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Paris Observatory

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Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

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Annual Reports of the Paris Observatory, 1992

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/169
Scope and Contents Photocopies of 'Rapports Annuels sur L'Etat de L'Observatoire de Paris', Vol. I, 1878-1883, and Vol. II, 1884-1892, by Amiral Ernest Mouchez, directeur, originally published in Paris, 1879-1893. The final annual report is by a new director, F. Tisserand.
Dates: 1992
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 Cape Observatory instruments, 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/413
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the instruments of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, including a report on a visit to the Paris Observatory to discuss problems concerning the astrolabe, 15-19 July 1963, and correspondence regarding the 40-inch reflecting telescope.
Dates: 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 French observatories, 1955 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/461
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding French observatories, including the Paris Observatory and Meudon Observatory. There is also a paper by A. Danjon, in French, on 'The Analysis of Inequalities in the Rotation of the Earth'.
Dates: 1955 - 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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Correspondence on longitude, 1902 - 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/148
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to longitude and its determination, including the following material:(1) Correspondence regarding the Potsdam-Greenwich Longitude via Emden and Bracton, 1902-1904.There is correspondence with C.T. Albrecht regarding accommodation, equipment and arrangements with the General Post Office (G.P.O.); correspondence with the G.P.O. regarding the line between the Royal Observatory and Potsdam; and a copy of 'Longitude Difference between Potsdam and Greenwich', a...
Dates: 1902 - 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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Correspondence on solar physics, 1944 - 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/498
Scope and Contents Official correspondence with the General Post Office, Ministry of Works, Meteorological Office, Admiralty and others regarding solar physics, including letters concerning the Radar mirror for the Paris Observatory, including correspondence between the Allied Control Commission for Germany and H. Spencer Jones, 1947; correspondence regarding geomagnetic disturbances affecting General Post Office radio data and reports on sun spots and solar flares, 1947; and a report on the 'Solar Location...
Dates: 1944 - 1947
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 Carte du Ciel, 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/606
Scope and Contents Correspondence with M. Baillaud, Paris Observatory, regarding the Royal Greenwich Observatory's work for the Carte du Ciel, including a copy of the proposed programme for the development of this work.
Dates: 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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Correspondence on the Paris Observatory, 1940 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/454
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Paris Observatory, including correspondence with A. Danjon and comments by M. de Vaucouleurs on 'some remarks on the value of the solar parallax'.
Dates: 1940 - 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 time signals, 1955 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/627
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding time signals, including duration, frequency, times, coordination of signals, equipment adjustments, replies to queries regarding radio time signals, clocks and the publication of lists of signals, the discontinuation of vernier radio time signals, reception reports and maintenance. The papers include the following items:Royal Greenwich Observatory circulars on solar activity, time signal adjustments and international time signals,...
Dates: 1955 - 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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Letter from M. Jeaurat

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/4
Scope and Contents An undated photostat of a letter in French from Monsieur Jeaurat, Paris Observatory, to Nevil Maskelyne, 25 September 1789, regarding the return of a comet and informing him of a forthcoming visit to Italy and England.
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 programme...
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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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. Challis,...
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, L-Z, 1896 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/129
Scope and Contents Correspondence between David Gill and various individuals, including members of other observatories, divided into nineteen sections:Professor R.H. Tucker, W.W. Campbell, J.E. Keeler and E.S. Holden of the Lick Observatory, April 1896 - January 1900.W.H. Maw, London, 21 February - 13 June 1899.Professor Simon Newcomb, Washington, 13 January 1896 - 31 January 1900.H.F. Newall, Cambridge, 3 March - 9 October 1899.Professor Vogel and Dr G. Muller, Potsdam,...
Dates: 1896 - 1900
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 astrographic charts and observatories, 1887 - 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/212
Scope and Contents Correspondence with G.G. Stokes regarding the establishment of an observatory in New Zealand, 1887.Correspondence with the Agent General of Victoria regarding the purchase of instruments for the Melbourne Observatory, 1887, including the acceptance of Grubb's tender for the supply of 13-inch astrographs.Correspondence with the Melbourne Observatory, 1888-1892, regarding a suitable mounting for the astrographic telescope and the plates for use with it.Correspondence with...
Dates: 1887 - 1901
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 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 star catalogues, 1894 - 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/167
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Professor Safford, 1894, concerning errors in the 1860 Star Catalogue: north polar distance of 16 Persei.Letter from G. Dunn concerning 73 Leonis being a variable, 1894.Letter from S. Newcomb, 1894, concerning the north polar distance of standard stars during 1891-1893, with a reply including the Greenwich observations for 1891.Correspondence with Major Gore, R.E., concerning the place of double stars, 1894-1895.Letter from Professor Engstrom...
Dates: 1894 - 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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Papers on the Nautical Almanac Office, 1938 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/26
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Nautical Almanac Office and related papers, in fifteen sections, including the following material:(1) Astronomical navigation tablesCorrespondence with D.H. Sadler regarding George G. Hoehne's 'Practical Celestial Air Navigation Tables', 1943.Correspondence with D.H. Sadler regarding astronomical tables, 1942.Memorandum by Sadler titled 'Polar Navigation. A Device for Drawing Position Lines within 15 Degrees of the Pole', 1942.(2)...
Dates: 1938 - 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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Papers on time signals, 1939 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/629
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding time signals, including the following items:Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones, H.M. Smith and the Admiralty concerning equipment required and installations at Abinger, clock radio receivers and aerial systems, 1952-1955.Correspondence with Central Rediffusion Services Ltd and the Admiralty concerning the availability of the 6 pips time signal for the Independent Television Authority, 1955.Correspondence between R. Atkinson and...
Dates: 1939 - 1955
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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