Halley, Edmond, 1656 - 1742 (astronomer)
Found in 60 Collections and/or Records:
Tables of altitudes at Cambridge, Eustachio Zanotti's observations of the transit of Venus of 1761, parallax of the Sun by transit observations, 'Halley's problem', and the problems of converting from heliocentric to geocentric longitudes.
An undated copy of Edmond Halley's catalogue of southern stars (206r-216r), differing from the published version , with rough calculations relating mostly to eclipses (204v-205r, 217r-244r). The catalogue is undated, but the calculations refer to dates up to 1718. The writing is in Halley's hand.
Correspondence with the committee for the commemoration of the tercentenary of Edmond Halley's birth.
A collection of loose portrait plates, chiefly of astronomers, printed from engravings, drawings and photographs. The portraits are arranged alphabetically by surname of the sitter. Alongside astronomers, sitters include physicists, mathematicians and other scientists of note. The collection also includes a single portrait of King Charles II, an RGO staff photograph, and a book of portraits of astronomers.
Various rough drafts of the solution of astronomical problems.
Errors of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in longitude and latitude, apparently compared with Edmond Halley's tables.
First day cover from the British Astronomical Association with Halley’s Comet 17p stamp affixed, 1986-02-18
Envelope with printed images of Halley, a satellite and the comet as depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry and in art, with the 17p Halley’s Comet stamp affixed. Postmarked by the London Planetarium and by British Airways. Also an information sheet (originally enclosed in the envelope).
Envelope with a printed image of Edmond Halley and the Comet, marked ‘The London Planetarium welcomes the return of Halley’s Comet’. The Halley 17p stamp is affixed, postmarked by the London Planetarium.
First day cover from the Royal Greenwich Observatory with all four Halley’s Comet stamps affixed, 1986-02-18
Envelope marked ‘The Return of Halley’s Comet / Official Cover, Old Royal Observatory Greenwich’, printed with an image of the comet and a satellite. Four Halley’s Comet stamps are affixed, postmarked by the O.R.O. Greenwich, ‘Many Happy returns to Halley’. Also an information sheet on the comet (originally enclosed in the envelope).
First day cover envelope issued by the International Astronomical Union, New Delhi, decorated with a sun and moon and bearing a 100-rupee stamp showing Halley’s Comet.