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Hansen, Peter Andreas, 1795 - 1874 (astronomer)

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Papers on planetary and lunar theory, 1896 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/151
Scope and Contents Correspondence of 1896-1905 concerning a proposed new comparison of theory with the Greenwich observations of the Moon from 1750. The correspondents include S. Newcomb, E.W. Turner and D. Gill.Correspondence with S. Newcomb concerning errors in the tables of Mars, 1905.Correspondence with S. Newcomb regarding comparisons of Sir George Airy's longitudes of the Moon with Hansen's tables, 1905.Mr Cowell's memoranda on gravitational calculations and empirical terms of...
Dates: 1896 - 1920
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1835 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/230
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including notices of meetings; agenda for the Council meetings; balloting lists for officers; correspondence regarding the lecture on O. Struve's 'Etudes' and the Pulkova Observatory; the results derived from Cambridge observations of occultations, 1830-1835; correction to lunar elements from Greenwich observations, 1750-1830; a lecture upon Lord Rosse's and W. Lassell's telescopes; U.J.J. Le Verrier's paper on periodical...
Dates: 1835 - 1848
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/232
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a galley proof of R. Sheepshanks' remarks on irradiation; a copy of a paper by S.M. Drach 'on the computation of ephemerises of the Moon'; a paper by Airy on the weights to be given to the separate results for terrestrial longitude determined by the observation of transits of the Moon and fixed stars; contributions to the annual report, 1850; a speech by Airy as President of the Royal Astronomical Society on delivering the medal to...
Dates: 1850
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1851 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/233
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a speech by Airy on delivering the medal to Signor A. de Gasparis; an abstract of Lt Clarke's paper; a paper by Airy on the determination of the probable stability of an azimuthal circle by observations of stars and of a permanent collimator; a paper by Airy on the vibration of a free pendulum in an oval, differing little from a straight line; correspondence, reports and diagrams on the total eclipse of the Sun, 28 July 1851; a...
Dates: 1851 - 1852
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1853 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/234
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a lecture by Airy on the determination of longitudes by galvanic signals; a paper by Airy on the reduction of the observations of the Revd T. Catton; an address by Airy on delivering the medal to Herr Rümker; a paper by Airy on the difference of longitude between the observatories of Brussels and Greenwich as determined by galvanic signals; correspondence on pendulum experiments; a manuscript by J. Bloxam on clock escapements;...
Dates: 1853 - 1854
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1855 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/235
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a notice on the discovery of a comet by Dr G.B. Donati, 10 November 1857; a speech on the delivering of the medal to the Revd W.R. Dawes; a paper by Airy on a personal equation in the observations for runs of the transit circle; a note by Airy on the occultations of small stars by Saturn in 1854 and 1856; a paper by Airy on the observation of the occultations of Antares in 1856, with reference to the duplicity of the star;...
Dates: 1855 - 1857
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1860 - 1862

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/237
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including an abstract of a paper by H. Schubert on the figure of the Earth; papers and correspondence on the total eclipse of 18 July 1860; a note by Airy on the appearance of Jupiter on 26 March 1860; a paper by Airy on the comparison of P.A. Hansen's and J.K. Burckhardt's lunar tables with the Greenwich observations, 1847-1858; a paper by Airy suggesting a new astronomical instrument with the proposed name of 'Orbit Sweeper'; a list of the...
Dates: 1860 - 1862
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1863 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/239
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a paper by Airy on the origin of the apparent luminous band which in partial eclipses of the Sun has been seen to surround the visible portion of the Moon's limb; a note on the division of labour in the observation of small planets; a paper by Airy on the transit of Venus, 1882; a paper by Airy on a comparison of the Chinese record of solar eclipses in the Chun Tsew with the computations of modern theory; a paper by Airy on a...
Dates: 1863 - 1865
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1869 - 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/241
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society. There are papers by Airy on the eyepiece for correcting atmospheric dispersion; the lunar eclipse of 12 July 1870; the transmission of foreign post parcels; a special point in the determination of the elements of the Moon's orbit from meridional observations of the Moon; the proposed devotion of an observatory to observations of the phenomena of Jupiter's satellites; the rejection in the lunar theory of the term of longitude depending for...
Dates: 1869 - 1873
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 Hansen-Encke controversy, 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/766
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Copies of pieces on the controversy between Hansen and Encke regarding Brunnow's tables of Flora, translated by W.I. Lynn, 105 pages. The volume is comprised principally of a correspondence between the two protagonists. It includes the recent investigations at the Berlin Observatory on the theory of perturbations of Egeria and Flora.

Dates: 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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Papers on transit of Venus, 1869 - 1877

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/281
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Foreign printed papers concerning the transits of Venus, 1874 and 1882, including newspaper and magazine articles, Royal Astronomical Society 'Monthly Notices' and government notices. The authors of the papers include A.V. Auwers, C.C. Bruhns, P.A. Hansen, E. Heis, T.E.V. Oppolzer, E. Neumayer, S. Newcomb, Mr Hasselberg, O. Struve, J.A.C. Oudemans, Sir D. Gill and many others. The papers also include diagrams of the Earth.

