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*           ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER FOR THE HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY            *
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*      Published by the Working Group for the History of Astronomy        *
*                  in the Astronomische Gesellschaft                      *
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*                    Number 55, November 28, 2003                         *
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*           Edited by: Wolfgang R. Dick and Hilmar W. Duerbeck            *
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A note on electronic subscriptions

1. The Observatory Museum in Palermo

2. Transit of Venus exhibition in Utrecht

3. Mohammad Bagheri: Sundial Group of the Thaqib Astronomical Society

4. 2004 LeRoy E. Doggett Prize to Michael Hoskin

5. History of astronomy at the 203rd AAS Meeting

6. Eddington Workshop

7. New books

Acknowledgements

Imprint

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A note on electronic subscriptions
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The Observatory Museum in Palermo
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The Museum of the Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo was opened to the
public for the first time in March and April 2001, for the exhibition "Da
Cerere all'Astrofisica" ("From Ceres to Astrophysics"). The great success
of this event has led to the permanent opening of the museum, starting from
the 1st October 2001, from Monday to Friday (holidays excluded). The Museum
is located in the original premises of the Observatory, founded in 1790,
and now restored. It houses a rich collection of original fittings and
instruments. In particular, the famous Ramsden circle - with which
Giuseppe Piazzi discovered Cerere Ferdinandea, the first of the Asteroids,
on the night of the 1st January 1801 - has been put back into its "circular
room". The "meridian room" with the boiseries designed by Giovan Battista
Filippo Basile has been repainted with its original colours. The Merz
equatorial, bought in 1895, has been placed back into its original room.
With this instrument, the astronomer Pietro Tacchini started the
systematical observations of the sun in 1865. The XVIII century show-cases,
designed by the architect Dufourny, have been placed in the gallery. They
contain the oldest intruments in the Observatory. All the instruments of
historical interest, collected over 200 years of activity of the Palermo
Observatory, are kept in modern exhibitors.

Visits last one hour, and are guided (Italian, English and French).
There are two visits per day:
- first admission at 9.30
- second admission at 11.00

The visit costs 2,50 Euros and the maximum number of participants per visit
is 15. It is necessary to book in advance in order to visit the museum.
Visitors are not accepted if they arrive 15 minutes later than the time
above.

For reservation and/or information, please contact:

Ileana Chinnici, phone 091-233443, chinnici@astropa.unipa.it 
Donata Randazzo, phone 091-233243, donata@astropa.unipa.it 
Laura Daricello, phone 091-233247, daric@astropa.unipa.it 

Address:
Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo (OAPa)
Piazza del Parlamento 1, 90134 Palermo, Italy
Tel: +39 091 233-111, Fax: +39 091 233-444
URL: http://www.astropa.unipa.it/


[Source: http://www.astropa.unipa.it/versione_inglese/museum.html]

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Transit of Venus exhibition in Utrecht
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(From: "Elektronische Mitteilungen zur Astronomiegeschichte" Nr. 66,
22. November 2003, Item 2. Translation by Klaus Staubermann.)


The Utrecht Astronomy Museum "Sterrenwacht Sonnenborgh" (Netherlands) will
show an exhibition titled "Venus achterna: Sterrenkundigen op expeditie in
1874" from 19 December 2003 till 5 September 2004. The exhibition is
dedicated to the Dutch Transit of Venus expedition of 1874 and documents
the expedition from its beginnings to the final decision not to set up an
expedition again in 1882. The Dutch expedition of 1874 went to the island
of Reunion (Indian Ocean). The exhibition will show the instruments used
(from the collections of the University Museum Utrecht, the Museum
Boerhaave, and the Teylers Museum) as well as documents and records from
various Dutch archives.

The Museum "Sterrenwacht Sonnenborgh" is associated with the University
Museum Utrecht and is currently refurbished. Besides the special exhibition
on the Transit of Venus it shows a permanent new exhibition on meridian
astronomy in Utrecht and from next year also two exhibitions on meteorology
(Buys-Ballot) and solar physics (Minnaert). Also, on July 8, 2004 a Transit
of Venus party will take place, together with the possibilty of observing
the transit (weather permitting).

The Astronomie Museum is open from Tuesday till Friday from 11 am till 5 pm
and on Sundays from 1 pm till 4 pm. Guided tours and observing nights can
be booked in advance.

Address:
Museum Sterrenwacht Sonnenborgh
Zonnenburg 2
3512 NL Utrecht
Netherlands
Tel.: 030-2302818 (Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 4 pm)
Fax: 030-2334992
E-mail: info@sonnenborgh.nl

Further information: www.sonnenborgh.nl


[Text provided by Klaus Staubermann.]

