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Royal Astronomical Society

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Found in 84 Collections and/or Records:

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Address to Royal Astronomical Society, 1836 - 1847

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/227
Scope and Contents Airy's address to the Royal Astronomical Society, including subjects such as Baily's biography of Flamsteed; the position of the ecliptic, 1835; the mass of Jupiter, 1835-1836; Rosenberger's medal; E. Dunkin's Spring Level; the parallax of Alpha Lyrae; the First Cambridge Catalogue; examination of Boguslowski's claims to be an Associate of the Royal Astronomical Society; the determination of the orbits of comets from observations; P.A. Hansen's physical astronomy; the regulation of the...
Dates: 1836 - 1847
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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Communications to the Royal Astronomical Society, 1905 - 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/136
Scope and Contents Communications of the Astronomer Royal to the Royal Astronomical Society:Correspondence relating to the Astronomer Royal and lists of photographs presented by the him to the R.A.S., 1905-1929, regarding negatives and photographs of the Sun, sunspots, solar eclipses, comets (1907 and 1908), planets (Jupiter and Saturn), satellites, nebulae (Andromeda and H.V.14 Cygni) and a copy of a portrait of Dr Glaisher.Correspondence and papers, 1916-1935, including reports on the work of...
Dates: 1905 - 1935
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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Communications to the Royal Astronomical Society, 1912 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/137
Scope and Contents Communications to the Royal Astronomical Society from other observatories, astronomers, etc., made through the Astronomer Royal, regarding papers submitted to the R.A.S. and other matters. There is also correspondence regarding papers sent to the Astronomer Royal for his perusal.
Dates: 1912 - 1927
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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Comparisons of standard bars, 1834 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/350
Scope and Contents Comparisons of various standard bars. The volume begins with R. Sheepshanks' notes on antiquarian measures and on the standards. There are his observations, calculations, corrections and comparisons of various standard bars held by Parliament, the Royal Astronomical Society and individuals, and also comparisons of standard bars by F. Baily. Their prime concern is with variations of length at different temperatures. The volume also includes F. Baily's detailed comparisons of various bars and R....
Dates: 1834 - 1844
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 of Thomas Maclear, 1828 - 1895

