Volume 9 No. 1June 2006
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The Beginnings of Radio Astronomy in the NetherlandsHugo van Woerden, & Richard G. Strom3
From Potts Hill (Australia) to Pune (India): The Journey of a Radio AstronomerGovind Swarup21
The Genesis of Solar Radio Astronomy in AustraliaWayne Orchiston, Bruce Slee, & Ron Burman35
The Significance and Errors of Erathosthenes’ Method for the Measurement of the
Size and Shape of the Earth’s Surface
Antonios D. Pinotsis57
Measuring the World: Excursions in Astronomy and GeodesyA.H. Batten & J.R. Smith65
Notes on Translations of the East Asian Records Relating to the Supernova of AD 1054David W. Pankenier77
Sir David Brewster’s Changing Ideas on the Plurality of WorldsMiguel de Asua83
Arthur Beer and his relations with Einstein and the Warburg InstituteHilmar W. Duerbeck & Peter Beer93
A Fair Use of Arcturus: A Syzygy of Scholarians and the Lighting of the Chicago
Century of Progress Exposition, 1933-1934
Robert J. Havlik99
A Brief History of the Astrophysical Research Consortium and the Apache Point ObservatoryJim Peterson & Glen Mackie109
Book Reviews
The Composition of Kepler’s Astronomia Nova, by James R. VoelkelWilliam Dorsey129
Biographischer Index der Astronomie/Biographical Index of Astronomy,
by Wilhelm Brüggenthies & Wolfgang R. Dick
Mary Brück130
Stars and Numbers: Astronomy and Mathematics in the Medieval Arab and Western Worlds,
by Paul Kunitzsch
Ihsan Hafez130
Empire of the Stars: Friendship, Obsession and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes,
by Arthur I. Miller
Alan H. Batten131
In Search Of Dark Matter, by Ken Freeman & Geoff McNamaraColin Montgomery132
Einsteins Kosmos. Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der Kosmologie, Relativitätstheorie und zu Einsteins Wirken
und Nachwirken, ed. by Hilmar W. Duerbeck & Wolfgang R. Dick
Dierck-E. Liebscher133
The Evolution of Harmonic Analysis: Models of the Real World, by Elena PrestiniRon Bracewell133
The Transits of Venus, by William Sheehan & John WestfallGraeme L. White134
Hōkūloa. The British 1874 Transit of Venus Expedition to Hawai’i , by Michael ChauvinWayne Orchiston135
Revolutionaries of the Cosmos: The Astro-physicists, by Ian GlassDavid Blank135
English Mechanic (Facsimile series on DVDs), pub. by Eric HuttonWayne Orchiston136
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Volume 9 No. 2December 2006
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The Slee Celebration #4: Radio Astronomy Papers
Olof Rydbeck and Early Swedish Radio Astronomy: A Personal PerspectiveV. Radhakrishnan139
Other Papers
Babylonian Timings of Eclipse Contacts and the Study of the Earth’s Past RotationF. Richard Stephenson145
John Herschel on the Discovery of NeptuneNicholas Kollerstrom151
A Glimpse at the Astronomy Heritage of the Science Museum, LondonKevin Johnson159
The 1874 Transit of Venus Observed in Japan by the French, and Associated RelicsSuzanne Débarbat & Françoise Launay,167
The Introduction of Absolute Magnitude (1902 – 1922)David W. Hughes173
Early Photographs of the Distant Sierra Nevada Mountains Taken from Lick ObservatoryDonald E. Osterbrock181
The Wisconsin Experiment Package (WEP) Aboard the Orbiting Astronomical Observatory (OAO-2)Jordan D. Marché II & Adam J. Walsh185
Historical Archives in Italian Astronomical Observatories: The “Specola 2000” ProjectI. Chinnici, A. Mandrino, & F. Bònoli200
IAU Reports
IAU Historic Radio Astronomy Working Group. Triennial Report (2003-2006)Wayne Orchiston, Rod Davies,
Ken Kellermann, Alain Lecacheux,
Masaki Morimoto, Slava Slysh,
Govind Swarup, Hugo van Woerden,
Jasper Wall, & Richard Wielebinski
IAU Historical Instruments Working Group. Triennial Report (2003-2006)Nha Il-Seong204
IAU Transit of Venus Working Group. Triennial Report (2003-2006)Steven J. Dick205
Book Reviews (all)
JENAM 2003. Radio Astronomy from Karl Jansky to Microjansky, ed.
by L.I. Gurvits, S. Frey, & S. Rawlings,
Wayne Orchiston206
in Synchrony with the Heavens: Studies in Astronomical Timekeeping and Instrumentation in
Medieval Islamic Civilization, Volume 1: the Call of the Muezzin. Volume 2: Instruments of Mass Calculation,
by David A. King
Ihsan Hafez206
The Cosmic Century: A History of Astrophysics and Cosmology, by Malcolm LongairDavid Blank207
Journal of the Antique Telescope Society, #27-#28, 2006 [Special Alvan Clark issue]Wayne Orchiston207
Index to Volume 9209
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