Acta Historica Astronomiae Vol. 3

Peter Brosche, Wolfgang R. Dick, Oliver Schwarz, Roland Wielen (Eds.):

The Message of the Angles - Astrometry from 1798 to 1998



interner Verweis  Foreword

interner Verweis  Opening ceremony


interner Verweis  W. Pfau:  Martin Schwarzschild (1912 - 1997)


1.    History of astronomy since the Enlightenment


interner Verweis  1.1  S. Débarbat:  Parisian astronomy at the time of the Gotha meeting

interner Verweis  1.2  S. Dumont: Joseph-Nicolas Delisle's relations with German astronomers and scientists when travelling to and from Russia (1725-26 and 1747)

interner Verweis  1.3  A. D. Wittmann: The solar diameter derived from Tobias Mayer's observations 1756-1761

interner Verweis  1.4  J.-C. Pecker: Jérôme de Lalande and international cooperation

interner Verweis  1.5  P. Brosche: Gotha 1798

interner Verweis  1.6  W. R. Dick, P. Brosche, D. Gerdes: The least known participant in the Gotha meeting in 1798: George Butler

interner Verweis  1.7  J. Caplan, M.-L. Prévot: Zach in Marseille

interner Verweis  1.8  M.-L. Prévot, J. Caplan: History of the Marseille Observatory

interner Verweis  1.9  J.-M. Faidit: Le Baron von Zach et l'astronomie en Languedoc

interner Verweis  1.10  M. Vargha: The Zach family in Hungary

interner Verweis  1.11  L. Patkós: Hungarian topics in Zach's German journals

interner Verweis  1.12  W. Kokott: Atmospheric tides and other relationships: »Interpreting the Phenomena« at the time of the Seeberg conference

interner Verweis  1.13  G. Wolfschmidt: Gotha - the instruments of the observatory

interner Verweis  1.14  C. Hopf, O. Schwarz: Geodetic documents in the Gotha library

interner Verweis  1.15  O. Schwarz, W. Conrad: Differential longitudes in Thuringia

interner Verweis  1.16  P. Habison: Astrometry and early astrophysics at Kuffner Observatory in the late 19th century

interner Verweis  1.17  W. Weise, J. Dorschner, R. E. Schielicke: Wilhelm Winkler (1842-1910) - a Thuringian private astronomer and maecenas

interner Verweis  1.18  D.-E. Liebscher, P. Brosche: Three traps in stellar aberration


2.    Old and new observations


interner Verweis  2.1  L. V. Morrison, F. R. Stephenson: The sands of time and tidal friction

interner Verweis  2.2  A. Blaauw: FK3 or GC - a difficult choice half a century ago

interner Verweis  2.3  R. Wielen, H. Schwan, C. Dettbarn, H. Jahreiß, H. Lenhardt: The Sixth Catalogue of Fundamental Stars (FK6) and the problem of double stars

interner Verweis  2.4  A. Fresneau: Using the Carte du Ciel for the extension of the Hipparcos system

interner Verweis  2.5  J. Colin, G. Daigne, C. Ducourant, J. F. Le Campion, J.-M. Mazurier, G. Montignac, M. Odenkirchen, J.-P. Périé, M. Rapaport, Y. Réquième, C. Soubiran, B. Viateau: The Bordeaux Meridian Circle Survey

interner Verweis  2.6  M. Odenkirchen, C. Soubiran, J. F. Le Campion: Early epoch stellar positions from the Bordeaux Carte du Ciel

interner Verweis  2.7  C. Abad: Reduction and quality testing of the San Fernando Astrographic Catalogue plates

interner Verweis  2.8  S. E. Urban: USNO programs to improve the optical reference frame

interner Verweis  2.9  J. Brunzendorf, H. Meusinger: Astrometric properties of the Tautenburg Plate Scanner


