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Hansen, Peter Andreas, 1795 - 1874 (astronomer)

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Found in 45 Collections and/or Records:

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Address to Royal Astronomical Society, 1836 - 1847

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/227
Scope and Contents Airy's address to the Royal Astronomical Society, including subjects such as Baily's biography of Flamsteed; the position of the ecliptic, 1835; the mass of Jupiter, 1835-1836; Rosenberger's medal; E. Dunkin's Spring Level; the parallax of Alpha Lyrae; the First Cambridge Catalogue; examination of Boguslowski's claims to be an Associate of the Royal Astronomical Society; the determination of the orbits of comets from observations; P.A. Hansen's physical astronomy; the regulation of the...
Dates: 1836 - 1847
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Comparison of lunar reductions, 1887 - 1890

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/573
Scope and Contents Corrected comparisons of P.A. Hansen's lunar reductions. The volume includes the Moon's errors, 1847-1855, as observed with the transit circle and altazimuth; comparisons of original and new computations; transit circle and altazimuth computations, 1847-1861, with Marth's corrections; and the corrected value of longitude error and errors of the Moon's tabular place in longitude and ecliptic north polar distance. There are some extra miscellaneous computations and letters by J.C. Adams, J.R....
Dates: 1887 - 1890
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Comparisons of Hansen's lunar tables, 1847 - 1858

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/90
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Comparisons made with P.A. Hansen's 'Tables de la Lune', including correspondence on J.R. Hind's comparison of Hansen's and J.K. Burckhardt's tables, and comparisons of tabular places with observations made with the transit circle and altazimuth, 1847-1858 inclusive.

Dates: 1847 - 1858
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Correspondence and theories on geodesy, 1868 - 1873

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/424
Scope and Contents Correspondence and theories of J.C. Adams, A. d'Abbadie and Mr Sawitsch regarding geodesy. The papers includes a manuscript titled 'Observations made at Schiehallion June 1775' written by Dr Maskelyne and an assistant; a resumé of the career of Captain Basevi; plans of platforms for pendulums in a Russian observatory and in the Royal Society; a printed paper titled 'Gegenbericht an die permanente Commission der Europaischen Gradmessung' (Reply to the permanent European Commission on the size...
Dates: 1868 - 1873
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Correspondence on Hansen's lunar tables, 1855

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/88
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Correspondence on P.A. Hansen's 'Tables de la Lune', including official communication, correspondence with the printers, correspondence with Hansen, and correspondence with people who received Hansen's Tables.

Dates: 1855
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Correspondence on reductions, 1833 - 1847

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/544
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Correspondence concerning requests for reduced lunar observations, etc.; computation of the geocentric places of the planets; instructions and computations for planetary reductions; Bradley's reduced observations; and reductions of the minor planets. The correspondents include J.W. Lubbock, J.C. Adams, W.S. Stratford, J.F. Encke, F. Baily, J. Challis and P.A. Hansen.

Dates: 1833 - 1847
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Hansen's lunar tables, 1856

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/89
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A copy of P.A. Hansen's 'Tables de la Lune'.

Dates: 1856
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Hansen's lunar tables, 1857

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/91
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The last copy of P.A. Hansen's 'Tables de la Lune'.

Dates: 1857
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Lunar reduction reports, 1856 - 1860

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/556
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Weekly reports by J.R. Lucas, the superintendent of the lunar reductions. There are also comparisons of J. Pond's star observations; calculations of epochs; calculations for lunar reductions; calculations of numbers from P.A. Hansen's tables; errata in J. Pond's observations; corrections to the Moon's parallax and semi-diameter; and letters from J.C. Adams, J. Challis and J.R. Hind.

Dates: 1856 - 1860
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Lunar reductions, 1847 - 1853

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/567
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Calculations of errors of longitude and ecliptic north polar distance from meridional and altazimuthal observations, used for the comparison of observations with P.A. Hansen's tables.

Dates: 1847 - 1853
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Lunar tables, 1857

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 18/602
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Tables of the Moon by P.A. Hansen, Directeur de l'Observatoire Ducal de Gotha, printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode.

Dates: 1857
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Lunar tables, 1857

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 18/158
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Tables of the Moon by P.A. Hansen, Directeur de l'Observatoire Ducal de Gotha, printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode.

