Volume 22 No. 1March/April 2019
About JAHH and the coverInside Cover
Contents and EditorialWayne Orchiston1
A tribute to Professor Govind Swarup, FRS: The Father of Indian Radio AstronomyWayne Orchiston and Sudhir Phakatkar3
Della Porta, Colonna, and Fontana: the role of Neapolitan scientist at the beginning of the telescope eraMauro Gargano45
Petrus Apianus’ volvelle for finding the equinoxesLars Gislén60
Merz telescopes at the University Observatory in Christiania, NorwayBjørn Ragnvald Pettersen65
Four centuries of observations of the Galilean satellites of Jupiter: increasing the astrometric accuracyJ.E. Arlot78
A history of Western astronomical almanacsP. Kenneth Seidelmann93
Power, politics and personalities in Australian astronomy: William Ernest Cooke and the triangulation
of the Pacific by wireless time signals
Ian Tasker113
An account of the comet, which appeared in the months of September, October and November 1807Captain John Warren132
On observations of the Great Comet of 1807 (C/1807 R1) from IndiaR.C. Kapoor137
John Warren’s unpublished observations of the Great Comet of 1811 from IndiaR.C. Kapoor147
Australites. Part 2: early Aboriginal perception and usePhilip A. Clarke155
Astronomy of the Pardhi Tribe of Central IndiaGanesh Halkare, Purushottam Dahedar,
Wayne Orchiston and M.N. Vahia
Book Reviews (all)
Mercury, by William SheehanClifford J. Cunningham195
The Cuneiform Uranology Texts: Drawing the Constellations, by Paul-Alain Beaulieu, Eckart Frahm,
Wayne Horowitz, and John Steele
Gil Breger196
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Volume 22 No. 2August/September 2019
About JAHH and the coverInside Cover
The importance of historical measures for dynamical models of the evolution of
Trapezium-type multiple systems
Christine Allen, Leonardo J. Sánchez,
Alex Ruelas-Mayorga and Rafael Costero
A further application of Google Earth in studying the orientation of ancient Greek monumentDimitris Sinachopoulos211
Baiami and the emu chase: an astronomical interpretation of a Wiradjuri Dreaming associated
With the Burbung
Trevor M. Leaman and Duane W. Hamacher225
Minnaert’s folly: a forgotten teaching observatory from the 1960sDavid Baneke238
A tale of three telescopes: the John A. Brashear Company and its 46-cm objectiveRichard Taibi247
The short-lived CSIRO Division of Radiophysics field station at Bankstown Aerodrome in SydneyHarry Wendt and Wayne Orchiston266
On two seventeenth century Persian paintings depicting comets or fireballsR.C. Kapoor273
Identification of the stars of the Saptarsi Maṇḍala and its vicinityB.S. Shylaja and R. Venketeswara Pai294
A history of Drake Municipal Observatory, Des Moines, USA: from riches, to rags, to restorationKaley Wresch, Deborah Kent,
Janis Winter and Wayne Orchiston
Highlighting the history of Japanese radio astronomy. 6: Early solar monitoring at the Radio Research
Laboratories of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Hiraiso
Wayne Orchiston and Masato Ishiguro328
A hypothetical Romakasiddhānta CalendarLars Gislén339
Book Reviews (all)
Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art, by Benjamin AndersonMarian Dolan342
Selene’s Two Faces: From 17th Century Drawings to Spacecraft Imaging, by Carmen Pérez GonzálezWayne Orchiston343
Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe,
by Alan Hirshfeld
Clifford J. Cunningham346
Making Stars Physical: The Astronomy of Sir John Herschel, by Stephen CaseClifford J. Cunningham347
Kew Observatory & The Evolution of Victorian Science 1840‒1910, by Lee T. MacdonaldClifford J. Cunningham348
Fred Whipple’s Empire: The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 1955–1973,
by David H. DeVorkin
Jordan D. Marché II350
Jupiter, by William Sheehan and Thomas HockeyClifford J. Cunningham351
American Eclipses: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon
and Win the Glory of the World, by David Baron
Wayne Orchiston353
Imagining Other Worlds: Explorations in Astronomy and Culture, edited by Nicholas
Campion and Chris Impey
Clifford J. Cunningham354
The Great Canoes in the Sky: Starlore and Astronomy in the South Pacific, by Stephen Robert Chadwick
and Martin Paviour-Smith
Wayne Orchiston355
Rocks, Radio and Radar: The Extraordinary Scientific, Social and Military Life of Elizabeth Alexander,
by Mary Harris
Wayne Orchiston358
Cosmos: The Art and Science of the Universe, by Roberta J.M. Olson and Jay M. PasachoffWayne Orchiston361
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Volume 22 No. 3November/December 2019
About JAHH and the coverInside Cover
ContentsWayne Orchiston363
Treading carefully: V.M. Slipher, C.O. Lampland, E.C. Slipher and their ambivalent relationship with
Percival Lowell’s Mars
William Sheehan365
The concepts of deśāntara and yojana in Indian astronomyPadmaja Venugopal, K. Rupa,
S.K. Uma, and S. Balachandra Rao
The calendars of Southeast Asia. 1: IntroductionLars Gislén and C.J. Eade407
The calendars of Southeast Asia. 2: Burma, Thailand, Laos and CambodiaLars Gislén and C.J. Eade417
The calendars of Southeast Asia. 3: VietnamLê Thành Lân431
The calendars of Southeast Asia. 4: Malaysia and IndonesiaLars Gislén and C.J. Eade447
The calendars of Southeast Asia. 5: Eclipse calculations, and the longitudes of the Sun,
Moon and planets in Burmese and Thai astronomy
Lars Gislén and C.J. Eade458
The calendars of Southeast Asia. 6: Calendrical recordsLars Gislén and C.J. Eade479
Notes on the transmission of Ptolemy’s Almagest and some geometrical mechanisms to the era of CopernicusKevin Krisciunas and Belén Bistué492
Radio astronomy at Cornell University: the early years, 1946 to 1962Donald B. Campbell503
The Tarawera volcanic eruption in New Zealand and Māori cometary astronomyWayne Orchiston and John Drummond521
The Bhāsvatī astronomical handbook of ŚatānandaSudhira Panda536
Rationale for Śrīrguṇamitrādivākyas as described in the LaghuprakāśikāR.Venkesteswara Pai545
Book Reviews (all)
Vedic Mathematics and Science in Vedas, by S. Balachandra RaoMayank Vahia553
Gerard P. Kuiper and the Rise of Modern Planetary Science, by Derek W.G. SearsWilliam K. Hartmann553
Conference Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Death of Dr. Nicolaus Thege-Konkoly and
145th Anniversary of the Founding of the Hurbanovo Observatory, edited
by Eduard Koči
Stanislav Šišulák555
The Lost Planets: Peter van de Kamp and the Vanishing Exoplanets Around Barnard’s Star, by John WenzClifford J. Cunningham556
Time of our Lives: Sundials of the Adler Planetarium, by Sara J. SchechnerMike Cowham557
The First Latin Treatise of Ptolemy’s Astronomy: The Almagest Minor (c. 1200) [Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus,
Texts: Volume 1],
by Henry Zepeda
Dominque Raynaud559
Jan Hendrik Oort: Master of the Galactic System, by Pieter C. van der KruitVirginia Trimble561
The Oxford Handbook of the History of Modern Cosmology, edited by Helge Kragh and Malcolm LongairWayne Orchiston565
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