Dates: 1869 - 1877
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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Printed papers, 1858 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/815
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Airy's printed papers, volume 7, with a list of titles numbered 214-148. The papers are dated from 6 November 1858 ('Draft of Proposed New Statues for Trinity College, Cambridge') to 14 December 1860 ('Note on a Translation of a Passage in a letter of Hansen's relating to coefficients').

Dates: 1858 - 1860
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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Scientific correspondence, 1827 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/375
Scope and Contents Airy's personal correspondence on scientific matters with, among others, F.W.A. Argelander, F. Beaufort, J.B. Biot, J.R. Hind, T. Brooke, R.C. Carrington, W. Cubitt, W. Denison, J.F. Encke, H.A.E.A. Fayé, J.D. Forbes, B.A. Gould, H. Goulbourn, J.A. Grunert, P.A. Hansen, S. Herbert, G. Fisher, U.J.J. Le Verrier, O.M. Mitchel, R. Owen, G. Peacock, C. Pritchard, K.L.C. Rümker, A. Sedgwick, R. Sheepshanks, W.H. Smyth, G.G. Stokes and W. Whewell. The papers include J.C. Adams' application for a...
Dates: 1827 - 1854
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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Theories of the Moon and planets, 1849 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/80
Scope and Contents Theories and ancient observations of the Moon and planets, including Mr Templeton's computations of many numbers in the expansion of R; J.F. Encke's paper on a new method of computing planet perturbation; a portrait and map of the Moon, with papers relating to the theory of the Moon, including letters from P.A. Hansen; correspondence concerning an Admiralty grant to P.A. Hansen for the compilation of lunar tables, with a letter from H.C. Schumacher; a letter, in Italian, from E. Nascio...
Dates: 1849 - 1852
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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Theories of the Sun, Moon and planets, 1835 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/79
Scope and Contents Theories and observation of the Moon, planets and satellites. There is correspondence on lunar theory, including letters from P.A. Hansen on his 'New Inequalities of the Moon'; letters from T. Henderson on errors in the calculations of J.K. Burckhardt for the Moon's diameter; and 'Extracts from Ephemeris of the Moon for the moment of the passage of her Centre, through the Meridian in Altona, calculated upon M. Damoiseau's Tables for every day of the year 1833'. The volume also includes...
Dates: 1835 - 1848
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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Theories of the Sun, Moon and planets, 1855 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/82
Scope and Contents Theories and other items on the Sun, Moon and planets, including P.A. Hansen's supplementary solar tables; a letter from U.J.J. Le Verrier on the Sun's parallax; correspondence and calculations relating to the transits of Venus, 1874 and 1882; calculations of the opposition of Mars, with a graph of the path of Mars at the opposition of 1860 and a star chart showing the ecliptic between 19h and 21h right ascension 14° to 26° south declination at epoch 1825; a letter from J. Challis about a...
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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Theories of the Sun, Moon and planets, 1859 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/83
Scope and Contents Theories and other items on the Sun, Moon and planets, including H.A.E.A. Fayé's papers on solar atmosphere; correspondence from M. Pontecoulant, J.C. Adams, P.A. Hansen and C.E. Delaunay on the Moon's secular acceleration; a printed copy of J.C. Adams' tables of the Moon's parallax; charts of the Moon's diameter from observations with the altazimuth, 1848-1859; letters from U.J.J. Le Verrier, H.A.E.A. Fayé, M. Ballot and E.C. Herrick of America on a supposed planet 'interior' to Mercury;...
Dates: 1859 - 1861
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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Theories of the Sun, Moon and planets, 1861 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/84
Scope and Contents Theories and other items on the Sun, Moon and planets, including letters from P.A. Hansen and Mr Cagley on lunar acceleration; correspondence with Dr Hincks on ancient eclipses of the Moon; correspondence on the reduction of the Madras planetary observations; the reduction of the Greenwich planetary observations, 1831-1835; the reduction of the Moon's semidiameter from occultations; correspondence on the diameters of the Sun; a letter from Dr Lehmann on the mean distances of the planets from...
Dates: 1861 - 1863
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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Theories of the Sun, Moon and planets, 1863 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/85
Scope and Contents Theories of the Sun, Moon and planets, including investigations into and corrections of the semidiameters of the Sun, Moon and Venus; correspondence on the Moon's acceleration, with letters from J.C. Adams, C.E. Delaunay, P.A. Hansen, W. De La Rue, C. Pritchard and E.J. Routh; correspondence with C.E. Delaunay about the co-efficient of the principal time for expression of the Moon's latitude; correspondence on the transit of Venus, 1882, and the possibility of a transit of Mercury, 29...
Dates: 1863 - 1866
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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Theories of the Sun, Moon and planets, 1875 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/87
Scope and Contents Theories of the Sun, Moon and planets, including a circular from M. Montagne on solar parallax; notes on Montucla, Pliny, Ptolemy and Halley relating to the saros of solar eclipses; tables by S. Newcomb on the transformation of P.A. Hansen's lunar theory as regards longitudes into modern notations; letters and calculations on the motion of the Moon and other lunar theory; a formula for the heliocentric co-ordinations of a planet; and letters and calculations by A. Hall, M. Souillant, W.A....
Dates: 1875 - 1879
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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