Electronic Newsletter for the History of Astronomy - Number 17

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*                    Number 17,  November 20, 1996                        *
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*                      Nr. 17,  12. September 1996                        *
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*          Edited by: Dr. Wolfgang R. Dick           *
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*      Translated by: Mr. Donald Bellunduno <76450.1741@CompuServe.COM>   *
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1. Meeting of the Working Group for the History of Astronomy during the
   Fall Meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft

2. Exhibits

3. Conferences in 1996/97

4. New Books



Item 1                                       ENHA No. 17, November 20, 1996

Meeting of the Working Group for the History of Astronomy
during the Fall Meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft

Tuebingen, September 20 - 21, 1996
Place: Eberhard Karls University, Lecture building of the natural sciences
faculties, Auf der Morgenstelle, lecture hall N3
Coordinator: Wolfgang R. Dick

Friday, September 20

Splinter meeting I of the AG Fall Meeting: History of Astronomy - Part 1

A - Abstract published in "Astronomische Gesellschaft Abstract Series"
    No. 12 (1996)
14.00 - 14.10: Welcome
14.10 - 14.40 W. Kokott (Bonn): Regiomontan's ephemerids for the years
   1475-1506 (A)
14.40 - 15.00 G. Oestmann (Bremen): Presentation of a research project: 
   The library of Wilhelm Olbers in Pulkovo
15.00 Demonstration of the digitized celestial globe by Johannes Stoeffler
   at the Wilhelm Schickard Institute for Informatics of the Eberhard
   Karls University by Th. Grunert; introduction into the historical
   background by G. Oestmann
16.00 - 16.30 Ch. Theis, S. Deiters, Ch. Einsel, F. Hohmann (Kiel):
   An exiled Jewish astronomer: Hans Rosenberg (A)
16.30 - 16.50 W. R. Dick, A. Zenkert (Potsdam): Paul Guthnick: A portray
   from letters to Buergel, self-portrayals and remembrances (A)
17.00 - 17.30 J. Hamel (Berlin): The first German translation of the major
   work of Nicolaus Copernicus around 1586: A research report
17.30 - 18.00 K.-D. Herbst (Jena): A general history of astronomical
   research in Germany: A project
Afterwards: Bussiness meeting of the working group, Part 1

Saturday, September 21
Splinter meeting I of the AG Fall Meeting: History of Astronomy - Part 2

 9.30 - 10.00 F. Seck (Tuebingen): The edition of Wilhelm Schickard's 
 correspondence: A working report
10.00 - 10.35 J. Rienitz (Tuebingen): Robert Hooke and atmospheric 
   refraction (A)
10.35 - 10.45 G. Wolfschmidt (Munich): Tycho Brahe (1546-1601): The best
   observing astronomer in the 16th century (poster presentation) (A)
11.00 - 11.30 H. Lichtenberg (Bonn), P. H. Richter (Bremen): Improved
   calendar calculations (A)
11.30 - 12.00 M. Strumpf, O. Schwarz (Gotha): Stress up to the physical
   limits: B. A. von Lindenau (1780-1854) and the reinstallation of the
   Seeberg Observatory (1808) (A)
12.00-12.30 O. Schwarz, M. Strumpf: P. A. Hansen (1795-1874) and the
   scientific community: The patronage of science by the Gotha astronomer
Afterwards: Bussiness meeting of the working group, Part 2

In addition, two more posters relating to history of astronomy will be on
display during the conference:
J. D. Schumann (Daun): Leonardo's telescope 
J. Wuensch (Bonn): On the measuring accuracy of Hevelius (A)
In order to take part in the meeting of the Working Group for the History
of Astronomy, one need not pay the conference fee of the AG Fall Meeting.
Guests are welcome.

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From 9 January to 13 March 1996 the Cambridge University Library (England,
UK) has shown the exhibition "Eye and ear: astronomy and the psychology of
perception". For more information, please e-mail library@ula.cam.ac.uk .
Source: http://www.cam.ac.uk/Libraries/Newsletters/nl02/

