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Northern Hemisphere Observatory

 Organization

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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Brief Description of the R.G.O., 1978-01-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 13/6/2
Scope and Contents

A piece by F. Graham Smith describing the Royal Observatory's history, activities and staff; the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Project; and a proposed tour of the R.G.O.

Dates: 1978-01-17
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 S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1973-10-11 - 1973-11-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/586
Scope and Contents Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding the Hartmann tests, shipping the primary mirror, the elliptical Coudé flat and mercury girdles. Gascoigne's letter of 31 October refers to the future of the Rodgers Committee, secondary mirror tests and mirror delays. Redman's letter of 5 November mentions travel plans, the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, and B.E.J. Pagel's appointment to the Rodgers Committee. There is also a letter to Redman from D.S. Brown, 15 October, enclosing a print of a...
Dates: 1973-10-11 - 1973-11-05
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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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1974-08-12 - 1974-09-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/604
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding commissioning for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory telescopes, the progress of the Anglo-Australian Telescope, the Royal Greenwich Observatory spectrograph, temperature measurements, R. Street's appointment to the A.A.T. Board, R.G. Bingham's interest in dome and mirror temperatures for the Isaac Newton Telescope, H. Kobler and the autoguider. Gascoigne encloses figures for the first setting accuracy run on 12 July.

Dates: 1974-08-12 - 1974-09-06
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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Letter to Dr Stibbs, 1973-03-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 12/62
Scope and Contents

A letter from Dr Hunter to Professor D.W.N. Stibbs, University Observatory, St Andrews, Scotland, regarding the Northern Hemisphere Observatory and the organisation of the Astronomy, Space and Radio Board's activities.

Dates: 1973-03-22
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

Papers of Roderick Redman, 1928 - 1975

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37
Scope and Contents A collection of correspondence, drawings, photographs and other items accumulated over the course of Redman's career. Much of the material relates to the design and construction of telescopes. This includes committee minutes, reports, plans, specifications, and tender and contract documents. The collection is broadly divided into the following series:RGO 37/1-664: CorrespondencePersonal (RGO 37/1/-13); Isaac Newton Telescope (RGO 37/14-69); European Southern Observatory (RGO...
Dates: 1928 - 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 site testing, 1963 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 11/1
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the testing of suitable sites for astronomical telescopes:A copy of 'Kitt Peak National Observatory Contributions', No. 45, entitled 'First report on the site selection survey for the National Astronomical Observatory', 1963 reprint (originally issued in 1958).A copy of a report in German by V.H. Elsässer of the Max Plank Institut für Astronomie concerning site testing in Spain, 1970.A memorandum by J.B. Alexander entitled 'Possible Site of the...
Dates: 1963 - 1973
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 Astronomy, Space and Radio Board, 1973 - 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 12/4
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the Astronomy, Space and Radio Board:Papers regarding the A.S.R. Board meeting of 27 November 1973, including a copy of the A.S.R. Review Panel report.A letter from the Chairman of the Science Research Council to Dr Hunter, July 1974, inviting him to become a member of the A.S.R. Board.A note by Dr Hunter on the need for a senior engineer at the R.G.O. to design advanced equipment, particularly with regard to the Northern Hemisphere Observatory,...
Dates: 1973 - 1974
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 R.G.O. Committee, 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 11/28
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Greenwich Observatory Committee:Correspondence regarding topics to be discussed at the R.G.O. Committee, including a letter from Sir Martin Ryle giving his views on the forthcoming large telescope project and Northern Hemisphere Observatory; a paper giving the views of astronomers at the R.G.O. as to what should be provided at the Northern Hemisphere Observatory and what research they would like to do; an unsigned paper on the provision...
Dates: 1973
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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