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Porter, John Guy, 1900 - 1981 (astronomer)

 Person

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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Dr John Guy Porter on the 1954 Eclipse of the Sun, 1986

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 86/6/1/5
Scope and Contents

Audio recording of an excerpt from the BBC Radio broadcast 'The Sky at Night' in which Porter gives a live commentary on a total eclipse of the sun at Stromstad in Sweden on 30 June 1954; duration: 4 minutes (approx.). Also, photocopy of a related typescript in which Porter gives some background information about his broadcast.

Dates: 1986
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-sub-series: Please note that the reel-to-reel tapes and mini-cassette tape are awaiting digitisation and are not currently accessible.
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Notes on computations for 1960-1980, 1949 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/220
Scope and Contents

Notes regarding computations for the Sun and planets for 1960-1980, made mainly by D.H. Sadler and J.G. Porter in 1954.

Dates: 1949 - 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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Notes on mean elements, 1960 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/204
Scope and Contents

Notes by J.G. Porter and others regarding mean elements of the planets.

Dates: 1960 - 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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Notes on smoothing, 1949 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/187
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous notes by D.H. Sadler and J.G. Porter on smoothing.

Dates: 1949 - 1950
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).
 Series

Papers of John Guy Porter, 1925 - 1981

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45
Scope and Contents The collection contains a wide range of material from throughout Porter's career. The largest body of papers are copies of scripts for B.B.C. Radio, written mostly by Porter, but including some by other authors. There are many letters, many of them concerning the activity of the Computing Section of the B.A.A., particularly the preparation of ephemerides for its Handbook, but also including correspondence with mathematical astronomers, much of it reflecting Porter's interest in meteor and...
Dates: 1925 - 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 Sadler's investigations, 1949 - 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/118
Scope and Contents Papers relating to D.H. Sadler's miscellaneous investigations, including, among other items, 'Astrometric Ephemeris of Pluto'; a note on the use of the equinox for the preceding or nearest year; papers relating to ephemerides of minor planets; 'Demonstration of Hollerith Machines'; material on P.Z.T. (Photographic Zenith Tube) Stars, 1950; J.G. Porter, 'The Orbit of a Meteor Stream'; Sadler, 'The Work of the Nautical Almanac Office' and 'Interpolation of the Lunar Ephemeris at Daily...
Dates: 1949 - 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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Papers on apparent places of stars, 1939 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/156
Scope and Contents

Notes, tables and other papers of D.H. Sadler and J.G. Porter regarding the calculation of apparent places of stars, including some printed material.

Dates: 1939 - 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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Papers on solar ephemeris, 1950 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/103/1
Scope and Contents

A folder regarding the basis of solar ephemeris, especially the comparison between 'Astronomical Ephemeris'/'Nautical Almanac' values from Newcomb's tables and A.P.A.E., Vol. XIV. There are also various other papers relating to 'Sun from Newcomb' work carried out by D.H. Sadler, E. Smith and J.G. Porter, dating mainly from the 1950s.

Dates: 1950 - 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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