 for badge, coffee, Friday box lunch, and symposium volume 
 - $45 for the Thursday evening reception and banquet at the American
   Academy (actual cost $115) 

If you have difficulty with the registration form, mail your check and
registration information to

CPG Centenary Registration MS-15
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

More information is available at the Symposium Website:
http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/cpg/

More information about Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900-1979) can be
found at:
http://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/~pbrosche/persons/pers_payne-gaposchkin.html


[This text is based on the symposium's website. Thanks to Larry Klaes
for drawing my attention to this symposium by sending a CfA Press Release
to HASTRO-L.]

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Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society
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The annual meeting of the History of Science Society will be held in
Vancouver, Canada, November 2-5, 2000. Among the sessions scheduled are
three which should appeal to historians of astronomy:

"Cultures of 20th-Century Astronomy," with papers by Matthew Stanley,
Keith R. Lafortune, Abha Sur, David P.D. Munns, and JoAnn Palmeri, Friday,
November 3

"Astronomy and Its Histories: A Session in Honor of Owen Gingerich," with
papers by Robert S. Westman, Sara Schechner, James R. Voelkel / Owen
Gingerich, and Joann Eisberg, Saturday, November 4

"Theory Comes West: The Beginnings of Theoretical Astrophysics in Western
America," with presentations by David DeVorkin, Donald Osterbrock, and
Karl Hufbauer, Saturday, November 4


Contact address:
HSS Executive Office 
Attn: Vancouver Meeting
University of Washington, Box 351330
Seattle, WA 98195-1330
USA
Telephone: (206) 543-9366 (during regular business hours,
Pacific Coast time) 
FAX: (206) 685-9544
E-mail: hssexec@u.washington.edu

More information on the meeting can be obtained from the website at
http://depts.washington.edu/hssexec/annual/


During the History of Science Society meeting the Special Interest Group
for the history of astronomy will meet on the evening of Friday, November
3. Contacts: Marc Rothenberg, e-mail: rothenbergm@osia.si.edu


[Based on the meeting's website and on a message sent by Marc Rothenberg
to HASTRO-L.]

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The Herbert C. Pollock Award
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The Herbert C. Pollock Award was established by the Dudley Observatory to
honor the long service of Dr. Pollock as a member and past President of
the Dudley Observatory Board of Trustees.

The purpose of the Award is to provide encouragement and support for an
innovative project in the history of astronomy or astrophysics, to be
undertaken by a faculty member, research associate, or postdoctoral
associated with a college, university, nonprofit research institution or
observatory located in North America. Applications from persons meeting
the other requirements, who are not currently affiliated with any
institution will also be considered. Lists of past winners of the Pollock
Award and their project titles may be found on the next page.

Special consideration will be given to proposals that involve the use of
the Dudley Observatory Archives, the Dudley Collection of early
astronomical works housed at Union College or the Benjamin A. Gould, Jr.
library held by Dudley Observatory.

The Award consists of a maximum of $5,000 to be distributed in the year of
the Award. A recipient of the Pollock Award may not reapply for a new
award for three years.


Application Procedures

The application should include the following parts:

1.) A descriptive title with a brief account of the project, not to exceed
four pages. The description should permit a selection committee of
historians and other scholars to judge what is proposed and how completion
of the project would contribute to historical knowledge.

2.) A one-page nontechnical "executive summary" of the project to be
evaluated by non-historians.

3.) A budget showing how the Award funds would be spent, together with a
description of the applicant's current funding and the funding agency, if
any, for present work. - No Overhead Charges will be permitted.

4.) A biographical sketch and personal bibliography - not to exceed four
pages.

5.) The names and affiliations of two scientists or other scholars who may
be contacted by the Selection Committee, should the need arise, as well as
the name of the applicant's supervisor or Department Chair. Letters of
support should not be included with the application.

The complete application must be received by Dudley Observatory by
December 4, 2000.


Applications should be mailed to:

Dudley Observatory
Suite 201
107 Nott Terrace
Schenectady, New York 12308
USA


Selection Procedures

The Pollock Award Selection Committee will make recommendations to the
Board of Trustees of the Dudley Observatory following review of the
applications. The recipient of the Pollock Award will be announced in
January, 2001.

Fliers giving details for the Award will be available by the end of
September, and will be sent to all who request them. To be added to our
mailing list, contact George Wise, Administrator, Dudley Observatory, at
Dudley@union.edu.


For further information contact Dudley Observatory:

Suite 201
107 Nott Terrace
Schenectady, New York 12308
USA
Phone: (518) 382-7583
Fax:  (518) 382-7584
e-mail: dudley@union.edu
URL:  www.dudleyobservatory.org


[Based on http://www.dudleyobservatory.org/pollock_award.htm .
Thanks to Steve McCluskey who forwarded a message by Nancy Langford to
HASTRO-L.]

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Errata
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In "Neue Buecher", EMA Nr. 49, 28. April 2000, Item 4 muss es richtig
heissen:
Godwin, Francis: The man in the moon
Kippenhahn, Rudolf; Knapp, Wolfram: Schwarze Sonne, roter Mond

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Danksagung
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Fuer direkte Informationen sei gedankt: 
Gerhard Betsch, Jean-Francois Gauvin, Eckehard Schmidt.

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Impressum
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