Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 130, 403-406
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Observatoire Astronomique, 11 rue de l'Université,
F-67000 Strasbourg, France
Received November 14; accepted December 2, 1997
The geographical distribution of astronomy-related observational activities is illustrated from comprehensive and up-to-date samples of professional institutions, of public observatories and planetariums, and of associations. Results are commented and, in particular, the lack of evolution over the past century in the overall distribution is pointed at as an alarming indicator.
Key words: sociology of astronomy -- astronomical databases: miscellaneous
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