Popular Astronomy (US magazine)

Last updated on 27 February 2017

Popular Astronomy was a magazine for amateur astronomers published between 1893 and 1951.[1] It was the successor to The Sidereal Messenger, which was published from March 1882 to 1892.[1] The first issue of Popular Astronomy appeared in September 1893.[2] Each yearly volume of Popular Astronomy contained 10 issues,[1] for a total of 59 volumes.

The first editor, from 1893-1909, was William W. Payne of Carleton College.[2] Charlotte R. Willard served as co-editor from 1893-1905. He was followed by Herbert C. Wilson, who served in the post between 1909 and 1926.[2]

The magazine played an important role in the development of amateur variable star observing in the United States.[3]

In 2017 Popular Astronomy is scheduled to return as part of Technica Curiosa.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c Smith, H. A. (1980). "Popular Astronomy Magazine and the Development of Variable Star Observing in the United States". The Journal of the American Association of Variable Star Observers. 9 (1): 40–42. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Gingrich, C. H. (1943). "Popular Astronomy-The first fifty years". Popular Astronomy. 51 (1). Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  3. ^ Smith, Horace A. (October 1980), "Popular Astronomy Magazine and the Development of Variable Star Observing in the United States", The Journal of the American Association of Variable Star Observers, vol. 9, pp. 40–42
  4. ^ Technica Curiosa

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