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Sundial Group of the Thaqib Astronomical Society
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By Mohammad Bagheri

(From: "Elektronische Mitteilungen zur Astronomiegeschichte" Nr. 64,
9. November 2003, Item 7.)


Friday 27 September 2002 was the first day of establishment and formal
activity of a "Sundial Group" as a working branch of the THAQIB
Astronomical Society in Rasht (centre of the Gilan province in northern
Iran, on the southern coast of the Caspian Sea). The seat of the Society is
in a newly built beautiful park, which is planned to become a "Sundial
Park". At present there is an analemmatic sundial in this park that
attracts many visitors to the park. The members of the Sundial Group
(mostly young schoolgirls) plan to study the history along with
mathematical, astronomical and artistic aspects of sundials, which provide
them with a concrete application of the mathematical courses, especially
trigonometry. They are supposed to be in charge of designing several
sundials for the cultural buildings in the whole province in future. Any
comments or communications may be sent to:

Sundial Group, Thaqib Astronomical Society, P.O. Box 13145-1785, Tehran,
Iran


[Source: Peter Ransom to Sundial Mailing List, sundial@rrz.uni-koeln.de,
3 Nov 2002]

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2004 LeRoy E. Doggett Prize to Michael Hoskin
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(From: "Elektronische Mitteilungen zur Astronomiegeschichte" Nr. 67,
27. November 2003, Item 2.)


The Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society
is pleased to announce that Michael Hoskin has been awarded the Fourth
LeRoy E. Doggett Prize for Historical Astronomy. The award of the Prize
was for his distinguished career and publication record that has
significantly influenced the field of the history of astronomy.

With this award, the AAS has invited Michael to give the Doggett Prize
Lecture at a plenary session at the AAS meeting in Atlanta, and it has
been provisionally scheduled for the morning of Monday, January 5, 2004.
For his Lecture, he will speak about "The REAL Caroline Herschel."

As a leading expert on William Herschel, Hoskin has written broadly on
the Herschel family and its achievements. Last spring he published his
latest contribution, The Herschel Partnership: As Viewed by Caroline.
This work, which contains a wide variety of previously untapped archival
material, will be the definitive source for Caroline Herschel's
biography for many years to come. In a separate volume Hoskin has also
edited the two autobiographies that Caroline wrote at different times of
her life.

His other recent books demonstrate his broad perspectives in the field.
They include The Cambridge Illustrated History of Astronomy (1997), The
Cambridge Concise History of Astronomy (1999), and Tombs, Temples and
Orientations: A new perspective on Mediterranean Prehistory (2001). The
last volume, which summarizes many seasons of fieldwork around the
Mediterranean basin, is a significant and original contribution to
archaeoastronomy. Hoskin has long been renowned for both his scholarship
and the high standards he has maintained in editing and publishing. In
1970 he founded the Journal for the History of Astronomy and has since
served as its editor. The Journal, which is now in its 34th year, has
helped to define the field of historical astronmy and give it a central
focus. It was primarily for his lifetime work on JHA that he was honored
in 2001, when Minor Planet (12223) Hoskin was named after him.

Since 1969 Hoskin has been a Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge.
When he learned that he was to be the fourth recipient of the Doggett
Prize, he wrote: "The Prize is indeed a very great honour, and although
it is the result of the initiative of the historians of a particular
country, it is as yet the only prize in our field and this award to a
non-American raises it to international status. I am very grateful to
you and your colleagues for this compliment which will provide a
highlight to my career."

His lecture will be preceded by the presentation to him of The LeRoy E.
Doggett Prize for Historical Astronomy.


[Source: http://www.aas.org/~had/announce.html]

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History of astronomy at the 203rd AAS Meeting
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(From: "Elektronische Mitteilungen zur Astronomiegeschichte" Nr. 67,
27. November 2003, Item 3.)


On January 4-8, 2004, the 203rd Meeting of the American Astronomical
Society (AAS) will be held in Atlanta, GA, USA. The Historical Astronomy
Division (HAD) of the AAS organized the following sessions:

