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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 22,  May 30, 1997                          *
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*                           A translation of                              *
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*          ELEKTRONISCHE MITTEILUNGEN ZUR ASTRONOMIEGESCHICHTE            *
*                         Nr. 22,  29. Mai 1997                           *
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*         Redaktion: Dr. Wolfgang R. Dick <wdi@potsdam.ifag.de>           *
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Contents
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1. Douglas Hoyt: Historical Sunspot Observations by Fink and
       Soemmering/Carrington

2. Peter van der Krogt: Identification of Persons on the Title-pages 
       of Atlases

3. Chris Sterken: Zoellner photometers and spectrophotometers

4. Leos Ondra: Facsimile edition of Tychonis Brahe 
      Astronomiae Instauratae Mechanica

5. International Conference "Paleoastronomy: Sky and Mankind"

6. Conferences 1997

7. New Books

Acknowledgements

Imprint

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Historical Sunspot Observations by Fink and Soemmering/Carrington
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By Douglas Hoyt, Greenbelt, MD, USA

A paper by Ernst Zinner (Aeltere Beobachtungen von Sonnenflecken,
Naturforschende Gesellschaft Bamberg, 33, pp. 36-37, 1952) lists
"1788-1816 J. G. Fink, Lauenburg Gymnasialbibl. 104".

I am interested in locating these sunspot observations because I am doing a
new reconstruction of solar activity, observations are scarce in the late
1700's, and Wolf did not use these observations in his reconstruction. (See
D. V. Hoyt et al., Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 21, pp. 2067-2070.)

I have looked in the high school in Lauenburg Germany and Leborck Poland
(formerly Lauenburg Prussia) with no luck. Also the Zinner collection in
California has no information. Beyond this brief mention, I have found no
record of J. G. Fink (or Finck). Any further information would be welcome.

In a related matter, there is an article by Carrington on Dr. Soemmering's
sunspot observations in Mon. Notices of the RAS, vol. 20, pp. 71 to 77.
Apparently Carrington copied his solar disk drawings. Are these copies
available anywhere? I think the originals are in some private collection
somewhere. They were in the possession of Dr. Soemmering's son in
Frankfurt in 1860. Do the original drawings still exist somewhere?

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Identification of Persons on the Title-pages of Atlases
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By Peter van der Krogt, Utrecht, The Netherlands

The first volume of the new Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, the bibliography
of atlases published in the Netherlands, will be published this summer.
This first volume will include all folio atlases published by Gerard
Mercator and his successors the Hondius family, Johannes Janssonius and
their heirs. The engraved title-pages of these atlases will be illustrated
and short described. For this I needed information about the depicted
persons on the title-page of two atlases.

With help of William B. Ashworth, Jr., of the University of
Missouri-Kansas City, and Margriet Hoogvliet of Groningen University, I
have made some progress in the identification.

1. The astronomers on the title page, engraved by F.H. van Hoven, of the
Harmonia Macrocosmica by Andreas Cellarius, published by Johannes
Janssonius, Amsterdam, 1660 and 1661; reprinted by Petrus Schenk and 
Gerard Valk in 1708.
Illustration (42 Kb):
http://kartoserver.frw.ruu.nl/HTML/STAFF/krogt/ill/MAPHIST/harmmacr.htm

In the center Urania, personification of Astronony. The most left sitting
person is Tycho Brahe, the sitting person on the right is Copernicus. The
four standing figures are from left to right: Ptolemy, unidentified Arab
astronomer (probably al-Battani), King Alphonsus (most likely, but not
certain) and Philip Lansbergen, who is pointing with a wand to the emblem
of the heliocentric theory (zodiac with in the center the sun, the earth
circles around the sun). The same six figures and the emblem are depicted
on Lansbergen's book "Tabulae Motuum Coelestium Perpetuae" (Middelburg:
Zacharias Roman, 1632).

Ref.: William B. Ashworth, Jr. "Allegorical Astronomy: Baroque Scientists
Encoded Their Most Dangerous Opinions in Art". The Sciences 25, no. 5
(September/October 1985): 34-37. 

