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Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria

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Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter to A.D. Thackeray, 1970-12-24 - 1971-01-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/518
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and A.D. Thackeray of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, regarding the method of carrying out spectroscopic observations at the Radcliffe Observatory.

Dates: 1970-12-24 - 1971-01-04
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 G.A. Harding, 1961-07-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/79
Scope and Contents

A letter from Richard Woolley to G.A. Harding regarding various matters relating to Harding's work at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria.

Dates: 1961-07-13
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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Move of the Radcliffe Telescope: papers of M. Dermody, 1972 and 1974-1975

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 91/7
Scope and Contents

Papers recording M. Dermody's work dismantling the Radcliffe Telescope in Pretoria and transporting it to Sutherland Cape. Includes two working diaries, loose leaf notes, and a list of 'Parts of the 74" telescope which should be inspected or repaired'.

Dates: 1972 and 1974-1975
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 for the British National Committee for Astronomy, 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 11/29
Scope and Contents The agenda and papers for a meeting of the British National Committee for Astronomy on 11 May 1972, including minutes of the previous meeting; papers on the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union and the selection of the United Kingdom delegation; correspondence with Sir Bernard Lovell on travel arrangements; an outline of celebrations for the Quincentenary of the birth of Copernicus; material on changes in the administration of the South African observatories;...
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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Papers of the Radcliffe Observatory, 1929 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 48
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised principally of correspondence, with related papers (1-618). Much of the correspondence is concerned with the everyday running of the Observatory, including funding issues; the appointment and salaries of staff (including a long series on the Radcliffe-Henry Skynner Fellowship); the maintenance of buildings; and the acquisition and operation of instruments and other pieces of equipment. The principal correspondent is the Trustees' legal representative, the firm...
Dates: 1929 - 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 P.I.L.O.T., 1972 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 11/6
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding meetings of the Panel on the Instrumentation of Large Optical Telescopes (P.I.L.O.T.) and the Large Telescope Users Panel:A memorandum (PILOT-213), progress report No. 1, regarding the multi-channel spectrophotometer for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, 1972. Attached is PILOT-222, a broad outline of the design of the instrument, dated 19 May 1972.A memorandum from D. McMullan on the construction and use of a Wampler Superscanner. Attached...
Dates: 1972 - 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 Radcliffe Observatory work, 1966 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/333/39
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and other papers regarding computational work for the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria.

Dates: 1966 - 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 International Astronomical Union, 1923 - 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/139
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the International Astronomical Union, including the following material:Correspondence, 1923-1925, regarding the Cambridge meeting of the I.A.U. on 14-22 July 1925, including letters relating to the date, agenda, invitees, schedule, visit and entertainments, and correspondence concerning the meeting of the National Committee of Astronomy to discuss resolutions to be presented to the I.A.U.Correspondence, 1934-1938, regarding the Paris meeting of the I.A.U. in...
Dates: 1923 - 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 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 Radcliffe Observatory, 1935 - 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/21
Scope and Contents Papers relating to Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including the following material:Correspondence between Theodore Dunham and Sir Harold Spencer Jones regarding plans for a coudé spectrograph at Pretoria, 1951.Correspondence with H. Spencer Jones regarding staff and instruments at the Radcliffe Observatory, 1950.Correspondence with the Trustees of the Radcliffe Trust and letters concerning the Trust, 1950.Letter from H.H. Plaskett, University Observatory,...
Dates: 1935 - 1951
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 Radcliffe Observatory, 1950 - 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/645
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including copies of the conditions of employment of the Radcliffe Observer and his Chief and Second Assistants; a report on the visit of Geoffrey Faber, Chairman of the Radcliffe Trust, to the Radcliffe Observatory in March 1954; a report by R.A. Humbert, a land agent, on the Wolverton Estate; notes and minutes relating to the annual meetings of the Radcliffe Trustees for 1959-1965; the Secretary's notes on the agreements with the...
Dates: 1950 - 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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Papers on the Radcliffe Observatory, 1964 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/746
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers regarding the operation, supply and financing of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including material on travel funds, papers on the allocation of telescope time, a list of published papers, items on the purchase of houses for the observers, a press notice on the Science Research Council assuming control, and details of delegated financial authority for the Radcliffe Observer.

Dates: 1964 - 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 Radcliffe Observatory, 1967-06-16 - 1968-07-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/841
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers relating to the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley, A.D. Thackeray and others regarding the position of staff and their security of employment when the Science Research Council took over responsibility for the Royal Greenwich Observatory. There is also an annual report for the year ending March 1968, and correspondence on symposia which Radcliffe employees wish to attend.

Dates: 1967-06-16 - 1968-07-18
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 S.R.C. and South Africa, 1967 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/198
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers regarding the Science Research Council's support of astronomy in South Africa, including the Cape Observatory and the Radcliffe Observatory. The papers include handwritten notes by George Harding on 'Astronomy in South Africa', 28 March 1968; the report of the Southern Hemisphere Review Committee on proposals to concentrate funding on the development of the Anglo-Australian Telescope; and a letter from A. Hunter to G. Harding concerning the aforementioned...
Dates: 1967 - 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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Photographs from the Radcliffe Observatory, 1928 - 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1746
Scope and Contents

Sixty-one black and white photographs of the 74-inch reflector and building construction work at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria. Most of the photographs are undated.

Dates: 1928 - 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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