Two Hundred Years' History of the Cracow Astronomical ObservatoryWritten by Jan Mietelski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This paper appeared in 'Zeszyty naukowe Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego' MCXIX, 1993
|ABSTRACT: A short historical description of the
Cracow University Observatory in the years 1792-1992 is
given; also, the situation at the University in the years
preceding the opening of the Observatory has been
characterized. Then, the initial period 1792-1824 of
scientific activities of the Observatory, ending with its
crisis, has been presented.
In turn, the development of the Cracow Observatory in nine decades (1825-1916) is described, when the post of the managing director was held successively by professors: M. Wiesse (1825-1861), F. Karlinski (1862-1902) and M. P. Rudzki (1902-1916).
The last two chapters present the main research topics and the development of the Cracow Observatory under Prof. T. Banachiewicz as the director (1919-1954) and later on -- till now.