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Nautical Almanac Office

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Found in 50 Collections and/or Records:

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 Series

Apparent Places of Fundamental Stars, 1940 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 181
Scope and Contents

RGO 181 contains the complete series of volumes of 'Apparent Places of Fundamental Stars' produced by H.M. Nautical Almanac Office, including several reprints.

Dates: 1940 - 1958
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).
 Series

Astronomical Phenomena, 1950 - 2010

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 182
Scope and Contents

RGO 182 contains an almost complete run of the publication 'Astronomical Phenomena' from 1951-2013 (missing 1955).

Dates: 1950 - 2010
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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Correspondence on electrical equipment, 1964-02-25 - 1964-03-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/898
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding the purchase of electronic equipment, such as tape recorders, for the Royal Greenwich Observatory, and the purchase or rental of a computer for use by the Nautical Almanac Office.

Dates: 1964-02-25 - 1964-03-11
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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Correspondence on salaries, 1953 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/31
Scope and Contents Official correspondence regarding salaries at the Nautical Almanac Office; the Royal Observatory, Greenwich; the Royal Greenwich Observatory; the Chronometer Department; and the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Abinger. There are letters concerning night duty; shift duty; shift disturbance allowances; overtime; special leave for Staff Association purposes; transfer grants; revised salary scales; Foreign Service Allowance; requests for the payment of salaries directly to the bank; and pay...
Dates: 1953 - 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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Correspondence on scientific matters, 1948 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/548
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between the Royal Observatory, Greenwich; the Nautical Almanac Office; and the Department of Physical Research concerning a proposal for a later report on the course on numerical computation with D.H. Sadler as lecturer.

Dates: 1948 - 1949
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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Correspondence on the Board of Visitors, 1963 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/698
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Royal Greenwich Observatory Board of Visitors, 1963-1965, including correspondence with W.H. McCrea, Convenor; material on the nomination of D.W.N. Stibbs to the Board; minutes of meetings; correspondence on the management of the Isaac Newton Telescope and the projected merging of the Board of Management with the Board of Visitors; and papers on the dissolution of the Board of Visitors and the setting up of the Royal Greenwich Observatory Committee. There...
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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Correspondence on the move to Herstmonceux, 1946 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/644
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the transfer of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and allied departments to Herstmonceux:(1) Correspondence, memoranda, manuscript notes and plans concerning the move, 1946-1948, including the following items:Memorandum from the Civil Engineer-in-Chief's office referring to estimates of costs, the Nautical Almanac Office, the Chronometer Department and the Solar Department Building.Letters to R. Atkinson from J.T. Williams,...
Dates: 1946 - 1957
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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Correspondence on the Nautical Almanac Office, 1939 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/27
Scope and Contents (1) Miscellaneous correspondence and related material concerning the Nautical Almanac Office. There are papers regarding staff finance, including concession passes issued to staff, salaries, reference sheets and data supplied by the N.A.O. to H.G. Barker, Secretary and Cashier for the Royal Observatory, for making payments. There is also correspondence regarding Hollerith equipment for the N.A.O.; telegrams from the Colonial Office regarding Greenwich Mean Time and British Summer Time in the...
Dates: 1939 - 1956
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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Correspondence on the Nautical Almanac Office, 1903 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/101
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty and the Treasury regarding the Nautical Almanac Office and its reorganisation, staffing, structure, pay, sales, prices and changes in the layout of its publications:Correspondence relating to proposed changes in the structure and layout of the 'Nautical Almanac', 1903-1904, including notes on the differences between the 'Nautical Almanac', 'Connaissance de Temps' and 'Berliner Jahrbuch' and proposals that lunar distances be omitted from the 'Nautical...
Dates: 1903 - 1936
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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Correspondence on the Nautical Almanac Office, 1948 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/490
Scope and Contents Official and general correspondence regarding the Nautical Almanac Office, including letters concerning equipment, staff, prices of almanacs and reports of meetings. The papers include the following items:Memorandum by D.H. Sadler regarding the 'Bicentenary of the Publication of the First Nautical Almanac', 1962.Correspondence concerning the proposed replacement of the 1201 computer, 1961.Memorandum by D.H. Sadler on the work of H.M. Nautical Almanac Office,...
Dates: 1948 - 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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Correspondence on the Observatory's removal, 1946 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/6
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the removal of the Royal Observatory to Herstmonceux, including letters from the public concerning the move; correspondence with the Admiralty; material relating to the agreement for the sale of Herstmonceux Castle; correspondence with P. Latham; a letter from the Bishop of Chichester regarding the chapel; correspondence regarding the developments which might prove detrimental to the Observatory; material on the housing of staff; correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb,...
Dates: 1946 - 1949
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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Correspondence on the Time and N.A.O. Building, 1951 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/280
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the Civil Engineer-in-Chief at the Admiralty and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Office Building.

