The Growth and Development of Astronomy and Astrophysics in India and the Asia-Pacific Region

ICOA-9, Pune, India, 15-18 November 2016

  • Wayne Orchiston
  • Aniket Sule
  • Mayank Vahia
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 54)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lx
  2. Astronomical Instruments and Observatories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nandivada Rathnasree, Lavanya Nemani, Pritpal Sandhu, Pulkit Agarwal, Sonia Munjal, Megha Rajoria et al.
      Pages 3-13
    3. Nandivada Rathnasree, Patrick Das Gupta, Anurag Garg
      Pages 29-56
    4. Sang Hyuk Kim, Byeong-Hee Mihn
      Pages 67-76
  3. Observational Astronomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Patrick Das Gupta
      Pages 79-89
    3. B. S. Shylaja, R. Venketeswara Pai
      Pages 91-98
    4. Hani Muhammad Dalee
      Pages 107-122
  4. Eclipses, Transits and Occultations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. S. Balachandra Rao, Padmaja Venugopal, K. Rupa
      Pages 125-142
    3. K. Rupa, Padmaja Venugopal, S. Balachandra Rao
      Pages 165-172
    4. Wayne Orchiston, Darunee Lingling Orchiston, Martin George, Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, Lars Gislén, Suzanne Débarbat et al.
      Pages 173-216
  5. Mathematical Astronomy, Calendrical Astronomy and Dating

  6. The Emergence of Astrophysics and Radio Astronomy in Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
  7. Middle Eastern Astronomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. Seyedamir Sadatmoosavi
      Pages 387-394
  8. Asian Ethnoastronomy and Archaeoastronomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 421-421
    2. Ganesh Halkare, Mayank Vahia, Wayne Orchiston
      Pages 423-431
    3. Terry Hardaker, Mayank Vahia, Nisha Yadav
      Pages 463-467

About these proceedings


This book discusses the study of astronomy in different cultures, applied historical astronomy and history of multi-wavelength astronomy, and the genesis of recent research. It contains peer-reviewed papers gathered from the International Conference on Oriental Astronomy 9 (ICOA-9) held at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, India. It  covers the areas like megalithic and other prehistoric astronomy, astronomical records in ancient texts, astronomical myths and architecture, astronomical themes in numismatics and rock art, ancient astronomers and their instruments, star maps and star catalogues, historical records and observations of astronomical events, calendars, calendrical science and chronology, the relation between astronomy and mathematics, and maritime astronomy. This book will be a valuable complement to a future generation of students and researchers who develop an interest in the field of Asian and circum-Pacific history of astronomy.


Astronomical Instruments Observational Astronomy Eclipses Mathematical Astronomy Calendrical Astronomy Ethnoastronomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Wayne Orchiston
    • 1
  • Aniket Sule
    • 2
  • Mayank Vahia
    • 3
  1. 1.National Astronomical Research Institute of ThailandChiang MaiThailand
  2. 2.Homi Bhabha Centre for Science EducationTata Institute of Fundamental ResearchMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.School of Mathematical SciencesSVKM’s NMIMS (Deemed to be University)MumbaiIndia

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