Sara Jane Schechner

Harvard University
Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
Science Center 251c
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge 02138
Massachusetts (MA)
United States

NCA adherence: United States

Last updated:
February 14, 2021

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Active Member

Affiliation(s) within the IAU

Past affiliation(s) within the IAU

  • Past Chair of Commission 41 WG Historical Instruments (2009-2012)
  • Past Secretary of Commission C3 History of Astronomy (2018-2021)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission C3 History of Astronomy (2018-2021)
  • Past Member of Commission 41 History of Astronomy (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 41 WG Astronomy and World Heritage (2014-2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 41 WG Historical Instruments (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 41 WG Transits of Venus (2014-2015)

Areas of interest

1 - General: 1.3 - History and philosophy of astronomy
3 - Astronomical instrumentation, methods and techniques: 3.3 - Instrumentation, 3.10 - Telescopes: optical
4 - Astronomical data bases: 4.2 - Atlases
5 - Astrometry and celestial mechanics: 5.1 - Astrometry, 5.3 - Eclipses, 5.9 - Time
7 - Planetary systems: 7.2 - Moon, 7.3 - Comets, 7.7 - Meteorites, meteors, meteoroids
8 - Stars: 8.13 - Stars: general
10 - The Galaxy: 10.8 - Galaxy: general
11 - Galaxies: 11.12 - Galaxies: general
12 - Cosmology: 12.3 - Cosmology: miscellaneous

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