Volume 23 No. 1March/April 2020
About the JAHH and the coverInside Cover
“Foundling of Percival Lowell”: The saga of naming PlutoThomas Hockey2
Australian eclipse expeditions: James Short and the eclipses of 1908, 1910 and 1911Nick Lomb26
Astronomical dating of seven Classical Greek eclipsesF.R. Stephenson, L.V. Morrison, and C.Y. Hohenkerk47
Seeking an inconstant constant: the quest to discover the variability of the Sun from William
Herschel to Andrew Ellicott Douglass
William Sheehan and G. Wesley Lockwood63
Solstice and solar position observations in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditionsDuane W. Hamacher, Robert S. Fuller, Trevor M. Leaman,
and David Bosun
Sustained cartographic innovations in nascent French Canada: the life and times of Jean DeshayesRichard de Grijs100
Herschel’s spurious moons of Uranus: their impact on satellite orbital theory, celestial cartographyClifford Cunningham119
Understanding śrungonnati: elevation of the Moon’s cusp (with examples)B.S. Shubha, B.S. Shylaja and P. Vinay163
Cook’s third voyage to the Pacific and early scientific astronomy on the north-western coast of America:
the sojourn at Nootka Sound in April 1778
Wayne Orchiston and William Wells174
Obituary: Dr Yukio Ôhashi (1955-2019)Wayne Orchiston and Tsuko Nakamura209
Book Reviews (all)
Cosmic Discovery: The Search, Scope, and Heritage of Astronomy by Martin HarwitSamantha Thompson218
Unifying Heaven and Earth: Essays in the History of Early Modern Cosmology edited by Patrick Boner
and Dario Tessicini
Clifford Cunningham219
Scandalous Error. Calendar Reform and Calendrical Astronomy in Medieval Europe by C. Philipp E. NothaftCecelia Panti220
Simon Marius and His Research edited by Hans Gaab and Pierre LeichClifford Cunningham223
The Wayward Comet: A Descriptive History of Cometary Orbits, Kepler’s Problem and the Cometarium
by Martin Beech
Pedro M.P. Raposo224
Franz Xaver von Zach und die Astronomie seiner Zeit edited by Wolfgang R. Dick and Oliver SchwarzEndre Zsoldos226
Decoding the Stars: A Biography of Angelo Secchi, Jesuit and Scientist by Ileana ChinniciWayne Orchiston227
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Volume 23 No. 2July/August 2020
About the JAHH and the coverInside Cover
‘Dark stars’ and a new interpretation of the ancient Greek stellar magnitude systemClifford J. Cunningham231
Medieval astronomical clocks in the Baltic region and the mysterious golden numbers in GdanskLars Gislén257
Alexander Bruce: Scotland’s accidental ‘scientific revolutionary’Richard de Grijs267
The time balls of MauritiusRoger Kinns281
Geodetic arcs, pendulums and the shape of the EarthJames Lequeux297
The eclipse of 21 June 1629 in Beijing in the context of the reform of the Chinese calendarSperello di Serego Alighieri and Elisabetta Corsi327
Henrique Morize and the eclipse of 1919 eclipse: the National Observatory of Brazil, the
solar corona, and pure science
Antonio A.P. Vidiera335
Comet tales from India: the Great September Comet of 1882 (C/1882 R1)Ramesh Kapoor353
Native American traditions of Meteor Crater, Arizona: fact, fiction or appropriation?Duane W. Hamacher375
A cultural comparison of the ‘dark constellations’ in the Milky WayStephen R. Gullberg, Duane W. Hamacher,
Alejandro Martin-Lopez, Javier Mejuto,
Andrew M. Munro and Wayne Orchiston
Book Reviews (all)
No Shadow of a Doubt: The 1919 Eclipse That Confirmed Einstein’s Theory of Relativity,
by Daniel Kennefick
Clifford Cunningham405
Gravity’s Century: From Einstein’s Eclipse to Images of Black Holes, by Ron CowenClifford Cunningham405
Proving Einstein Right: The Daring Expeditions That Changed How We Look at The Universe,
by S. James Gates Jr. and Cathie Pelletier
Clifford Cunningham405
Zwicky: The Outcast Genius Who Unmasked the Universe, by John Johnson JrClifford Cunningham407
History of the Observatory at the University of Trnava 1756‒1785, by Alžbeta Hološová and
Henrieta Žažová
Paul Gabor408
Hellenistic Astronomy: The Science in its Contexts, edited by Alan C. Bowen and
Francesca Rochberg
Clifford Cunningham410
As the World Turns: The History of Proving the Earth Rotates, by Peter KossoWilliam Tobin411
In Memoriiam Hilmar Duerbeck, edited by Wolfgang R. Dick and Christiaan SterkenClifford Cunningham413
