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Catton, Thomas, 1758 - 1838 (astronomer)

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Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

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Catton's observations, 1791 - 1832

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/189
Scope and Contents

A copy of Thomas Catton's observations reduced by Airy. The volume includes Catton's original transit observations, tabular right ascensions of Polaris and Delta Ursae Majoris, fundamental stars and small stars, equatorial intervals, comparisons of imperfect transits, computations of azimuth error, rates of the transit clock and clock errors, and observations and accounts of occultations of stars and satellites.

Dates: 1791 - 1832
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 R├╝mker; 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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Transactions with the Royal Society, 1851 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/388
Scope and Contents Papers relating to transactions with the Royal Society, including correspondence with its members. The material includes announcements for meetings; papers on the distribution of government grants; a paper by Airy on the 'eclipses' of Apothaeles, Thales and Hermes; reviews by Airy of various works; T. Catton's papers; material on candidates for entry into the Royal Society; and writing by F.W. Beechy on tides in the English Channel. The correspondents include F. Beaufort, H. Lloyd, E....
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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Transactions with the Royal Society, 1853 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/389
Scope and Contents

Papers relating to transactions with the Royal Society, including correspondence with its members. The material includes papers on candidates for the Royal Society; correspondence on the printing of T. Catton's observations; Airy's paper on the effect of mountain passes; and reviews by Airy on various scientific works. The correspondents include W.H. Smyth, G.G. Stokes, C.V. Walker, J.G.S. Lefevre, E. Sabine, W. Shanks and J.B.A.L. Elie de Beaumont.

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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