(Acta Historica Astronomiae ; Vol. 13)
This issue contains mostly biographical studies ranging from the outstanding Jesuit
astronomer Chr. Scheiner to 18th/19th century scholars to the important
astronomical writer B. H. Bürgel.
Concerning Scheiner a recently found contemporary obituary is reproduced. Hitherto unknown copy-books of university lectures by Scheiner and by the astrophysicist K. Schwarzschild are being discussed. Biographical contributions deal with P.-F. Tonduti in Avignon, J. G. Doppelmayr in Nuremberg, C. F. Scheithauer in Chemnitz, J. W. H. Lehmann in the Brandenburg area as well as L. Weinek in Leipzig und Prag. An additional list of memorial places for astronomers in Berlin, Potsdam and surroundings, short contributions and book reviews conclude this volume.
All papers in German. Main papers with English abstracts.
Beiträge zur Astronomiegeschichte, Band 4. Ed. by Wolfgang R. Dick and Jürgen Hamel. (Acta Historica Astronomiae ; 13). Frankfurt am Main : Deutsch, 2001, 259 p., ISBN 3-8171-1663-2, 45 ill., 15 x 21 cm, paperback EUR 18.80 / sFr 29.40.
Published in September 2001.
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