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Royal Astronomical Society

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Papers on Royal Astronomical Society, 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/232
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a galley proof of R. Sheepshanks' remarks on irradiation; a copy of a paper by S.M. Drach 'on the computation of ephemerises of the Moon'; a paper by Airy on the weights to be given to the separate results for terrestrial longitude determined by the observation of transits of the Moon and fixed stars; contributions to the annual report, 1850; a speech by Airy as President of the Royal Astronomical Society on delivering the medal to...
Dates: 1850
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, 1851 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/233
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a speech by Airy on delivering the medal to Signor A. de Gasparis; an abstract of Lt Clarke's paper; a paper by Airy on the determination of the probable stability of an azimuthal circle by observations of stars and of a permanent collimator; a paper by Airy on the vibration of a free pendulum in an oval, differing little from a straight line; correspondence, reports and diagrams on the total eclipse of the Sun, 28 July 1851; a...
Dates: 1851 - 1852
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, 1853 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/234
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a lecture by Airy on the determination of longitudes by galvanic signals; a paper by Airy on the reduction of the observations of the Revd T. Catton; an address by Airy on delivering the medal to Herr R├╝mker; a paper by Airy on the difference of longitude between the observatories of Brussels and Greenwich as determined by galvanic signals; correspondence on pendulum experiments; a manuscript by J. Bloxam on clock escapements;...
Dates: 1853 - 1854
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, 1855 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/235
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a notice on the discovery of a comet by Dr G.B. Donati, 10 November 1857; a speech on the delivering of the medal to the Revd W.R. Dawes; a paper by Airy on a personal equation in the observations for runs of the transit circle; a note by Airy on the occultations of small stars by Saturn in 1854 and 1856; a paper by Airy on the observation of the occultations of Antares in 1856, with reference to the duplicity of the star;...
Dates: 1855 - 1857
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, 1858 - 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/236
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a note on the errata in the 'Monthly Notices', 14 January 1859; a biographical note on Vice Admiral William Fitzwilliam Owen; a note on Oltmann's calculations of the eclipse of Thales; a paper by Airy on the method of projecting a great circle on a Mercator's chart; a paper by Airy on the exhibition of Colonel James' map; a paper by Airy on the movement of the solar system in space; a paper by Airy on the apparent projection of...
Dates: 1858 - 1859
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, 1860 - 1862

