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

[28.04] The Astronomical Journal at Yale

D. Hoffleit (Yale)

When the Astronomical Journal was founded by B. A. Gould in 1849 the major topics of research were the solar system, celestial maechanics, and astrometry. During the 1880's the advent of dry-plate photography played a significant role in introducing other preferred areas for research, especially spectroscopy, astrophysics, multi-color photometry and galaxies. In 1943, now under the jurisdiction of the American Astronomical Society, Yale became the headquarters for the editorship of the Astronomical Journal. A comparison of the numbers of papers published either in the Astronomical Journal or by the American Astronomical Society shows the steady increase of interest in the newer fields, regardless of the special field of interest of Yale editors.

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