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History of Astronomy in South Africa: The Late Modern Period

A Focus Meeting to be held at the XXXII IAU General Assembly in Cape Town, South Africa, on August 7-8, 2024


Merchantman Walkers

The merchantman Duke of Lancaster flying her recognition flags as she arrives in Table Bay, Cape Town (Samuel Walters, 1830s), Creative Commons CC0 License). It was on the Mount Stewart Elphinstone, a similar three-master barque, that John Herschel took fifteen boat-loads of instruments to the Cape of Good Hope in 1834.



Abstracts of all presentations will be published in a Book of Abstracts in due time. Booklets of previous IAU General Assembly meetings of Commission 41 (the predecessor of Commission C3) and of Commission C3 are available:

  1. Beijing IAU XXVIII 2012: Beijing C41 Book of Abstracts
  2. Vienna IAU XXX 2018:     Vienna C3  Book of Abstracts