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Logo of the working group

Logo of the working group

The logo of the working group is described (in German) in the  link to PDF document  Mitteilungen zur Astronomiegeschichte Nr. 1, Dezember 1992, page 2:

Translation:".... this Logo, two letters "A" with a telescope tube, is derived from the German name of the working group (Arbeitskreis Astronomiegeschichte) and the mounting of Herschel's big reflectors.  (s. picture).

Herschel 20 Fuß Refraktor
It symbolizes the peering into the universe and also into history. The recollection of Wilhelm (Wiliam) Herschel, who, as a German, lived and worked in England, points to the international spirit of Astronomy, the Astronomische Gesellschaft, and the Working Group for the History of Astronomy


Design of the Logo: Anton Dick following an idea of W. R. Dick"

Picture of the Herschel telescope from Wikipedia:  link to external page  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Herschel

 

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