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Nautical Almanac Office

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Found in 50 Collections and/or Records:

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Miscellaneous notices, 1957-07-29 - 1967-12-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/668
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous notices, including the following items:Night observing duties.Notice on attendance at the Royal Astronomical Society and similar meetings.Quarterly reports of the Association of Astronomers.Minutes of meetings of the canteen committee.Notes concerning the Library Committee.Notes on transit circle observing.Notes on the photographic zenith tube observing programme.Time Service notices.Minutes of Office...
Dates: 1957-07-29 - 1967-12-01
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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Notes and circulars, 1966-07-07 - 1971-05-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/669
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous notes and circulars regarding, among other subjects, a proposal to measure proper motions relative to extra-galactic nebulae at Herstmonceux; proper motion studies in the fields of M67 and 47 Tucanae; the possibilities of a reflecting astrolabe; immediate staff requirements at the Nautical Almanac Office; the relationship between various techniques for obtaining proper motions; the usage of the I.C.T. 1909 Computer for research and development; wind effects on photographic...
Dates: 1966-07-07 - 1971-05-05
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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Papers of John Guy Porter, 1925 - 1981

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45
Scope and Contents The collection contains a wide range of material from throughout Porter's career. The largest body of papers are copies of scripts for B.B.C. Radio, written mostly by Porter, but including some by other authors. There are many letters, many of them concerning the activity of the Computing Section of the B.A.A., particularly the preparation of ephemerides for its Handbook, but also including correspondence with mathematical astronomers, much of it reflecting Porter's interest in meteor and...
Dates: 1925 - 1981
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 of Leslie John Comrie, 1912 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 46
Scope and Contents The largest part of the collection is correspondence, much of it dating from Comrie's time in the United States during 1923-1924 (RGO 46/1-32). The letters are concerned primarily with Comrie's work on occultations, and include letters from around the world sending observations. The remaining material is comprised of draft papers by Comrie (33-35), including a copy of his 1923 thesis (35); draft papers that were probably written by Comrie (36); published papers dedicated or sent to Comrie...
Dates: 1912 - 1952
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 of the Nautical Almanac Office, 1817 - 1989

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16
Scope and Contents The collection contains a wide range of papers relating to the activities of the Nautical Almanac Office, dating predominantly from the twentieth century. A significant part of the material concerns the production of publications, including the 'Nautical Almanac', 'Air Almanac', 'Star Almanac' 'Astronomical Ephemeris' and 'Apparent Places of Fundamental Stars'. The remaining papers include, among others, various astronomical tables, including calculations of the Sun, Moon, planets and...
Dates: 1817 - 1989
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 catalogued stars, 1898 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/168
Scope and Contents Correspondence with A. Auwers, Berlin, concerning Groombridge's Catalogue, 1901-1903, including copies of papers sent to him and Greenwich north polar distance observations and reductions.Correspondence with Leopold Schulof, Paris, concerning catalogues and corrections, 1906-1908.Correspondence concerning observations of heliometer comparison stars, 1898-1901.Correspondence with Sir David Gill and H.H. Turner concerning the apparent rotation of bright stars with...
Dates: 1898 - 1912
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 engineering and inventions, 1855 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/454
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence regarding new inventions and engineering works, including a paper by W.B. Burden on propellers and experiments to discover resistance to propellers; George Rennie's work on the heat of water in contact with a propeller; the 'Journal of the Society of Arts', including pieces on the (i) feasibility of carriage by steam vessel, (ii) tonnage registration, and (iii) mercantile steam transport economy; a report of the committee on shipping statistics; the sea trials of...
Dates: 1855 - 1858
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 estimates and expenditure, 1935 - 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/21
Scope and Contents Correspondence and statements regarding the estimates and actual expenditure for the Royal Greenwich Observatory and Nautical Almanac Office, including financial liability statements; Navy Estimates; annual statements of salaries and wages chargeable to vote 6; annual estimates for major works chargeable to vote 10; annual statements for the R.G.O. salaries, wages and allowances chargeable to vote 6A; instruments chargeable to vote 6B; and correspondence with the Hydrographer regarding...
Dates: 1935 - 1938
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 Government superintendence, 1869 - 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/6
Scope and Contents Letters concerning the receipt of old papers from F.W. Simms, 1870, including an epitaph of James Bradley and an epitaph of Edmond Halley.Letter concerning the restoration of Bradley's monument, 1871.Letters from Airy requesting leave of absence, 1870-1871.Correspondence concerning the resignation of the gate porter, M. Sheeky, 1864.Correspondence concerning the dismissal of the porter, R. Tuddenham, and the appointment of J. Rainbow, 1872.Letter to...
Dates: 1869 - 1873
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 official publications, 1963 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/729
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers regarding official Royal Greenwich Observatory publications, including material on the new Nautical Almanac Office publications, enquiries from external libraries concerning publications, and correspondence with Her Majesty's Stationery Office on delivery schedules and general editorial matters.

