Hunter, Alan, 1912 - 1995 (astronomer)
Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:
A printed and an annotated typescript copy of the Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Visitors on 15 June 1963. The typescript copy has a covering letter from Alan Hunter to R.E. Clarke, Admiralty Hydrographic Supplies Establishment, 6 September 1963.
Correspondence between Dr Stoy of the Cape Observatory, A. Hunter of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and others regarding the monthly salaries of staff employed at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, and their conditions of service.
A letter from R.O. Redman to A. Hunter, 2 November 1962, regarding expenses due to him and enquiring if certain equipment is available from the Royal Greenwich Observatory, and A. Hunter's reply of 6 November advising Redman of when this equipment might be available.
Letters from A.C.B. Lovell to A. Hunter regarding an equatorial mounting, 1956; letters from A. Hunter to Dr G. Merton regarding the visual Lummer Brodhun microphotometer, 1955; and correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding the photographic zenith tube measuring machine, 1953.
Applications for employment at the Royal Greenwich Observatory from individuals from Britain and abroad, relating mostly to short-term research appointments. There is also correspondence between E.M. Burbidge and A. Hunter on possible ways to fill vacant posts at the R.G.O., and letters regarding D.T. Wickramasinghe and his application to work at the Observatory (he eventually found work at the Mount Stromlo Observatory).
Correspondence regarding invitations to A. Hunter, Sir Richard Woolley and others to lecture on different topics, received from various organisations, including Women's Institutes, the Workers' Education Association and universities, and including the replies accepting or declining the invitations.
Letters from M.W. Feast to Dr Alan Hunter (Royal Greenwich Observatory), Edgar L. Pilditch (Longbourne, Stevens and Powell) and Sir Richard Woolley, 17 March 1964, regarding his salary, and a copy of a letter from Woolley to Feast, 24 March 1964, regarding Feast's complaints about his salary and the work of the Radcliffe Observatory.
Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and N.J. Rumsey of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Zealand, regarding Rumsey's design for a compact camera. There are also letters from B. Pagel to others on the same subject, and a letter from A. Hunter to E.G. Martin on the location of a missing 6-inch lens which he is trying to help locate.
Correspondence with various people and societies, including Sir David Brunt, R.O. Redman and A. Hunter, regarding the financing of scientific publications by the Royal Society.
Correspondence regarding various television and radio programmes for the B.B.C., Granada Television and Southern Television, including correspondence with the Admiralty, Dr A. Hunter, the Malayan Mathematical Society and the British Council.
Correspondence between R.O. Redman and Dr A. Hunter regarding the delivery of the Cookson Zenith Telescope to the Science Museum, 1955, and correspondence regarding the transfer of the Cookson Measuring Micrometer to the Astrometry and Astrophysics Department of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1952.
Correspondence with potential users of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory and arrangements for meetings. The correspondents are D.W.N. Stibbs; H.A. Brück; R. Wilson and D. McNally, University of London Observatory; J. Ring; J.D. McGee and B.C. Morgan, Imperial College of Science and Technology; Mrs M. Burbidge and A. Hunter, Royal Greenwich Observatory; Z. Kopal, University of Manchester; A.J. Meadows, University of Leicester; and Dr Vesecky, University of Leicester.
Correspondence regarding the reversible transit circle, including letters from A. Hunter to L.S.T. Symms regarding the reversible transit circle azimuth lenses, 1955; correspondence with Cooke, Troughton and Simms Ltd regarding the reversible transit circle, 1954; and letters from L.S.T. Symms to W.D. Wright regarding the zenith distance micrometer, 1954.
General correspondence with Sir Lawrence Bragg, Dr Hunter, Dr Woolley, H. Spencer Jones, Dr Davies and others regarding meetings, lectures and other matters concerning the Royal Institution.
Correspondence with the London Mathematical Society, Dr Hunter and others regarding the cost of publishing papers by the Royal Society, 1949-1952, including a list of Polish publications of 1873-1948 and reference tables in astronomy. There is also correspondence concerning the Cheltenham Magnetic Observatory, 1951.
A letter from H. Spencer Jones to R. Atkinson enclosing a copy of his letter to A. Hunter, Royal Greenwich Observatory, on the formation of a shop committee of the Admiralty Departmental Joint Industrial Council, and copies of letters from C.T. Strange, Secretary of the Industrial Whitley Council, Royal Greenwich Observatory, to H. Barker and R. Atkinson.
Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and Alan Hunter regarding problems with bad weather at the Palomar Observatory and a test of the lack of collimation on the 60-inch telescope.
Correspondence with officials and members of the British Astronomical Association regarding the Assistant Secretary's pension, the publication of papers, Dr A. Hunter's Presidential Address and other subjects.
A letter to Richard Woolley from S. Archer, Norman Lockyer Observatory, 2 April 1959, requesting the U.T. of plates mentioned in the Greenwich Observations of Colour Temperatures of Stars, with a reply from A. Hunter, 7 April 1959.