Sunday, January 4, 2004, 2:00-5:00pm
Session 1 HAD I: Transit of Venus

Chasing Venus: Putting the Transits of Venus on Exhibition
   R.S. Brashear (Smithsonian Inst.)
Jeremiah Horrocks, The New Astronomy, And The Transit Of Venus
   W. Applebaum (Illinois Institute of Technology)
The American Transit of Venus Expeditions of 1874 and 1882
   S.J. Dick (NASA)
Explanation of the Black-Drop Effect at Transits of Mercury and the
Forthcoming Transit of Venus
   J.M. Pasachoff (Williams College-Hopkins Obs.),
   G. Schneider (Steward Obs., U. Az.), L. Golub (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)
David Peck Todd and the transit of 1882: A lover's triangle forms while an
astronomer triangulates the distance to the Sun
   W.P. Sheehan (Independent Scholar)
E. E. Barnard and the New Star in the Andromeda Nebula
   J. Bryan (McDonald Observatory)

Monday, January 5, 2004, 10:00-11:30am
Session 28 HAD II

Space Travel is Utter Bilge: Early Ideas on Interplanetary Exploration
   D.K. Yeomans (JPL/Caltech)
The Maximum Duration of Astronomical Incomprehension
   V.L. Trimble (University of Maryland, College Park)
Leslie Peltier, Amateur Astronomer and Observer Extraordinaire
   B.G. Corbin (U.S. Naval Observatory)
The Forgotten History of the 4050 Angstrom Group of C3
   B.J. McCall (UC Berkeley)
The Clyde W. Tombaugh Papers and the Rio Grande Historical Collections:
Preserving the History of Astronomy
   M. Gottwald (New Mexico State University)
Challenges of Data Archives
   R.E.M. Griffin (Dominion Astrophysical Observatory)

Monday, January 5, 2004, 11:40am-12:30pm
Session 29 Doggett Prize Lecture

The REAL Caroline Herschel
   M.A. Hoskin (Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge, UK)

Monday, January 5, 2004, 2:00-3:30pm
Session 35 HAD III

The Latitude and Epoch for the Origin of the Astronomical Lore of Eudoxus
   B.E. Schaefer (Louisiana S. U.)
First Description of Discrete Stars Composing the Milky Way in
Thomas Watson's Hekatompathia (1582)
   E.L. Altschuler (Mt. Sinai School of Medicine),
   W. Jansen (Independent Scholar)
Galileo's Telescopy and Jupiter's Tablet
   P.D. Usher (Penn State)
Lowell's Martian "Canals" in the Light of Modern CCD Imaging
   C.M. Gaskell (Univ. Nebraska), T.A. Dobbins (ALPO)
What Happened to the Amateurs After Professionalization?
The Amateurization of Astronomy in Britain and the United States
   T.R. Williams (Rice University)
Remeasuring the Alignment of the Nantucket Meridian Line
   P.B. Boyce (Maria Mitchell Obs.),
   A. Davis (SUNY at Plattsburgh and Maria Mitchell Obs.)
Satellite Imagery Measures of the Astronomically Aligned Megaliths at
Nabta Playa
   T.G. Brophy (EMCS Consulting),
   P.A. Rosen (California Institute of Technology)

Contact address for the 203rd AAS Meeting:
American Astronomical Society
2000 Florida Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009-1231, USA
phone 202-328-2010, fax 202-234-2560
e-mail aas@aas.org

More information on the AAS Meeting including abstracts of papers
is available at: http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas203/

For information on HAD see: http://www.aas.org/~had/had.html


[Text compiled from information at http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas203/]

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Eddington Workshop
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(From: "Elektronische Mitteilungen zur Astronomiegeschichte" Nr. 67,
27. November 2003, Item 5.)


Arthur Stanley Eddington - Interdisciplinary Perspectives:

A workshop hosted by the Centre for Research in the Arts Social
Sciences & Humanities (CRASSH)

Cambridge UK, Wednesday 10th - Thursday 11th March 2004

This workshop brings together scholars from the history of science,
philosophy, literary studies and the history of art, as well as physics and
astronomy.

The aims are: to explore Arther S. Eddington's continuing significance for
these various disciplines, to gain a richer appreciation of his life and
work, and to explore ways of promoting effective interdisciplinary
discussion.

Papers will be circulated in advance and all participants are asked to read
these before the workshop. The emphasis will be on structured discussion,
and the contribution in discussion of those not supplying a formal paper
will form an equally significant component of the workshop.

Contributed papers from: Malcolm Longair, Steven French, Matt Stanley,
Gavin Parkinson, Michael Whitworth, Arthur Miller, Robert Smith, Ian
Durham, Alan Batten and Kate Price.

Participants with an interest in Eddington, from any discipline, including
graduate students, are welcome.

The deadline for registration is 20 January 2004. To get the most out of
the workshop format, places are limited to 40 people.

