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Oppolzer, Theodor Egon Ritter von, 1841 - 1886 (astronomer)

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Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence and observations on solar eclipse, 1867 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/122
Scope and Contents Correspondence and observations relating to the total solar eclipse of 17-18 August 1868. The first part of the volume deals with the preparations for an expedition to India to observe the eclipse, the acquisition of new instruments, the financial arrangements, and diplomatic approval from the India Office, including a letter from the Under Secretary, H. Merivale. There are pieces on the Austrian and French expeditions and discussions with Major J.F. Tennant on the observations to be taken and...
Dates: 1867 - 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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Correspondence on transit of Venus, 1868 - 1881

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/271
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to the transit of Venus, 1874. The correspondents include J.C. Adams, W. De La Rue (with a photograph), R.L.J. Ellery, B.A. Gould, R. Grant, Sir W. Huggins, Lord Lindsay, Sir D. Gill, Sir J.N. Lockyer, Sir T. Maclear, Dr R. Copeland, R. Main, E.J. Stone, C. Meldrum, N.R. Pogson, R.A. Proctor, H.C. Russel, C. Todd, Major Tennant, Dr Oppolzer, J.C. Houzeau, J.A.C. Oudemans, P.A.E. Laugier, A. d'Abbadie, C.E. Delaunay, U.J.J. Le Verrier, O. Struve, Dr P.J.E. Janssen, G. Von...
Dates: 1868 - 1881
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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Correspondence on visitor admissions, 1866 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/710
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding admissions to visit the Royal Observatory. The volume is divided broadly into requests by the Admiralty to visit the Royal Observatory, introductions on behalf of visitors, and personal requests to visit the Observatory. The correspondents include H.C.G.G. Lennox, G.H. Richards, F.J.O. Evans, R. Hall, J. Winlock, B.A. Gould, R. Grant, E.J. Stone, A.A. de la Rive, C.T. Bright, J.W. Lubbock, J.C. Adams, E.J. Routh, J. Glaisher, W. De La Rue, W. Farr, the Earl of Rosse,...
Dates: 1866 - 1872
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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Discussion of star places, 1864 - 1874

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/197
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the formulation of star catalogues, listings of stars, observations of circumpolar stars, corrections to star positions, double stars and work on nebulae and star clusters. There is a paper of nebulae and star clusters as observed at Bangalore, India, and a piece by R.A. Proctor from the 'Scientific Review' on the Great Nebula in Orion. The correspondents include F.W.A. Argelander, A. Wagner, A.R. Clarke, A.V. Auwers, W.H.M. Christie, E. Dunkin, F.A.T. Winnecke, S. Newcomb,...
Dates: 1864 - 1874
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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Discussion of star places, 1874 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/198
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the position and identity of stars, requests for star places, lists of stars and references to previous works on star positions. There are observations of clock stars, comparisons of stars, determination of the Greenwich latitude from observing circumpolar stars, two pictures representing zodiacal light, a paper on observing lists of stars, and a piece on double stars in 'English Mechanic' and 'World of Science'. The correspondents include A.V. Auwers, R. Copeland, Sir D....
Dates: 1874 - 1878
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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Memorials, 1873 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/183
Scope and Contents Letter from G. MacKinley regarding vacancies as the secretary of a learned society, 1889.Obituary notice for C.F.H. Magnon of Paris, 1888.Letter from Lord McLaren regarding Dr Copeland's visit to the Royal Astronomical Society, with a reply, 1888.Letter to Captain Sir F. Evans regarding appointments in the Royal Observatory and at the Cape, 1883.Letter from M. le Chevalier of Paris regarding a memorial to A. Rabelais, 1879, with a printed notice of the programme...
Dates: 1873 - 1910
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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'Nautical Almanac' correspondence, 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/208
Scope and Contents Correspondence with J.R. Hind concerning the 'Nautical Almanac', regarding the positions of the small planets, solar eclipses and the contents of the almanac. There are letters to various people giving the Moon's place as observed from Greenwich and its error. The correspondents include P.A.E. Laugier, U.J.J. Le Verrier, A.E.B. Mouchez, T.E.V. Oppolzer, A.R. Clarke, F.F.E. Brunnow, J.H.C. Coffin, Sir D. Gill, R. Copeland and A.V. Auwers.
Dates: 1868
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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'Nautical Almanac' correspondence, 1876 - 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/209
Scope and Contents Correspondence between J.R. Hind, Airy and W.H.M. Christie concerning the 'Nautical Almanac', regarding the date inserted in the almanac. The papers include work on the Moon's place and its error, a paper on sun spot activity, the rising and setting of the Moon at various places, a chart of local time compared to Greenwich time, and requests from various people for specific information regarding the Moon. The correspondents include T.E.V. Oppolzer, Sir D. Gill, D. Todd, F.W. Very, H.E. Bruns,...
Dates: 1876 - 1888
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 determining galvanic longitudes, 1870 - 1877

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/639
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning proposals and operations to determine the longitude of Brest, Vienna, Berlin, Dublin (postponed), Suez and various places in India and Australia. There are Greenwich chronograph readings and signals exchanged for the Brest longitude; estimates for the erection of a wooden observatory building at the Royal Observatory; and explanations on how the fundamental longitude in India and Australia should be obtained. The correspondents include C.E. Delaunay, T.E.V....
Dates: 1870 - 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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Papers on determining galvanic longitudes, 1878 - 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/640
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning proposals and operations to determine, with the assistance of the Royal Observatory, the longitude of Lisbon, Leiden, the Cape Observatory, Gibraltar, places in Australia, New Zealand and Egypt, and Mauritius; and the difference in longitude between Malta and Bombay. The papers include errors of the Greenwich clock; observations of telegraph signals; J.W. Green's abstract of the Greenwich - Lisbon - South American longitudes; the exchange and summary of time...
Dates: 1878 - 1888
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 planetary and lunar theory, 1880 - 1893

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 of...
Dates: 1880 - 1893
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 small planets and comets, 1863-08 - 1868-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/104
Scope and Contents A large numbers of letters and circulars regarding observations of the known minor planets and those newly discovered, including correspondence with the French astronomers U.J.J. Le Verrier, M. Loewy and A. Gaillot. The material on the minor planets includes the division of labour regarding observations of the asteroids and speculation on the existence of a planet between Mercury and Venus. The second part of the volume is devoted to comets, listing observations, ephemerides and circulars for...
Dates: 1863-08 - 1868-09
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 small planets and comets, 1868 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/105
Scope and Contents The first part of the volume deals with the minor planets, beginning with the Paris observations of asteroids between 1866 and 1872, chiefly in the form of correspondence with M. Loewy. There then follows pieces on the discovery of new planets by J.C. Watson, R. Luther and C.H.F. Peters, with their respective elements and ephemerides, and observations of known asteroids, with printed German ephemerides by T.E.V. Oppolzer of the small planets. The second part of the volume is devoted to comets,...
Dates: 1868 - 1872
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 small planets, satellites and comets, 1878-03 - 1879-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/108
Scope and Contents The volume is divided into three sections. The first of these deals with the minor planets, including observations at Paris and Greenwich; circulars by F. Tietjen for the Berlin Jahrbuch, 1878-1879; the discovery and announcement of new minor planets, chiefly in the form of telegrams; and various elements and ephemerides of the asteroids. The second section deals with the intramercurial planet, Vulcan, with articles on its claimed appearance from 'The New York Times' and the 'Sacramento...
Dates: 1878-03 - 1879-12
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
Scope and Contents 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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