• Erich Pontoppidan: The aurora borealis as described in Norges Naturlige Historie (1752) / Natürliche Historie von Norwegen (1753) / Natural History of Norway (1755)
    Vol 7 (2019)

    The seventh volume in the series consists of extracts from Erich Pontoppidan's Natural History of Norway, originally published in Danish in 1752 and soon followed by a German (1753) and an English edition (1755). All three editions are included, with extracts covering Pontoppidan's treatment of the aurora borealis and closely related subjects. They are introduced by a biographical essay and summaries of contents by Per Pippin Aspaas from UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

  • Sophus Tromholt: Under Nordlysets Straaler (1885) / Under the Rays of the Aurora Borealis (1885)
    Vol 6 (2017)
    The sixth volume in the series consists of Sophus Tromholt's monograph Under Nordlysets Straaler, first published in Danish in 1885 and then in a slightly different English version (Under the Rays of the Aurora Borealis, in two vols.) later in the same year. Both editions are included here. They are introduced by a biographical essay and summaries of contents by Kira Moss from UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
  • Jens Christian Spidberg: Historische Demonstration und Anmerckung über die Eigenschafften und Ursachen des so genandten Nord-Lichts (1724) / (1728)
    Vol 5 (2017)
    The fifth volume in the series is introduced by a biographical essay and summary of contents by Per Pippin Aspaas from UiT The Arctic University of Norway. It consists of the following digitized texts: Jens Christian Spidberg's short monograph Historische Demonstration und Anmerckung über die Eigenschafften und Ursachen des so genandten Nord-Lichts ('Historical Demonstration of, and Commentary on, the Properties and Causes of the so-called Northern Light'), published in 1724; a reprint of the same text, accompanied by a critical article by Johann Kanold, both from 1728; and a newspaper article that Spidberg wrote in 1738.
  • Maximilianus Hell: Lucis Boreæ Theoria nova (MS, c. 1770) / Aurorae Borealis Theoria Nova (1776) / Neue Theorie des Nordlichtes (1792)
    Vol 4 (2016)
    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.
  • Selim Lemström: L'Aurore Boréale (1886) / Om polarljuset eller norrskenet (1886)
    Vol 3 (2016)
    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.
  • Sophus Tromholt: Om Nordlysets Perioder / Sur les périodes de l'aurore boréale (1882)
    Vol 2 (2016)
    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.
  • Sophus Tromholt: Catalog der in Norwegen bis Juni 1878 beobachteten Nordlichter (1902)
    Vol 1 (2016)

    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.