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/237
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including an abstract of a paper by H. Schubert on the figure of the Earth; papers and correspondence on the total eclipse of 18 July 1860; a note by Airy on the appearance of Jupiter on 26 March 1860; a paper by Airy on the comparison of P.A. Hansen's and J.K. Burckhardt's lunar tables with the Greenwich observations, 1847-1858; a paper by Airy suggesting a new astronomical instrument with the proposed name of 'Orbit Sweeper'; a list of the...
Dates: 1860 - 1862
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, 1862 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/238
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including communication on the fringes of light in the total eclipse, 31 December 1861, as seen by Captain Poulain; a lecture by Airy on the apparatus proposed for the observation of the spectra of stars for the Royal Observatory, Greenwich; a note by Airy on the visibility of the stars in the Pleiades to the naked eye; a paper by Airy on the discordance between the results for zenith distances obtained by direct observation and those...
Dates: 1862 - 1863
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, 1863 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/239
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a paper by Airy on the origin of the apparent luminous band which in partial eclipses of the Sun has been seen to surround the visible portion of the Moon's limb; a note on the division of labour in the observation of small planets; a paper by Airy on the transit of Venus, 1882; a paper by Airy on a comparison of the Chinese record of solar eclipses in the Chun Tsew with the computations of modern theory; a paper by Airy on a...
Dates: 1863 - 1865
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, 1865 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/240
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including papers by Airy on the value of the Moon's semidiameter; the supposed possible effect of friction in the tides in influencing the apparent acceleration of the Moon's mean motion in longitude; a method of computing interpolations to the second order without changes of algebraic sign; Abraham Sharpe's quadrant; a meteor shower of November 1866; the simultaneous disappearance of Jupiter's satellites in the year 1867; certain...
Dates: 1865 - 1869
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, 1869 - 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/241
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society. There are papers by Airy on the eyepiece for correcting atmospheric dispersion; the lunar eclipse of 12 July 1870; the transmission of foreign post parcels; a special point in the determination of the elements of the Moon's orbit from meridional observations of the Moon; the proposed devotion of an observatory to observations of the phenomena of Jupiter's satellites; the rejection in the lunar theory of the term of longitude depending for...
Dates: 1869 - 1873
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, 1874 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/242
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a booklet on the preparations for the observation of the transit of Venus, 8-9 December 1874; observations made at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, of the solar eclipse, 9 October 1874; a paper by Airy on the method to be used in reducing the observations of the transit of Venus, 1874; a report by Airy on the progress made in the calculations for a new method of treating the lunar theory; correspondence on the Royal Astronomical...
Dates: 1874 - 1875
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, 1875 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/243
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including observations of the solar eclipse of 28-29 September 1875; spectroscopic observations made at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1875, 1876 and 1877; observations of the spectrum of the solar spot of October and November 1877; a report by Airy on the present state of calculations in the new lunar theory; observations of occultations of stars by the Moon and of phenomena of Jupiter's satellites, 1875; micrometer measures of Saturn's...
Dates: 1875 - 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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Papers on Royal Astronomical Society, 1878 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/244
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society. There are papers by Airy on occultations of stars and the phenomena of Jupiter's satellites, 1877, 1878 and 1879; spectroscopic results for the motions of stars in the line of sight; the determination of the mass of Mars; the conjunction of Mars and Saturn, 30 June 1879; the elements of Vulcan; the spectrum of Brorsen's Comet; and the determination of the longitudes of Berlin and Vienna. The papers also include an index to the miscellaneous...
Dates: 1878 - 1880
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 committees, 1885 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/134
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the business of Royal Astronomical Society committees, including a graph of the distribution of proper motions resolved in the direction of the solar ant-apex; papers of the R.A.S. Geophysical Society; a list of R.A.S. committees, 1927; Annual Reports of the Kew Observatory (general and Upper Air Section), 1934-1935; Annual Report of the Eskdalemuir Observatory, 1935; Annual Reports of the Valentia Observatory, 1934-1935; and a programme of sessions and ballot at the...
Dates: 1885 - 1937
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 small planets and satellites, 1881 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/152
Scope and Contents (1) Papers relating to small planets and satellites, 1881-1912Correspondence with Paris Observatory, 1881, concerning observations of minor planets for the period ending 31 December 1880.Letter from D. Gill, Cape of Good Hope Observatory, 1881, regarding observations of minor planets to determine solar parallax.Telegrams concerning the discovery of new minor planets, 1882-1892.Correspondence with R. Bryant concerning perturbations of Sappho,...
Dates: 1881 - 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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Papers on the astronomical day, 1919 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/2
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Papers concerning the change in reckoning of the astronomical day, including 'The Report of the Committee on the 24 Hour Method of Expressing Time', 1919; correspondence with the Hydrographer concerning documents; correspondence between D.H. Sadler and the Royal Astronomical Society; and handwritten notes by Sadler on the history and timetable of the proposed change.

Dates: 1919 - 1970
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 Geodetic Zenith Sector, 1836 - 1846

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/416
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Material concerning work with the Geodetic Zenith Sector for the trigonometrical survey of the United Kingdom. There are observations of stars with the zenith sector; papers on adjustments and equipment alterations to the instruments; sketches of instruments; zenith distances; proceedings of the Royal Astronomical Society; and a map of principal triangles in the United Kingdom. There is also correspondence with T.W. Colby, W. Denison, W. Yolland, W. Simms, J. Hornby and D.J.F. Arago.