Tycho Brahe - Lord of the Stars - this large international exhibition
about the scientist and the man Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) is being shown in
1996 in Landskrona, Sweden. The exhibition is a project produced in
collaboration between the Municipality of Landskrona, Lund University, the
Ole Roemer Museum in Copenhagen, Stenomuseet in Aarhus and the
Astronomical Institute at Charles University in Prague etc. The
exhibition was opened by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustav on 12th April,
and continues until 15th September. It commemorates Tycho Brahe, the
father of modern astronomy, the landscape gardener, the alchemist, the
paper producer, the surveyor, the constructor of instruments and the
Renaissance prince. The exhibition also shows the development of astronomy
and space technology with the help of multimedia, and magnificent
scientific instruments and models from the days of the Renaissance.
Information: Landskrona Art Gallery/Tourist Information, Tel. 0418 - 79145
   (int. +46 418 791 45)
Source: http://www.landskrona.se/tychobrahe/e_index.htm

On the occasion of the 450th birthday of Tycho Brahe the Ole Roemer Museum
in Denmark shows the exhibit "The new star" from the 1st of October until
the 30th of November 1996.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Fri 9am-3pm, Sat/Sun/holidays: 2pm-5pm
Address: Ole Romer Museet, Kroppedals Alle 3, Vridslosemagle, 
  DK-2630 Taastrup, Daenemark, Tel. + 42 52 95 85.

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Conferences in 1996/97

For a comprehensive list of history of astronomy meetings see

23 - 27 September 1996, Moscow, Russia
International scientific meeting on current problems in astrophysics
in memory of three distinguished astrophysicists: 80th birthday of
Professor I.S. Shklovskii and 75th birthday of Professors S.A. Kaplan
and S.B. Pikelner
Contact: Prof. A.M. Cherepashchuk, Sternberg Astronomical Institute,
119899, Moscow, Russian Federation, Telefax: 7-095-9328841,
E-Mail: cher@sai.msu.su.

12 October 1996, Berlin, Germany
Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Archenhold Observatory
Starting time: 8pm 
Place: Archenhold-Sternwarte, Alt-Treptow 1, D-12435 Berlin,
Tel.: (030) 5 34 80 80, Fax: (030) 5 34 80 83

27 October 1996, London, England
The 21st International Antique Scientific & Medical Instrument Fair
Radisson SAS Portman Hotel, Portman Square, London W1. 10:00 - 16:30.
Details: Peter Delehar +44 181 866 8659
Address: 146 Portobello Road, London W11 2DZ, UK

14 - 15 December 1996, Chicago, IL, USA
Symposium on Black Holes and Relativistic Stars
(dedicated to the memory of S. Chandrasekhar)
Contact: John Wald, Enrico Fermi Inst., The Univ. of Chicago,
5640 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637-1433, USA

7 - 10 January 1997, Padova, Italy
The Three Galileos: The Man, The Spacecraft, The Telescope
Contact: C. Bargieri, Dept. of Astronomy, Univ. of Padova,
Vicolo dell'Osservatorio 5, I-35122 Padova, Italy, phone: 39 49 875 4343
E-mail: barbieri@astrpd.pd.astro.it

27 April 1997, London, England
The 22nd International Antique Scientific & Medical Instrument Fair
Radisson SAS Portman Hotel, Portman Square, London W1, 10:00 - 16:30.
Details: Peter Delehar +44 181 866 8659
Address: 146 Portobello Road, London W11 2DZ, UK

16 - 20 June 1997, Los Alamos, NM, USA
A Half Century of Stellar Pulsation Interpretations - 
A Tribute to Arthur N. Cox
Contact: Ms. Joyce A. Guzik, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 
Los Alamos, NM, 87545, USA, E-mail: joy@lanl.gov

4 - 14 August 1997, Uppsala, Sweden
Global Change and History of Geophysics and Related Disciplines
Contact: Dr. Wilfried Schroeder, Hechelstr. 8, 
D-28777 Bremen-Roennebeck, Germany

1 - 5 September 1997, Odessa, Ukraine
International Conference on Variable Stars
(dedicated to the 90th Anniversary of V.P.Tsessevich)
Contact: Prof.V.G. Karetnikov, Astronomical Observatory,
Odessa State University, T.G. Shevchenko Park, Odessa 170014, Ukraine,
phone: 70482 228 442, E-mail: root@astro.odessa.ua

15 - 19 September 1997, Beijing, China
The Second International Symposium on Astronomical Exchange between China
and Other Countries
Place: Old Beijing Observatory
Themes: 1. The old astronomical picture of the world; 2. History of
astronomy in China; 3. Astronomical exchange between China and other
countries; 4. Chinese astronomy and the missionary work; 5. Research and
state of dicussion in museology.
Registration forms may be requested from: Dr. Eckehard Schmidt,
Postfach 4616, D-90025 Nuernberg, Germany, Fax: (++911) 5 86 55 49

