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Woolley, Richard van der Reit, Sir, 1906 - 1986 (Knight, astronomer)

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Found in 73 Collections and/or Records:

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Papers on the Royal Astronomical Society, 1957 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/600
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Astronomical Society, including agenda and minutes of meetings of committees and the Council; officers' reports; notices and programmes for ordinary meetings; correspondence on speakers and club guests; material concerning papers to be read or refereed; correspondence concerning grants for travel, publications and research; and correspondence regarding the arrangements for lectures given by the Astronomer Royal. The papers include the following...
Dates: 1957 - 1963
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 the Royal Astronomical Society, 1949 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/601
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Astronomical Society, including notices of meetings; programmes; correspondence concerning papers to be read; memorandum concerning attendance at meetings, travel arrangements, etc.; correspondence on subscriptions; and correspondence, photographs and reports regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope. The correspondents include Dr J.A. Ratcliffe, Dr W. Heintz, G.J. Whitrow, C.W. Allen, A.W. Rodgers, Professor H. Bondi, Professor J.H. Oort, Dr A. Hogg,...
Dates: 1949 - 1957
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 the South African Astronomical Observatory, 1970 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/207
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports regarding the budget and staff complement of the South African Astronomical Observatory. There is material concerning proposals for staffing needs; the transfer of Cape staff; advertisements and applications for various posts; the budget for 1972-1973; the future of the Lyot heliograph and kinetheodolite, 1972; and the tapering fund of contributions to the South African Astronomical Observatory from the Science Research Council. The correspondence is largely...
Dates: 1970 - 1973
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 the South African Astronomical Observatory., 1972 - 1978

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/208
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the South African Astronomical Observatory Advisory Committee and minutes of its meetings. The papers include a letter from the Revd R. Woolley to F.J. Hewitt of the Committee for Scientific and Industrial Research on the distribution of observing time, 19 October 1972; minutes of the first meeting of the S.A.A.O. Advisory Committee, 9 March 1973, and the second meeting, 25 February 1974; copies of the budget for 1974-1975; and minutes of the S.A.A.O. Users Meeting, 5...
Dates: 1972 - 1978
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 the Time Service, 1943 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/625
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the Time Service and time signals, including alterations to signals, equipment, maintenance, faults, accommodation at Abinger, and the transition to Herstmonceux. The correspondents include H.M. Smith, the Admiralty, Mr Barker, R. Atkinson, H. Spencer Jones and R. Woolley. The papers include the following items:Correspondence between H.M. Smith and the Admiralty regarding 'Timing by Lovan-C' transmissions, 1963.Correspondence with A.P....
Dates: 1943 - 1963
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 time signals, 1939 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/629
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding time signals, including the following items:Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones, H.M. Smith and the Admiralty concerning equipment required and installations at Abinger, clock radio receivers and aerial systems, 1952-1955.Correspondence with Central Rediffusion Services Ltd and the Admiralty concerning the availability of the 6 pips time signal for the Independent Television Authority, 1955.Correspondence between R. Atkinson and...
Dates: 1939 - 1955
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 visitations, 1958 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/10
Scope and Contents Papers regarding visitations by the Board of Visitors to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including correspondence on the visit of Richard Woolley and a sub-committee of the Board of Visitors to the Cape Observatory in April 1963; a report on the 1962 inspection of the R.G.O.; lists of the R.G.O. Bulletins published in 1959-1961; minutes of the proceedings of the Board of Visitors held at Herstmonceux Castle, 11 June 1960; and a copy of the 'Warrant for the Board of Visitors of the Royal...
Dates: 1958 - 1963
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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Personal correspondence, 1956 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/528
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Richard Woolley concerning committees, visits, lectures, awards, prize-givings and book reviews. The correspondents include Sir Edward Appleton; J.R.A. McMillan; H. Brück; W. Buscombe; S. Chapman; P. Du Val; Sir F. Dreyer; O.J. Eggen; G.M. Sisson; M.J. Fenn; Dr Fricke; Dr Gascoigne; Dr Hogg; W. Heintz; the Astronomical Society of Glasgow; the Radio Society of Great Britain; the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; the Royal Society of Edinburgh; the English Speaking...
Dates: 1956 - 1957
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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Personal correspondence, 1956 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/529
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Richard Woolley concerning lectures, awards, committees, visits, dinners and other subjects. The correspondents include various societies, institutions, universities, schools and other observatories; newspapers and magazines, concerning books and articles; and tradesmen, insurance companies and others, regarding Herstmonceux. There is also correspondence with individuals, including A. Kratzlaff, P.G. Kulikovsky, Rear Admiral H.A. Karo, R.A. Lyttleton, S. Landgren,...
Dates: 1956 - 1958
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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Personal correspondence, 1957 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/530
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Richard Woolley concerning lectures, awards, committees, visits, dinners and other subjects. The correspondents include various societies, institutions, universities, schools and other observatories; newspapers and magazines, concerning books and articles; and tradesmen, insurance companies and banks. They include A. Rodgers; J.R.A. McMillan; P.M.S. Blackett; Sir Denis Boyd; H.A. Brück; W. Baade; Sir Edward Appleton; M. Ryle; J.C. Eccles; H. Eetsalu; O.J. Eggen; W....
Dates: 1957 - 1958
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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Photograph of the Astronomer Royal, Sir Richard Wooley, and HRH Prince Philip outside the Equatorial Group at Herstmonceux, 1958-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 71/3/12
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Black and white press photograph, inscribed on the back.

