© 1997

The Letters and Papers of Jan Hendrik Oort

As Archived in the University Library, Leiden


Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 213)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-xxx
  2. J. K. Katgert-Merkelijn
    Pages 1-56
  3. J. K. Katgert-Merkelijn
    Pages 57-94
  4. J. K. Katgert-Merkelijn
    Pages 95-110
  5. J. K. Katgert-Merkelijn
    Pages 111-114
  6. J. K. Katgert-Merkelijn
    Pages 115-126
  7. J. K. Katgert-Merkelijn
    Pages 127-130
  8. J. K. Katgert-Merkelijn
    Pages 131-134
  9. J. K. Katgert-Merkelijn
    Pages 135-154
  10. J. K. Katgert-Merkelijn
    Pages 155-158
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 160-198

About this book


The astronomer Jan Hendrik Oort (1900-1992) left behind an extensive collection of notes and correspondence, both on his research and on matters that concerned him in a variety of official functions. Upon Oort's death, the collection was augmented by more personal papers, letters, journals, and diaries.
The resulting collection forms a rich source of information on many aspects of twentieth-century astronomy, in which Oort played such an important role. The scientific and personal material covers the entire span of time from Oort's early youth until his death.
To make these papers accessible to a wide circle of users, the collection has now been catalogued and described; the result is presented in this volume. A name index and a subject index have been added to facilitate access. The inventory is accompanied by a short biographical sketch, and a number of photographs, mostly relating to Oort's career as a scientist.
The original papers themselves are archived in the Leiden University Library.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Leiden ObservatoryThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Letters and Papers of Jan Hendrik Oort
  • Book Subtitle As Archived in the University Library, Leiden
  • Authors J.K. Katgert-Merkelijn
  • Series Title Astrophysics and Space Science Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4542-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6432-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-5764-3
  • Series ISSN 0067-0057
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXX, 198
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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