Dates: 1951 - 1953
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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Correspondence on the Time Department and N.A.O., 1950 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/224
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Office Group.

Dates: 1950 - 1953
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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Correspondence on the West Building, 1953 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/232
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the Admiralty, the Hydrographer of the Navy and others regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Office Building (the 'West Building').

Dates: 1953 - 1954
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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Correspondence on the West Building, 1956 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/244
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty; H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Hydrographer of the Navy; and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Office Building (the 'West Building'). There are various drawings, including the following items:1. Drawing of the sliding hatch to the storeman in Room 94 of the Time and Nautical Almanac Block, 9 January 1957.2. Drawing of the sliding window to Room 94, 24 October 1956.3. Drawing of...
Dates: 1956 - 1957
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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Correspondence on the West Building, 1959 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/260
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with H.M. Dockyard, Chatham; the Superintendent of the S.E. England Navy Works District, Chatham; and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Office Building (the 'West Building'). The papers include a copy of a drawing showing alterations to the West Building and additions to the ground floor.

Dates: 1959 - 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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Correspondence on the West Building, 1961 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/270
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the Superintendent, Navy Works, Ministry of Public Building and Works, Chatham, and others regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Office Building (the 'West Building').

Dates: 1961 - 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).
 Sub-Series

Correspondence on transit of Venus, 1868 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/269
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to the transit of Venus, 1874. The correspondents include the Treasury; the Foreign Office; the India Office; the Colonial Department; the Agents General of New South Wales, Victoria and Southern Australia; the War Office; the Post Office; the Science and Arts Department; the Royal Society; the Royal Astronomical Society; the Nautical Almanac Office; and the Board of Visitors. There is also a report by Airy to the Treasury on telescopic observations of the transit of...
Dates: 1868 - 1878
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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Correspondence with Chatham Dockyard, 1954 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/196
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Office Service Building.

Dates: 1954 - 1955
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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Correspondence with Nautical Almanac Office, 1827 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/203
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Nautical Almanac Office, primarily with W.S. Stratford over the 'Nautical Almanac', and including topics such as the minor planets, Jupiter's satellites, Halley's and Encke's Comets, and errors in the 'Nautical Almanac' and Greenwich observations. There is further correspondence with the British Association for the Advancement of Science on the subject of producing a comprehensive star catalogue and reductions. The correspondents include Sir J. Barrow, Sir J. South,...
Dates: 1827 - 1848
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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Correspondence with Royal Observatory and N.A.O., 1879 - 1885

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/114
Scope and Contents

Correspondence of David Gill with the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and the Nautical Almanac Office.

Dates: 1879 - 1885
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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Correspondence with Royal Observatory and N.A.O., 1896 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/115
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the Astronomer Royal, Greenwich, and the Nautical Almanac Office, including letters on the distribution of publications and on ways of ensuring an acknowledgement of receipt is obtained. There are also schemes for the examination of computers for higher grades.

Dates: 1896 - 1906
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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Correspondence with the Royal Society, 1963 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/790
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Secretary and members of the Royal Society regarding the provision in London of a science centre and new accommodation for the Learned Societies; the nomination of persons for Fellowships; travel arrangements for persons involved with the Anglo-Australian Telescope; arrangements for the Royal Greenwich Observatory exhibit at the Conversazione marking the quarter-centenary of Galileo's birth on 9 July 1964; travel expenses and grants for Nautical Almanac Office staff...
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).
 Series

HMNAO Journal Reprint Series, 1946 - 1980

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 34
Scope and Contents

Nos 101-356 of the NAO Journal Reprint Series, comprised of typescripts, photocopies and printed items. The principal authors are D.H. Sadler, J.G. Porter and G.A. Wilkins. The dates the reprints were made is not known.

Dates: 1946 - 1980
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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HMNAO Technical Notes, 1986 - 2015

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 32
Scope and Contents

A small set of editions from the series 'NAO Technical Notes'.

Dates: 1986 - 2015
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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