Bliss, Nathaniel, 1700 - 1764 (astronomer)
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
With Mr Yorke's opinion dated 10 Nov. 1764.
Concerning a copy of Bradley and Bliss's Observations for the Cape Observatory.
Print of a drawing from an engraving on an old pewter flagon.
The collection contains a complete series of transit observations for Bradley's term as Astronomer Royal, supplemented by notes, calculations, tables and correspondence, with a smaller set of observations and other papers relating to Bliss. The observation ledgers for both Astronomer Royals feature the handwriting of Charles Green, who was Bradley's assistant and continued in his post under Bliss. The papers are written mainly in English, but also include Latin and one item in Italian.
Reduction of quadrant observations by applying refraction, the parallax of the Sun and nutation, 24 August 1762 - 7 March 1764. There are also observations of the intervals of transit telescope wires used by Nathaniel Bliss, 1762-1764.
Daily rate of the transit circle clock deduced from the transits of the fixed stars, 29 August 1762 - 19 March 1765. The volume has notes and rules on calculating these figures. The observations were performed by Nathaniel Bliss until 22 September 1764, and by Charles Green from then until 15 March 1765.
Copy of king's warrants of priory seal issuing payments to Dr James Bradley (15 Feb. 1752) and to Nathaniel Bliss (11 Aug. 1762) for their roles as Astronomer Royal.