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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