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Horrocks, Jeremiah, 1618 - 1641 (astronomer)

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Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

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Astronomical papers, 1639 - 1675

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/76
Scope and Contents Five papers on astronomical subjects bound together under the direction of G.B. Airy and added to the collection by him, with a list of contents in Airy's hand, 94 folios. The papers are in the hands of Flamsteed, Nicholas Stephenson and several unidentified scribes.1. 'Venus in Sole visa: seu Tractatus Astronomicus' by Jeremiah Horrocks, 1639, differing from the version that constitutes RGO 1/68C, but written in the same hand.2. 'Solares tabulae ex demonstratis fundamentis...
Dates: 1639 - 1675
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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Calculations for the Moon and Jupiter, 1688 - 1700

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/65/A
Scope and Contents

Calculations concerned mainly with the Moon and Jupiter's satellites, compiled from data of 1688-1694 and 1698, with an index (45v-46r); tide-tables for 1696-1699 and 1703-1705 (76r-87r, 99v-108r); stellar data (114r-119r); and a note by Flamsteed about William Gascoigne, William Crabtree and Jeremiah Horrocks (112v). The volume is marked '82' and 'S 1690'.

Dates: 1688 - 1700
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 tables, 1701 - 1712

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/50/H
Scope and Contents

Lunar tables, with calculations from lunar data of 1694-1695 and notes on Jeremiah Horrocks's lunar theory. There are also tables of right ascensions and polar distances for inscribing lines of latitude and longitude on charts of the constellations. The tables are not in Flamsteed's hand, but possibly that of James Hodgson. The contents date from 1701-1708, with the exception of the notes, which are later.

Dates: 1701 - 1712
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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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1857 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/251
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from Sir J.F.W. Herschel, J. Challis, R.C. Carrington, F.A.T. Winnecke, W. De La Rue and A. de Morgan. The subjects covered include a diagram of the distribution of solar spots; a newspaper cutting from the 'Panama Star and Herald' on Jones' observations of the zodiacal light; a diagram of a bright spot on the unilluminated Moon; charts on the occultations of the Pleiades, 1857-1859; letters on ancient eclipses; a...
Dates: 1857 - 1858
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 November', 1953-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45/280
Scope and Contents A copy of Porter's script for 'The Night Sky in November' on Jupiter in Taurus; the transit of Mercury, 14 November 1953, and the next transit of Venus in 2004; Jeremiah Horrocks's prediction of the first observed transit of Venus, 1639; the observatory of Preston in Lancashire; the 1769 transit of Venus and James Cook; Legentil and the transits of 1761 and 1769; parallax measurements during a transit used to determine the scale of the solar system; other objects transiting the Sun;...
Dates: 1953-11
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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Works by Horrocks and other treatises, 1637 - 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/68
Scope and Contents

Copies of works by Jeremiah Horrocks and other treatises, 601 folios (foliated continuously). Most of the original material dates from the mid-17th century to February 1706, including much from circa 1673-1677. There are also transcriptions made in 1923. The writing is in the hands of Horrocks and others.

Dates: 1637 - 1923
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).