Premio Herbert C. Pollock 2005

Propuesta

“American Astronomers Cooperation in the Establishment of the National Observatory of Cordoba, Argentina.  The Case of Dudley Observatory.”

Autores Santiago Paolantonio, Edgardo Ronald Minniti, Jorge Bartolucci

Resumen de la propuesta

The purpose of this research proposal is to enhance the current knowledge of the history of the Argentine National Observatory (1871-1936), focusing specifically on the collaboration of the American astronomers, mostly related to Dudley Observatory throughout a period of sixty five years.

During such a period of time, Dudley Observatory and the Observatorio Nacional Argentino were strongly related.  Astronomer Benjamin Gould was its first director and several employees of the Dudley Observatory, such as Sebastian Albretch and Richard Tucker were also involved in the work of the Observatorio Nacional. Other directors also connected to Dudley were John Macon Thome y Charles Dillon Perrine.

The research proposal focuses on a revision of the documentation available at  Dudley Observatory related to the astronomers mentioned above, with the purpose of completing, revising and correcting the knowledge acquired on the basis of the sources available in Argentine.

According to the justification and the antecedents mentioned above, the main activities of the research consist of the revision of the following records:

Dudley Observatory Archives:

Records of Dudley Observatory (1852-1956)

Benjamin A. Gould´s papers

Records of the Astronomical Journal

Seth C. Chandler´s papers

Benjamin Boss´s papers

Sebastian Albrecht´s papers

James H. Armsby´s papers

Noticias

Micro Semanario –  Cielo Sur –  Noticias del Observatorio de La PlataBanco de Boletines (México)Sociedad (México)

¿Qué es el premio Herbert C. Pollock?

El Herbert que el C. Pollock Premio fue establecido por el Observatorio de Dudley (ciudad de Albany, NY, USA) para honrar el gran servicio que el Dr. Pollock dio en el pasado como un miembro y Presidente del Fideicomiso del Observatorio Dudley .
El propósito del Premio es proporcionar estímulo y apoyar los proyectos innovadores sobre la historia de astronomía o astrofísica, emprendidos por miembros de facultades, investigadores o estudiantes postdoctorales asociados con una universidad, institución de la investigación universitaria, no lucrativa u observatorio, localizados en América del Norte. También se considerarán aplicaciones de personas que reúnen los otros requisitos pero que no están asociados actualmente con una institución.

Lista de los ganadores del premio en los últimos años (tomado del sitio Web del Dudley Observatory)

Year Name Affiliation Title
2005 Dr. Jorge BartolucciDr. Santiago Paolantonio

Dr. Edgardo Ronald Minniti

Universidad Nacional Autónoma
de México

Observatorio Astronomico
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba,
Argentina

Observatorio Astronomico
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba,
Argentina
“American Astronomers Cooperation in the Establishment of the National Observatory of Cordoba, Argentina.  The Case of Dudley Observatory.”
2004 Trudy E. Bell Science/Technology Writer & Editor “Inventorying the Stars: Astronomers’ Voluntary Exile in Southern Observing Expeditions”
2002 Dr. William L. Vanderburgh Wichita State University Dark Matters in Contemporary Astrophysics: A Case Study in Theory Choice and Evidential Reasoning
2001 Dr. Patricia Whitesell Detroit Observatory Franz Brunnow’s Year of Leadership at the Dudley Observatory, 1859-1860
2001 Tom English Gardner-Webb University Solar Eclipse Expeditions in America: 1869-1900
2000 Dr. Alice N. Walters University of Massachusetts Lowell Objectifying Nature: Culture, Commerce and Science in Britain and America, 1750-1850
1999 No Award Given
1998 Dr. Richard Staley University of Chicago Albert Michelson and the Observatory: Precision Measurement, the Interferometer, and the Dialogue between Physics and Astronomy
1997 Dr. Peter W. Wlasuk Florida International University A Biography of Lewis Swift and Catalogue of his Nonstellar Objects, with Corrections to the NGC, ICs 1 & 2
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