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New Books

Astronomichna observatoriya Kyivs'kogo universytetu imeni Tarasa
Shevchenka. 150 rokiv. Storinki istorii ta rezul'taty naukovykh
doslidzhen'. Kyjiv: Vydavno-poligrafichnyj centr "Kyivs'kij universytet",
1995. Pp. 320, ISBN 5-7707-7590-4
[Past and present of the University Observatory at Kiev. In Ukranian]

Bartha, Lajos: Portable sundials. Selected from Hungarian collections.
Catalogue of exhibitions Time-Measure (Museum of Applied Arts, Aug. 4 -
Sep. 24, 1995) and My Measure is the Sky (Budapest History Museum -
Kiscelli Museum, Sep. 12 - Nov. 12, 1995). [Budapest]: Iparmueveszati
Muzeum, Magyar Czillagaszati Egyesulet, Orzagos Muszaki Muzeum, 1995.
Pp. 68, ISBN 9-63-046050-5, DM 5.00 incl. postage
[Author's address: Frankel Leo ut 36, H-1023 Budapest II., Hungary.
Introduction and sundial names in English, descriptions in Hungarian.
The descriptions may be partly understood with the provided
translations of abbreviations used.]

Beckmann, Johann: Schwedische Reise nach dem Tagebuch der Jahre 1765-1766.
[Swedish trip according to the diaries of the years 1765-1766.]
Lengwil (Switzerland): Libelle Verlag, 1995. IV, 183 pp., ISBN
3-909081-74-6, Hb DM 35.00 including postage
[Reprint of edition of 1911, complimented by a preface and bibliographical
comments; Astronomical items: pp. 42f., 73f., 94, 126, 138f., 153;
Distribution: Johann Beckmann-Bibliothek, Schlossplatz 2, D-27318
Hoya, Germany]

Biagioli, Mario: Galileo, courtier: The practice of science in the culture
of absolutism. Chicago, London: The University of Chicago Press, 1993.
Pp. xiv, 402, $ 29.95 (hb), $ 15.95 (pb)
   Review: M.H.Shank: J. Hist. Astron. 25 (1994) 3, 236-243

Bialas, Volker; Nevskaya, Nina I. (Eds.): Kepler-Arbeiten in Russland,
Deutschland und Oesterreich [Kepler studies in Russia, Germany and Austria;
in Russian and German]. St. Petersburg: Internationaler Fond fuer die
Geschichte der Wissenschaften [International Foundation for the History of
Science], 1994. Pp. 169 (Johannes Kepler, Sammlung, No. 1)

Bianchini, Francesco: Observations concerning the planet Venus.
Translated by Sally Beaumont, assisted by Peter Fay. London:
Springer-Verlag, 1996. Pp. iv, 172, ISBN 3-540-19980-2, GBP 49.00 (hb), 
DM 128.00
[Translation of "Hesperi et Phosphori nova phaenomena sive
observationes circa planetam Veneris", 1728; appendix: results of a
recontruction and testing of Biancini's telescope]
   Review: R.Baum: J. Brit. Astron. Assoc. 106 (1996) 2, 68

Brandt, John C.; Chapman, Robert D.: Rendezvous im Weltraum. Die
Erforschung der Kometen. Basel: Birkhaeuser Verlag, 1994. 320 pp.,
DM 68.00
German translation of: Rendezvous in space. The science of comets. 1992    
   Review: Th.Schmidt-Kaler: Spektrum der Wissenschaft (1995) 5, 126

Calder, Nigel: Comets: speculation and discovery. New York: Dover
Publications, 1994. Pp. 160, ISBN 0-486-27879-4, $ 8.95 (pb)
[A history of comets prior to Comet Halley's 1985-86 apparition;
first American publication of the 1982 British book "The comet is
coming!" with new introduction]

Castleden, Rodney: The making of Stonehenge. Routledge, 1993. Pp. 305,
ISBN 0-415-08513-6, $ 35.00

Chandrasekhar, Subrahmanyan: Newton's Principia for the common reader.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. Pp. 593, 25 x 20 cm, ISBN
0-198-51744-0, GBP 70.00, $ 135.00 (hb)
   Review:  L.Mestel: The Observatory 116 (1996) 1130, 36-37

Daintith, John (Ed.): Biographical encyclopedia of scientists. Second
edition. Institute of Physics Publishing, 1994. Pp. 1,075, ISBN
0-7503-0287-9, $ 190.00

