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Royal Astronomical Society

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Found in 84 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on total solar eclipse, 1870 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/133
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the results of the total solar eclipse, 21-22 December 1870. The papers include the 'Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society', observations of the eclipse and the observations of Lord Lindsay's party in Sicily. There is a paper by E.J.A. Gautier, with coloured plates on the observation; correspondence with the Treasury and the Royal Society, including letters from J.R. Hind, G.G. Stokes and W. Huggins; and a correspondence with Sir J.N. Lockyer and A.C....
Dates: 1870 - 1879
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 transit of Venus, 1868 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/269
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to the transit of Venus, 1874. The correspondents include the Treasury; the Foreign Office; the India Office; the Colonial Department; the Agents General of New South Wales, Victoria and Southern Australia; the War Office; the Post Office; the Science and Arts Department; the Royal Society; the Royal Astronomical Society; the Nautical Almanac Office; and the Board of Visitors. There is also a report by Airy to the Treasury on telescopic observations of the transit of...
Dates: 1868 - 1878
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 the Admiralty, 1891 - 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/3
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence with the Admiralty and related papers:Correspondence between J.R. Hind and the Admiralty, 1891-1878, including a letter from the Shipmasters' Society concerning the new 'Nautical Almanac', correspondence on salaries and Civil Service Certificates.Papers concerning administrative matters, 1892-1899. The correspondents include A.M.W. Downing, the Admiralty, W.J. Harding, the Royal Astronomical Society, the Astronomer Royal, F. Nansen and the United...
Dates: 1891 - 1922
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 the R.A.S., 1967 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/309/11
Scope and Contents

Personal correspondence of G.A. Wilkins with the Royal Astronomical Society and related papers.

Dates: 1967 - 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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Correspondence with the Royal Astronomical Society, 1921 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/143
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Royal Astronomical Society regarding its centenary and other matters:Miscellaneous correspondence, 1921-1936, including letters concerning Mrs Oppotzer's plight and the sale of her husband's books and correspondence regarding obituaries of W.H.M. Christie and J.C. Kapteyn. There is also a 'List of reproductions of celestial photographs published by the Royal Astronomical Society', taken from 'Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society', February...
Dates: 1921 - 1936
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 the Royal Astronomical Society, 1963 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/788
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the General Secretary and members of the Royal Astronomical Society regarding arrangements for committee and other meetings; the election of Fellows and Associates; the refereeing of papers for publication; the nomination of T.G. Cowling as President for 1965; a second volume of the 'History of the Royal Astronomical Society', covering 1920-1970; the nomination of F. Hoyle and A.R. Sandage for Gold Medals; and the future of the Royal Astronomical Society Club and of the...
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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General correspondence 'K' and 'L', 1968-08 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/32
Scope and Contents General correspondence with, among others, the University of Sussex; MacDonald and Co. (Publishers) Ltd; Queen Elizabeth College, London; Bernard Levin of the 'Daily Mail'; Donald Lynden-Bell, Pasadena; the University of Keele Astronomical Society; Sir Bernard Lovell; the University of Leeds; and the Lord Chamberlain's Office. The subjects include a book by Professor Sobolev of the U.S.S.R., congratulations on Sir Richard Woolley's award of the Royal Astronomical Society Gold Medal, and a...
Dates: 1968-08 - 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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General correspondence, P-R, 1929 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/16
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence:Correspondence with the Powers-Samas Calculating Machine Co., 1932-1938.Correspondence with P. Ramsey-Kent, 1930-1931, concerned mainly with his 'Control Table of LogaritH.M.S.'.Correspondence with the Royal Geographical Society, especially A. Hinks, Secretary, 1933-1940, concerning the supply of almanacs for various expeditions to remote parts of the world.Correspondence with R.O. Redman, Solar Physics Observatory, Cambridge,...
Dates: 1929 - 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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Letter from the R.A.S., 1971-07-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/528
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A letter from the General Secretary of the Royal Astronomical Society to Sir Richard Woolley acknowledging receipt of a communication.

Dates: 1971-07-14
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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Letters from E.C. Rubidge, 1964-01-13 - 1965-07-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45/62
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Three letters from E.C. Rubidge of the Royal Astronomical Society regarding the Royal Astronomical Society report on comets for 1964.

Dates: 1964-01-13 - 1965-07-14
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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Material on papers for the Royal Astronomical Society, 1913 - 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/138
Scope and Contents

Reports and correspondence regarding papers presented to the Astronomer Royal in order to obtain his opinion on their suitability for inclusion in Royal Astronomical Society publications.

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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Membership lists for the R.A.S., 1991

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/168
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Photocopies of a letter from Arthur Cayley, Cambridge, to John Adams, 18 November [1873], 2 pages, containing a list of suggested names for the Royal Astronomical Society's Council, and of a list by Adams of proposed members of the Council, 2 pages.

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).
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Memorials, 1873 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/183
Scope and Contents Letter from G. MacKinley regarding vacancies as the secretary of a learned society, 1889.Obituary notice for C.F.H. Magnon of Paris, 1888.Letter from Lord McLaren regarding Dr Copeland's visit to the Royal Astronomical Society, with a reply, 1888.Letter to Captain Sir F. Evans regarding appointments in the Royal Observatory and at the Cape, 1883.Letter from M. le Chevalier of Paris regarding a memorial to A. Rabelais, 1879, with a printed notice of the...
Dates: 1873 - 1910
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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Minutes of the Eclipse Committee

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/155
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Photocopies of minutes of meetings of the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, Royal Astronomical Society, 10 November 1917 - 12 March 1920 (2 copies) and 14 November 1919, regarding the 'Einstein' eclipse of 29 May 1919.

