Astronomische Nachrichten ( Astronomical Notes ) is the title of the oldest extant astronomical journal in the world. Today appear from the magazine founded in Altona ten issues per year in English with an emphasis in observational and theoretical astrophysics.
Was founded in 1821 by the medium Heinrich Christian Schumacher, the contributions received in the language chosen by the author - published - mainly German, English often, less often French or Italian. From 1974 to 1990, all publications were made in two languages ( German and English).
For current issues arc include solar physics, extragalactic questions, cosmology, and topics for instrumentation and related concerns of geophysics. Numerical methods with respect to astronomy, which are often associated with supercomputers also be recorded.
The libraries that hold complete holdings include the Astrophysical Institute Potsdam, the Astronomical Institute rake Heidelberg and the University Library of Munich, Germany.