2. Allegorical figures on title-page of the 1695 Ptolemy edition by Halma.
Illustration (41 Kb):
http://kartoserver.frw.ruu.nl/HTML/STAFF/krogt/ill/MAPHIST/vianen.htm
(including links to two details)

Fame in the clouds
The four female figures around the globe are:
1. kneeling, winged, with a book: Geographia
2. to the right, standing: Geometria
3. standing with painter's palet: Pictura
4. to the left, standing, with lyra and trumpet and with a cloak with
stars: Poesis

Although the book is now in print, any further information is welcome.

For more information about Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, see:
http://kartoserver.frw.ruu.nl/HTML/STAFF/krogt/atlantes.htm

Author's address:
Dr Peter van der Krogt
Map Historian, Explokart Research Program
Faculty of Geographical Sciences, University of Utrecht
P.O. Box 80.115
3508 TC  UTRECHT, The Netherlands
http://kartoserver.frw.ruu.nl/HTML/STAFF/krogt/krogt.htm
e-mail: p.vanderkrogt@frw.ruu.nl

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Zoellner photometers and spectrophotometers
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By Chris Sterken, Brussels, Belgium

We are compiling a list of "Zoellner" photometers and spectrophotometers.
A preliminary list of such instruments will be published in the Proceedings
of a Workshop on Zoellner and his photometry that has recently been held at
Archenhold Observatory in Berlin. Updated versions of this list will be
published in the Journal of Astronomical Data.

We welcome any information related to whereabouts of these instruments.

Please send replies to Chris Sterken (csterken@vub.ac.be) or
Klaus Staubermann (kbs20@cus.cam.ac.uk).


Author's address:
Dr Chris Sterken   
University of Brussels, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Phone 00 32 26293469, Fax 00 32 93623976

The Journal of Astronomical Data: http://www.vub.ac.be/STER/JAD/JAD.html

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Facsimile edition of Tychonis Brahe Astronomiae Instauratae Mechanica
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By Leos Ondra, Brno, Czech Republic

At the occasion of the four hundred fifty years' anniversary of the birth
of Tycho Brahe the publishing house KLP - Koniasch Latin Press, Prague,
prepared a facsimile of coloured old print Tychonis Brahe ASTRONOMIAE
INSTAURATAE MECHANICA, Wandesburgi in arce Ranzoviana prope Hamburgum,
propria authoris typographia 1598. The facsimile is supplemented by a
complete Czech translation and by an enlarged and revised English
translation with numerous explanatory remarks.

From Latin translated by Alena Hadravova (Institute for Classical Studies,
Prague) with the assistance of Petr Hadrava (Astronomical Institute,
Ondrejov) and Jole R. Shackelford (University of Minnesota).

Further info:

KLP - Koniasch Latin Press
Na Hubalce 7
169 00 Praha 6 - Stresovice
Czech Republic

phone: +420 2 2051 1681
fax: +420 2 254 094


Author's address:
Leos Ondra, Skretova 6, 621 00 Brno, Czech Republic
E-mail: ondra@physics.muni.cz
http://www.sci.muni.cz/~ondra

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International Conference "Paleoastronomy: Sky and Mankind"
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                         First Announcement


     Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to attend the conference "Paleoastronomy: Sky and Mankind"
to be held in Moscow in the premises of the Moscow University and Sternberg
Astronomical Institute. The conference will be held under the auspices of
the Euro-Asian Astronomical Society (EAAS) as a part of the science program
of the 4th regular EAAS Meeting (between 22nd of October and the 1st of
November).

The topics of the conference are:

- Ancient Civilizations and SETI Problems
- Archaeoastronomy
- Ethnoastronomy
- The Ancient Sun and the Mankind
- The History of Astronomy in the History of Culture

The working languages of the conference will be Russian and English.
The Proceedings of the conference will be published in English in
the international journal "Astronomical & Astrophysical Transactions".

If you would like to participate in the conference, please, inform us at
your earliest convenience. Please, mail the title of your contribution
before May 31, 1997 and the full text of the abstract, before June 30,
1997.

