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Helwan Observatory, Egypt

 Organization

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on eclipses, 1951 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/503
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding eclipses, including the following items:Correspondence with the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, including minutes and agendas of the meetings of May 1952, June 1952, November 1952 and May 1953.Paper by R. Atkinson on eclipse photography, 1951, including two 6½" x 3 7/8" film strips with sidereal marks.Correspondence with, and meteorological data from, Dr Madwar of Egypt, 1951-1952, regarding the eclipse of February...
Dates: 1951 - 1954
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, 1951 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/505
Scope and Contents Detailed correspondence regarding eclipses and eclipse expeditions, including travel arrangements, equipment and medical supplies, including the following items:Correspondence with Paul Nadeau of the Canadian Royal Astronomical Society regarding the total eclipse of the Sun on 20 July 1963.Correspondence with Eremildo Luiz Vianna concerning the partial solar eclipse on 15 February 1961 and the central line of passover in Yugoslavia.Correspondence with Dr J. Dommanget,...
Dates: 1951 - 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 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...
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 mirrors and micrometers, 1912 - 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/41
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to mirrors, micrometers and spectrophotometry, including the following material:Correspondence with J. Cooke and Sons on a speculum mirror, 1912.Correspondence with Troughton and Simms on a Duplex micrometer, 1910-1912.Correspondence with the Cambridge Instrument Co. and the National Physical Laboratory on spectrophotometry, 1926-1930.Correspondence concerning a new measuring micrometer for the Cookson Plates and a second micrometer,...
Dates: 1912 - 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 1952 Eclipse Expedition, 1950 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/506
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the 1952 Solar Eclipse Expedition, including the following items: Correspondence with the bank regarding the transfer of money to Khartoum, 1952.Inventories of equipment, apparatus, food and medicine, and notes and correspondence on packaging, shipment costs and customs dues, 1951-1952. The correspondents include Thomas Cook, the Admiralty and the Sudan Government.Maps of Sudan and Iraq, 1951, showing the path of total eclipse of 25 February...
Dates: 1950 - 1952
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 Helwan Observatory, 1945 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/453
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding the Helwan Observatory, Egypt, and correspondence with Dr M.R. Madwar concerning eclipse expeditions.

Dates: 1945 - 1954
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, 1946 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/127
Scope and Contents Official and general correspondence, with related papers, regarding the design and finance of the Isaac Newton Telescope, including correspondence on the disk and glass; a letter from the Astronomer Royal to the Helwan Observatory, Egypt, 21 July 1947, regarding a large glass disk for the observatory's large reflector; correspondence with F.J. Hargreaves; a letter from the Astronomer Royal to the Director General of Observatories, New Delhi, 21 July 1947, regarding a large glass disk for the...
Dates: 1946 - 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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Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1956 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/130
Scope and Contents (1) Official correspondence and minutes of the Board of Management regarding the design and finance of the Isaac Newton Telescope:Summary of official correspondence since the last Executive Committee meeting on 16 November 1956, dated 1959.Correspondence concerning microseisms affecting the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1957-1959.Letters and a diagram from Dr David Dewhirst concerning the Lick prime focus cage, 1959.News release from the Admiralty on the subject of...
Dates: 1956 - 1959
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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Correspondence with foreign observatories, 1964 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/779
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various overseas observatories, A-R, including the following items:Australia: papers concerning the 150-inch telescope proposal, the use of the Isaac Newton Telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, and other observatories.Egypt: correspondence concerned mainly with the Helwan Observatory, including observing trips, maintenance and students studying at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.Africa: correspondence with various African observatories,...
Dates: 1964 - 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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'Egypt', mainly 1976-1977

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 135/2/1
Scope and Contents File re the 74" Telescope at Kottamia Observatory. Includes an application for telescope time by Dr C. McKeith (Queen's University Belfast) with related correspondence with G. Harding concerning the telescope's balancing problem; correspondence re its old observing steps; a drawing of the Echelle Spectrograph; notes on details of the telescope and safety equipment; various brochures on safety steps/platforms; five photographs and a drawing of powered manlifts; and a reprint titled, 'The...
Dates: mainly 1976-1977
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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'Egypt 74" visit DP 3/4 1965' [File 6970/5], 1963 - 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 135/2/1
Scope and Contents File concerning an RGO visit to Egypt to inspect instruments. Comprises: John Pope and D.R. Palmer's, 'Report on instruments at the Helwan Observatory inspected at the request of the Director, April 1965' (manuscript and typed drafts); D. Jones and D. Palmer report, 'Faster Spectrographic Equipment for 74 inch Egypt'; 'Present difficulties with the 74 inch telescope at Kottamia, Egypt', 23 August 1965; notes on instruments in Egyptian observatories; and reprint titled, 'Astronomical...
Dates: 1963 - 1965
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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Helwan and Kottamia Observatories and Saudi Arabia Telescope Project: papers of M. Dermody, 1965 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 91/5
Scope and Contents

Comprises: diary-like itinerary by M. Dermody of a visit to Helwan and Kottamia Observatories, Egypt; 'Report on instruments at Helwan Observatory inspected at the request of the Director, April 1965'; photocopies of rough designs by Grubb-Parsons for the 74" reflector [Kottamia]; notes on cases for Saudi Arabia and equipment being conveyed to the University of Riyadh.

Dates: 1965 - 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).
 Sub-Series

Helwan and Kottamia Observatories, Egypt: Papers, 1965, 1976-1977

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 135/2
Scope and Contents

Files concerning RGO involvement with Helwan Observatory and Kottamia Observatory, Egypt and their inspection of the 74" Telescope and other instruments. Kottamia Observatory was established in 1964 as an extension to Helwan Observatory, which was established in 1903. The 74" Telescope was built by Grubb Parsons Ltd. and saw first light at Kottamia in 1964.

Dates: 1965, 1976-1977
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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Kottamia Observatory: papers of M. Dermody, 1965 - 1976

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 91/4
Scope and Contents Papers belonging to M. Dermody while working at Kottamia Observatory, Egypt. Includes: a report on difficulties with the 74" Telescope in Kottamia (August 1965); reports and agreement concerning negotiations with Egypt for UK astronomers to use the 74 inch telescope at Kottamia for 100 nights per year (1976); a working diary detailing Dermody's activities at Kottamia from 16 March to 12 April 1966 including notes on a visit to Helwan Observatory; and a pamphlet in French titled, 'Les...
Dates: 1965 - 1976
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 to R.H. Stoy, 1964-12-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/167
Scope and Contents

A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to R.H. Stoy regarding a proposed joint programme between the Royal Greenwich Observatory and the new 74-inch telescope at Kuttamia (a branch of Helwan Observatory) to measure radial velocities, including observations of short period variables.

Dates: 1964-12-14
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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Overseas Observatories including Saudi Arabian Telescope Project Papers, 1963 - 1985

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 135
Scope and Contents Files concerning RGO advisory work with overseas observatories, particularly in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Most concern the RGO's involvement with the Saudi Arabia Telescope Project, a project to set up a new National Observatory in Saudi Arabia and a proposed large radio telescope for Riyadh University. There are also two files relating to RGO advisory work with Helwan Observatory and Kottamia Observatory in Egypt, including an inspection of instruments carried out in 1965. The final file...
Dates: 1963 - 1985
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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