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Session 28 - HAD III - Astronomical Journal Sesquicentennial.
Division, Oral session, Monday, June 08

[28.01] HAD III, Introduction

W. Sullivan (U. Washington)

The Astronomical Journal was founded by Benjamin Gould in 1849 and after 150 years has become one of the elite astronomy journals of the world. But the road traveled has often been rocky, and the Journal's focus and influence has greatly varied. In this commemorative session four invited historians and astronomers will examine the mid-19th century milieu out of which the Journal arose, the Journal's founding and early history, and the Journal's 20th-century history under editors such as Benjamin Boss and Dirk Brouwer.

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