Organizer of the EAAS meeting
Co-Chairperson, EAAS

N.G.Bochkarev

Mail address:
Euro-Asian Astronomical Society
Sternberg Astronomical Institute
13, Universitetskij prosp.,
Moscow 119899, Russia

Phone/Fax: (7-095) 9328844
Fax (7-095) 9390126
E-mail: boch@astronomy.msk.su


                       On behalf of EAAS

                         I.Pustylnik
                         Research Associate
                         Tartu observatory

Mail address:
Tartu observatory, To~ravere, EE2444
Estonia

Phone: (372)7- 410265
Fax :  (372)7- 410205
E-mail: izold@aai.ee

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Conferences 1997
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Further conferences in the year 1997 and 1998 have already been described
in past issues of ENHA. For a complete list of all conferences announced up
to now, please see the following WWW address:

http://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/~pbrosche/hist_astr/ha_meet.html

14-15 May 1997, Rome, Italy
International conference "Archaeoastronomy and beliefs in the
ancient world"
Place: Accademia dei Lincei, Via della Lungara, 10
Further information:
Secretariat of the Accademia dei Lincei, Via della Lungara 10, Roma,
Italy, e-mail: lincei@axcasp.caspur.it;
or G. Romano, e-mail: romano@tv.shineline.it

22 May 1997, Oxford, Great Britain
Annual Thomas Harriot Lecture, given by Professor John North of the
University of Groningen, on "Stars and Atoms"
Place: Oriel College

24 May 1997, Manchester, Great Britain
Anglo-Saxon Astronomy: Aelfric's De Temporibus Anni and its Setting
An interdisicplinary day-school on the theory and practice of astronomy
in Anglo-Saxon England, focusing on the first work of astronomy in the
English language.
Further information:
Dr David Hill, Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, Department of English,
The University, Manchester, M13 9PL, Great Britain, fax: 0161 275 3256

6 June 1997, Cambridge, Great Britain
Afternoon conference of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Among the talks: Adam Mosley on an early armillary sphere and Kemal de
Soysa on a sixteenth century celestial planisphere.
Time: 2.00 to 5.00 pm
Further information: 
Curator Dr Liba Taub, Whipple Museum of the History of Science,
Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH, Great Britain; Tel: 01223 334545 or
01223 330906, Fax: 01223 334554, E-mail: lct1001@cam.ac.uk

14 June 1997, Chicoutimi, Canada
4th annual meeting of the Quebec Sundial Society 
(La Commission des Cadrans solaires du Quebec)
Contacts: Dr. Andre E. Bouchard, secretaire general,
E-mail: 600009@ican.net,
URL: http://cadrans_solaires.scg.ulaval.ca

1-6 July 1997, Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA
The 50th Anniversary Convention of The Astronomical League
Among the topics: Slide/paper presentations on League history
For more information contact: ALCON '97, c/o Chamberlin Observatory,
University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208-0202, USA
URL: http://www.du.edu/~pryan/alcon97.html

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New Books
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Blunck, Juergen: Wilhelm Beer. Genius der Astronomie und Oekonomie,
1797-1850. Ausstellung und Katalog: Dr. Juergen Blunck. 
[Wilhelm Beer. Genius of astronomy and Economy, 1797-1850. Exhibition
and catalogue: Dr. Juergen Blunck. - In German]
Berlin: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz, 1997. 
156 pp., numerous illus., partly in colour, ISBN 3-88226-928-6, paperback.
(Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - PK, Ausstellungskataloge, N.F., 20)          
[DM 19.00 during the exhibition; Distribution: Staatsbibliothek
zu Berlin, Potsdamer Str. 33, D-10785 Berlin, Tel. 030/266-1. Afterwards
DM 42.00 in bookshops; Distribution for bookshops: Dr. Ludwig Reichert
Verlag, Wiesbaden.]

Brush, Stephen G.: A history of modern planetary physics. Vol. 1: Nebulous
Earth. From Laplace to Jeffreys. Vol. 2: Transmuted Past. From Lyell to
Patterson. Vol. 3: Fruitful encounters. From Chamberlin to Apollo.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Pp. 324 + 144 + 366, 
ISBN 0-521-55215-X, GBP 100

Czeike, Felix: Historisches Lexikon Wien, Band 2 (De-Gy). [Historical
encyclopedia of Vienna. Vol. 2 (De-Gy). - In German]
Wien: Verlag Kremayr & Scheriau, 1993. 652 pp.
   Review: V.Klimpel: Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Geschichte und 
           Ethik der Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Medizin
           (NTM N.S.) 4 (1996) 1, 57
[Including entries on Doppler, Christian (1803-1853), and Fraunhofer,
Joseph von (1787-1826).]