Dolz, Wolfram: Erd- und Himmelsgloben. Sammlungskatalog [Terrestrial and
celestial globes. Catalogue of the collection]. Dresden: Staatlicher
Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon [State Mathematical-Physical Salon],
1994. 128 pp., 18,50 DM
[Distribution: Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon, Zwinger, D-01067 Dresden,
Germany, Tel. (0351) 4951364, Fax 4960201]

Fritscher, Bernhard; Brey, Gerhard (Hrsg.): Cosmographica et Geographica.
Festschrift fuer Heribert M. Nobis zum 70. Geburtstag A Festschrift for
Heribert M. Nobis on the occasion of his 70th birthday]. 2 vols. Munich:
Institut fuer Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, 1994. Vol. 1: ca. VIII,
418 pp.; Vol. 2: ca. VIII, 395 pp.; illus., ISBN 3-89241-012-7, Pb totally
DM 49.60 (Algorismus, 13)

Gehlhar, Fritz: Wie der Mensch seinen Kosmos schuf. Eine kleine
Kulturgeschichte der Astronomie [How man created his cosmos. A short
cultural history of astronomy.]. Berlin: Aufbau Taschenbuch Verlag, 1996.
202 pp., 57 illus., ISBN 3-7466-8018-2, Pb DM 16.90 (Aufbau Taschenbuch,
[A history of astronomy from antiquity up until today from the point of
view of philosophy, with emphasis on cosmology and cosmogony.]

Genz, Henning: Die Entdeckung des Nichts. Leere und Fuelle im Universum.
[The discovery of nothingness. Emptiness and fullness in the Universe.]
Munich: Carl Hanser Verlag, 1994. 416 pp., DM 58.00
[History of the research on vacuum; it also contains a short history of
physics and cosmology.]
   Review: H.Schopper: Spektrum der Wissenschaft (1996) 1, 128-129

Hall, A. Rupert: All was light. An introduction to Newton's Opticks.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. Pp. 252, 24 x 15 cm, ISBN
0-198-51798-X, GBP 12.95 (pb)
[paperback release of the 1993 hardbound edition]

Hamel, Juergen: Astronomie in Quellentexten. Von Hesiod bis Hubble.
[Astronomy in source texts. From Hesiod to Hubble.] Berlin: Spektrum
Akademischer Verlag, 1996. 328 pp., ca. 45 illus., ISBN 3-8274-0072-4, 
Hb DM 78.00
[The collection contains 96 texts from 73 authors from a time period
stretching two and one half thousand years. The presented authors and texts
include: Hesiod, the Holy Scriptures, pre-socratic philosophers, Plato,
Aristotle, Archimedes, Lukrez, Hyginus, Plinius, Ptolemy, Censorinus,
Augustinus, Joh. Philoponos, old Chinese astronomy, Joh. de Sacrobosco,
Thomas of Aquin, Dante Alighieri, Konrad of Megenberg, Agrippa, P. Apian,
N. Copernicus, A. Osiander, M. Luther, L.F. Plieninger, G. Bruno, Tycho
Brahe, H. Roeslin, Chr. Rothmann, J. Kepler, S. Marius, Galileo
Galilei, P. Crueger, R. Descartes, Chr. Huygens, R. Cotes, I. Newton,
E. Halley, I. Kant, J.H. Lambert, F.W. Herschel, J.E. Bode, J.H.
Schroeter, H.W.M. Olbers, P.S. Laplace, C.F. Gauss, J. Fraunhofer, F.W.
Bessel, H.S. Schwabe, A. Humboldt, J.F. Encke, J.G. Galle, G.R.
Kirchhoff, F. Zoellner, H. Helmholtz, A. Einstein, A.S. Eddington, E.
Hubble, H.A. Bethe. The book also contains "neighboring areas of
interest" like astrology and calendars.]

Harman, P.M. (Ed.): The scientific letters and papers of James Clerk
Maxwell. Volume II, 1862-1873. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
1995. Pp. 999, 28 x 22 cm, ISBN 0-521-25626-7, GBP 190.00, $ 285.00 (hb)
   Review: A.Chapman: The Observatory 116 (1996) 1130, 44-45

Hetherington, Barry: A chronicle of pre-telescopic astronomy. Chichester:
John Wiley & Sons, 1995. Pp. ca. 300, ISBN 0471959421, ca. GBP 50.00
[Record of astronomical discoveries, events, publications and biographical
details of astronomers and people connected with astronomy from all
nations from the earliest times to the year 1609 AD; entries are arranged
chronologically and are referenced; includes name and subject index]

