Woolley, Richard van der Reit, Sir, 1906 - 1986 (Knight, astronomer)
Found in 73 Collections and/or Records:
Black and white film footage with audio, made by the Commonwealth of Australia News and Information Bureau for BBC Magazine. Includes an interview with Sir Richard Woolley.
A notice to British National Committee of Astronomy members on the setting up of a sub-committee to consider British participation in the European Southern Observatory. There are also Redman's letters to J.H. Oort and R. Woolley on the British position, including reference to R.H. Stoy's suggestion that Britain contributes on a reduced scale.
A letter and 2-page write-up sent to Richard Woolley by Remington Rand Ltd, 9 February 1962, regarding its UNIVAC Computer Division, with a reply from the Private Secretary to the Astronomer Royal, 19 February 1962.
Correspondence regarding estimates of expenditure for the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including an airmail letter from G.B. Wellgate, South Africa, to Richard Woolley, 6 August 1963, regarding the 1964-1965 Sketch Estimates; and letters regarding the instrument situation at the R.G.O., the Navy Estimates and the removal of the Royal Observatory to Herstmonceux, 1950-1952.
Correspondence with various people and bodies, 1960, including Dr Woolley; Dr Goldsbrough; Professor Lighthill; the Ministry of Aviation, Farnborough; F.G. Call of the Maritime Museum; and Southern Television. There is also correspondence and other material relating to the Royal Photographic Society, 1954-1959, and the International Society for Photogrammetry, 1959, regarding meetings, lectures, etc.
Correspondence regarding the travel arrangements for Richard Woolley for visits to Moscow, to attend the 'Tenth General Assembly of the Astronomical Union'; South Africa; Finland; and the United States. There is also correspondence relating to travel arrangements for the visits of Woolley and Dr Eggen to Sweden and Marseilles, and letters from B.V. Kukarkin inviting Woolley to visit Russia.
General correspondence of R. Woolley, Dr P.S. Trebble, T.H. O'Beirne and H.R. Lang regarding the Institute of Physics, including correspondence and preliminary details of the fourth 'Physics in Industry' conference at Glasgow, 25-28 June 1952.
Correspondence regarding the meridian circle, including letters from A. Danjon to Richard Woolley concerning the determination of longitude, 1956; letters from R. Atkinson concerning the analysis of measurements made with the meridian circle, 1950; and drawing No. 4591 of the 7-inch transit circle 'Copenhagen', showing the proposed arrangement of the axis thrust block, 22 June 1948, prepared by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.