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Rooke, Lawrence, 1622 - 1662 (astronomer)

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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Commonplace book, 1679 - 1703

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/41
Scope and Contents An untitled compilation of notes and other papers on a range of subjects, 192 folios. The earlier part of the book is in Flamsteed's hand, but the hands of assistants and unidentified pupils appear with increasing frequency thereafter. There is a two-part contents page by Flamsteed.The volume includes various observations: of solar altitude, made in New England [by Thomas Brattle] (21rv); of an occultation and lunar eclipse by Johann Hevelius, 1681-1682 (22r, 28v-30v); of comets,...
Dates: 1679 - 1703
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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Planetary observations, 1690

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/22
Scope and Contents An undated collection of observations, mostly planetary, made with the sextant between July 1676 and September 1689, with an additional synopsis for each planet covering 1582-1714; in Flamsteed's and other hands; 186 folios. The volume includes notes on comets of 1682-1683 (104v-108r); a copy of Tycho's star catalogue (109r-119r); a copy of Lawrence Rooke's observations of Jupiter's satellites (124r-127v), with Flamsteed's own for 1677-1689 (136v-144v); sunspots, 1676-1684 (155v-161v); and a...
Dates: 1690
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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