Mathematical Disquisitions: The Booklet of Theses Immortalized by Galileo,
by Christopher M. Graney
Clifford Cunningham414
News From Mars: Mass Media and the Forging of a New Astronomy, 1860-1910, by Joshua NallClifford Cunningham416
Saturn, by William SheehanClifford Cunningham417
Jean-Charles Houzeau’s Escape from Texas. A Belgian Astronomer Caught in the American
Civil War,
by C. Sterken and A.A. King
Emile Biemont418
History of the Plurality of Worlds: The Myths of Extraterrestrials Throughout the Ages,
by Pierre Connes, edited by James Lequeux
Steven J. Dick419
The Moon: A Translation of Der Mond by Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt, translated
by Stephen Harvey
Bill Leatherbarrow421
The Obituary for Dr Yukio ÔhashiWayne Orchiston and Tsuko Nakamura423
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Volume 23 No. 3November/December 2020
About the JAHH and the coverInside Cover
A case study of the Picture Rocks sun dagger, plus a review of the intentionality of sun daggersBradley E. Schaefer and James Stamm427
Cosmic symbolism of Zuni fetish carvingsVon Del Chamberlain and Milford Nahohai452
European longitude prizes. I: longitude determination in the Spanish empireRichard de Grijs465
A (not so) brief history of lunar distances: lunar longitude determination at sea before the chronometerRichard de Grijs495
Time signals for mariners in India, Burma, and CeylonRoger Kinns523
The founding of Arcetri Observatory in FlorenceSimone Bianchi553
Raymond Michard and his solar physics group at Paris-Meudon ObservatoryPierre Mein and Nicole Mein582
The Mexican astrographic catalogue and Carte du Ciel ProjectMarco Arturo Moreno Corral and William J. Schuster601
Where exactly did A.S. Eddington observe the total solar eclipse of 29 May 1919?
(Onde, exactamente, A.S. Eddington observou o eclipse solar de 29 de Maio de 1919?)
Joana Latas, Duarte Pape, and Ana Simões614
Observations of the Great September Comet of 1882 (C/1882 R1) from New ZealandWayne Orchiston, John Drummond, Gary Kronk628
Communication issues in war-time astronomy: independent Australian, Indian,
New Zealand and South African discoveries of Comet C/1941 B2 (de Kock-Paraskevopoulos)
Wayne Orchiston, John Drummond, and B.S. Shylaja659
On two Seventeenth century Persian paintings depicting comets or fireballs: a correctionR.C. Kapoor675
Book Reviews (all)
Space, Time and Aliens: Collected Works on Cosmos and Culture, by Steven J. Dick.David H. DeVorkin681
A Babylonian Calendar Treatise: Scholars and Invaders in the Late First Millennium BC,
by Frances Reynolds
John Steele682
Open Skies. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory and its Impact on US Radio Astronomy,
by Kenneth I. Kellermann, Ellen N. Bouton and Sierra S. Brandt
Marshall Cohen684
Tycho Brahe and the Measure of the Heavens, by John Robert ChristiansonClifford Cunningham685
Archaeoastronomy in the Roman World, edited by Giulio Magli, Antonio César González-García,
Juan Belmonte Aviles, and Elio Antonello
E.C. Krupp686
The Number of the Heavens: A History of the Multiverse and the Quest to Understand the Cosmos, by Tom SiegfreidClifford Cunningham and Conlan Salgado688
A Saving Science: Capturing the Heavens in Carolingian Manuscripts, by Eric M. Ramirez-WeaverMarion Dolan689
The History of Celestial Navigation: Rise of the Royal Observatory and Nautical Almanacs,
edited by P. Kenneth Seidelmann and Catherine Y. Hohenkerk
Patricia Fara691
Celestial Mirror: The Astronomical Observatories of Jai Singh II, by Barry PerlusClifford Cunningham693
Maps of the Moon. Lunar Cartography from the Seventeenth Century to the Space Age, by Thomás A.S. HaddadFrancis J. Manasek694
The Pursuit of Harmony: Kepler on Cosmos, Confession, and Community, by Aviva RothmanPaul Gabor695
Response to the Review of The Pursuit of Harmony: Kepler on Cosmos, Confession, and Community, by Dr Paul GaborAviva Rothman698
The Curious Eye: Optics and Imaginative Literature in Seventeenth Century England, by Erin WebsterCliff Cunningham699
Evolving Theories on the Origin of the Moon, by Walter D. CummingsErik Asphaug701
Time and Time Again: Determination of Longitude at Sea in the 17th Century, by Richard de GrijsWayne Orchiston702
Back Matter
2020 Index705
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