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Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope

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Found in 200 Collections and/or Records:

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Papers on star catalogues, 1894 - 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/167
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Professor Safford, 1894, concerning errors in the 1860 Star Catalogue: north polar distance of 16 Persei.Letter from G. Dunn concerning 73 Leonis being a variable, 1894.Letter from S. Newcomb, 1894, concerning the north polar distance of standard stars during 1891-1893, with a reply including the Greenwich observations for 1891.Correspondence with Major Gore, R.E., concerning the place of double stars, 1894-1895.Letter from Professor Engstrom...
Dates: 1894 - 1908
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on the Cape Observatory, 1963 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/735
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, 1963-1966, including the change from the Admiralty to the Science and Education Research Council, the position of the work of the Cape Observatory, changes of personnel, the inauguration of the 40-inch telescope, travel between United Kingdom and the Cape, accounting matters and transfers of accounting duties from the Admiralty, and staffing at the Cape.(2) Correspondence regarding the Cape Observatory,...
Dates: 1963 - 1968
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on the Joint European Southern Observatory, 1953 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/598
Scope and Contents Agenda and minutes of meetings of the Joint European Southern Observatory Committee and Sub-committees, with correspondence, including the following items:Correspondence with Sir A. Todd regarding a Commonwealth observatory, 1960.Memorandum on the Astronomer Royal's views on the needs of British astronomy, 1960.Correspondence with Sir M. Oliphant, Sir W. Hodge and Sir Solly Zuckerman concerning a Commonwealth observatory and the Joint European Southern Observatory,...
Dates: 1953 - 1962
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on the Solar Parallax Sub-commission, 1937 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/605
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the International Astronomical Union's Solar Parallax Sub-commission, including the following items:Correspondence concerning the sale of a 8-inch Cooke Refractor to the Astronomical Society of South Africa, 1948.Correspondence concerning the correction of longitude of Allegheny Observatory, United States, 1940.Correspondence concerning missing plates of the Eros observations from Lembang, Java, 1940.Correspondence with various...
Dates: 1937 - 1948
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on visitations, 1958 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/10
Scope and Contents Papers regarding visitations by the Board of Visitors to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including correspondence on the visit of Richard Woolley and a sub-committee of the Board of Visitors to the Cape Observatory in April 1963; a report on the 1962 inspection of the R.G.O.; lists of the R.G.O. Bulletins published in 1959-1961; minutes of the proceedings of the Board of Visitors held at Herstmonceux Castle, 11 June 1960; and a copy of the 'Warrant for the Board of Visitors of the Royal...
Dates: 1958 - 1963
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Printed letter concerning two chronometers for Mr Maclear, astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope, 1833-10-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 182
Scope and Contents Sent by Francis Beaufort to John Pond.
Dates: 1833-10-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Publications, 1955 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/679
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous publications, including the following items:Reprint of a 'Nature' article by Sir Richard Woolley on 'Rotation of the Globular Cluster Omega Centauri'.Copy of the Halley Lecture for 1961 on 'Globular Clusters', delivered by Woolley at Oxford.Presidential address by Woolley from the 'Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society'.Editorial summary of 'Masses, Radii and Luminosities of RR Lyrae Variables Stars' by Woolley, taken from the...
Dates: 1955 - 1972
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Remarks on a report concerning the establishment of the Cape Observatory, 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 212-213
Scope and Contents Sent to Captain Kater.
Dates: 1820
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Report on research at the Observatories, 1994

