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Palomar Observatory

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Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence of the A.A.T. Working Party, 1963-05-28 - 1964-05-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/290
Scope and Contents Correspondence between members of the Working Party formed by R. Woolley to consider the design study for a 150-inch telescope. The correspondents include Woolley; Redman; S.C.B. Gascoigne, Royal Greenwich Observatory; B.J. Bok, Director, Mount Stromlo Observatory; and A. Hunter, Royal Greenwich Observatory. Bok sends copies of his reports on visits to the Lick, Mount Palomar and Kitt Peak Observatories, and to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd. There is also a copy of a letter from...
Dates: 1963-05-28 - 1964-05-17
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 American observatories, 1938 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/475
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence regarding various American observatories, 1938-1959, including correspondence with the Yale University Observatory; P. van de Kamp, Sproul Observatory, Pennsylvania; Yerkes Observatory; Carnegie Institution of Washington; G.C. McVittie, Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota; Astronomical Department, Berkeley University; The Observatory, University of Michigan; Georgetown College Observatory; Dr James G. Baker, Professor Harlow Shapley and Dr Bart J. Bok, Harvard...
Dates: 1938 - 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 American observatories, 1959 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/482
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence regarding various American observatories, 1959-1963, including correspondence with the United States Naval Observatory, Washington; Thornton Page, Van Vleck Observatory, Wesleyan University, Connecticut; William Liller, Dr H. Shapley, Professor Donald H. Menzel and Professor Leo Goldberg, Harvard College Observatory; Peter van de Kamp, Sproul Observatory, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Dr I. King, University of Illinois Observatory; Dr Olin J. Eggen, Mount Wilson and Mount...
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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Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Observatory, 1947 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/636
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers of Robert Atkinson regarding the Isaac Newton Observatory, including the following items:Correspondence with F.J. Hargreaves regarding large telescope designs, particularly mirror problems, and referring to Nairobi district as a suitable site for a large telescope, with a copy of a letter from H. Cole, Pilkington Brothers Ltd, on the production process of discs.Letter from E.H. Linfoot, H.H. Wills Physical Laboratory, Bristol, referring to the...
Dates: 1947 - 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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Correspondence on the Radcliffe Observatory, 1967-03-30 - 1974-08-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/563
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including correspondence with the University Observatory, Oxford; the Science Research Council; the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories; the University Observatory of St Andrews; the University of London Observatory; the Department of Astronomy, University of Manchester; the Department of Physics, University of Victoria, Canada; the Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town; the National Research Council of Canada; the...
Dates: 1967-03-30 - 1974-08-06
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 Alan Hunter, 1960-01-29 - 1960-02-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/250
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Alan Hunter regarding problems with bad weather at the Palomar Observatory and a test of the lack of collimation on the 60-inch telescope.

Dates: 1960-01-29 - 1960-02-08
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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Correspondence with foreign observatories, 1957 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/780
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various overseas observatories, S-Z, including the following items:Saudi Arabia: correspondence regarding the setting up of a large telescope in Riyadh, and minutes and correspondence concerning a special committee to advice Riyadh University.South America: correspondence with the National Observatory of Argentina.Spain: correspondence regarding the Seville Observatory and its lease by the Royal Greenwich Observatory from the Jesuit...
Dates: 1957 - 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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Correspondence with I.S. Bowen, 1959-01-28 - 1959-02-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/213
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and I.S. Bowen regarding arrangements for Woolley's visit to the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories.

Dates: 1959-01-28 - 1959-02-04
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 Oxford University, 1963-11-20 - 1968-07-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/565
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Oxford University, including correspondence with D.E. Blackwell of the Department of Astrophysics, University Observatory; correspondence with G.P.V. Collyer regarding the Halley Lecture 1964; an agenda for a meeting of the trustees of the Johnson Memorial Prize; correspondence with B. Warner of the Department of Astrophysics; correspondence with A.R. Sandage of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories; and a list of astronomical publications.

Dates: 1963-11-20 - 1968-07-03
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 'E', 1965-11 - 1967-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/13
Scope and Contents

General correspondence with the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, the Australian National University and others.

