Ref: SCART-2020-0067

Historical astronomical data: urgent need for preservation, digitization enabling scientific exploration

Pevtsov, Alexei ; Griffin, Elizabeth ; Grindlay, Jonathan ; Kafka, Stella ; Bartlett, Jennifer ; Usoskin, Ilya ; Mursula, Kalevi ; Gibson, Sarah ; Pillet, Valentín ; Burkepile, Joan ; Webb, David ; Clette, Frédéric ; Hesser, James ; Stetson, Peter ; Muñoz-Jaramillo, Andres ; Hill, Frank ; Bogart, Rick ; Osborn, Wayne ; Longcope, Dana

published in Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 51 issue 3, pp. 190 (2019)

Abstract: Astro2020: Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics, science white papers, no. 190 This white paper emphasizes critical importance of preservation, digitization and scientific exploration of historical astronomical data. It outlines the rationale, provides examples of new science with such data, and reviews the potential losses to science if nothing it done.

Keyword(s): Astronomical data ; History of astronomy ; Data digitization

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Royal Observatory of Belgium > Solar Physics & Space Weather (SIDC)
Science Articles > Non-refereed Articles

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