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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1846 - 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/247
Scope and Contents (1) Letters regarding the existence of Neptune, 1846-1878Duplicate copies of collected correspondence on the investigations of J.C. Adams and U.J.J. Le Verrier into the existence of Neptune and in particular of the ensuing controversy over the name of the planet. There are also other letters concerning the minor planets and mathematical formula for their orbits, the Moon's equation and lunar acceleration. The correspondents include J.C. Adams, Sir George Airy, F.N.M. Arago, J....
Dates: 1846 - 1897
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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1834 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/248
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence, 1834-1895Correspondence regarding J.C. Adams and other subjects, as follows:Index to correspondence, 1895.C. Taylor's suggestion of a memorial to J.C. Adams at Westminster Abbey, 1892.D. McAlister's proposal for a publication of J.C. Adams's papers, with lists of important correspondence, 1892-1893.Notes on correspondence in the Royal Observatory records regarding the search for Neptune, 1834.Notes from J.F.W. Hershel's...
Dates: 1834 - 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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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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Papers on a total solar eclipse, 1859 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/125
Scope and Contents The third part of a series on the expedition on board HMS 'Himalaya' to observe the total solar eclipse in Spain on 18 July 1860. The papers consist of correspondence with various diplomats and other people, including C.B. Vignoles, Lord Wethersley and H. Winnecke, with instructions for observing the eclipse. There are accounts and methods for observing the eclipse, written in English, Spanish, French and German, and emanating from the Royal Astronomical Society, G.B. Airy, C.B. Vignoles and...
Dates: 1859 - 1860
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 astrographic charts, 1886 - 1892

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/213
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Director, Paris Observatory, 1886, regarding a proposal to hold a conference to discuss an astrographic chart of the heavens, with a draft programme of discussions and correspondence with G.G. Stokes regarding his attendance to represent the Royal Society and the Astronomer Royal's acceptance of the invitation to represent the United Kingdom.Correspondence with A.A. Common and W. Huggins regarding the Royal Astronomical Society Committee and its membership,...
Dates: 1886 - 1892
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 astronomical telegrams, 1882 - 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/178
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the setting up of the Kiel Centralstelle, 1882.Letter to Kiel undertaking to transmit telegrams between Kiel and Rio and vice versa, 1883.Correspondence with L. Wells of the Eastern Telegraph Company concerning the transmission and payment of telegrams between London and Greenwich, 1883.Invitation to the Central Stelle Committee meeting in Vienna, 16 September 1883, with a list of subscribers and an agenda.Correspondence with Kiel...
Dates: 1882 - 1907
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 Greenwich publications, 1885 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/84
Scope and Contents Correspondence and lists relating to the printing and distribution of Greenwich publications:Distribution lists for the following Royal Observatory publications, 1899-1914:1. 'Annual Photographic Results'2. 'Double Stars'3. 'Determinations of constants of Precession'4. 'Planets and Comets'5. 'Division errors of Transit Circle and proper motion'6. 'Eclipse paper, 1900 May 28'7. 'Sumatra Eclipse Report'8. 'Paris-Greenwich...
Dates: 1885 - 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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Papers on overseas observatories, 1909 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/157
Scope and Contents (1) Papers regarding various overseas observatoriesPapers relating to the closure of Perth Observatory, Western Australia, 1912-1913, including letters from the Royal Society, the Royal Astronomical Society and Sir David Gill and correspondence with Downing Street and the Agent General for Western Australia.Papers relating to the comparison of Greenwich and Helwan Observatory photographs on the introduction of the new telescope at Helwan, 1909-1912.Correspondence with...
Dates: 1909 - 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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Papers on receipts and gifts, 1875 - 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/68
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers regarding the acquisition of moveable property by the Royal Observatory, including the following:Correspondence with A. Cowper Ranyard, S. Denman, W. Spottiswoode and S. Crompton, who sent various photographs to Sir George Airy, 1875-1876.Correspondence with J.P. Maclear and the Admiralty concerning the return of a spectroscope which the Royal Observatory had loaned to Maclear, 1876.Copy of a letter from Airy to Lord Lindsay thanking...
Dates: 1875 - 1928
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1835 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/230
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including notices of meetings; agenda for the Council meetings; balloting lists for officers; correspondence regarding the lecture on O. Struve's 'Etudes' and the Pulkova Observatory; the results derived from Cambridge observations of occultations, 1830-1835; correction to lunar elements from Greenwich observations, 1750-1830; a lecture upon Lord Rosse's and W. Lassell's telescopes; U.J.J. Le Verrier's paper on periodical...
Dates: 1835 - 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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Papers on Royal Astronomical Society, 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/231
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including notices of meetings; agendas; an abstract from Sir John Herschel's paper 'On the determination of the most probable orbit of a binary star from the assemblage of a great number of observed angles of position'; a lecture on Bell's calculating machine; an addendum on Lord Rosse's telescope; a lecture on instruments adapted to the measurement of small zenith distances; a lecture on American transits; a clock with conical pendulum and...
Dates: 1849
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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