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Astronomical Journal: Journal of stars!

Astronomical Journal: Journal of stars!

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In astronomy, everything outside of Earth’s atmosphere is studied. It includes objects visible to the naked eye, such as the Sun, the Moon, the planets, and the stars. Additionally, it includes faraway galaxies and particles that we can only see with telescopes. So if you want to know about facts from the beyond, you should know about astronomical journal! Keep reading to know more!

1) Astronomical Journal is a peer-reviewed monthly scientific journal. It is published by the American Astronomical Society(AAS). 


2) It is published by IOP publishing. Until 2008, the journals were published by the University of Chicago Press. The publication was stopped in 1861 due to the American civil war but resumed in 1885. 

3) Benjamin A. Gould founded the journal in 1849.  In the first volume of the journal, Benjamin Apthrop Gould wrote: “The enthusiasm of astronomers and the liberality of science lovers in America have enabled me to begin the astronomical journal with full conviction that it will be successful.”. 

4) The first electronic journal was published in January 1998. 

5) In 2006 began e-first publication. The current volume is Volume Number 4, 2021, October 1.

6) The primary topics of research were the solar system, celestial mechanics and astronomy. Volume one contains twenty-seven letters to the editor. And the astronomical journal also included seven items called ‘notes’. There were many tables of data but no diagrams or illustrations. 

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7) The January 2016 issue of the Astronomical Journal marked a new era. The scientific AAS journals were consolidated under a single editor-in-chief in 2016.

That was all about astronomical journal! If you have any more questions, feel free to comment below, and we will try to answer them! Keep following to get fun content regularly! 

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