Dates: 1857
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1835 - 1848

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/368
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Airy's miscellaneous correspondence, letters A-L. The correspondents include B. Amici, J. Anderson, D.F.J. Arago, F. Baily, F. Beaufort, F.W. Bessel. J.B. Biot, P.H.L. von Boguslowski, J. Coldecott, J. Challis, T. Chevallier, S.H. Christie, E.J. Cooper, W. Cubitt, W.R. Dawes, A. de Morgan, S.H. Drachs, J.F. Encke, J.D. Forbes, T. Galloway, E.J.A. Gautier, B.A. Gould, P.A. Hansen, T. Henderson, J.F.W. Herschel, J.G.S. Lefevre, U.J.J. Le Verrier and J.J. Littrow.

Dates: 1835 - 1848
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1851

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/373
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, D.F.J. Arago, C. Babbage, G.P. Bond, J. Challis, A.R. Clarke, W. Cubitt, A. de Morgan, W. Denison, J.F. Encke, J.D. Forbes, J.G. Forchhammer, E. Gautier, B.A. Gould, P.A. Hansen, J.F.W. Herschel, G.B.I.T. Libri, G. Peacock, C. Pritchard, L.A. Quetelet, H.V. Regnault, the Earl of Rosse, G.S.G. Santini, H.C. Schumacher, P.A. Secchi, A. Sedgwick, R. Sheepshanks, W.H. Smyth, R. Stephenson, G.G. Stokes, W.S. Stratford, F.G.W. Struve, J....
Dates: 1851
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1855 - 1856

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/376
Scope and Contents Airy's personal correspondence on scientific and non-scientific matters with, among others, J.C. Adams, F. Beaufort, J.B. Biot, E.M. Brayley, R.C. Carrington, A. de Morgan, W. Denison, J.F. Encke, H.A.E.A. Fayé, J.D. Forbes, B.A. Gould, P.A. Hansen, J.F.W. Herschel, J.R. Hind, U.J.J. Le Verrier, J.S. Bowerbank, E. Loomis, O.M. Mitchel, R.I. Murchison, C.H.F. Peters, C. Pritchard, L.A. Quetelet, J. Richardson, G.S.G. Santini, P.A. Secchi, W.H. Smyth, C.P. Smyth, J. Sopwith, O. Struve, J....
Dates: 1855 - 1856
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1857 - 1859

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/377
Scope and Contents Aiy's miscellaneous correspondence, letters A-K. The correspondents include, among others, J.C. Adams, F. Beaufort, J.B. Biot, G.P. Bond, J. Booth, R.C. Carrington, W. Cubitt, A. d'Abbadie, A. de Morgan, W. Denison, J.F. Encke, M. Faraday, J.D. Forbes, E. Frankland, J.E. Galle, A. Gautier, B.A. Gould, W.R. Hamilton, P.A. Hansen, C. Hansteen, J.F.W. Herschel, F.W.H.A. Humboldt, W.S. Jacob and M.J. Johnson. The papers include two newspaper cuttings, one on the death of Sir Francis Beaufort,...
Dates: 1857 - 1859
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1862 - 1869

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/381
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous personal correspondence on scientific and non-scientific topics, including a great number of obituaries and memoirs of fellow scientists. The correspondents include C. Abbe, J.C. Adams, A.V. Auwers, G.P. Bond, A. Caswell, W.H.M. Christie, A. d'Abbadie, A. de Morgan, W. De La Rue, H.A.E.A. Fay, J.D. Forbes, W.J. Foerster, J.G. Galle, B.A. Gould, W. Huggins, W.R. Hamilton, P.A. Hansen, A.S. Herschel, J.F.W. Herschel, J.R. Hind, A.W.V. Hofmann, U.J.J. Le Verrier, J.H.V....
Dates: 1862 - 1869
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1873 - 1875

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/383
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, J.C. Adams, A.V. Auwers, E. de Beaumont, C.T. Beke, Sir D. Brewster, B.C. Brodie, A d'Abbadie, W. De La Rue, A. de Morgan, G.B. Donati, E.J.A. Gautier, B.A. Gould, W.R. Hamilton, P.A. Hansen, C. Hansteen, J.F.W. Herschel, J.N. Lockyer, J.H. Malder, S. Newcomb, C. Pritchard, L.A. Quetelet, M. Sequin, D.A. Silveira, O. Struve and C.B. Vignoles. The papers include notices of the deaths of several eminent people, including non-scientists,...
Dates: 1873 - 1875
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Observations and calculations of longitude, 1857 - 1862

