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Papers on the International Astronomical Union, 1963 - 1968

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/784
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Correspondence and papers relating to officials and members of the International Astronomical Union and its commissions, including material on arrangements for symposia, correspondence with commission presidents, correspondence with the Admiralty on participation in the I.A.U. General Assemblies, papers on the approval for staff to travel to I.A.U. meetings, and material on travel arrangements for staff attending the Prague assembly.

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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Papers on the International Astronomical Union, 1926 - 1973

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/303
Scope and Contents From the Series: The collection contains a wide range of papers relating to the activities of the Nautical Almanac Office, dating predominantly from the twentieth century. A significant part of the material concerns the production of publications, including the 'Nautical Almanac', 'Air Almanac', 'Star Almanac' 'Astronomical Ephemeris' and 'Apparent Places of Fundamental Stars'. The remaining papers include, among others, various astronomical tables, including calculations of the Sun, Moon, planets and...
Dates: 1926 - 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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Papers on the International Astronomical Union, 1923 - 1938

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/139
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the International Astronomical Union, including the following material:Correspondence, 1923-1925, regarding the Cambridge meeting of the I.A.U. on 14-22 July 1925, including letters relating to the date, agenda, invitees, schedule, visit and entertainments, and correspondence concerning the meeting of the National Committee of Astronomy to discuss resolutions to be presented to the I.A.U.Correspondence, 1934-1938, regarding the Paris meeting of the I.A.U. in...
Dates: 1923 - 1938
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, 1937 - 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/615
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Papers regarding the National Committees of the International Astronomical Union, including correspondence with J.H. Oort concerning the application for the 1949 grants-in-aid; correspondence with Dr E.H. Vestine concerning committees on magnetic charts; draft recommendations on magnetic secular variation stations; and correspondence with E.H. Vestine, Professor Jolly, S. Chapman, Dr J. Fleming and M. Maurain regarding the committee for magnetic secular variation stations.

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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Papers on the International Astronomical Union, 1953 - 1958

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/620
Scope and Contents Papers regarding to the International Astronomical Union, including the following items:Reports on meetings of the Executive Committee of the I.A.U. concerning the 10th General Assembly in Moscow, 1958.Correspondence with R. Woolley and C. Jowsey regarding a visit to Washington by D.H. Sadler for a meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Council of Scientific Unions, September 1958.Correspondence with the Academy of Sciences, U.S.S.R.; Professors...
Dates: 1953 - 1958
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 National Committee for Astronomy, 1944 - 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/604
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the International Astronomical Union's National Committee for Astronomy, including the following items:Agenda and minutes of meetings of various committees, including the National Committee for Astronomy and the Geodesy and Geophysics Committee, 1947.Correspondence with S. Chapman, W.H.M. Greaves, Professor L. Carnera, T.H. Tizard and the Royal Society regarding committee business, including visits abroad, travel allowances and other...
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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Papers on the National Committee for Astronomy, 1949 - 1958

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/583
Scope and Contents Papers relating to National Committee for Astronomy, including letters regarding meetings, minutes of meetings, reports, proposals and other material, including correspondence regarding grants for Dr Ferraro and others for visits to Moscow for spectroscopy meetings. The papers also include the following items:Papers regarding rockets and satellites, including the first Russian satellites, 1957-1958.Correspondence with Dr Merton, Professor McCrea and others regarding...
Dates: 1949 - 1958
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 Solar Parallax Sub-commission, 1937 - 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/605
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the International Astronomical Union's Solar Parallax Sub-commission, including the following items:Correspondence concerning the sale of a 8-inch Cooke Refractor to the Astronomical Society of South Africa, 1948.Correspondence concerning the correction of longitude of Allegheny Observatory, United States, 1940.Correspondence concerning missing plates of the Eros observations from Lembang, Java, 1940.Correspondence with...
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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Script for 'The Night Sky in August', 1958-08

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45/337
Scope and Contents Two copies of Porter's script for 'The Night Sky in August' on the meaning of the word 'star' and its use in the term 'morning star', as Venus now is, and in 'evening star', as applies to Jupiter, Saturn and Mars at present; Mars growing brighter as the Earth moves towards it, the direction of motion of the Earth in space, the point in the sky towards which we are moving and the increase in the number of shooting stars after midnight; the motion of the solar system as a whole around the...
Dates: 1958-08
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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Script for 'The Night Sky in December', 1961-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45/382
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A copy of the script for 'The Night Sky in December' by F.G. Smith on 'I.A.U. Report No 3 - "Needles and Nebulae"', reporting on the recent I.A.U. meeting, the investigation of nebulae by radio and optical telescopes, types and ages of the galaxies and the age of the universe, and protests about Project West Ford - the experiment on radio reflection from metal needles.

Dates: 1961-12
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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Script for 'The Night Sky in November', 1961-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45/381
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A copy of the script for 'The Night Sky in November' by David Dewhirst on 'I.A.U. Report No 2 - GALAXIES', reporting on a recent I.A.U. meeting, types of galaxies and stages of development, galactic clusters, and Ryle and Baum on evidence against the steady state theory.

Dates: 1961-11
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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Script for 'The Night Sky in September', 1955-09

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45/302
Scope and Contents A copy of Porter's script for 'The Night Sky in September' on prediction in astronomy; the Dublin meeting of the International Astronomical Union; the Square of Pegasus in the east with Delphinus, Capricornus, Aquarius, Pisces and Cetus; Hydra, Virgo and Ursa Major (examples of large constellations), the regularisation of the boundaries of all constellations in 1930, and Bayer's star atlas of 1603; Mira in Cetus, first mentioned by Fabricius in 1590, which Bayer entered on his 1603 atlas;...
Dates: 1955-09
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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