Exalter Award in the field of social science research
In this book, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Aktar deals with the history of Kandilli Observatory, which is one of the oldest scientific institutions in our country with its history of over one hundred and fifty years. As a long-time faculty member of this institution, which was transformed into an institute after its affiliation with Boğaziçi University, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Aktar examined numerous archival documents inside and outside the institution in his research and also benefited from the oral transmissions of retired observers on current topics. The study is also an important source for our history of science. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Aktar's book, in which he meticulously traces the period from the founding of the observatory to its affiliation with Boğaziçi University, was awarded a prize in the "Social Science Research" category in the framework of "77th Yunus Nadi Award" and honoured Boğaziçi University.
We congratulate Prof. Dr. Mustafa Aktar on his award and thank him for his commitment to our university.
Çeviren:Duygu Melek Anık