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Maskelyne, Nevil, 1732 - 1811 (astronomer and mathematician)

 Person

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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A note on the transit of Mercury of 9 November 1802 as observed at Paris, 1803-01-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/159/5: 1
Scope and Contents

The author of the note may be [Badiase] and refers to comments by Charles Messier and Pierre Mechain. On the reverse of the note is a record of observations, possibly in the hand of Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1803-01-04
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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Computations, tables and observations, 1718 - 1767

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 2/18
Scope and Contents Computations, tables, observations and miscellaneous papers. Nos 19-43 are bound together in the form of an exercise book.1. Observations of the planets, 17-18 May 1737, in Latin.2. Observations and calculations for 23-24 July 1739. 3. Observations at Stoke Newington, London, 1738. 4. Observations by J.N. Lillee of the passage of the Moon at Petersburg, 2-3 January 1738.5. Lunar observations at Paris, 1729-1723.6. French account of an...
Dates: 1718 - 1767
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 Professor Kratzenstein on chronometers and magnetic variation, 1786-08-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 464-466
Scope and Contents

Sent to Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1786-08-28
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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Minutes of the Board of Visitors, 1784 - 1830

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/22
Scope and Contents Minutes of the Council of the Royal Society:27 May 1784: resolving that the printing bill for the second volume of the 'Greenwich Observations' be paid.24 June 1784: concerning the King's approval of a proposal for ascertaining the relative situations of the observatories at Greenwich and Paris.29 July 1784: concerning and including a letter from Lieut. General Roy, dated 28 June 1784, on the measurement of a base line. The minutes also cover Visitation...
Dates: 1784 - 1830
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 comets, 1723 - 1759

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 3/43/6
Scope and Contents Papers on comets and other subjects.1. 'Observations upon the Comets that appeared in the months of September and October 1757', with reference to unnamed stars and observational technique, including an acknowledgement to Dr Smith's three volumes on optics.2. Observations to ascertain the 1757 comet's right ascension, its position relative to the Earth and other stars, and its declination, with attendant calculations.3. Table of observations of the 1759...
Dates: 1723 - 1759
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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