Old Observatory, Beijing
C41/ICHA Activities at the IAU General Assembly in Beijing, August 2012
The Commission and its Working Groups plan a number of business and science meetings at the 2012 IAU General Assembly. The following programme is provisional; further details and any changes will be posted here as they become available.

Historical Astronomical Instruments, Observatories, and Sites
Historical Instruments WG Science Meeting
Tuesday, August 28
Session 3 (14:00 – 15.30): Sara Schechner, Chair
Tsuko Nakamura
Octants and Sextants before the 1860s Preserved in Japan
Shi Yunli
On two newly discovered instruments unearthed from the tomb of the 2nd Marquis of Ruyin who died in 165 BCE
Kim Sang Hyuk, Lee Yong Sam, Lee Min Soo
Restoration model research of Heumgyeonggaknu in Sejong era
Wayne Orchiston and Boonrucksar Soonthornthum
French Jesuit mission to Thailand in the 1680s and the establishment of a large observatory
Session 4 (16:00 – 18.00): Chair tbd
Françoise Le Guet Tully and Jean Davoigneau
Algiers, La Plata, Nice : three prestigious emblematic astronomical observatories of the 1880s
Fernando B. Figueiredo
The Astronomical Observatory of the University of Coimbra (1772-1799): Its Instruments and Scientific Activity
Gennadiy Pinigin and Zhanna Pozhalova
Nikolaev (Mykolayiv) Astronomical Observatory as the Object of the Ukrainian Tentative List WH UNESCO
Liliya Kazantseva
New Life for Astronomical Instruments of the Past at the Astronomical Observatory of Taras Shevchenko
Lee K.-W., Mihn B.-H., Ahn Y. S.., and Choi G.-E
Analysis of Time Data in Chinese Astronomical Almanacs of the Late 18th Century
Svitlana Kolomiyets
Kharkiv Meteor Radar System (The XX Age)
Wenjing Jin, Gennadiy Pinigin, Zhenghong Tang, Alexander Shulga
The collaboration between SHAO and NAO
Azam Noor
Kajian artifak astronomi islam di Brunei
Mihn Byeong-Hee, Lee Ki-Won, Kim Sang Hyuk, Ahn Yong Sook and Lee Yong Sam
Analysis of observational records of Dae-gyupyo(???) in Joseon Dynasty
Yura Nefedyev
110 anniversary of the Engelhardt Astronomical Observatory
Proceedings of Venus Transit Conference
The proceedings of the Venus Transit Conference (Tromsø 2012), edited by P.S. Aspaas and C. Sterken are available at the Journal of Astronomical Data, Volume 19(1) 2013

Proceedings of ICOA-7
The proceedings of the International Conference on Oriental Astronomy (ICOA–7) are available from Mitsuru Soma

IAU S278 Proceedings
are now available
Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy: Building Bridges between Cultures
(the 9th “Oxford” International Symposium on Archaeoastronomy)
Astronomy and World Heritage
IAU Working Group on Astronomy and World Heritage

The Commission’s Astronomy and World Heritage Working Group is working with UNESCO to advance their Astronomy and World Heritage Initiative.The new web portal serving UNESCO’s Astronomy and World Heritage Initiative was launched on August 24 at the sessions of the Astronomy and World Heritage Working Group. The site is a dynamic, publicly accessible database, discussion forum and document repository on astronomical heritage sites throughout the world, even if they are not on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

ICOMOS–IAU Thematic Study
The printed edition of the ICOMOS–IAU Thematic Study on the Heritage Sites of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy is now available

SpS5 - IAU GA Rio
The proceedings of the Rio GA Special Session on “Accelerating the Rate of Astronomical Discovery” have been published in Proceedings of Science