The Legacy of J.C. Kapteyn [E-Book] : Studies on Kapteyn and the Development of Modern Astronomy / by P. C. Van Der Kruit, K. Van Berkel.
Kruit, P. C. Van Der, (author)
Berkel, K. Van, (author)
Dordrecht : Springer, 2000
404 p. online resource.
Astrophysics and Space Science Library ; 246
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Table of Contents:
  • 1 Meeting Kapteyn in the Kapteyn Room
  • 2 The ‘Lost Letters’ of J.C. Kapteyn
  • 3 Kapteyn and Groningen: A Portrait
  • 4 Kapteyn and de Sitter; a Rare and Special Teacher-Student and Coach-Player Relationship
  • 5 Kapteyn and South Africa
  • 6 Internationalism, Kapteyn and the Dutch Pipeline
  • 7 Growing Astronomers for Export: Dutch Astronomers in the United States before World War II
  • 8 Kapteyn and Cosmology
  • 9 Kapteyn, Shapley, and their Universes
  • 10 Kapteyn and the Selected Areas: a Personal Perspective
  • 11 Kapteyn’s Influence on the Style and Content of Twentieth Century Dutch Astronomy
  • 12 Surveys and Star Counts: the Kapteyn Legacy
  • 13 Modern Astrometry
  • 14 The Milky Way Compared to External Galaxies
  • 15 Kapteyn’s (m, log r) Table and Cosmology
  • 16 Kapteyn’s Unfortunate Universe
  • Appendix A
  • J.H. Oort’s Public Lecture of 1926: “Non-Light-Emitting Matter in the Stellar System”
  • Introduced and translated by P. C. van der Kruit
  • Appendix B
  • Note on E.R. Paul’s translation of H. Hertzsprung-Kapteyn’s biography of J.C. Kapteyn.