AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 1 HAD I: Centennial Celebration of the Founding of Mount Wilson Observatory
Special Session, Sunday, January 9, 2005, 2:00-5:00pm, Sunrise

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[1.05] The Historical Astronomy Division: Twenty-five Years of History as Revealed in the H.A.D. Newsletter

B. G. Corbin (U. S. Naval Observatory)

The Historical Astronomy Division (HAD) of the American Astronomical Society was founded in 1980. The Historical Astronomy Division Newsletter first appeared in May 1985 and from that time on has provided an archive of activities of the HAD. Based on this, a brief history of the Division will be given using the information which appeared in the Newsletter, later called the H.A.D. News. A large range of interesting papers have been presented at meetings throughout these 25 years, and the H.A.D. News often reported on the paper and poster sessions after the meetings. Ruth Freitag's astronomical bibliography lists began appearing in the News in April 1988 and grew over the years into an all-inclusive listing of books and articles on the history of astronomy. Minutes of the HAD Business Meetings were also reported in the Newsletter and the growth of the Division and its interests, including the establishment and awarding of the Doggett Prize, have been reflected in this publication.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: corbin.brenda@usno.navy.mil

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