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 17/5/2
Scope and Contents A published report on in-house research carried out during 1 January 1992 to 31 December 1993 at the observatories under the Directorship of Alec Boksenberg: the Royal Greenwich Observatory; the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; the Isaac Newton Group; and the Joint Astronomy Centre.
Dates: 1994
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Report on the Cape Observatory, 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 12/69
Scope and Contents A copy of the report on the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, for the year ending 31 December 1971.
Dates: 1972
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Report to the Royal Astronomical Society, 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 17/3/2
Scope and Contents The printed report of the proceedings of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, for the year ending 31 December 1960, from the 'Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society', Vol. 2, No. 3, 1961, pp. 162-170.
Dates: 1961
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Report to the Royal Astronomical Society, 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 17/3/3
Scope and Contents A photocopy of report of the proceedings of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, for the year ending 31 March 1962, from the 'Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society', Vol. 3, No. 4, 1962, pp. 299-309.
Dates: 1962
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Report to the Royal Astronomical Society, 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 17/3/4
Scope and Contents A photocopy of the report of the proceedings of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, for the year ending 31 March 1963, from the 'Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society', Vol. 4, No. 4, 1963, pp. 406-415.
Dates: 1963
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Report to the Royal Astronomical Society, 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 17/3/5
Scope and Contents The printed report of the proceedings of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, for the year ending 31 March 1964, from the 'Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society', Vol. 5, No. 4, 1964, pp. 370-378.
Dates: 1964
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Report to the Royal Astronomical Society, 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 17/3/6
Scope and Contents The printed report of the proceedings of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, for the year ending 31 March 1965, from the 'Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society', Vol. 7, No. 3, 1967, pp. 217-231.
Dates: 1967
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Report to the Royal Astronomical Society, 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 17/3/7
Scope and Contents The printed report of the proceedings of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, for the 15 months ending 30 March 1966, from the 'Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society', Vol. 7, No. 4, 1967, pp. 283-301.
Dates: 1967
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Report to the Royal Astronomical Society, 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 17/3/8
Scope and Contents The printed report of the proceedings of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, for the 18 months ending 31 December 1967, from the 'Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society', Vol. 9, No. 2, 1968, pp. 164-187. Two copies.
Dates: 1968
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Report to the Royal Astronomical Society, 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 17/3/9
Scope and Contents The printed report of the proceedings of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, for the 18 months ending 31 December 1968, from the 'Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society', Vol. 10, No. 2, 1969, pp. 114-133.
Dates: 1969
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Report to the Royal Astronomical Society, 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 17/3/10
Scope and Contents The printed report of the proceedings of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, for the year ending 31 December 1969, from the 'Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society', Vol. 11, No. 3, 1970, pp. 236-254.
Dates: 1970
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Report to the Royal Astronomical Society, 1971

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 17/3/11
Scope and Contents The printed report of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope for the year ending 31 December 1970, from the 'Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society', Vol. 12, No. 3, 1971, pp. 277-294.
Dates: 1971
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Reports on portable instruments, 1883 - 1892

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/70
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Superintendent of Portsmouth Observatory concerning the removal and possibly repair of obsolete instruments, 1883-1884.List of transit of Venus instruments at the Royal Observatory, 20 November 1883.List of transit of Venus instruments at the Cape of Good Hope, 14 March 1884.List of transit of Venus instruments belonging to the Royal Observatory, 1 April 1886.List of instruments belonging to the Royal Observatory held in store, 31 January...
Dates: 1883 - 1892
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Reports to the Board of Visitors, 1957 - 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/633
Scope and Contents Reports of the Astronomer Royal to the Board of Visitors of the Royal Greenwich Observatory for 1 June 1957, 7 June 1958 and 11 June 1960. There is also a brief history of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and a list of staff at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, as at 31 January 1966.
Dates: 1957 - 1966
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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RO and RGO Solar Plates, 1918 - 1979

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 50
Scope and Contents RGO 50 is the product of a solar observation programme begun in 1873 at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich and continued, from 1953 to 1979, at Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux. It primarily consists of a sequence of glass plate negatives of daily observations. Where no plate was produced at Greenwich or Herstmonceux the gap has been filled by sourcing plates from observatories elsewhere around the world, particularly the Indian observatories at Kodaikanal and Dehra Dūn. Observation...
Dates: 1918 - 1979
Conditions Governing Access: N.B. THIS SERIES IS NOT STORED AT CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY. Requests for access may be directed to the Royal Greenwich Observatory Archivist by sending an email to mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Items RGO 50/747a, 1155a, 50/14971 and 22230 are marked as missing in the original manuscript listing.
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RO and RGO Solar Plates Contact Prints, 1873-06-02 - 1972-08-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 51
Scope and Contents The 1873-1917 prints in this class were made from glass plate negatives which are no longer extant. The plates were the product of a solar observation programme begun in 1873 at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich but are thought to have been destroyed in the First World War. The sequence of images is a continuation of RGO 67: Kew Observatory solar photographs (1858-72) and is itself continued by RGO 50: Royal Observatory Greenwich and Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux Solar Plates...
Dates: 1873-06-02 - 1972-08-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Royal Observatory Bulletins, 1961 - 1971

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 19/2/1
Scope and Contents Collections of 'Royal Observatory Bulletins' produced jointly by the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux, and the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
Dates: 1961 - 1971
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.