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International Astronomical Union

Astronomical Heritage Finder - HowTo filter

We aimed to give you a wide range of filtering options for our Astronomical Heritage Finder. But this aim comes with a downside: the filtering options can seem overwhelming and complex. So let us give you some more details on how to use these filters to narrow down your search results.

 

Heritage in danger?

Activating this filter will show you ONLY case studies, that are either

UNESCO WH List?

Activating this filter will show you ONLY case studies, that are also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Serial case studies

Activating this filter will show you ALL nodes for multi sites (or serial) case studies. Deactivating this filter will show ONLY the main node of each case study.

Text Search

This option allows you to search for specific phrases within all case studies.

Timespan slider

This option allows you to filter for case studies within a certain period of time, depending on their (estimated) active usage. Please note, that these start-of-active usage and end-of-active-usage yearnumbers in many cases are only rough estimates.

Case studies where only the end-of-active-usage is within your selected time period will also show up as well as case studies where only the start-of-active-usage is within your selected time period.

 

The "more filter" tabs

When you activate the "show" button below the "more filters", you will get additional tabs with various filtering options.

More filters -> Categories

Select which categories of astronomical heritage should be included into your search filter. Only case studies from these categories will show up in your search result.

Note: use your mouse to grab multiple categories

More filters -> Heritage types

Select which type of astronomical heritage should be included into your search filter. Only case studies of these types will show up in your search result.

Note: use your mouse to grab multiple heritage types

More filters -> Themes

Select which astronomical heritage themes should be included into your search filter. Only case studies from these themes will show up in your search result.

More filters -> even more filters

This is (currently) the tab where you can activate/deactivate what "kind of entries" you want to be included in the results.

  • Astronomy and World Heritage Initiative - case studies
  • IAU Outstanding Astronomical Heritage
  • Places connected to the Sky