Hodgson, John H.: The Heavens above and the Earth beneath: A history of
the Dominion Observatories, Part 2, 1946-1970. Natural Resources Canada,
Geological Survey of Canada Open File 1945, 1994. Pp. xi, 257
   Review: R.A.Jarrell: J. Roy. Astron. Soc. Can. 89 (1995) 6, 274-275

Kozhamthadam, Job: The discovery of Kepler's laws. Notre Dame,
Ind./London: University of Notre Dame Press, 1994. Pp. xii, 315, $ 39.95
   Review: S.Westfall: J. Hist. Astron. 25 (1994) 3, 244-245

Krupp, Edwin C.: Echoes of the ancient skies: the astronomy of lost
civilisations. 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.
Pp. xvii, 386, ISBN 0-19-508801-8, GBP 12.99 (pb)
[first published in 1983]
   Review: I.Howard-Duff: J. Brit. Astron. Assoc. 106 (1996) 2, 68

Kueveler, Gerd: Zukunft gestern: wie man sich frueher die Zukunft
vorstellte. [Future yesterday: How Man imagined his future would be.]
Kommentierter Katalog mit einem Essay zur Ausstellung alter
Science-fiction- und Zukunftsliteratur im Rahmen der Ruesselsheimer
Hochschultage 1995. [Commented catalog with an essay on the exhibit of old
science-fiction and futuristic literature in the framework of
Ruesselsheimer Hochschultage 1995. Wiesbaden: Fachhochschule Wiesbaden,
1995. 118 pp., ISBN 3-923068-26-3
[Including ideas on space travel and life on Mars.]

Launius, Roger D.: NASA: a history of the U.S. civil space program.
Melbourne, Florida: Krieger Publishing, 1994. Pp. 276, ISBN
0-89464-878-0, $ 16.50

Levy, David H.: The quest for comets: An explosive trail of beauty and
danger. Avon Books, 1995. Pp. 282, ISBN 0-380-72526-6, $ 12.50
[personal view of the history and attraction of comet discovery;
paperbound edition of 1994 hardback]

Margolis, Howard: Paradigms and barriers: How habits of mind govern
scientific beliefs. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1993.
Pp. xii, 267, $ 40 (hb), $ 14.95 (pb)
[Chapters 7 to 10: about the Copernican account]
   Review: N.S.Hetherington: J. Hist. Astron. 25 (1994) 4, 325-327

Matson, Wayne R. (Ed.): Cosmonautics: a colorful history. Washington, DC:
Cosmos Books, 1994. Pp. 212, $ 54.95
[a history of the Soviet-Russian space program]
   Review:  J.McDowell: Sky & Telescope 88 (1994) 3, 52-53

Morrison, Philip: Nothing is too wonderful to be true. Woodbury, N.Y.:
American Institute of Physics, 1995. Pp. 446, ISBN 1-5639-6363-9, US $
29.95 (hb)(Masters of Modern Physics, 11) 
[Reminiscences and thoughts about physics, astronomy, and science in
   Review: J.-C.Pecker: Space Science Reviews 76 (1996) 3-4, 355-356

Pichot, A.: Die Geburt der Wissenschaft. Von den Babyloniern zu den
fruehen Griechen. [The birth of science. From the Babylonians up until
the early Greeks.] Frankfurt a.M.: Campus-Verlag, 1995. 576 pp., ISBN
3-593-35348-2, DM 98.00
[Also on astronomy and calendric calculations, for example, calculations of
planetary motions in Babylonian times.]

Pyenson, Lewis: French expansion and the exact sciences. Baltimore: The
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993. Pp. xxii, 378, $ 45
[Focuses on meteorology, geophysics and astronomy]
   Review:  P.Dear: J. Hist. Astron. 25 (1994) 4, 331-332

Richter, Peter (Hrsg.): Sterne, Mond, Kometen: Bremen und die Astronomie.
[Stars, Moon, comets: Bremen and astronomy.] Bremen, 1995. 328 pp.,
ISBN 3-929902-84-2, Hb DM 68.00

Schenkel, Peter Michael: Johannes Kepler, Gesammelte Werke. Register zu
Band III: Astronomia Nova. [Johannes Kepler, Collected works. Register
of volume III: Astronomia Nova.] Munich: Bayerische Akademie der
Wissenschaften [Bavarian Academy of Sciences], 1995. 29 pp.
(Berichte der Keplerkommission, Heft 6 [Reports of the Kepler Commission,
volume 6])