For further details and abstracts see the CRASSH webpage,

http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/events2004/eddington.html

To find out more or to register your interest please contact the convener:

Dr Kate Price
Junior Research Fellow
Homerton College
Hills Road
Cambridge
CB2 2PH
UK
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 507189
Fax: +44 (0)1223 507120
e-mail: kep26@cam.ac.uk


[Text provided by William Vanderburgh on behalf of Kate Price.]

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New books
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(From: "Mitteilungen zur Astronomiegeschichte" Nr. 19, Januar 2002, S. 4;
"Elektronische Mitteilungen zur Astronomiegeschichte" Nr. 62,
7. September 2002, Item 5. Partial translation by Hilmar W. Duerbeck.)


Berichte der Kepler-Kommission, Heft 12 [Reports of the Kepler Commission,
issue 12. - In German]. Muenchen: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften,
2001. 58 p., 21 x 29.5 cm
[Contents: Peter Michael Schenkel: A register for vol. 2 of the collected
works of Johannes Kepler; Volker Bialas: On Giordano Bruno's cosmology. -
only available through library book exchange.]

Biegel, Gerd; Oestmann, Guenther; Reich, Karin (eds.): Neue Welten :
Wilhelm Olbers und die Naturwissenschaften um 1800. [New worlds: Wilhelm
Olbers and the sciences around 1800. - In German]. Braunschweig, 2001. 272
p., 21.5 x 30 cm, many figs., ISBN 3-927939-60-9, hardbound, about Euro 15
(Disquisitiones Historiae Scientiarum ; 1)
[Accompanying book for an exhibition in Hamburg and Braunschweig
(cf. EMA No. 58, September 7, 2001, Item 2); distributed by
Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum, Burgplatz 1, 38100 Braunschweig,
Tel.: 49+531-484-2602, Fax: -484-2607, e-mail: blm@blm.bs.shuttle.de.]

Clavius, Christoph: In Sphaeram Ioannis de Sacro Bosco Commentarius.
Reprint of the edition Mainz, 1611. Eberhard Knobloch (ed.). Hildesheim and
others: Olms-Weidmann, 1999. IX, [9], 350 p., figs., 35 cm,
ISBN 3-487-10277-3, cloth ca. Euro 178.00 (Historia scientiarum)

Droessler, Rudolf: Astronomie in Stein. Archaeologen und Astronomen
entraetseln alte Bauwerke und Kultstaetten. [Astronomy in stone.
Archeologists and astronomers decipher old monuments and worship places. -
In German]. [2nd ed.] Wiesbaden: Panorama-Verlag, 2001. 260 p., 139 figs.,
15 x 20.5 cm, ISBN 3-926642-25-4, paperback Euro 8.95

Folkerts, Menso; Kirschner, Stefan; Schmidt-Kaler, Theodor (eds.):
Florilegium Astronomicum. Festschrift fuer Felix Schmeidler.
[Florilegium Astronomicum. A festschrift for Felix Schmeidler. - In
German]. Muenchen: Inst. f. Geschichte d. Naturwissenschaften, 2001.
X, 323 p., 16.5 x 14 cm, figs., ISBN 3-89241-038-0, paperback Euro 15.20
(Algorismus ; 37)
[With contributions by Th. Schmidt-Kaler, P.Brosche, W.Kokott, M.Folkerts,
E.H.Geyer, K.Reich, G.Wolfschmidt etc. on the history of astronomy].

Folkerts, Menso; Knobloch, Eberhard; Reich, Karin (eds.): Mass, Zahl und
Gewicht : Mathematik als Schluessel zu Weltverstaendnis und
Weltbeherrschung. [Measure, number and weight: mathematics as a key to
world understanding and world control. - In German].
[Exhibition in the Zeughaus, 1989 July 15 to September 24;
exhibition in the Bibliotheca Augusta, 2001 July 28 to October 28.]
2nd, revised and expanded edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 2001. IX,
434 p., 228 figs., 17 x 24 cm, ISBN 3-447-04472-1, hardbound Euro 40.39
(Ausstellungskataloge der Herzog-August-Bibliothek ; 60)
[With a chapter on astronomy by Karin Reich and additional sections
which are relevant to astronomy].

Helfricht, Juergen: Astronomiegeschichte Dresdens. [The history of
astronomy in Dresden. - In German]. Dresden: Hellerau-Verlag, 2001. 138 p.,
46 figs., 12 x 19 cm, ISBN 3-910184-76-6, paperback Euro 8.60
(Dresdner Miniaturen ; 9)

Herrmann, Dieter B.: Antimaterie. Auf der Suche nach der Gegenwelt.
[Anti-matter. In search of the anti-world. - In German]. Muenchen: Verlag
C.H.Beck, 1999. 112 p., 20 figs., ISBN 3-406-44504-7, paperback,
Euro 7.50 (C. H. Beck Wissen in der Beck'schen Reihe ; 2104)
[expanded and revised new edition of "Antimaterie im Weltall?"
(1992). The book also deals with the historical development of the
topic with respect to physics and astronomy.]

