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C41/ICHA Activities at the IAU General Assembly in Beijing, August 2012
The Commission and its Working Groups plan a number of business and science meetings at the 2012 IAU General Assembly. The following programme is provisional; further details and any changes will be posted here as they become available.

 
Wednesday, August 22
Session 3 (14:00 – 15.30)
C41/ICHA Business Meeting
Session 4 (16:00 – 18.00)
Invited keynote lecture:
 
When the Chinese met the West: A Review of the Dissemination and Influence of Indian, Arabic and European Astronomy and Astrology in the Imperial China by Prof. Shi Yunli, Department of the History of Science, University of Science and Technology of China
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followed by …
 
C41/ICHA Science Meeting 1: Field Expeditions (organised by Rajesh Kochhar, Sara Schechner and Jay Pasachoff)
Programme for this session
Thursday, August 23
Session 1 (09:00 – 10.30)
C41/ICHA Science Meeting 1 (ctd)
Session 2 (11:00 – 12.30)
C41/ICHA Science Meeting 1 (ctd)
Session 3 (14:00 – 15.30)
C41/ICHA Science Meeting 2: Discovery and Classification in Astronomy (organised by Steven Dick and Ken Kellerman)
Programme for this session
Session 4 (16:00 – 18.00)
C41/ICHA Science Meeting 2 (ctd)
Friday, August 24
Session 1 (09:00 – 10.30)
Astronomy and World Heritage Working Group Business Meeting, followed by …
 
Presentation and public launch of the “Portal for the Heritage of Astronomy”
Session 2 (11:00 – 12.30)
Presentation and discussion of the Extended Case Studies of key astronomical heritage sites
Details and programme
Session 3 (14:00 – 15.30)
Astronomy and World Heritage Working Group and Historical Instruments Working Group Joint Science Meeting: Conservation and protection of different categories of astronomical heritage -- common issues
Details and programme
Session 4 (16:00 – 18.00)
Astronomy and World Heritage Working Group and Historical Instruments Working Group Joint Science Meeting (ctd)
Monday, August 27
Session 2 (11:00 – 12.30)
Historic Radio Astronomy Working Group: Business Meeting and contributed papers
Programme for this session
Session 3 (14:00 – 15.30)
Historic Radio Astronomy Working Group: Session in memory of recently deceased radio astronomers
Programme for this session
Session 4 (16:00 – 18.00)
Historic Radio Astronomy Working Group Science Meeting: Radio source counts and the discovery of cosmic evolution
Programme for this session
Tuesday, August 28
Session 2 (11:00 – 12.30)
Historical Instruments Working Group Business Meeting
Session 3 (14:00 – 15.30)
Historical Instruments Working Group Science Meeting: Historical astronomical instruments, observatories and sites
Programme for this session
Session 4 (16:00 – 18.00)
Historical Instruments Working Group Science Meeting (ctd)
Proceedings of ICOA-7
The proceedings of the International Conference on Oriental Astronomy (ICOA–7) are available from Mitsuru Soma

IAU S278 Proceedings
are now available
Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy: Building Bridges between Cultures
(the 9th “Oxford” International Symposium on Archaeoastronomy)
Astronomy and World Heritage
IAU Working Group on Astronomy and World Heritage
The Commission’s Astronomy and World Heritage Working Group is working with UNESCO to advance their Astronomy and World Heritage Initiative

ICOMOS–IAU Thematic Study
The printed edition of the ICOMOS–IAU Thematic Study on the Heritage Sites of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy is now available

SpS5 - IAU GA Rio
The proceedings of the Rio GA Special Session on “Accelerating the Rate of Astronomical Discovery” have been published in Proceedings of Science