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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 482123–179 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.2.123
Published: 01 April 2018
... California 2018 physical astronomy Lagrange Laplace stability of the solar system mechanics natural philosophy MASSIMILIANO BADINO* And Yet It Stands: The Stability of the Solar System in Eighteenth-Century Physical Astronomy ABSTRACT The proof of the stability of the solar system has been...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 473293–319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.3.293
Published: 01 June 2017
..., members of the Hawai‘i astronomy community found themselves grappling with opposition to new telescope projects stemming from the rise of environmental and indigenous rights movements. I argue that the debate over the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) can best be understood as an exemplar of “neocolonialist...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2003; 34195–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2003.34.1.95
Published: 01 September 2003
...DAVID MUNNS ABSTRACT: The history of big science, especially physics, informs historians that the instrument is at the heart of Cold War science. This article presents the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), which was consciously modeled on the Brookhaven National Laboratory and where the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2000; 31155–92 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757846
Published: 01 January 2000
..., 40 (NASM). 3 Goldberg Oral History, 22 Feb 1983,40 (NASM) R.M. Page to "NRRS Public Research Advisory Committee," 24 Mar 1960, Box 23 "Sugar Grove Advisory Committee 23 Dec 1959-1962" (LG/HUA) Andrew J. Butrica, To see the unseen: A history of planetary radar astronomy (Washington, D.C...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1997; 272299–317 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757781
Published: 01 January 1997
... 1945, CRS C3823, E13/2/1. 23 E.G. Bowen, "Future Program of the Division of Radiophysics," 2 Jul 1945 Bowen (ref. 14), 199–200. 24 E.G. Bowen, "The origins of radio astronomy in Australia," in W.T. Sullivan, ed., The early years of radio astronomy: Reflections fifty years on from Jansky's...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1987; 172357–360 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757587
Published: 01 January 1987
...Norriss S. Hetherington Copyright 1987 The Regents of the University of California The Cosmic Inquirers: Modern Telescopes and Their Makers Tucker Wallace Tucker Karen Cosmic Discovery: The Search, Scope and Heritage of Astronomy Harwit Martin Glimpsing an Invisible...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1986; 16159–82 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757557
Published: 01 January 1986
... April 1878, Archives Nationales, serie F17 3821. john l. davis The influence of astronomy on the character of physics in mid-nineteenth century France The objective of this paper is to show that the institutional structure of French science fostered certain traditions of research in physics and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 492117–150 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.2.117
Published: 01 April 2019
..., evolution of experimental technique, production of knowledge *University Museum Network and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Bologna, Via Zamboni 33, 40126, Bologna, eugenio.bertozzi2@unibo.it. The following abbreviation is used: CERN, European Council for Nuclear Research. | 117...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 48124–55 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.1.24
Published: 01 February 2018
..., pedagogical canons, and the future development of science itself. KEY WORDS: quantum interpretation, pilot wave theory, J. S. Bell, Louis de Broglie, orthodox narratives, pedagogy, consensus, omission *Science, Technology, and Society Program and Department of Physics & Astronomy, Vassar College, 124 Raymond...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 472200–254 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.2.200
Published: 01 April 2017
... make optical use of his particular conception of the human mind. © 2017 by the Regents of the University of California 2017 Anton Pannekoek epistemic virtues scientific persona statistical astronomy Milky Way appearance historical materialism left radicalism Jacobus Kapteyn CHAOKANG...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2014; 4413–36 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2014.44.1.3
Published: 01 February 2014
... Juliet (Act II, Scene 2) *Centre for Science Studies, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Building 1520, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark; helge.kragh@ivs.au.dk. To avoid an inordinate amount of quotation marks I have chosen to capitalize Big Bang when referring to it as a name. I keep to big...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2013; 434453–491 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2013.43.4.453
Published: 01 September 2013
... and Twiss themselves. The building of this device in astronomy thus renewed the old controversy about the nature of light. Later on, with the invention of lasers, the HBT experimental results played a role in developments leading to the creation of quantum optics and currently play a role in various...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494420–446 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.420
Published: 01 September 2019
... Panama Theodore Roosevelt Percival Lowell John F. Wallace canal astronomy engineering EMILY SIMPSON* Building Canals from Panama to Mars: Technological Progress and Scientific Ideals ABSTRACT This article explores common themes between the Martian canal debate and the building of the Panama...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2011; 4111–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2011.41.1.1
Published: 01 February 2011
.... Apparently dramatic differences in the local settings of the artists produced only trivial variations in representing nature pictorially, in just the way that astronomy and physics in the European colonies and spheres of influence departed hardly at all from European practice. The overwhelming strength of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-281–89 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.81
Published: 02 April 2020
... ARSON post World War II HEP at the journal s center of gravity as it was relaunched as Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (HSNS).4 Authors extended a big science framing to astronomy, gravitational, and space research, for instance, Harry Collins on LIGO or David Munns on radio astronomy.5 The...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-258–66 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.58
Published: 02 April 2020
... Race in the Enlightenment, and in Massimiliano Badino s study of eighteenth-century physical astronomy and mathematical practices.20 To conclude this survey, two very recent articles capture the changing role of disciplinary boundaries and hierarchies, as well as the consonances and ten- sions...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-250–57 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.50
Published: 02 April 2020
... aspirations in the fields of physics, chemistry, and astronomy. The article charted the university s historical development from an obscure manual [sic!] training school to an interna- tionally recognized center of scientific research directed by America s most famous physicist, Robert A. Millikan, that...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-241–49 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.41
Published: 02 April 2020
... Chemistry, 1905 1917, HSNS 47, no. 4 (2017): 494 528; Leandra Swanner, Instruments of Science or Conquest? Neocolonialism and Modern American Astronomy, HSNS 47, no. 3 (2017): 293 319. 18. David Edgerton, The Shock of the Old: Technology and Global History since 1900 (London: Profile Books, 2006...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 493300–337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.3.300
Published: 01 June 2019
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 492151–193 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.2.151
Published: 01 April 2019
... esteem within either of its parent disciplines, physics or astronomy. The excite- ment stimulated decades before by Einstein s theory of general relativity, which conceived of the entire universe as woven into a four-dimensional fabric of space-time and recast gravity as the warping of that fabric by...