Highlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region

Proceedings of the ICOA-6 Conference

  • Wayne Orchiston
  • Tsuko Nakamura
  • Richard G. Strom
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Applied Historical Astronomy

  3. Archaeoastronomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Steven Gullberg, J. McKim Malville
      Pages 85-118
  4. Astronomers, Books, Manuscripts, and Star Charts

  5. Nineteenth Century Transits of Venus and Solar Eclipses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. John C. Pearson, Wayne Orchiston, J. McKim Malville
      Pages 243-337
  6. The History of Australian Radio Astronomy

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 631-660

About these proceedings


This book provides readers with the results of recent research from some of the world's leading historians of astronomy on aspects of Arabic, Australian, Chinese, Japanese, and North and South American astronomy and astrophysics. It contains peer-reviewed papers gathered from the International Conferences on Oriental Astronomy 6 (ICO-6) with the chosen theme of "Highlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region." Of particular note are the sections on Arabic astronomy, Asian applied astronomy and the history of Australian radio astronomy, and the chapter on Peruvian astronomy. This title is a valuable complement for those with research interests in applied historical astronomy; archaeoastronomy; calendars, manuscripts, and star charts; historical instruments and observatories, and the history of radio astronomy.


Asian astronomy Australian astronomy History of astronomy Radio astronomy Star charts

Editors and affiliations

  • Wayne Orchiston
    • 1
  • Tsuko Nakamura
    • 2
  • Richard G. Strom
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for AstronomyJames Cook UniversityTownsvilleAustralia
  2. 2.ToshimaJapan
  3. 3.ASTRONAA DwingelooNetherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-8160-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8161-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1570-6591
  • Series Online ISSN 1570-6605
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