Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society

We are meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, in January. There will be a special session at 1:30 P.M. on Monday 4 January on the centenary of general relativity, with the main meeting going from Tuesday 5 January through Friday 8 January 2016.

Albert van Helden to receive the 2016 Doggett Prize
Barbara Becker to receive 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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