Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642 - 1727 (Knight, natural philosopher and mathematician)
Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:
Set of four commemorative stamps titled, ‘The Principia Mathematica’ (18p), ‘Motions of Bodies in Ellipses’ (22p), ‘Optick Treatise’ (31p), and ‘The System of the World’ (34p).
An undated photocopy of the account of Sir Isaac Newton of the expenses for printing the astronomical observations of John Flamsteed, dated 8 April 1710.
A printed copy of Harold Spencer Jones' address on Sir Isaac Newton, to be delivered in Brussels on 25 January 1947, with manuscript and typescript copies of a French translation by P.J. Melotte. There is an accompanying note from Spencer Jones to Melotte requesting that the translation be made, 28 December 1946.
Bicentenary of the Armagh Observatory stamps: first day cover and special issue stamped envelope, 1990-10-16
A book on central forces by Israel Lyons, including articles on resistance to bodies moving under central forces. The volume includes an answer to Mr Murdoch on the centre of gravity, October 1758, and extracts and analysis of propositions from Newton's 'Principia'.
An undated booklet by Israel Lyons on Newton's 'Principia', Book 1, Proposition 91, Corollary 2, dealing with Newton's differential method concerning the logarithmic spiral.
Correspondence on printing and accounts relating to the Standards Commission. The volume includes a printed memoir from Airy titled 'Account of the construction of the New National Standard of Length, and of its principal copies'; 'Catalogue of a portion of the Library of the late Stanesby Alchorne'; columns of numbers for 'Airy's Gauging scale'; and a copy of a letter by Sir Isaac Newton from 'The Daily Courant', 30 December 1717, on the value of the sovereign.
A pen and ink drawing of the Front Court of the Royal Observatory, 1849; an undated engraving of a house pasted to a blue leaf, titled by Airy 'Newton's Birth Place'; and an undated engraving of Nevil Maskelyne.
Exhibitions by visual artists Wenyon & Gamble made during their residency at the RGO, 1987-1988, 1987 - 1988
Includes re-creations of Sir Isaac Newton's optical experiments.
Video: 'Holograms on Video': 1. Royal Greenwich Observatory, Feb. 1988; 4 minutes, no sound; 2. 'Alter Image', broadcast Channel 4, 2 June 1987; 7 minutes.
Postcard of exhibition 'TRAIL', 1987.
5 slides of holographic artworks.
'Diarium Observationum Astronomicarum Coelestium' ('Journal of astronomical observations of the heavens'): first notes of observations with the mural arc, 18 January 1694 - 16 March 1698, mainly in the hands of the assistants Samuel Clowes and James Hodgson, though Flamsteed's also appears, 180 folios. There are entries noting visits by Peter the Great (160r, 164v) and other national and personal events (e.g. 24r, 39r, 176r). Inside the back cover is a signed statement by Isaac Newton.
Concerning a telescope thought to have been used by Sir Isaac Newton.
Rough calculations from lunar data, compiled 1690-1699, with draft outlines of letters to William Bossley, Edmund Greenbury and Isaac Newton, 1695-1696 (258v-259r).
'The first three sections of the Cambridge Edition of Sir Isaac Newton's Principia 1810', pp. 1-90, written in Latin, with annotations by Maskelyne.
- ARCHON code (for CUL materials): Royal Greenwich Observatory (GBR/0180) X
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