Dates: 1958-11
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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Press cuttings from 1986, 1986

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 190/8
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings on Halley’s Comet, time, the fate of the RGO at Herstmonceux, new information on Uranus from Voyager 2, SERC open days, job advertisements, SERC appointments, ‘Bayer’s lost star’, the US military and NASA, public communication of science, black holes, the move of the Royal Observatory to Cambridge, a memorial to Edmond Halley, the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) in Hawaii and an obituary for Sir Richard Wooley, etc. Some items are photocopies. Also includes a...
Dates: 1986
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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'Queen Opening Isaac Newton Telescope', 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 86/7/7
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Cine film footage made by BBC TV Enterprises. It features the Isaac Newton Telescope and an interview with Sir Richard Woolley (title is misleading).

Dates: 1967
Conditions Governing Access: This item is awaiting digitisation and is not currently accessible.
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'Queen Opens Isaac Newton Telescope', 1967-12-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 86/7/8
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Cine film footage made by Independent Television News Ltd. It features the Isaac Newton Telescope and an interview with Sir Richard Woolley (title is misleading). Also, two receipts.

Dates: 1967-12-01
Conditions Governing Access: This item is awaiting digitisation and is not currently accessible.
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Report of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1971

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 17/4/1
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The report of Richard Woolley, Astronomer Royal, for 1970.

Dates: 1971
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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Report to the R.G.O. Committee, 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 17/2/1
Scope and Contents

A typescript report by Richard Woolley, Astronomer Royal, to the Royal Greenwich Observatory Committee on the work of the Observatory, 1960-1965.

Dates: 1966
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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Report to the R.G.O. Committee, 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 17/2/2
Scope and Contents

A typescript report by Richard Woolley, Astronomer Royal, to the Royal Greenwich Observatory Committee for the year ending 31 March 1966.

Dates: 1966
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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Reports and other papers, 1968 - 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/210
Scope and Contents Reports and papers by Cape Observatory staff and other authors. There is a paper by R.H. Stoy on the history, present and possible future of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, 1968; reports of individual sections; and papers by various astronomers on specific subjects, including stellar photometry. There is also a paper by the Revd R. Woolley entitled 'Astronomy in South Africa' and miscellaneous notes for the 'Southern Hemisphere Bulletin' and various International Astronomical Union...
Dates: 1968 - 1974
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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Reports to the Board of Visitors, 1947 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 17/1/8
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The printed reports of Harold Spencer Jones and Richard Woolley, Astronomers Royal, to the Board of Visitors.

Dates: 1947 - 1956
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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Reports to the Board of Visitors, 1957 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 17/1/9
Scope and Contents

The printed reports of Richard Woolley, Astronomer Royal, to the Board of Visitors.

Dates: 1957 - 1964
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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Sir Richard Woolley, 1983 - 1986

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 86/3/6
Scope and Contents

Includes: recollections of his time at Greenwich as Chief Assistant; the work of the Observatory, its organisation and what he did there; a retrospective look at his time there. This a short interview with little detail.

Dates: 1983 - 1986
Conditions Governing Access: This item is restricted (preservation copy). Please request access copy catalogued at RGO 86/3/7/8. The provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) apply to access.
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Staff correspondence, 1971 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 11/21
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and E.M. Burbidge concerned mainly with travel and accommodation, 1971. There is also correspondence with senior staff of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, mostly A. Hunter and B. Pagel, 1971-1972, mainly regarding staff matters, such as appointments to short-term vacancies. These letters include correspondence on a letter which appeared in 'The Times' criticising the siting of the Isaac Newton Telescope at Herstmonceux. There is also a letter from...
Dates: 1971 - 1972
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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Visitation report, 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/228
Scope and Contents

The report of a delegation of the Board of Visitors of the Royal Greenwich Observatory on their inspection of observatories in South Africa during 1963. There is a typescript copy of the report, comprised of a narrative of the visit followed by a formal report, with a covering letter from R.O. Redman to R. Woolley, 16 May 1963. There are also two drafts and a printed version of the formal report, as well as a few notes.

Dates: 1963
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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