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Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma

 Organization

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

 Series

Carlsberg Automatic Meridian Circle (CAMC), La Palma: publications, 1984 - 2005

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 189
Scope and Contents

This series comprises publications of meteorological data and of catalogues of observations of the stars and planets obtained with the Carlsberg Automatic Meridian Circle (CAMC). The publications were produced by the Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada en San Fernando, Copenhagen University Observatory and Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, and latterly, solely by ROA.

Dates: 1984 - 2005
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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Carlsberg Automatic Meridian Circle, La Palma: meteorological data, 1984 - 1996

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 189/1
Scope and Contents

A series of booklets containing measurements of the meteorological conditions, astronomical seeing and atmospheric extinction made at the site of the Carlsberg Automatic Meridian Circle (CAMC) in the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma, Islas Canarias.

Dates: 1984 - 1996
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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Carlsberg Meridian Catalogues, La Palma: observations of stars and planets, 1985 - 2005

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 189/2
Scope and Contents

A set of catalogues of observations of positions of stars and planets, obtained with the Carlsberg Automatic Meridian Circle on La Palma.

Dates: 1985 - 2005
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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Isaac Newton Group, La Palma: Technical Notes, 1984 - 1998

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 200
Scope and Contents

An incomplete series of ING Technical Notes.

Dates: 1984 - 1998
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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Isaac Newton Group, La Palma: User Manuals, 1984 - 1993

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 199
Scope and Contents

20 volumes of typed or photocopied texts bound with green covers, with 14 duplicate copies. The following abbreviations are used in the titles: ISIS: Intermediate Dispersion Spectroscopic Imaging System; LDSS: Low Dispersion Survey Spectrograph; WHT: William Herschel Telescope; INT: Isaac Newton Telescope; MPF: Multi Purpose Fotometer; ADAM: Astronomical Data Acquisition Monitor; and CCD: Charge-coupled device.

Dates: 1984 - 1993
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 sub-series

Northern Hemisphere Observatory (NHO) project, 1969 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 147/3/2
Scope and Contents In 1969, a sub-committee of the Astronomy, Space and Radio Board (ASRB) of the Science Research Council was established to examine the SRC’s future support for astronomy in the Northern Hemisphere, with a view to establishing a Northern Hemisphere Observatory (NHO). One task of the Northern Hemisphere Review Committee (NHRC) was to obtain the views of senior British astronomers within the SRC (including staff of the RGO and ROE) and in universities on the proposed NHO. File RGO...
Dates: 1969 - 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).
 Sub-Series

Northern Hemisphere Observatory Project: the Jim Olsen Interviews, 1971 - 2012

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 86/1
Scope and Contents The Olsen interviews provide contemporary accounts of the progress of the establishment of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory. These tapes are compiled from a series of short interviews originally recorded by Jim Olsen in Los Llanos and on the mountaintop in 1974-1976. All the interviewees were associated with astronomical site testing campaigns being carried out at Fuente Nueva on La Palma. The tests on La Palma were very successful and the observatory was eventually established as the...
Dates: 1971 - 2012
Conditions Governing Access: Please request digital access copy catalogued at RGO 86/1/4. The provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) apply to access. Users must acknowledge Jim Olsen.
 Sub-Series

Northern Hemisphere Observatory Project: the Keith Tritton Interviews, 1985 - 2007

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 86/2
Scope and Contents A series of interviews made by Dr Keith Tritton, officer in charge of the La Palma Observatory, between 1985-1986, to present a personal and human view of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Project. The interviewees describe the search for a site for what was then called the 'Northern Hemisphere Observatory', the eventual selection of the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos on La Palma, the construction of the ING telescopes and the setting up of the ING organisation.Note that a...
Dates: 1985 - 2007
Conditions Governing Access: Please request digital access copy catalogued at RGO 86/2/6. The provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) apply to access.
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Press cuttings from 1991, 1991

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 190/18
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings on astronomy in general, black holes, science funding cuts, the search for water on Mars, quasars, Venus, problems with the Hubble Space Telescope, the descent of Salyut 7, the science ‘brain drain’, the formation of the Universe, Halley’s Comet, the discovery of the brightest object in the Universe, postage stamps issued to honour Cambridge scientists, the sale of Herstmonceux castle, causes for the drop in the ozone level, a solar eclipse, El Observatorio del Roque de los...
Dates: 1991
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

RGO La Palma Operations Division and the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory: Papers and Records, c.1980-2015 (mainly to 1998)

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 100
Scope and Contents

Papers, records and photographs for the RGO La Palma Operations Division and the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory. Includes paper files recording day to day administration, a large series of photographic records in albums, various sets of publications relating to telescopes and instruments and a small set of press cuttings.

Dates: c.1980-2015 (mainly to 1998)
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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William Herschel Telescope Papers and Records, bulk: 1980 - 1983, 1995

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 106
Scope and Contents Papers and photographs recording the planning and manufacture of the William Herschel Telescope for La Palma Observatory. A series of photograph albums provides a record of the manufacture of the telescope. These include photographs recording the preparation of the 4.2m mirror, and manufacturers' photographs of the mount, tube, mechanical drives and control panels. Paper records include review panel papers (including papers on costs and specifications, etc.),...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1980 - 1983; 1995
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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