Siding Spring Observatory
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
An article by Bart J. Bok on the 'Siding Spring Observatory', regarding the opening of the observatory.
A copy of a letter from Redman to M.H. Jeffery, 2 June 1969, enclosing notes on dust collectors for Siding Spring, and Redman's correspondence with Hermann Wehner and P.M. Sydserff, 11 June 1969 - 18 July 1970, thanking them for dust samples, and discussing dust testing procedure, the assessment of dust tests, and the supply of plastic Petri dishes, including a quotation for the dishes from Griffin and George Ltd, 15 August 1969.
Notes on the Astronomical Working Party at Canberra; a visit to Siding Spring; and meetings of the Science Research Council Board in London, Newcastle and Cambridge.
Correspondence with M.H. Jeffery and J.V. Hindman regarding the Siding Spring wind records for April and May, new anemometers and recorders to be obtained, the geology of sites 3A and 7A, the increasing scepticism of astronomers on the value of seeing tests, and the death of Redman's secretary. Jeffery's letter of 18 June encloses graphs on wind speed
A letter from O.J. Eggen, 1 November 1968, regarding the convening of a small committee to evaluate that data from site testing at Siding Spring. He encloses graphs on wind records, notes on Automatic Seeing Monitor calibration, and a comparison of methods of estimating astronomical seeing by A.R. Hogg, with graphs.
A copy of a letter from R.J. Boyle, Divisional Engineer, Television, Postmaster-General's Department, regarding investigating television interference to amplifiers at the Siding Spring Observatory.
A letter from Vic Williamson providing an explanation of the dust samples taken in November and December 1968 and commenting on the completed report on observing conditions at the Siding Spring Observatory.
Copies of two letters from Redman to P.M. Sydserff regarding discontinuing dust tests at Siding Spring after July, general conclusions and his final report.
A notebook entitled 'Canberra 1971 June, Rodgers Committee etc. also PILOT, July 9, London', including Redman's notes on a visit he made to Siding Spring on 14 June 1971.
A notebook entitled 'Canberra - Siding Spring 1972 February', containing notes by Redman on a visit he made to Siding Spring and on the Astronomical Working Party.
Twenty-eight photographs, one picture and one postcard of Siding Spring Observatory, the Anglo-Australian Telescope and related images.
Drawing No. 01-003-01, a plan of the Siding Spring Observatory.
Drawing No. 01-003-02, a plan of the Siding Spring Observatory.
A drawing of the site plan for the initial layout of the Siding Spring Observatory.