The current paper deals with publications on the history of astronomy that appeared in 'Kwartalnik Historii Nauki i Techniki' in the years 1956-2005. The overview of the subject-matter has been made chronologically within three thematic groups: (i) Copernican studies, (ii) Polonica, (iii) Varia. The paper summarizes the main points of the published texts. Each of the three thematic groups contains articles that have made an important contribution to the advances in the history of astronomy, but the most significant results were published in the field of Copernican studies. In recent years, the range of topics covered by articles on the history of astronomy in the Quarterly has gone far beyond broadly understood Copernican studies, encompassing, for instance, such topics as ancient astronomy.
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