Dates: 1965-11 - 1967-06
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 'S', 1962-11 - 1966-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/37
Scope and Contents General correspondence with, among others, the Mount Wilson Observatory; the Palomar Observatory; the University of St Andrews; the Royal Society; G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; A. Samaha of the Helwan Observatory, Egypt; E.B. Ford of All Souls College, Oxford; the 'Science Journal'; and the Society for Visiting Scientists. The subjects include a proposed visit by Sir Richard Woolley to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; Woolley's contribution to a special issue of...
Dates: 1962-11 - 1966-10
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 'S', 1966-11 - 1970-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/42
Scope and Contents

General correspondence with, among others, R.H. Stoy of the Royal Observatory, Cape Town; the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, California; A. Curtis, Literary Editor of the 'Sunday Telegraph'; the University of Southampton; the Chambre Suisse de l'Horologerie; and G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd. The subjects include a review by Sir Richard Woolley for the 'Sunday Telegraph' of 'The Story of Jodrell Bank' by Sir Bernard Lovell.

Dates: 1966-11 - 1970-12
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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Letter from Alan Hunter, 1960 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/246
Scope and Contents

A letter from Alan Hunter to Sir Richard Woolley regarding his success in finding a clear night at Mount Palomar.

Dates: 1960 - 1961
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 D.H.P. Jones, 1962-07-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/284
Scope and Contents

A letter from D.H.P. Jones to Sir Richard Woolley regarding plates of Beta 522 required by Woolley and the difficulties of obtaining extra time on the telescopes at the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories.

Dates: 1962-07-17
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 I.S. Bowen, 1959-02-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/219
Scope and Contents

A letter from I.S. Bowen to Sir Richard Woolley regarding measurements of Coudé plates done by Woolley and Sir Richard's proposed observing programme for his visit to the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories.

Dates: 1959-02-10
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 I.S. Bowen, 1961-07-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/267
Scope and Contents

A letter from I.S. Bowen to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the acceptance by the Committee of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories of Woolley's request to carry out a programme on proper motions in M67.

Dates: 1961-07-07
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 O.J. Eggen, 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/278
Scope and Contents

A letter from O.J. Eggen to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the possibility of finding a young English astronomer to work as an assistant at the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, working the 20-inch and 60-inch telescopes photometrically. Enclosed is a copy of a letter from Eggen to G.F.W. Mulders of the National Science Foundation, Washington D.C., regarding an I.A.U. Sponsored Colloquium of Commission 37 (clusters) to be held at Herstmonceux Castle in August 1962.

Dates: 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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Letter from O.J. Eggen, 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/288
Scope and Contents

A letter from O.J. Eggen to Sir Richard Woolley regarding work done at the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories.

Dates: 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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Letter from Olin Wilson, 1958-09-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/201
Scope and Contents

A letter from Olin Wilson to Sir Richard Woolley regarding a set of drawings made in 1911 of the plate measuring engines at the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories.

Dates: 1958-09-17
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 Alan Hunter, 1960-01-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/242
Scope and Contents

A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Alan Hunter requesting a plate of HD 293210 and concerning the allocation of time on the telescopes at the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories and other matters.

Dates: 1960-01-04
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 O.J. Eggen, 1962-12-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/290
Scope and Contents

A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to O.J. Eggen regarding Woolley's proposed observing programme for his visit to the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories.

Dates: 1962-12-19
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 Olin Wilson, 1958-12-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/211
Scope and Contents

A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Olin Wilson regarding the measurement of plates and Woolley's proposed viewing programme for his visit to the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories.

Dates: 1958-12-04
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 Olin Wilson, 1960-01-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/243
Scope and Contents

A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to Olin Wilson regarding Alan Hunter's difficulty in obtaining time on the Mount Wilson and Palomar telescopes to do the work on the Hyades requested by Woolley.

Dates: 1960-01-11
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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Personal correspondence R-Z, 1958 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/917
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Sir Richard Woolley regarding lectures, dinners, meetings, articles for magazines, book reviews and other subjects. There is correspondence with tradesmen, bankers, etc.; with societies, universities, observatories and other institutions; and with individuals. The correspondents include the Mount Stromlo Observatory; the Mount Palomar Observatory; the Royal Academy of Arts; the Royal Naval College, Greenwich; R.O. Redman; Professor Brück; Professor Sir Charles...
Dates: 1958 - 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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