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/115
Scope and Contents Observations, reports and calculations for the longitude of places in North America by W.B. Jack; the longitude of Chicago; differences in longitude observed by Pulkova and Dorpat; longitudes of places in Australia; and the longitudes of Shanghai, Paris, Vienna, Ghent, Brussels, New Westminster, Canada, Williamstown, Victoria and Newton Abbot, Devon. The volume also includes various works, maps, reports, observations and correspondence on solar eclipses. There is substantial material on the...
Dates: 1857 - 1862
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Papers on ancient eclipses, 1851 - 1852

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/467
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Papers from a volume titled 'Chronology', concerned mainly with ancient eclipses. The correspondents include P.A. Hansen, J.R. Hind, J.W. Bosanquet, H. Malden, R.I. Murchison, W.R. Hamilton, J.C. Adams, W.H. Smyth, F. Beaufort and C. Hansteen. There are two maps of Asia Minor and of Tunis, and two Admiralty Charts of the coast of Tunis and the Gulf of Kabes.

Dates: 1851 - 1852
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Papers on buildings and grounds, 1855 - 1861

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/49
Scope and Contents Notes and letters regarding the archaeology of the buildings and grounds of the Royal Observatory, 1859-1861.Plan and letters regarding a corrugated iron partition in the East Building, 1855.Diagram and letter regarding the porches of the Royal Observatory, 1855.Correspondence concerning Mr Morley's tender for painting the Royal Observatory, 1856.Plans for the building carrying the new South East Dome of the Royal Observatory, 1856.Specifications for...
Dates: 1855 - 1861
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Papers on chronology, geography and tides, 1857 - 1858

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/472
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on chronology, geography and the tides. The correspondents include W. Whewell, J.C. Adams, J.R. Hind, J.W. Bosanquet, W.H. Barlow, P.A. Hansen, J.F. Encke, W.H. Smyth, J.B. Biot, J. Washington, W.H. Miller, M. Corbeaux, J. Lee, R. Fitzroy, J.W. Blakesley, Lord Lindsay, J. Williams, J. Wood, P.S. Stanhope, G. Dawson, J.F. Burgoyne, W. Selwyn and D. Livingstone. There is a paper on the date of the death of Olaf the Fat (Saint Olave); a geometric projection of...
Dates: 1857 - 1858
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Papers on chronology, geography and tides, 1862 - 1863

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/477
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on chronology, geography and tides. The correspondents include J.R. Hind, A. Way, J. Washington, W.H. Smyth, E. Cardwell, C.A. Young, J. Thompson, R. Fitzroy, P.S. Stanhope, A. Cayley, W. Spottiswoode, R.I. Murchison, G. Everest, W. Selwyn, J.D. Forbes, J.H. Speke, G. Grote and T. Cooke. There are calculations of ancient eclipses; a printed paper by P.A. Hansen on secular variation of the mean longitude of the Moon; papers and a tracing relating to Airy's...
Dates: 1862 - 1863
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Papers on eclipses and the Moon, 1855 - 1857

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/469
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on ancient eclipses and positions of the Moon, concentrating on calculations of the eclipses of Agathocles, Thales and Larissa, and the connection between them, culminating with Airy's paper 'On the eclipse of Agathocles, the eclipse of Larissa and the eclipse of Thales with an appendix on the eclipse at Stiklastad' (observed in Scandinavia, 1030). There are further calculations of eclipses in 786-771, 608, 499, 498, 400, 189 and 187 BC, and for 1241 AD, as well as...
Dates: 1855 - 1857
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Papers on planetary and lunar theory, 1880 - 1893

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/150
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning Sir George Airy's numerical lunar theory, 1880.Correspondence with S. Newcomb, Washington, concerning lunar theory, 1880.Letter from Archdeacon Kaye concerning the Moon's influence on terrestrial motion, 1880.Correspondence with T.E.V. Oppolzer concerning errors in the lunar tables, 1880.Correspondence with J.D. Forbes, Glasgow, concerning the trans-Neptunian planet, 1880.Correspondence with R.S. Ball concerning his 'elements...
Dates: 1880 - 1893
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