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/54
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Thomas Maclear, including a letter notifying him of his election to the Astronomical Society of London, 14 November 1828, and a petition calling for him to be made a Fellow of the Royal Society, read on 17 March 1831 (he was elected on 8 December 1831). There are also receipts for subscriptions and admission fees to the Royal Society; certificates and diplomas electing Maclear as a corresponding member of various organisations; a printed copy of a review of Alexander...
Dates: 1828 - 1895
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 eclipses, 1910 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/91
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding eclipses, including letters concerning the eclipses of 28 April 1911, 24 August 1914, 21 September 1922, 14 January 1926, 29 June 1927, 9 May 1929, 21-22 October 1930, 31 August 1932, 19 June 1936 and 29 May 1938. The correspondence is concerned principally with the choosing of sites, the shipping of equipment, insurance, payment for observers and results. There is correspondence on the instruments left in Russia at the beginning of the First World War and letters...
Dates: 1910 - 1940
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 Franklin Adams charts, 1913 - 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/135
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Royal Astronomical Society's reproduction and marketing of the Franklin Adams Chart plates as prints, with balance sheets, statements of expenditure, receipts and a list of subscribers.
Dates: 1913 - 1923
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 loans, 1957 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/298
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding loans to the Royal Observatory, including letters regarding Dr Wilfred Hall and two Galileo reproduction telescopes, 1960, and correspondence concerning a Harris Clock on loan from the Royal Astronomical Society, 1959-1960.
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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Correspondence on loans and gifts, 1891 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/211
Scope and Contents (1) General correspondence, 1891-19051891: E.P. Sealey's request for a transit of Venus negative.1892: Lane and Oscar's request to be allowed to buy photographs; W. Brookes on matter required for a photographic talk; E.P. Ridley on apparatus for a spectrum experiments; and A. Berry and J.R. Clapham's request for solar positions.1893: Correspondence with A.A. Common and the Royal Astronomical Society regarding photographs for the World Fair in Chicago; D. Riordan's...
Dates: 1891 - 1915
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1836 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/229
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the Royal Astronomical Society, concerning the medals for 1837, 1842, 1844, 1845 and 1847; Mr Baily's death; a memoir of Mr Baily by Sir John Herschel; the election of a President in 1845; the Anniversary Dinner of 1845; the appointment of assistant secretaries; the grant of the interest of the Lee Fund to Mrs Pond in 1837; a booklet of the Charter and byelaws, 1844; De Vico's maps; Madame Witte's model of the Moon; Bessel's researches on Uranus; and the...
Dates: 1836 - 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 on Royal Astronomical Society candidates, 1950 - 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/602
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding proposals for the election of H.S. Hitchins and C.D. Shane as Fellows of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Dates: 1950 - 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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Correspondence on solar eclipse expeditions, 1870 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/131
Scope and Contents Correspondence for the preparation of expeditions to Spain and Sicily to observe the total solar eclipse, 21-22 December 1870. The correspondence with the Royal Society, Royal Astronomical Society, the Admiralty and the India Office includes letters from R.C. Carrington, G.G. Stokes, Sir J.N. Lockyer, A.C. Ranyard, W. Lassell, W. De La Rue, W. Huggins, C. Pritchard, Sir E. Sabine, Admiral G.H. Richards and H. Merivale. There are lists for those participating, the expeditions' accounts and...
Dates: 1870 - 1871
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 Cape Observatory, 1937 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/20
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Astronomer Royal regarding work at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, including the following material:Correspondence between Sir Harold Spencer Jones, Astronomer Royal, and John Jackson, His Majesty's Astronomer, Cape Observatory, regarding the Coleman 8-inch Cooke Refractor, 1948.Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and J. Jackson regarding solar photographs, standard frequency transmissions, the war bonus, the end of the war in Europe,...
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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Correspondence on the I.N.T. Board, 1961-03-20 - 1961-07-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/549
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management for 1961, with, among others, the Royal Society; the Royal Astronomical Society; H.A. Brück of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; Sir William Hodge of Pembroke College, Cambridge; C.R. Burch; and R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge. There are also minutes of the 16th meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management on 9 June 1961.
Dates: 1961-03-20 - 1961-07-07
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 Isaac Newton Telescope Board, 1960-04-08 - 1960-08-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/548
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management for 1960 with, among others, the Royal Society; the Royal Astronomical Society; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; H.A. Brück of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; F. Hoyle; the Department of Astronomy, University of Glasgow; and the Department of Physics, Imperial College, London.
Dates: 1960-04-08 - 1960-08-12
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 Kuffner Library, 1955 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/333
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the gift of the Stephan Kuffner Library to the Royal Greenwich Observatory and the Royal Astronomical Society.
Dates: 1955 - 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 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, Admiralty;...
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 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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1937 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/28
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the Royal Astronomical Society, including the following material:(1) General correspondenceCorrespondence between Sir Harold Spencer Jones and Miss Garratt, Royal Astronomical Society, regarding the Padbury chronometer, 1949.Correspondence regarding the R.A.S. Finance Committee, 1949.Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and Dr G. Merton regarding reductions of the Stanley Williams variable star observations,...
Dates: 1937 - 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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1960-05-17 - 1965-07-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/553
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Royal Astronomical Society with, among others, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; the President of the Royal Astronomical Society; the Admiralty; W.H. McCrea of the Department of Mathematics, Royal Holloway College, London; the Hydrographer of the Navy; and T.G. Cowling of the Department of Mathematics, University of Leeds. There is also a press notice concerning the Royal Astronomical Society Annual Summer Meeting at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 21-25...
Dates: 1960-05-17 - 1965-07-08
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1914 - 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/132
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Royal Astronomical Society concerning the Astronomer Royal's nomination of candidates for a Fellowship. The nominees were Annie Maunder, Dr Silbersteine, P.A. Openshaw, Mary Proctor, F. Hope-Jones, Dr G. Stracke, Mr MacFarlane and N.C.C. Garvell. There are also summaries of the work of Monsieur Esclangon and Dr Ludendorff.
Dates: 1914 - 1932
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1915 - 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/133
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to Royal Astronomical Society business, regarding the substitution for the astronomer's day in nautical publications of the day commencing at midnight; nominations for the Gold Medal, 1915, 1917 and 1922; the R.A.S. Centenary Publication Committee and the History of the Royal Astronomical Society; publication of the Roberts observations; and lectures, meetings and geophysical discussions. There are also copies of various papers.
Dates: 1915 - 1931
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 Royal Astronomical Society Club, 1904 - 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/142
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to the Royal Astronomical Society Club.
Dates: 1904 - 1908
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 solar eclipse, 1897 - 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/197
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to the solar eclipse seen in India on 22 January 1898:Correspondence between the Secretary of the Asiatic Society of Bengal and the Secretary of the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee regarding travel and accommodation arrangements, 1897, including a copy of correspondence with railway offices and a meteorological report.Preliminary correspondence with Captain E.H. Hills regarding arrangements for the eclipse expedition and the selection of an observing...
Dates: 1897 - 1898
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 Stanley William Committee, 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/603
Scope and Contents A circular letter from Margaret Garratt, Royal Astronomical Society, 19 December 1949, announcing the holding of a meeting of the Stanley William V.S. Committee on 28 December 1949, with a reply from H. Spencer Jones, 23 December 1949, stating that he will be unable to attend.
Dates: 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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