International Council on Monuments and Sites
International Astronomical Union
Heritage Sites of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy
in the Context of the World Heritage Convention
Thematic Study no. 2
This, the second ICOMOS–IAU Thematic Study on astronomical heritage, examines a number of key questions relating to astronomical heritage sites and their potential recognition as World Heritage, attempting to identify what might constitute “outstanding universal value” in relation to astronomy. It represents the culmination of several years' work to address some of the most challenging issues raised in the first ICOMOS-IAU Thematic Study, published in 2010.
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|Front pages, including Preface, Acknowledgements, Further information, and List of Authors|| |
|Introduction. Clive Ruggles and Michel Cotte|| |
|Windows to the Universe and potential criteria in the World Heritage Convention context. Michel Cotte|| |
|Seven-stone antas, Portugal and Spain. Juan Belmonte, Luís Tirapicos and Clive Ruggles|
|Stonehenge World Heritage Property, United Kingdom. Amanda Chadburn and Clive Ruggles|
|Chankillo, Peru. Iván Ghezzi|
|Astronomical timing of irrigation in Oman. Harriet Nash|
|L’Observatoire de Paris, France. Danielle Fauque et Michel Cotte|
|Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, Republic of South Africa. Ian Glass|
|Pic du Midi de Bigorre Observatory, France. Nicolas Bourgeois|
|Windows to the Universe: leading optical observatories and their dark skies, Chile, Spain, and United States of America. Cipriano Marín, Malcolm Smith and Richard Wainscoat|
|Aoraki–Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, New Zealand. Margaret Austin, John Hearnshaw and Alison Loveridge|
|Eastern Alpine and Großmugl starlight areas, Austria. Günther Wuchterl|
|Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Mikhail Marov|
|Discussion. Clive Ruggles|| |