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Division C Education, Outreach and Heritage

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Commission C4 WG Astronomical Heritage in Danger
Commission C4 WG Windows to the Universe: Classical and Modern Observatories
Inter-Commission C1-C2-C3-C4 WG Astronomy in Culture (WGAC)
Inter-Commission C1-C3-C4 WG Ethnoastronomy and Intangible Astronomical Heritage

Juan Antonio Belmonte Aviles

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias
C/ Vía Láctea s/n
38200 La Laguna, Tenerife

NCA adherence: Spain

Last updated:
December 17, 2021

Michael G. Burton

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
College Hill
Armagh BT61 9DG
Northen Ireland
United Kingdom

NCA adherence: United Kingdom

Last updated:
November 24, 2021

Lydia Sonia Cidale

University of La Plata - Facultad de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísicas
Paseo del Bosque s/n
La Plata (Bs As) 1900
Buenos Aires

NCA adherence: Argentina

Last updated:
November 10, 2021

Gudrun B. E. Wolfschmidt

Hamburg University, Center for history of science and technology
Department of Physics, Hamburg Observatory
Bundesstr 55 Geomatikum
D-20146 Hamburg

NCA adherence: Germany

Last updated:
August 2, 2022

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