Dates: 1836 - 1846
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 Astrographic Chart, 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/135
Scope and Contents Correspondence of David Gill and related papers regarding the International Astrographic Chart, divided into sections by correspondent: Professor Bakhuyzen, Leiden; W.H.M. Christie, Greenwich; Ellery, Melbourne; Professor Foerster, Berlin; J.C. Kapteyn, Groningen; Lord McClaren, Edinburgh; Admiral Mouchez, Paris; Professor C. Pritchard, Oxford; H.C. Russell, Sydney; G.G. Stokes, Royal Society; O. Struve, Pulkova; H.C. Vogel, Potsdam; and the Royal Astronomical Society Committee. These...
Dates: 1879 - 1880
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, 1959 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/621
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the International Astronomical Union, including the following items:Correspondence with Dr T. Elvius concerning the selected areas committee, 1963.Correspondence with Dr Oosterhoff regarding Commission 27 on the names of variables in Magellanic Clouds, 1963.Correspondence with Professor van der Kamp concerning Commission 26 on double stars.Report to Commission 37 on globular clusters, 1963.Printed programme of the Royal Astronomical...
Dates: 1959 - 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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Papers on the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, 1895 - 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/193
Scope and Contents General correspondence with Dr A.A. Common, the Royal Society and the Royal Astronomical Society, 1895, concerning committee matters and organisation for the 1896 total eclipse.General correspondence with members of the Committee concerning various aspects of the Japanese expedition, 1896.General committee correspondence for 1897.General committee correspondence for 1898, including a letter on the form of reporting the 1896 eclipse.Committee correspondence for...
Dates: 1895 - 1905
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 Permanent Eclipse Committee, 1894 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/194
Scope and Contents Invitations to the meetings of the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, 1894-1911.Correspondence between the Astronomer Royal and Committee members, 1894-1910, including estimates for expenses, decisions as to new members and general correspondence.Correspondence concerning the loan of instruments between members of the Committee, 1898-1902.Papers on a joint meeting of the Royal Society and the Royal Astronomical Society, 19 October 1905, to discuss the eclipse of 30...
Dates: 1894 - 1911
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 L.C.C. generating station, 1905 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/65
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the London County Council generating station at Greenwich:(1) Correspondence, 1906General correspondence with officers of London County Council concerning the generating station, 1906, including a report of the highways committee, a report on the generating station and its relation to the Royal Observatory, and reports of L.C.C. meetings from shorthand notes by Leslie Bannerman.Correspondence with Lord Crawford and Lord Ellenborough concerning a...
Dates: 1905 - 1909
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 Nautical Almanac Office, 1894 - 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/171
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning stars to be added to the apparent place list, including the listings, 1894.Request from the Nautical Almanac Office for a proof copy of the 5-Year Catalogue, 1894.Request for observations of the occultation stars for the 1898 'Nautical Almanac', with listings and observational results, 1894.Observations of the minor planet Flora for the 'Nautical Almanac', 1894.Correspondence on the existence of star BAC 5255, 1894.Request for...
Dates: 1894 - 1918
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1957 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/600
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Astronomical Society, including agenda and minutes of meetings of committees and the Council; officers' reports; notices and programmes for ordinary meetings; correspondence on speakers and club guests; material concerning papers to be read or refereed; correspondence concerning grants for travel, publications and research; and correspondence regarding the arrangements for lectures given by the Astronomer Royal. The papers include the following...
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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Papers on the Royal Astronomical Society, 1949 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/601
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Astronomical Society, including notices of meetings; programmes; correspondence concerning papers to be read; memorandum concerning attendance at meetings, travel arrangements, etc.; correspondence on subscriptions; and correspondence, photographs and reports regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope. The correspondents include Dr J.A. Ratcliffe, Dr W. Heintz, G.J. Whitrow, C.W. Allen, A.W. Rodgers, Professor H. Bondi, Professor J.H. Oort, Dr A. Hogg,...
Dates: 1949 - 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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