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Melotte, Philbert Jacques, 1880 - 1961 (astronomer)

 Person

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence with the Royal Observatory, 1939 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/10
Scope and Contents Two sets of correspondence with the Royal Observatory, Greenwich:1. Correspondence regarding the appointment of R.H. Corham to the Nautical Almanac Office, the employment of P.J. Melotte and other Royal Observatory staff on calculations for H.M.S. 'Vernon', and other matters.2. Correspondence regarding extending the wartime work of the Nautical Almanac Office, reports of bomb damage at the Royal Observatory and the printers Hammonds, and letters on arrangements for continuing...
Dates: 1939 - 1941
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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Cutting on Jupiter's 8th satellite

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/129
Scope and Contents An undated photocopy of an article in the 'Daily Mail', 6 May 1908, regarding P.J. Melotte's discovery of the eighth satellite of Jupiter.
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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Drawing of the corona of a solar eclipse, Mauritius, 1901 - 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 116/6/7
Scope and Contents Includes a conservation note by P. Jacques Melotte dated 1939 concerning the instability of the paper; a print mentioned as made in 1925 is not extant.
Dates: 1901 - 1939
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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Lists of stars on plates, 1902 - 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/301
Scope and Contents Tables compiled by P.J. Melotte listing double stars and variable stars noted on astrographic plates.
Dates: 1902 - 1903
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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Melotte's catalogue of dark areas

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/278
Scope and Contents P.J. Melotte's 'Catalogue of 1450 dark areas from Franklin Adams' plates', including an original script and first draft. The catalogue is undated.
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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Melotte's dark nebulae data

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/276
Scope and Contents P.J. Melotte's positional data of Dark Nebulae from Franklin Adams's plates, numbers 4-206, undated.
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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Melotte's data

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/277
Scope and Contents P.J. Melotte's rewritten, selective positional data of Dark Nebulae from Franklin Adams's plates, numbers 38, 202 and 204, including positional data for the Magellanic clouds and a miscellaneous celestial 'graph'. The papers are undated.
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 Philbert Melotte, 1750 - 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 74
Scope and Contents The collection contains a wide range of material created or accumulated by Melotte during his lifetime. There are four main series, relating to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, British Astronomical Association, Royal Astronomical Society and solar eclipses. The remaining material comprises papers, photographs and other items on a wide range of astronomical subjects.
Dates: 1750 - 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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Papers on appointments of Established Computers, 1895 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/9
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence concerning the appointment of five candidates as Established Computers, 1895-1897, and general correspondence regarding the schedule of the examination for Established Computers, with a full set of exam papers. The candidates were W. Bowyer, C. Davidson, D.J.R. Edney, H. Furner and R.F. Rendell.(2) Correspondence on the examination, appointment and resignation of Established Computers, 1901-1908, concerning the following subjects:The examination held to...
Dates: 1895 - 1912
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 computers' orders, 1881 - 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/136
Scope and Contents Papers concerning occasional orders given to supernumerary computers:(1) Granting of certificatesRecommendations from staff that certain individuals be granted a certificate asserting their competence to use particular pieces of equipment and notes from the Astronomer Royal announcing these grants, with an index at the beginning:Memorandum by W.H.M. Christie to E. Dunkin recommending a certificate for W.A. Peat, 1881.Note by Airy stating that on...
Dates: 1881 - 1919
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 computers' resignations, 1881 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/138
Scope and Contents (1) Papers relating to the resignations of computers, 1892-1910, including testimonialsTwo typed and two written sheets of contents.Handwritten 'Summary of justifications for applying for Testimonial' by Miss A. Everett, 1892. Handwritten testimonial for Miss Everett by W.H.M. Christie, 1892.Testimonial and letter regarding A.P. Miskin, 1893.Letter and doctor's certificate regarding Mr Allworth and a letter from W. Ellis terminating his employment,...
Dates: 1881 - 1910
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).
 Sub-Series

Papers on small planets and satellites, 1881 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/152
Scope and Contents (1) Papers relating to small planets and satellites, 1881-1912Correspondence with Paris Observatory, 1881, concerning observations of minor planets for the period ending 31 December 1880.Letter from D. Gill, Cape of Good Hope Observatory, 1881, regarding observations of minor planets to determine solar parallax.Telegrams concerning the discovery of new minor planets, 1882-1892.Correspondence with R. Bryant concerning perturbations of Sappho,...
Dates: 1881 - 1912
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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Plate account book, 1910 - 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/172
Scope and Contents An account book kept by P.J. Melotte of plates used for transparencies, etc.
Dates: 1910 - 1928
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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Script for 'The Night Sky in April', 1958-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45/333
Scope and Contents A copy of Porter's script for 'The Night Sky in April' on Jupiter at opposition on 17 April near Spica in Virgo, south of the equator; the moons of Jupiter (the four Galilean moons and the eight discovered since Galileo's time), grouped into three parts: the first group comprised of five regular inner satellites (like Saturn's), the second group containing three moons orbiting in eccentric paths, and the final group orbiting in a retrograde fashion; Melotte's discovery of one of these moons...
Dates: 1958-04
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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