Schmidt, Erik: Optical illusions. The life story of Bernhard Schmidt the
great stellar optician of the twentieth century. Estonian Academy
Publishers, 1995. Pp. 160 (text) + 48 (illus.), ISBN 9985-50-102-0, US$ 20
(hb) + US$ 10 postage
[First biography of B. Schmidt in English. Written by his nephew, with 74 
photos from the author's private collection.
Distribution: Mr Uelo Niine, Estonian Academy Publishers, Estonia Blvd 7,
EE-0001 Tallinn, Estonia, fax (372) 64 66 026, e-mail niine@kirj.ee
Payment: Bank transfer to Account No 22-610136, Hansabank Ltd., Tallinn,
Liivalaia 12, EE-0100 Tallinn, Estonia, S.W.I.F.T. code HABA EE 2X.
A list of the foreign correspondents of this bank in 20 countries is

Sheehan, William: The immortial fire within: The life and work of Edward
Emerson Barnard. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. Pp. xiv,
429, ISBN 0-521-44489-6, GBP 40.00, $ 49.95 (hb)
   Review: D.diCicco: Sky & Telescope 91 (1996) 2, 54-55
              R.McKim: J. Brit. Astron. Assoc. 106 (1996) 1, 44

Strasser, Sylvia; Wuerker, Wolfgang: Sonne, Mond und Sterne. Eine
Entdeckungsreise unter geheimnisvollen Himmeln. [Sun, Moon and stars.
A travel of discovery under secret-filled skies] Munich: Wilhelm Heyne
Verlag, 1996. 272 pp., numerous color and b/w illus., ISBN 3-453-09751-3, 
Hb DM 48.00
[Companion book to the German television series of the same title.
Contains much on the history of astronomy.]

Stuhlinger, Ernst; Ordway III, Frederick I.: Wernher von Braun: Crusader
for space. A biographical memoir. Melbourne, Florida: Krieger Publishing,
1994. Pp. 375, ISBN 0-89464-842-X, $ 42.50

Stuhlinger, Ernst; Ordway III, Frederick I.: Wernher von Braun: Crusader
for space. An illustrated memoir. Melbourne, Florida: Krieger Publishing,
1994. Pp. 147, ISBN 0-89464-824-1, $ 29.50

Thorne, Kip S.: Gekruemmter Raum und verbogene Zeit. Einsteins
Vermaechtnis. Aus dem Amerikanischen von Doris Gerstner und Shaukat Khan.
Muenchen: Droemer Knaur, 1994.  720 pp., DM 58.00
[German translation of "Black Holes & Time Warps - Einstein's outrageous
legacy"; A historical introduction into the theory of relativity, and their
astronomical applications, with a short biographiesa and a timetable.]
   Review: U.Borgeest: Spektrum der Wissenschaft (1996) 3, 117-118

Tomsa, Jan: Pocitani casu (Zaklady teorie kalendare). Praha: KLP, 1995.
Pp. 71, ISBN 80-85917-11-4 (Akademie ved Ceske republiky, Astronomicky
ustav, Scripta astronomica, 7) 

Von Tondern nach Gotha: Der Astronom Peter Andreas Hansen, 1795-1874.
[From Tondern to Gotha: The astronomer Peter Andreas Hansen, 1795-1874.]
[Aabenraa, Denmark]: Bund deutscher Nordschleswiger, 1995. 48 pp.
[With contributions by M.Strumpf und G.Wolfschmidt]

Warner, Brian: Cataclysmic variable stars. Cambridge, New York,
Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1995. Pp. xix, 572, ISBN
0-521-41231-5 (Cambridge Astrophysics Series, 28) 
[Chapter 1: Historical Development (p. 1-26)]

Whitfield, Peter: The mapping of the heavens. London: The British
Library, 1995. Pp. x, 134, ISBN 0-7123-0402-9, GBP 20.00 (hb)
   Review: A.Chapman: J. Brit. Astron. Assoc. 106 (1996) 2, 66



For information we thank: 

Lajos Bartha (Budapest), Volker Bialas (Munich), Peter Delehar (London),
Wolfram Dolz (Dresden), Carl Ehrig-Eggert (Mainz), Helga E. Frester
(Hoya), Juergen Hamel (Berlin), Gerd Kueveler (Wiesbaden), Uelo Niine
(Tallinn), Eckehard Schmidt (Nuremberg), Gudrun Wolfschmidt (Munich).



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