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Plana, Giovanni Antonio Amedeo, 1781 - 1864 (astronomer and mathematician)

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Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on weights and measures, 1829 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/343
Scope and Contents General correspondence, letters J-Y, on proposals to reform or decimalise the standards of weights and measures. The correspondence takes the form of answers to questionnaires to respected parties and asks opinions on proposed improvements and on systems used abroad. There is also a pamphlet called 'The Mechanic and Chemist' and a poster on the 1845 law of weights and measures as applicable to Ireland. The correspondents include J.V. Lamont, the Earl of Liverpool, W.H. Miller, C.W. Pasley, R....
Dates: 1829 - 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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Lunar reductions, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/566
Scope and Contents Comparison of G. Plana's longitude and ecliptic north polar distance of the Moon with interpolated places from the 'Nautical Almanac' and observed places by the altazimuth and from observations, 1847-1851. There are also computations of Plana's Place Days when Arguments = 0 for 1750-1851.
Dates: 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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1828 - 1847

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/369
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous personal correspondence, discussing, among other matters, minor planets, the health of friends, the distribution of scientific papers, and the Great Northern steamship. There is also a paper on progressive educational studies, an anti-German lampoon, and a whimsical engraving of people flying near Greenwich, c. 1840. The correspondents include J.H.V. Madler, O.M. Mitchel, W.H. Miller, A.C. Peterson, G.A.A. Plana, L.A. Quetelet, J.T.R. Robinson, the Earl of Rosse, K.L.C....
Dates: 1828 - 1847
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 correspondence, 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/370
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous personal correspondence for 1848, including requests for clocks and nautical almanacs and an extract from a book by J.F.W. Herschel called 'Outlines of Astronomy'. The correspondents include J.B. Biot, J.D. Forbes, W.R. Hamilton, J.F.W. Herschel, O.M. Mitchel, G.A.A. Plana, L.A. Quetelet, H.C. Schumacher, H. Lloyd, W.H. Smyth, F.G.W. Struve and J.R. Young.
Dates: 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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1849 - 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/371
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, J.C. Adams, D.F.J. Arago, J.B. Biot, P.H.L. von Boguslowski, J. Challis, W. Cubitt, A. d'Abbadie, J.D. Forbes, J.S. Henslow, J.F.W. Herschel, M.J. Johnson, W. Lassell, U.J.J. Le Verrier, W.H. Miller, J.P. Nichol, G.A.A. Plana, J.C. Ross, the Earl of Rosse, H.C. Schumacher, G.G. Stokes, W.H. Smyth, C.P. Smyth, R. Sheepshanks, F.E.W.V. Struve and W. Whewell.
Dates: 1849 - 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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1862 - 1869

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
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 Neptune and the minor planets, 1834 - 1884

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/96a
Scope and Contents Correspondence of G.B. Airy (including many copy letters) and related papers concerning planets, including circulars, ephemerides, observations, announcements of discoveries, discussion of names and requests for information. The papers are in English unless otherwise indicated. They are divided into seven sections, comprised of the following items:Fo. 1r: List of contents.Fo. 2: Blank.Fo. 3r: Short note regarding the binding of the papers.Section 1: Papers...
Dates: 1834 - 1884
Conditions Governing Access: The volume is currently undergoing conservation work and is unavailable to readers, although a microfilm copy may be consulted.

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