Oestmann, Guenther: Die astronomische Uhr des Strassburger Muensters.
Funktion und Bedeutung eines Kosmos-Modells des 16. Jahrhunderts.
[The astronomical clock of the Strasbourg Muenster. Function and
significance of a model of the cosmos from the 16th century. - In
German]. 2nd ed. Berlin, Diepholz: Verlag fuer Geschichte der
Naturwissenschaften und der Technik, 2000. 334 p., many figs.,
21 x 14.7 cm, ISBN 3-928186-52-3, paperback Euro 47.50

Schroeder, Wilfried (Hrsg.): Historical case studies in physics and
geophysics. Bremen-Roennebeck 2001. 201 p., ill., 21 cm, pbk., ca. Euro
13.00 (Beitraege zur Geschichte der Geophysik und kosmischen Physik ; 2,1)
[with contributions on the history of astronomy.]

Schroeder, Wilfried: Vom Wunderzeichen zum Naturobjekt (Fallstudie zum
Polarlicht vom 17. Maerz 1716) = Changes in the interpretation of the
aurora on March 17, 1716. Bremen-Roennebeck 2001. 100 p., ill., pbk.
(Beitraege zur Geschichte der Geophysik und kosmischen Physik ; 2,2)

Schroeder, Wilfried (Hrsg.): Ueber den Aether in der Physik : (Bemerkungen
zur Diskussion zwischen Albert Einstein, Gustav Mie und Emil Wiechert) =
Ether in physics. Bremen-Roennebeck 2001. 235 p., ill., 21 cm, pbk.
(Beitraege zur Geschichte der Geophysik und kosmischen Physik ; 3)

Schroeder, Wilfried (Hrsg.): Wege zur Wissenschaft : Gelehrte erzaehlen aus
ihrem Leben = Pathways to science. Bremen-Roennebeck 2001. 283 p., ill.,
21 cm, pbk. 
(Beitraege zur Geschichte der Geophysik und kosmischen Physik ; 4)
[Distribution of all books of this author, and of the books by
H.-J. Treder (see below): Dr. W. Schroeder, Hechelstr. 8, D-28777
Bremen-Roennebeck, Germany]

Segre, Michael; Knobloch, Eberhard (eds.): Der ungebaendigte Galilei.
Beitraege zu einem Symposion. [Galilei unbound. Contributions to a
symposium. - In German]. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2001. 128
p., 5 figs., 24 cm, ISBN 3-515-07208-X, paperback Euro 29.00
(Sudhoffs Archiv : Beihefte ; 44)
[Essays on Galilei and related topics, also on the history of astronomy.]

Sterken, Christiaan; Hearnshaw, John B. (Eds.): 100 years of observational
astronomy and astrophysics. Homage to Miklos Konkoly Thege (1842-1916).
Brussel: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, [2001]. xii, 268 p., 15.5 x 24 cm,
ISBN 90-805538-3-2, paperback. Euro 25.00 incl. postage.
[With contributions by  L. Balasz, M. Vargha, G. Wolfschmidt, C. Sterken, E.
Zsoldos, L. Patkos, J. Caplan, J. Hearnshaw, K. Staubermann, A. Schnell,
H. Duerbeck/W. Seitter, P. Brosche and others.
Distribution: Dr. H. Duerbeck, Postfach 1268, 54543 Daun, Germany,
e-mail hilmar@uni-muenster.de]

Treder, Hans-Juergen: The Einstein-centenary of physics : the first
quarter; collected papers by Hans-Juergen Treder. Wilfried Schroeder (Ed.).
Bremen-Roennebeck 2001. 56 p., paperback (Beitraege zur Geschichte der
Geophysik und kosmischen Physik ; 5)

Zenkert, Arnold: Faszination Sonnenuhr. [The fascination of sundials. - In
German]. 3rd revised edition, Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Harri Deutsch,
2000. 164 p., 55 photographs, 80 drawings, ISBN 3-8171-1579-2, paperback
Euro 29.80. With CD-ROM.
[Also deals with the history of sundials.]

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Acknowledgements
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For directly sending us information we thank Volker Bialas, Guenther
Oestmann, Kate Price, Karin Reich, Theodor Schmidt-Kaler, Wilfried
Schroeder, Klaus Staubermann, Christiaan Sterken, William Vanderburgh.

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