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Smith, Francis Graham, Sir, 1923 (Knight, physicist and astronomer)

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Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on Arcturus, 1966-04-25 - 1966-04-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/412
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley; Professor F. Graham Smith of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank; and Dr Roger Griffin of The Observatories, Cambridge, regarding Griffin's work on the spectrum of Arcturus and attempts to get the results published.

Dates: 1966-04-25 - 1966-04-28
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 I.N.T. Board, 1962-03-20 - 1966-07-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/550
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management for 1962 onwards with, among others, W.H. McCrea of the Department of Mathematics, Royal Holloway College, London; the Royal Society; the Director General, Naval Works; the Department of Astronomy, University of Glasgow; the Department of Physics, Imperial College, London; H.A. Brück of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; R.W. Ditchburn of the Department of Physics, University of Reading; D.E. Blackwell of the University...
Dates: 1962-03-20 - 1966-07-08
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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Group photograph

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/951
Scope and Contents

An undated photograph, 214mm x 164mm, of D. Lynden-Bell, Maarten Schmidt, F. Graham Smith, S.C.B. Gascoigne, Sir Richard Woolley and Gustav Tammann seated in a group. There is an accompanying memorandum identifying the figures in the photograph.

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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Interviews with Paul Cass and Sir Francis Graham Smith, 1985-07-09 - 1985-12-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 86/2/2
Scope and Contents Side A: Paul Cass talking about site testing on La Palma. Cass was the Executive Officer. Includes: details of the sites he worked on; the team working on La Palma, what they did, observations, working system, living conditions on the island; details of other people working on La Palma; problems and dangers encountered on the island; the attitude of the local people to the team; description of observing there; international cooperation in the site testing program. Interviewed on 9 July 1985....
Dates: 1985-07-09 - 1985-12-15
Conditions Governing Access: This item is restricted (preservation copy). Please request digital access copy catalogued at RGO 86/2/6 instead. Users must acknowledge Keith Tritton. The provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) apply to access.
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Letter from F. Graham Smith, 1974-02-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/283
Scope and Contents

A letter from F. Graham Smith regarding the possibility of using the 4.5m telescope in the infrared.

Dates: 1974-02-03
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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Letter from F. Graham Smith, 1974-02-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/284
Scope and Contents

A letter from F. Graham Smith, Royal Greenwich Observatory, 6 February 1975, enclosing a copy a letter from F.W. Jackson, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 4 February 1975, containing a quote for David Brown to examine the new blank at Schott's.

Dates: 1974-02-06
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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Letter to F. Graham Smith, 1966-05-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/413
Scope and Contents

A letter from Professor Francis Graham Smith to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the proposed publication by Dr Roger Griffin of the results of his work on the spectrum of Arcturus.

Dates: 1966-05-02
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 of Francis Graham Smith, 1970 - 1981

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 13
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of papers accumulated by F. Graham Smith during his time at the Royal Greenwich Observatory. There is a long series of items regarding the restructuring of the R.G.O. in the early 1970s, and a further set of papers covering different aspects of the Observatory's affairs. The remaining papers are comprised of collected items concerning the Science Research Council, Anglo-Australian Telescope Board, European Science Foundation Astronomy Committee and Joint...
Dates: 1970 - 1981
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 of the 1976 conference, 1976

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 56/13
Scope and Contents Three folders of papers on the 1976 Herstmonceux Conference:1. 'Herstmonceux Conference 1976 General'Details of the conference (on the folder's inside cover); a letter from F. Graham Smith on the theme of the conference and the agenda; two application forms - one requesting information about the applying institution, the time of the delegates' arrival and meals, and the other regarding meals only; two notes on the conference; a programme detailing events of 29 March - 1...
Dates: 1976
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 Anglo-Australian Telescope H.Q., 1975

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 12/3
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the Anglo-Australian Telescope Headquarters Operation:A letter from M.O. Robbins, Science Research Council, London, to F. Graham Smith, 23 January 1975, inviting him to a meeting on 3 February 1975 to discuss the A.A.T. Scientific Headquarters and its location. Attached is an unsigned note on the difficulties associated with the location of the H.Q. There are also telexes and various notes from interested parties.A letter from M.O. Robbins to F. Graham Smith,...
Dates: 1975
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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Prof. F.G. Smith, director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, interviewed by Tony Fish for 'Home Run', BBC Radio London, 1976-09-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 86/6/1/1
Scope and Contents

Topics covered include: the work of the Royal Observatory, the Greenwich Time Signal, measuring longitude, the Isaac Newton Telescope and its use in studying the history of the universe, spiral nebulae, black holes, pulsars, astronomical photographs, solar research, and new discoveries and research.

Dates: 1976-09-21
Conditions Governing Access: This item is awaiting digitisation and is not currently accessible.
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Recordings of the proceedings of the Hanbury Brown Conference, Herstmonceux Castle, 23-26 Sep. 1986, 1986-09-23 - 1986-09-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 86/6/2/4
Scope and Contents Eleven tapes of lectures and discussions during the conference covering 'Modern instrumentation and its effect on astronomy'. The conference was to commemorate the 70th birthday of Robert Hanbury Brown. Speakers were: Sir Richard Lovell, Sir F.G. Smith, A. Hewish, R. Schilizzi, J. Davies; D. Downes, A. Readhead, J. Dainty, J. Davis, G. Weigelt, J. Baldwin, J. Noorman, J. Angel, C. Hazard, K. Taylor, L. Woltjer, G. Illingworth, C. Wynne, A. Boksenberg, C. Mackay, P. Jordan, P. Wallace, N....
Dates: 1986-09-23 - 1986-09-26
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-sub-series: The LPs are awaiting digitisation and are not currently accessible.
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Script for 'The Night Sky in December', 1961-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45/382
Scope and Contents

A copy of the script for 'The Night Sky in December' by F.G. Smith on 'I.A.U. Report No 3 - "Needles and Nebulae"', reporting on the recent I.A.U. meeting, the investigation of nebulae by radio and optical telescopes, types and ages of the galaxies and the age of the universe, and protests about Project West Ford - the experiment on radio reflection from metal needles.

Dates: 1961-12
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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