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Vol 4 (2016): Maximilianus Hell, Lucis Boreæ Theoria nova (MS, c. 1770) / Aurorae Borealis Theoria Nova (1776) / Neue Theorie des Nordlichtes (1792)

The fourth volume in the series consists of Maximilianus (Maximilian) Hell's monograph on the Aurora Borealis, first written as a paper for the Royal Society of Sciences in Copenhagen (MS, c. 1770), then published in a slightly enhanced Latin edition (1776) and finally in a German edition by L.A. Jungnitz (1792). Both printed editions, as well as the original manuscript, are included here. They are introduced by a biographical essay and summaries of contents by the classical scholar and historian of science Per Pippin Aspaas from UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

Vol 3 (2016): Selim Lemström, L'Aurore Boréale (1886) / Om polarljuset eller norrskenet (1886)

The third volume in the series consists of Selim Lemström’s monograph on the Aurora Borealis, published in the year 1886 in both a French and a Swedish edition (titled L'Aurore Boréale and Om polarljuset eller norrskenet, respectively). Both editions have been digitized from copies kept at the University Library in Tromsø. They are introduced by a biographical essay and summaries of contents by the historian of science Päivi Maria Pihlaja from Helsinki University.

Vol 2 (2016): Sophus Tromholt, Om Nordlysets Perioder / Sur les périodes de l'aurore boréale (1882)

The second volume in the series consists of Sophus Tromholt’s bilingual article Om Nordlysets Perioder / Sur les périodes de l'aurore boréale ['On the Periods of the Aurora Borealis'], originally published in the Yearbook of the Danish Meteorological Institute for the year 1880 (published in 1882). The article has been digitized from a copy kept at the University Library of the University of Bergen. It is introduced by a biographical essay and a summary of contents by the Copenhagen-based, independent scholar Kira Moss.

Vol 1 (2016): Sophus Tromholt, Catalog der in Norwegen bis Juni 1878 beobachteten Nordlichter (1902)

The first volume in the series consists of Sophus Tromholt’s Catalog der in Norwegen bis Juni 1878 beobachteten Nordlichter ['Catalogue of northern lights observed in Norway until June 1878'], which was published posthumously by J. Fr. Schroeter in 1902. The book has been digitized from a copy kept at the University Library in Tromsø. It is introduced by a biographical essay and a summary of contents by the Copenhagen-based, independent scholar Kira Moss.


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