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Mayer, Johann Tobias, 1723 - 1762 (astronomer)

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Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter endorsing Mayer's method of calculating solar eclipses, 1811-01-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/149: 96-97
Scope and Contents From the File: The letters are primarily from Nevil Maskelyne but include three sent to Andrews by Margaret Maskelyne, following the death of her father.
Dates: 1811-01-05
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 giving an outline of Maskelyne's method of computing star occultations and solar eclipses and the current state of printing of the 1814 'Nautical Almanac', 1809-08-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/149: 60-61
Scope and Contents From the File: The letters are primarily from Nevil Maskelyne but include three sent to Andrews by Margaret Maskelyne, following the death of her father.
Dates: 1809-08-15
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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Letters of thanks to the Board of Longitude and requests for publications, 1784 - 1827

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/14: 258-354
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1784 - 1827
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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Longitudes and latitudes, 1767 - 1769

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/45
Scope and Contents Computations from observations primarily of the right ascensions and declinations or the longitudes and latitudes of the Sun, Moon and planets.1. Sun's declination, 2 May 1768 - 1 January 1769.2. Obliquity of the ecliptic, 1 August 1767 - 1 November 1769.3. Sun's declination from 1 August 1767 to 26 January 1769.4. Sun's longitude from computations of Johann Mayer's tables, 25 January 1768 - 12 May 1768. The computations are missing.5. Reductions of Mars'...
Dates: 1767 - 1769
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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Lunar theory and the Newtonian system, 1760

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/108
Scope and Contents 'Lunar theory in conjunction with the Newtonian system.' The work includes Johann Mayer's tables, preparation and reduction of the equations, workings in infinitesimal calculus, the solar parallaxes and the Moon's longitude.
Dates: 1760
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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Mason's lunar tables, 1750 - 1779

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/84
Scope and Contents Part of the computations of Charles Mason's lunar tables of 1778, including comparisons of the tables of the Moon in longitude and latitude, with observations. The volume includes tables on the annual equation of the anomaly and ascending node of the Moon, details of the Moon's longitude, corrections and reductions. There are computations of the Moon's longitude and latitude as compared to Johann Mayer's tables, 1751-1760; computed longitude of the Moon compared with observed longitude,...
Dates: 1750 - 1779
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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Moon's observed place, 1772 - 1782

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/79
Scope and Contents The Moon's observed right ascension, declination, longitude and latitude compared with Johann Mayer's tables, 8 January 1772 - 30 December 1776, and with Charles Mason's tables, 1 January 1777 - 30 December 1782.
Dates: 1772 - 1782
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 Johann Mayer's method of computing solar eclipses, 1810

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/149: 92-93
Scope and Contents From the File: The letters are primarily from Nevil Maskelyne but include three sent to Andrews by Margaret Maskelyne, following the death of her father.
Dates: 1810
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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Observations of the Moon compared, 1762 - 1771

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/75
Scope and Contents Observations of the Moon compared with the results of Johann Mayer's tables, 28 August 1762 - 29 December 1771.
Dates: 1762 - 1771
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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Reduction of the Moon's place, 1750 - 1760

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/35
Scope and Contents Reductions of the Moon's place for the period 13 September 1750 to 23 August 1760, with reference to Johann Mayer's improved tables. The volume includes the techniques employed for the observations and some corrections.
Dates: 1750 - 1760
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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Resumé by Maskelyne of his career, giving some important dates, 1801

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/320/11: 1-2
Scope and Contents Includes a piece on Johann Mayer's lunar tables.
Dates: 1801
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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Stellar observations and calculations, 1743 - 1771

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/67
Scope and Contents Various observations and calculations, primarily of the stars.1. Tables and equations for the Earth's perturbations by Venus and Jupiter and for the lunar equation.2. Catalogue of the stars for 1690 and 1760, with elements for their aberrations.3. Corrections for the tables of Dalembert, Halley, Mayer and Clairaut.4. To find the aberration in right ascension and declination.5. Comparisons with Nicholas Louis de Lacaille's star catalogue, 1750 and...
Dates: 1743 - 1771
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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Sun's observed right ascension, 1762 - 1782

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/51
Scope and Contents The Sun's observed right ascension and longitude in comparison with Johann Mayer's tables, 28 August 1762 - 31 December 1782, a corrected and updated version of RGO 4/48.
Dates: 1762 - 1782
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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Sun's observed right ascension, 1783 - 1796

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/54
Scope and Contents The Sun's observed right ascension in time and in arc and its deduced longitude as compared to Johann Mayer's tables, 1 January 1787 - 20 December 1796. The volume lists Maskelyne's assistants from 1783 to 1796.
Dates: 1783 - 1796
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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