Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society

Our meeting in Kissimmee was a great success!Thanks to all our presenters, and to all who attended our sessions. HAD will next meet in Grapevine, Texas in conjunction with the 229th AAS meeting. That meeting is scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday (2017 January 3-7) at the Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center. We encourage you to suggest topics for special sessions!
Albert van Helden receives the 2016 Doggett Prize
Barbara Becker receives the 2015 Osterbrock Book Prize

Meetings with Links to Abstracts and Future Meetings
HAD News
LeRoy E. Doggett Prize for Historical Astronomy
Donald E. Osterbrock Book Prize for Historical Astronomy
HAD Student Travel Award
Membership in HAD
The Astronomy Genealogy Project
Working Group on the Preservation of Astronomical Heritage
History of the AAS
History of the HAD
HAD Bylaws
Index to AAS Members' Obituaries
Some History of Astronomy Online Resources

“The Division shall exist for the purpose of advancing interest in topics relating to the historical nature of astronomy. By historical astronomy we include the history of astronomy; what has come to be known as archaeoastronomy; and the application of historical records to modern astrophysical problems. Meetings shall be organized to promote adequate discussion among participants and shall attempt to provide a forum for discussion of recent developments in these areas. The Division will assist the Society in the commemoration of important historical anniversaries and in the archival preservation of current materials of importance to future historians of astronomy.”

HAD logo

The HAD logo is the Albrecht Dürer woodcut, “The Astronomer,” dated 1500.

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