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Hunter, Alan, 1912 - 1995 (astronomer)

 Person

Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:

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Annual Meeting, 1963, 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 55/1/13
Scope and Contents 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.
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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Correspondence of G.A. Harding, 1969 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/200
Scope and Contents Correspondence of G.A. Harding regarding administrative and astronomical matters, including letters concerning the occultations of Antares, 9 January 1969; a request for information on globular cluster NGC 6171, 29 January 1969; details of the Cape Transit Circle, 17 February 1969; maintenance work to be carried out on the 30-inch telescope, 17 April 1969; the specification for the prime focus plateholder mount on the Isaac Newton Telescope, 14 March 1969; defects in the R 40 plates, 5...
Dates: 1969 - 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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Correspondence of G.A. Harding, 1969 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/201
Scope and Contents Correspondence between G.A. Harding and others regarding the agreement between the Science Research Council and the Committee for Scientific and Industrial Research on the future of the Cape and the organisation of work at the South African Astronomical Observatory. The letters include suggestions for the dispersal of various instruments, a copy of the draft inter-agency agreement, March 1969, with a revised copy, 14 May 1970; minutes of the council meeting of 19-20 February 1970 to discuss...
Dates: 1969 - 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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Correspondence on Cape salaries, 1964-08-27 - 1968-09-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/850
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1964-08-27 - 1968-09-16
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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Correspondence on expenses, 1962-11-02 - 1962-11-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/886
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1962-11-02 - 1962-11-06
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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Correspondence on instruments, 1953 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/96
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1953 - 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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Correspondence on instruments, 1945 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/114
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding astronomical instruments, including letters from A. Hunter regarding a tripod to support a 16-inch coelostat mirror, 1949; correspondence with Carl Zeiss regarding a 100mm transit instrument, 1948, including a leaflet on the instrument; letters from the Optical Works Ltd regarding the Schmidt telescopes, including a photograph and a catalogue, 1947; and correspondence with H.E. Piggot, 1945-1946, regarding an Australian sundial designed by W.E. Cooke in 1908, and the...
Dates: 1945 - 1949
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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Correspondence on job applications, 1972 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 11/27
Scope and Contents 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).
Dates: 1972 - 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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Correspondence on lectures, 1963-11-04 - 1967-10-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/827
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1963-11-04 - 1967-10-12
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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Correspondence on M.W. Feast's salary, 1964-03-17 - 1964-03-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 48/201
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1964-03-17 - 1964-03-24
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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Correspondence on public records, 1963 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/717
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence with individuals and institutions other than the Public Record Office and the National Maritime Museum regarding public records, 1963-1966, including correspondence with private individuals on historical matters connected with astronomy and the history of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. There is correspondence with Lord Thompson of Fleet concerning an exchange with the British Museum of the bust of Newton; a request to the Admiralty to publish a history of the R.G.O. by...
Dates: 1963 - 1968
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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Correspondence on Rumsey's camera, 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/889
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1965
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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Correspondence on scientific publications, 1949 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/576
Scope and Contents 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.
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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Correspondence on television and radio, 1958 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/545
Scope and Contents 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.
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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Correspondence on the Cookson Telescope, 1952 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/92
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1952 - 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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Correspondence on the N.H.O., 1972-10-25 - 1972-11-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/171
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1972-10-25 - 1972-11-21
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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Correspondence on the reversible transit circle, 1954 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/105
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1954 - 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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Correspondence on the Royal Institution, 1954 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/518
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1954 - 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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Correspondence on the Royal Society, 1949 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/552
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1949 - 1952
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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Correspondence on Whitley Council, 1950 - 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/643
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1950 - 1951
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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Correspondence with Alan Hunter, 1960-01-29 - 1960-02-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/250
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1960-01-29 - 1960-02-08
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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Correspondence with the B.B.C., 1948 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/540
Scope and Contents Correspondence with or concerning the British Broadcasting Corporation, including the following items:Correspondence with the B.B.C. concerning talks and interviews by the Astronomer Royal for radio and television, 1948-1957.Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding Dr Porter's broadcasts for the B.B.C., 1956.Correspondence between Dr A. Hunter and various individuals concerning a lunar crater, 1952.Correspondence with the B.B.C. concerning photographs of...
Dates: 1948 - 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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Correspondence with the British Astronomical Association, 1964 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/782
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1964 - 1968
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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Correspondence with the Norman Lockyer Observatory, 1959-04-02 - 1959-04-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/442
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1959-04-02 - 1959-04-07
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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Dr Alan Hunter, 1984-05-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 86/3/2
Scope and Contents Alan Hunter, former Director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, talking to S. Malin about his life and work at the Old Royal Observatory. He discusses: staff structure before the War; his background and training; descriptions of the ORO; the approach of the War; descriptions of individuals; eclipse observational work; choice of sites and move to Herstmonceux; failings of the Greenwich site; the Admiralty's attitude to the ORO; descriptions of Spencer Jones and Woolley; his air crash during the...
Dates: 1984-05-11
Conditions Governing Access: This item is restricted (preservation copy). Please request access copy catalogued at RGO 86/3/7/2. The provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) apply to access.
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