3.    Hipparcos and beyond


interner Verweis  3.1  W. Seggewiss: The distance scale of the universe before and after Hipparcos

interner Verweis  3.2  H. Jahreiß, R. Wielen, B. Fuchs: The impact of Hipparcos on our knowledge of nearby stars

interner Verweis  3.3  M. Geffert: CCD astrometry

interner Verweis  3.4  . Teixeira, P. Benevides-Soares, T. P. Dominici, W. Monteiro, M. Rapaport, J. F. Le Campion, Y. Réquième: CCD meridian observations at Valinhos Observatory

interner Verweis  3.5  B. Viateau, Y. Réquième, J. F. Le Campion, G. Montignac, J.-M. Mazurier: Contribution of the Bordeaux CCD meridian circle to modern astrometry

interner Verweis  3.6  N. I. Shatsky, A. A. Tokovinin: Hipparcos versus dynamical parallaxes

interner Verweis  3.7  D. Sinachopoulos, E. van Dessel, M. Geffert: A list of Hipparcos very wide visual double stars for the astrometric calibration of imaging with CCDs

interner Verweis  3.8  H. Relke, W. Pfau: Accurate positions and proper motions of H emission-line objects in the Chamaeleon star-forming region

interner Verweis  3.9  R. Hering, H. G. Walter: Updating of B1950 radio star positions by means of J2000 calibrators

interner Verweis  3.10  R.-D. Scholz, M. Irwin, M. Odenkirchen, H. Meusinger: New space motion of the Galactic globular cluster Palomar 5

interner Verweis  3.11  H. Baumgardt, C. Dettbarn, B. Fuchs, R. Wielen: Open clusters in the Hipparcos Catalogue

interner Verweis   3.12  J. Sanner, M. Geffert, J. Schmoll: The IMF of the open star cluster NGC 581 (M103): A deviation from Salpeter's law?

interner Verweis   3.13  N. Vogt, E. Paunzen, H. M. Maitzen: Calibration of Strömgren-Crawford photometry for Ap-stars compared to Hipparcos results

interner Verweis   3.14  R. Neuhäuser, S. Frink, S. Röser, G. Torres, W. Brandner, J. M. Alcalá, E. Covino, R. Wichmann, M. Kunkel: Spatial distribution and kinematics of T Tauri stars discovered with ROSAT

interner Verweis   3.15  U. Bastian: The small astrometric interferometry satellite DIVA

interner Verweis   3.16  S. Hirte, R.-D. Scholz, S. Röser, U. Bastian, E. Schilbach: On-board reduction of dispersed fringes for DIVA

interner Verweis   3.17  L. Lindegren: Hipparcos and the future: GAIA

interner Verweis   3.18  E. Høg, C. Fabricius, J. Knude, V. V. Makarov: Sky survey and photometry by the GAIA satellite

interner Verweis   3.19  M. H. Soffel, S. A. Klioner: Relativity and space astrometry

interner Verweis   3.20  S. M. Kopeikin, G. Schäfer: Bending of light by gravitational waves from localized sources


4.    Other topics


interner Verweis   4.1  D. Sinachopoulos, A. Sinachopoulos: Why Plato was against observational astronomy

interner Verweis   4.2  M. Stavinschi, V. Mioc, S. Débarbat: Solar eclipses recorded in old Romanian chronicles and notes

interner Verweis   4.3  H. Lichtenberg: The decoding of the Callippian Cycle in the Gregorian Calendar for the period between 1900 and 2099

interner Verweis   4.4  R. E. Schielicke: 400 years astronomical observatory in Jena

interner Verweis   4.5  T. Herczeg: The Orion Nebula: A chapter of early nebular studies

interner Verweis   4.6  E. Schmutzer: Cosmology without Big Bang on the basis of the Projective Unified Field Theory



Contributors and participants


Please note: The printed version contains an error: Unfortunately, R. E. Schielicke was not indicated as co-author of the paper on Wilhelm Winkler.


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