De Gandt, Francois; Vilain, C. (Eds.): Histoire et Actualite de la 
Cosmologie. Vol. I : De Ptolemee a Hubble. Vol. II : De la relativite 
generale a la cosmologie contemporaine. Proceedings of the Conference 
held at Paris Observatory, 12-16 September 1994.
Paris: Observatoire de Paris, 1996.  
[Most articles in French, some in English.]

Dick, Steven J.: The biological universe. The twentieth-century
extraterrestrial life debate and the limits of science. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 1996. Pp. 578, 24 x 16 cm, 
ISBN 0-521-34326-7, GBP 40, $ 54.95 (hb)
   Review:  D.W.Hughes: The Observatory 117 (1997) 1137, 102-103
   Review:  R.Jastrow: Sky & Telescope 93 (1997) 6, 62-63

Fauvel, John; Flood, Raymond; Shortland, M.; Wilson, Robin (Hrsg.):
Newtons Werk. Die Begruendung der modernen Naturwissenschaft.
Aus dem Englischen von P. Hiltner. Basel: Birkhaeuser Verlag, 1993.
322 pp., ISBN 3-7643-2890-8, DM 68.00
[German translation of: Let Newton Be. Oxford University Press, 1989]
   Review:  G.Thimm: Sterne u. Weltraum 35 (1996) 4, 325

Gribbin, John: Companion to the Cosmos. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson,
1996. Pp. 504, 25.5 x 18 cm, ISBN 0-297-81725-6, GBP 20 (hb)
[Something like an introduction to cosmology and modern astronomy,
in the form of an introduction, an A-Z of astronomical terms including
biographies, and parallel timelines of biographies, science and
history.]
   Review:  F.Vincent: The Observatory 117 (1997) 1136, 65

Hamel, Juergen: Die Vorstellung von der Kugelgestalt der Erde im
europaeischen Mittelalter bis zur Mitte des 13. Jahrhunderts - dargestellt
nach den Quellen. [Ideas on the spherical shape of the Earth in the
European Middle Ages up to the 13th century - described on the basis of
the original sources. - In German] Muenster: Lit, 1996. 112 pp., 
ISBN 3-8258-2751-8, DM 29.80 (Abhandlungen zur Geschichte der 
Geowissenschaften und Religion/Umweltforschung, N.F., Bd. 3)                                     
[Collection of sources from the 6th to the 13th centuries, with
commentaries; ca. 60 authors plus anonymous treatises.]

Haramundanis, Katherine: Celilia Payne-Gaposchkin: an autobiography and
other recollections. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Pp. xxii, 277, ISBN 0-521-48251-8, GBP 35.00 (hb), GBP 12.95 (pb)
   Review:  J.Bell Burnell: J. Brit. Astron. Assoc. 106 (1996) 6, 346

Hearnshaw, John B.: The measurement of starlight: Two centuries of
astronomical photometry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Pp. xiv, 511, 23.5 x 16 cm, ISBN 0-521-40393-6, GBP 65.00, $ 89.95 (hb)
   Review:  F.G.Watson: J. Brit. Astron. Assoc. 106 (1996) 6, 345
   Review:  D.Jones: The Observatory 117 (1997) 1137, 108-109
   Review:  S.Kenyon: Sky & Telescope 93 (1997) 6, 64/66

Heilbron, John L.: Weighing imponderables and other quantitative science
around 1800. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993. Pp. 337,
ISBN 0-918102-17-0, $ 20 (Berkely Papers in History of Science, Vol. 13) 
[Also on Ramsden's und Borda's angle measuring devices.]
   Review:  K.Hentschel: NTM N.S. 4 (1996) 1, 60

Herrmann, D.B.: 100 Jahre Archenhold-Sternwarte. Die Geschichte der
Archenhold-Sternwarte. [100 years Archenhold Observatory. The history of
the Archenhold-Sternwarte. - In German.] 2nd, enlarged ed. 
Berlin: Paetec Gesellschaft fuer Bildung und Technik, 1996. 91 pp.,
ISBN 3-89517-314-2, DM 19.80 (hb)
[1st edition (1994) was entitled: Blick in das Weltall]

Hoyt, W.G.: Lowell and Mars. Second printing. Tucson: The University of
Arizona Press, 1996. Pp. 376, 23 x 15 cm, ISBN 0-816-50514-4,
$ 24.95 (pb)
   Review:  D.W.Hughes: The Observatory 117 (1997) 1137, 100

