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Smyth, Charles Piazzi, 1819 - 1900 (astronomer)

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Papers on Royal Astronomical Society, 1878 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/244
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society. There are papers by Airy on occultations of stars and the phenomena of Jupiter's satellites, 1877, 1878 and 1879; spectroscopic results for the motions of stars in the line of sight; the determination of the mass of Mars; the conjunction of Mars and Saturn, 30 June 1879; the elements of Vulcan; the spectrum of Brorsen's Comet; and the determination of the longitudes of Berlin and Vienna. The papers also include an index to the miscellaneous...
Dates: 1878 - 1880
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 the galvanic longitude of Edinburgh, 1855 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/636
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the operation to discover the longitude of Edinburgh by means of electric telegraph. The papers include material on the arrangement of stars for observation; calculations of longitude at Edinburgh deduced from observations; and instructions and arrangements for those involved in the tests, including J. Washington, W. Ellis, C.V. Walker, C.P. Smyth, J.C. Clark and C.F. Varley. There are also letters on the longitude of Paris by U.J.J. Le Verrier, of Brussels by L.A. Quetelet,...
Dates: 1855 - 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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