From an engraving of the mural quadrant from Brahe's book Astronomiae instauratae mechanica (1598). In the public domain

The Listserv, Website, & Newsletter

News from and about HOPOS continues to be distributed by way of the listserv that was first established in 1990 by Don Howard, who served as list moderator for 18 years. In 2008, David Stump took over as list moderator and served in that role for 11 years. In 2019, Erich Reck became the list moderator and continues to serve in that role.

The first HOPOS website was produced in 1996 by George Gale who maintained it until 2003. In 2003, Thomas Staley oversaw the migration of the website from the University of Missouri, Kansas City to Virginia Tech. Staley maintained the site until 2018. In 2018, Zvi Biener redesigned and reimplemented the site with assistance from Yan Digilov. A new HOPOS logo was designed by Yan Digilov, and both the new logo and new website went live in 2018.

The first HOPOS Newsletter was distributed in January 1993. Nineteen additional issues were produced between 1993 and 2010. The HOPOS Newsletter was on hiatus for a two-year period after issue IX.1 (2006). As a result, no issue IX.2 was published, and the Newsletter recommenced in March 2009, with issue X.1, covering 2007-2008. The final issue (X.2) covered 2009-2010.

Editors of the Newletter
1993-1994: George Gale
Don Howard
William McKinney
Alan Richardson
David Stump
1995-1996: William McKinney
David Stump overseeing production and distribution
1997: No Newsletter was produced
1998-2004: Saul Fisher
2004-2010: Thomas Staley

Vol. I (1993-1994): I.1, I.2, I.3

Vol. II (1995-1996): II.1, II.2

Vol. III (1998-1999): III.1, III.2

Vol. IV (1999-2000): IV.1, IV.2

Vol. V (2000-2001): V.1, V.2

Vol. VI (2001-2002): VI.1, VI.2

Vol. VII (2002-2003): VII.1, VII.2

Vol. VIII (2003-2004): VIII.1. VIII.2

Vol. IX (2006): IX.1

Vol. X (2007-2010): X.1, X.2