Kitchin, C.R.: Optical astronomical spectroscopy. Bristol (England):
Institute of Physics Publishing, 1995. Pp. 272, ISBN 0-7503-0345-X,
GBP 65.00 (hb); ISBN 0-7503-0346-X, GBP 20.00 (pb)
[The first part gives a brief historical introduction beginning with
Newton's experiments in 1666 trough the end of the 19th century.]
   Review:  M.Gavin: J. Brit. Astron. Assoc. 106 (1996) 6, 345

Lang, Kenneth R.; Whitney, Charles A.: Planeten. Wanderer im All.
Aus dem Englischen von Thomas Buehrke.
Berlin, Heidelberg, New York etc.: Springer-Verlag, 1993. XVI, 393 pp.
[German translation of: Wanderers in space: exploration and discovery in
the solar system. Cambridge Unievrsity Press, 1991;
contains numerous historical remarks.]
   Review:  W.Martin: Sterne u. Weltraum 35 (1996) 10, 796

Lindberg, David C.: Von Babylon bis Bestiarum. Die Anfaenge
abendlaendischen Wissens. Stuttgart, Weimar: Verlag J.B. Metzler, 1994.
XXIII, 482 pp., 50 illus., ISBN 3-476-00958-0, DM 78.00 (hb)
[German translation of: The beginnings of Western science: The European
scientific tradition in philosophical, religious, and institutional
context, 600 B.C. to A.D. 1450. University of Chicago Press, 1992.]

Longair, Malcolm S.: Our evolving Universe.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Pp. 185, 28 x 25 cm, 
ISBN 0-521-55091-2, GBP 24.95, $ 34.95 (hb)
[Introduction to astrophysics, including some historical facts and
character-sketches of astronomers.]
   Review:  H.Couper: The Observatory 117 (1997) 1137, 103

Luminet, Jean-Pierre: Les poetes et l'univers. Paris: Le Cherche-Midi
Editeur, 1996. Pp. 428, ISBN 2-86274-473-5, FF 148
[A history of astronomy and cosmology through poetry and literature; an
essay and a collection of astronomical poems, from Hesiode to Rene
Char. In French. More information and abstracts on-line at
http://darc.obspm.fr/~luminet/Books/Antho.html]

Messpunkt Leipzig. Herausgegeben von der Kulturstiftung Leipzig und der
Stadt Leipzig, Staedtisches Vermessungsamt. [Measuring point Leipzig.
Edited by the Cultur Fund of Leipzig and the Surveying Office of the
City of Leipzig. - In German] Leipzig: Leipziger Blaetter, 1996.
112 pp., numerous illus., partly in colour, DM 20.00 + shipping
(Leipziger Blaetter, Sonderheft)
[History of geodesy, cartography, meteorology and other geosciences
in Leipzig; contains also "The geodetic activities of the astronomers
of the Leipzig University Observatory" by G.Muenzel and H.-J.Ilgauds]

Petersen, Carolyn Collins; Brandt, John C.: Hubble vision: Astronomy with
the Hubble Space Telescope. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Pp. xx, 252, 24.5 x 28 cm, US$ 39.95 (hb)
[Begins with a history of the HST, extended back to Lyman Spitzer's
1946 proposal for a space telescope (Chapter 1).]
   Review:  D.P.Hube: J. Roy. Astron. Soc. Can. 90 (1996) 5/6, 362-363

Rauschenbach, Boris: Ueber die Erde hinaus. Hermann Oberth, 1894-1989. Eine
Biographie. [Beyond the Earth. Hermann Oberth, 1894-1989. A biography. -
In German] Wiesbaden: Dr. Boettiger Verlag, 1996. 286 pp., 
ISBN 3-925725-23-7, DM 28.80 (pb)
   Review:  T.Mueller: Sterne u. Weltraum 35 (1996) 5, 408

Rettig, Terrence W.; Hahn, Joseph M. (Eds.): Completing the inventory of
the solar system. A symposium held in conjunction with the 106th Annual
Meeting of the ASP held Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona, 25-30 June
1994. San Francisco, Ca.: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1996.  
Pp. xxiii, 395
[Contains also: C.W.Tombaugh: Struggles to find the ninth planet;
S.A.Stern: The historical development and status of Kuiper Disk studies] 

