IAU Commission 41: History of Astronomy

Christiaan Sterken, Clive Ruggles

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    Commission 41 was created at the VIIth IAU General Assembly in Zürich in 1948. From an inauspicious start-Otto Neugebauer was appointed the first President in his absence, but proceeded to express his conviction that ``an international organization in the history of astronomy has no positive function. . .my only activity during my term of service consisted in iterated attempts to resign''-the Commission quickly assumed a key role in the international development of the history of astronomy as an academic discipline.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)394-397
    Number of pages4
    JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012


    • History of Astronomy


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