The Emergence of Astrophysics in Asia

The Emergence of Astrophysics in Asia

Author: Tsuko Nakamura

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319620824

Category: Science

Page: 878

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This book examines the ways in which attitudes toward astronomy in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Taiwan, Thailand and Uzbekistan have changed with the times. The emergence of astrophysics was a worldwide phenomenon during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and it gradually replaced the older-style positional astronomy, which focused on locating and measuring the movements of the planets, stars, etc.. Here you will find national overviews that are at times followed by case studies of individual notable achievements. Although the emphasis is on the developments that occurred around 1900, later pioneering efforts in Australian, Chinese, Indian and Japanese radio astronomy are also included. As the first book ever published on the early development of astrophysics in Asia, the authors fill a chronological and technological void. Though others have already written about earlier astronomical developments in Asia, and about the recent history of astronomy in various Asian nations, no one has examined the emergence of astrophysics, the so-called ‘new astronomy’ in Asia during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The Emergence of Astrophysics in Asia
Language: en
Pages: 878
Authors: Tsuko Nakamura, Wayne Orchiston
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-03 - Publisher: Springer

This book examines the ways in which attitudes toward astronomy in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Taiwan, Thailand and Uzbekistan have changed with the times. The emergence of astrophysics was a worldwide phenomenon during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and it gradually replaced the
The Growth and Development of Astronomy and Astrophysics in India and the Asia-Pacific Region
Language: en
Pages: 527
Authors: Wayne Orchiston, Aniket Sule, Mayank Vahia
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-28 - Publisher: Springer

This book discusses the study of astronomy in different cultures, applied historical astronomy and history of multi-wavelength astronomy, and the genesis of recent research. It contains peer-reviewed papers gathered from the International Conference on Oriental Astronomy 9 (ICOA-9) held at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, India.
Exploring the History of Southeast Asian Astronomy
Language: en
Pages: 802
Authors: Wayne Orchiston, Mayank N. Vahia
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-01 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This edited volume contains 24 different research papers by members of the History and Heritage Working Group of the Southeast Asian Astronomy Network. The chapters were prepared by astronomers from Australia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Scotland, Sweden, Thailand and Vietnam. They represent the latest understanding of
The History of Modern Astronomy in Japan
Language: en
Pages: 295
Authors: Tomokazu Kogure
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-29 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book considers the history of modern astronomy and astrophysics in Japan by comparing with the development of astrophysics in western countries. Astrophysics essentially arose in three separate fields: astronomical spectroscopy, stellar structure, and survey of celestial objects. This book introduces readers to the state of astronomy back to the
Exploring the History of New Zealand Astronomy
Language: en
Pages: 688
Authors: Wayne Orchiston
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-08 - Publisher: Springer

Dr. Orchiston is a foremost authority on the subject of New Zealand astronomy, and here are the collected papers of his fruitful studies in this area, including both those published many years ago and new material. The papers herein review traditional Maori astronomy, examine the appearance of nautical astronomy practiced