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Paper: Cosmic Ink: Fragments from the Past on Journal Pages
Volume: 492, LISA VII: Open Science: At the Frontiers of Librarianship
Page: 163
Authors: Mandrino, A.; Gargano, M.; Gasperini, A.
Abstract: This contribution describes an editorial project started in 2012 to enhance the cultural heritage of the Italian observatories. It includes a regular column Cieli di inchiostro (Cosmic ink) devoted to promoting the astronomical historical archives and published in the Giornale di astronomia, a journal of the Società Astronomica Italiana. In every issue of the journal, a significant historical artifact is presented and described. This can be a letter, a diary page, a photograph, a map, a drawing, or another type of item pulled out of the archival folders to bring its history to light. The column is intended to invite historians, amateurs, and students to search and use the documents kept in the archives of the observatories.
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