, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 265–282 | Cite as

The size of the astronomical community

  • C. Jaschek


The number of astronomers living at different times in analyzed, from the classic antiquity to modern times through the different available statistics. For present times the number is estimated to be about 9.000; this number gros exponentially. A zero order model is proposed to pass from the annual number of authors of papers to the number of active astronomers.


Zero Order Order Model Annual Number Modern Time Classic Antiquity 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Jaschek
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  1. 1.Observatoire Astronomique de StrasbourgCDS(France)

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