C4 – Commission C4 World Heritage and Astronomy


The Commission works on behalf of the IAU together with UNESCO to implement the Astronomy and World Heritage Thematic Initiative.


This site is currently under development, as are pages for the new Working Groups. In the meantime, please see the Portal to the Heritage of Astronomy for all information relating to the Initiative.


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Division C Education, Outreach and Heritage

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Commission C4 WG Astronomical Heritage in Danger
Commission C4 WG Classical Observatories from the Renaissance to the 20th Century
Commission C4 WG Heritage of Space Exploration

Clive Ruggles

University of Leicester
School of Archaeology and Ancient History
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 116 252 3409
Fax: +44 116 252 5005
Email: rugleacuk
Personal website: http://www.cliveruggles.net
Organization website: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/archaeology/people/ruggles/ruggles

NCA adherence: United Kingdom

Last updated:
December 6, 2017

Gudrun B. E. Wolfschmidt

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

Phone: +49 040-42838 5262
Fax: +49 +49-40-42838-9132.
Email: gudrunwolfschmidtuni-hamburgde
Personal website: http://www.hs.uni-hamburg.de/DE/Ins/Per/Wolfschmidt/index.html
Organization website: http://www.hs.uni-hamburg.de/DE/GNT/w.htm

NCA adherence: Germany

Last updated:
December 6, 2017

Roger Ferlet

UMR7095 CNRS / Sorbonne Université
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
98bis Bd Arago
75014 Paris

Phone: +33 1 44 32 80 74
Email: ferletiapfr
Organization website: http://www.iap.fr/

NCA adherence: France

Last updated:
February 4, 2018

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