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visras in Astronomy Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 493-506.1998 @ 1998 Elsevier ScienceLtd
 

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visras in Astronomy Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 493-506.1998
@ 1998 Elsevier ScienceLtd
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0083~6656l97 $15.00 + 0.00
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THE CALENDAR OF THE FUTURE. A WORLD
CALENDAR WITH LEAP WEEK
JOSEF &Jtifi
Geodetical Observatory Pecny, Ondiejov 244, Czech Republic
Abstract- There exists a unique perpetual (solar) calendar with leap week
that could become the basis for an eventual world calendar reform. Unlike
the Universal Calendar considered for such a reform by the UN in 1956,
rejected in a vote, it does not interrupt the continuity of weeks, which was
the chief objection against this calendar. Except for the mentioned serious
chronological defect, the Universal Calendar would otherwise have had many
advantages. The leap week concept had been suggested earlier, but was never
elaborated properly. Relevant theoretical questions and a suitable form of the
calendar based on this concept are discussed. There is also a glimpse of the
possible form of our calendar in a very distant future and of a calendar in

  

Source: Henry, Richard C.- Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University

 

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