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 satellites, 1957 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/163
Scope and Contents Papers regarding satellites, including general notes on 'Soviet Science', No. 7, 'A Philosophy of Space Research', sent by the Ministry of Defence to the Royal Greenwich Observatory; a note from the Minister for Science regarding 'Anglo-French Satellite Launcher Proposals, Estimated Performance of Vehicle'; a contribution to 'Satellite discussions' by R. Atkinson; a copy of a document from the Royal Society outlining a scheme of observations of satellites; a copy of 'The Prediction Service...
Dates: 1957 - 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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Papers on the Nautical Almanac Office, 1889 - 1893

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/170
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the places of circumpolar stars in the 'Nautical Almanac' and also the places of polar stars, 1889.Correspondence with the Nautical Almanac Office concerning the 1880 Catalogue, 1890.Notice of the regulations governing the competitive examination for the post of Second Assistant in the Nautical Almanac Office, 1889.Undated listings of comparisons of given star places in the 'Nautical Almanac' and 'Connaissance des Temps' for 1883-1891, sent...
Dates: 1889 - 1893
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 Nautical Almanac Office, 1894 - 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/171
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning stars to be added to the apparent place list, including the listings, 1894.Request from the Nautical Almanac Office for a proof copy of the 5-Year Catalogue, 1894.Request for observations of the occultation stars for the 1898 'Nautical Almanac', with listings and observational results, 1894.Observations of the minor planet Flora for the 'Nautical Almanac', 1894.Correspondence on the existence of star BAC 5255, 1894.Request for...
Dates: 1894 - 1918
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 Nautical Almanac Office, 1930 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/24
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the Nautical Almanac Office, including the following material:(1) Staff and equipmentMonthly statements by H.G. Scott Barrett of outside work done for the N.A.O., 1943-1945.Correspondence between D.H. Sadler and Sir Harold Spencer Jones regarding the increased accuracy in the transit of the first point of Aries, 1940.Correspondence regarding unestablished service counting for superannuation purposes,...
Dates: 1930 - 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 the Nautical Almanac Office, 1937 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/25
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Nautical Almanac Office and related papers, including the following material:(1) General correspondenceCorrespondence with D.H. Sadler regarding the prices of N.A.O. publications, 1948.Correspondence between R. Atkinson and Professor Sollenberger regarding latitude changes, 1947.Memorandum of discussions and decisions involving Dr G.M. Clemence of the American N.A.O. and D.H. Sadler of the British N.A.O., 1947.Correspondence...
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 the Nautical Almanac Office, 1938 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/26
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Nautical Almanac Office and related papers, in fifteen sections, including the following material:(1) Astronomical navigation tablesCorrespondence with D.H. Sadler regarding George G. Hoehne's 'Practical Celestial Air Navigation Tables', 1943.Correspondence with D.H. Sadler regarding astronomical tables, 1942.Memorandum by Sadler titled 'Polar Navigation. A Device for Drawing Position Lines within 15 Degrees of the Pole',...
Dates: 1938 - 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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Papers on the Nautical Almanac Office, 1964-05-22 - 1966-10-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/667
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Nautical Almanac Office and the I.C.T. 1909 Computer, including the following items:Correspondence with W.L. Francis of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research regarding N.A.O. publications.Correspondence with the Atlas Computer Laboratories.Correspondence with the Science Research Council.Correspondence with the O. & M.2. Division of the Treasury Chambers regarding the I.C.T 1909 Computer.Correspondence...
Dates: 1964-05-22 - 1966-10-19
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 Restructuring Plan, 1973 - 1975

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 13/1/1/5
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the R.G.O. Restructuring Plan, including material on the Solar Department; training arrangements; divisional reorganisation; staffing, 1975-1980; proposed recruitment, 1975-1980; the R.G.O. complement, 1975-1980; the structure of the Astronomy Division; the activities of the Astrometry Department and Meridian Department; the Instrumentation Group; job specifications of the Accounting Section, Personnel Section, Archives and Grounds; job specifications and descriptions of...
Dates: 1973 - 1975
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 West Building, 1957 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/252
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the Admiralty, H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, and others, with memoranda and other papers, regarding the Time Department and Nautical Almanac Office Building (the 'West Building'), including a drawing showing the layout of the existing external lighting, February 1958.

Dates: 1957 - 1959
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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Personal papers, 1964-05-12 - 1966-12-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/666
Scope and Contents Copies of correspondence and notes to the Astronomer Royal, including notes by P.S. Laurie on 'John 'Longitude' Harrison and the £20.000 Prize' by H. Quill; correspondence with J.J. Echevarrieta of the Ministerio de Defensa Nacional, Buenos Aires, regarding a possible visit to Herstmonceux by an Argentinian delegation; a note by D.H. Sadler on the staffing of H.M. Nautical Almanac Office; and a note by J.D. Pope concerning a proposed design for the Isaac Newton Telescope Coudé...
Dates: 1964-05-12 - 1966-12-06
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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Separate Publications of HMNAO, 1827 - 2010

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 33
Scope and Contents

A miscellaneous set of additional publications produced by H.M. Nautical Almanac Office.

Dates: 1827 - 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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The Astronomical Almanac, 1980 - 2008

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 52
Scope and Contents

RGO 52 contains an unbroken series of editions of the 'The Astronomical Almanac' published jointly by the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, and Her Majesty's Stationery Office/The Stationery Office, London.

Dates: 1980 - 2008
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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The Nautical Almanac from 1960, 1958 - 2009

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 180
Scope and Contents

RGO 180 contains an unbroken set of editions of the new series of the 'Nautical Almanac' that commenced with the 1960 edition.

Dates: 1958 - 2009
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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The Nautical Almanac, Part 1, and the Abridged Nautical Almanac, 1892 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 104
Scope and Contents

RGO 104 contains the complete series of the 'Nautical Almanac, Part 1' and the 'Abridged Nautical Almanac' for the years 1896 to 1959, printed by H.M. Stationery Office, London/Edinburgh.

Dates: 1892 - 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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The Star Almanac for Land Surveyors, 1950 - 2009

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 30
Scope and Contents

Editions of 'The Star Almanac for Land Surveyors' prepared by H.M. Nautical Almanac Office and published by H.M. Stationery Office, London.

Dates: 1950 - 2009
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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