Abstract

The central point of this imaginary discussion around Austrian Emperor Joseph II about hiring W.A. Mozart is not so much about language and strategy than about timely innovation within an established context. Like many of you certainly experienced it already, when one wishes to undertake or launch something new, there are always choruses of people chanting it will never work for a number of reasons and that it is not even worth trying. This happened with this series of Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy (OSA) volumes too.

Keywords

Mercury Dick Bonnet Austrian Emperor 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • ANDRÉ HECK
    • 1
  1. 1.Strasbourg Astronomical ObservatoryFrance

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