Richter, Peter H. (Ed.): Sterne, Mond, Kometen: Bremen und die
Astronomie. [Stars, moon, comets: Bremen and astronomy. - In German] 
Bremen: Verlag H. M. Hauschild, 1995. 327 pp., 150 illus.,
ISBN 3-929902-84-2, DM 64.00 (hb)
   Review:  W.Martin: Sterne u. Weltraum 35 (1996) 10, 793

Schaaf, Fred: Comet of the century: From Halley to Hale-Bopp.  
Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1996. Pp. 384, $ 29
[Recounts also the history of cometary research.]
   Review:  A.Fitzsimmons: Nature 386 (1997) 13 March, 140-141

Sheehan, William: The planet Mars. Tucson: The University of Arizona
Press, 1996. Pp. 270, ISBN 0-8165-1640-5, $ 45.00 (hb), 
ISBN 0-8165-1641-3, $ 19.95 (pb)
   Review:  L.J.Martin: Sky & Telescope 93 (1997) 3, 65-66

Sis, Peter: Starry Messenger: A book depicting the life of a famous
scientist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, physicist Galileo
Galilei. Frances Foster Book (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), 1996. $ 16.00
[Juvenile book, one of the winners of the Scientific American Young
Readers Book Award]
   Review:  P.Morrison: Sci. Amer. 275 (1996) 6, 92-93

Wallenwein, Eckhard H.: Das altaegyptische Universum. Fruehgeschichte der
Astronomie und Kosmologie, Urspruenge des modernen Bildes von Raum und
Zeit. [The ancient Egypt Universe. The early history of astronomy and
cosmology, origins of the modern picture of space an time. - In German]
Heidelberg: Julius Groos Verlag, 1995. 198 pp., 18 tabs., 18 illus., 
partly in colour, ISBN 3-87276-743-7, DM 40.00
   Review:  R.Fockenbrock: Sterne u. Weltraum 35 (1996) 5, 408-409

Warner, Deborah Jean; Ariail, Robert B.: Alvan Clark & Sons - artists in
optics. Richmond, VA: Willmann-Bell, 1996. Pp. 298, 23.5 x 16 cm,
ISBN 0-943-39646-8, $ 24.95
   Review:  R.V.Willstrop: The Observatory 117 (1997) 1137, 110-111

Wetterer, Margaret K.: Clyde Tombaugh and the search for planet X.
Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1996. Pp. 48, ISBN 0-87614-893-3, 
$ 13.13 (hb), ISBN 0-87614-969-7, $ 5.95 (pb)
[This biography of Tombaugh is for children ages 5 to 8. For more
information, see Sky & Telescope, April 1997, p. 65.]

Williams, Sheridan: UK solar eclipses from the year 1. 
Leighton Buzzard: Clock Tower Press, 1996. Pp. 109, 23 x 19 cm, 
ISBN 1-851-42093-2, GBP 11.95 (pb)
[solar eclipses of the year 4 to 2974 for the British Isles and Ireland]
   Review:  G.A.Wilkins: The Observatory 117 (1997) 1136, 63

Zimmer, Harro: Der Rote Orbit - Glanz und Elend der russischen Raumfahrt.
[The red orbit - glory and misery of the Russian space travel. - In German]
Stuttgart: Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, 1996. 159 pp., 49 illus., 
ISBN 3-440-07226-6, DM 24.80 (Kosmos Report)
   Review:  H.J.Nitschmann: Astronomie + Raumfahrt 34 (1997) 2, 44

Zimmermann, V.; Bottanzi, U.; Howald-Haller, M. (Eds.): Die Werke von
Daniel Bernoulli. Band 1. Medizin und Physiologie, Mathematische
Jugendschriften, Positionsastronomie. [The works of Daniel Bernoulli.
Vol. 1. Medicine and psychology, early mathematical writings, positional
astronomy. - In German] Basel: Birkhaeuser Verlag, 1996.
528 pp., ca. 82 illus., ISBN 3-7643-5272-8

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Acknowledgements
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For information we thank all authors and in addition: 

Juergen Hamel (Berlin), Klaus-Dieter Herbst (Jena), Jean-Pierre Luminet
(Paris), Gisela Muenzel (Leipzig), G. Romano (Rom).

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