Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage

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Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
DisciplineHistory of astronomy
Edited byWayne Orchiston
Publication details
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Astron. Hist. Herit.
OCLC no.817901222

The Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage is a peer-reviewed academic journal. As of 2021, the journal is published four times per year. It is logged through the Astrophysics Data System. It publishes research papers, reviews, short communications, IAU reports, and book reviews on all aspects of astronomical history.[1] The editor-in-chief is Wayne Orchiston (National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand). As of 2021 the associate editors are Clifford Cunningham, Duane Hamacher, James Lequeux, and Peter Robertson, and Ruby-Anne Dela Cruz is the Papers Editor.

It was established in 1998[1] by John Louis Perdrix, after the Australian Journal of Astronomy was discontinued. Until 2005, it was published by Astral Press, a publishing house founded and owned by Perdrix.[1][2][3] From 2005 to 2012 it was published by the Centre for Astronomy (James Cook University). Since 2013, the publishing institute is the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand.[4] All papers are now published electronically and all papers from 1998 to the present can be accessed through the journal's website.


  1. ^ a b c "Report from the Kyoto General Assembly". 1997-2000 Triennium -- October 1997 -- Issue # 1. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  2. ^ Wayne Orchiston, Obituary: John Louis Perdrix (1926-2005), American Astronomical Society, archived from the original on 18 January 2013
  3. ^ Stephen Russell, Ray Johnston (2009), The John Perdrix Address, National Australian Convention of Amateur Astronomers
  4. ^ Orchiston, Wayne. "Journal of Astronomical History & Heritage". NARIT.

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