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Bessel, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1784 - 1846 (astronomer and mathematician)

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Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on reductions, 1837 - 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/530
Scope and Contents

Correspondence on the printing and distribution of planetary and lunar reductions. The correspondents include F.W. Bessel, F. Beaufort, H.C. Schumacher, J.F. Encke, W.S. Stratford and J.F.W. Herschel.

Dates: 1837 - 1849
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1836 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/229
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the Royal Astronomical Society, concerning the medals for 1837, 1842, 1844, 1845 and 1847; Mr Baily's death; a memoir of Mr Baily by Sir John Herschel; the election of a President in 1845; the Anniversary Dinner of 1845; the appointment of assistant secretaries; the grant of the interest of the Lee Fund to Mrs Pond in 1837; a booklet of the Charter and byelaws, 1844; De Vico's maps; Madame Witte's model of the Moon; Bessel's researches on Uranus; and...
Dates: 1836 - 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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Correspondence on visitor admissions, 1835 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/706
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding admissions to visit the Royal Observatory. The volume is divided broadly into requests from the Admiralty to visit the Royal Observatory, introductions on behalf of visitors, personal requests to visit the Observatory, and instructions to assistants to receive guests. The correspondents include C. Wood, F. Beaufort, J. Barrow, S.H. Herbert, H.T.C. Corry, H.G. Ward, R.S. Dundas, J.G. Children, C.W. Pasley, H.C. Schumacher, J.F. Encke, J.W. Lubbock, T. Henderson, W.R....
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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Correspondence on weights and measures, 1838 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/342
Scope and Contents General correspondence, letters A-H, on proposals to reform or decimalise the standards of weights and measures. The correspondence takes the form of questionnaires to respected parties and asks opinions on proposed improvements. Those questioned include D.F.J. Arago, A.D. Bache, F.W. Bessel, S.H. Christie, T. Colby, W. Cubitt, A. de Morgan, M. Faraday, J. Field, W.H. Fitton, Sir W.R. Hamilton and T. Henderson. There are also newspaper extracts from 'The London Mercantile Journal and Weekly...
Dates: 1838 - 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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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1876

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/754
Scope and Contents Correspondence with tradesmen, including letters from instrument makers; glass manufacturers; booksellers; stationers; bookbinders; opticians; grocers; waxed paper manufacturers; photographers; chemists; and ironmongers. The volume includes a price list from Alabaster and Co. for their balances and weights; a pamphlet advertising John Sonford's waxed papers; a photograph of a spectroscope taken by H.T. Reed and Co.; a circular advertising the 'Colonial Mail Line' steam ships; a circular...
Dates: 1876
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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Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel, 1820 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 96/2/3
Scope and Contents From the Series:

A collection of loose portrait plates, chiefly of astronomers, printed from engravings, drawings and photographs. The portraits are arranged alphabetically by surname of the sitter. Alongside astronomers, sitters include physicists, mathematicians and other scientists of note. The collection also includes a single portrait of King Charles II, an RGO staff photograph, and a book of portraits of astronomers.

Dates: 1820 - 1950
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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Letter from F.W. Bessel on Steven Lee's strictures on the Greenwich observations etc., 1825-08-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 24-26
Scope and Contents From the File:

Observations and correspondence regarding miscellaneous astronomical matters.

Dates: 1825-08-01
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 astronomical papers, 1835 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/245
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from T. Henderson, C.P. Smyth, A. de Morgan, J.R. Hind, J.W. Lubbock, J. Challis, F. Baily and others. The subjects covered include the printing of comet tables; the locations in the 'Philosophical Transactions' of the papers of Flamsteed, Bradley and Maskelyne relating to Greenwich observations; reports on the transit of Mercury, 1832; the occultation of Mercury, 1838; newspaper cuttings of the transit of Mercury in...
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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1835 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/368
Scope and Contents

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
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, 1875 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/384
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, A. d'Abbadie, A.V. Auwers, F.W. Bessel, G.B. Donati, H.A.E.A. Fayé, E.J.A. Gautier, B.A. Gould, A. Hall, E. Heis, T. Henderson, N.R. Pogson, C. Pritchard, O. Struve, E.W.L. Temple, F.F. Tisserand, C.B. Vignoles, C. Wheatstone and W. Whewell. The papers include notices of the deaths of several eminent people, including non-scientists; testimonials to others; and correspondence on memorials for earlier scientists. There are also two...
Dates: 1875 - 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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Reductions of Bradley's observations, 1864 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/763
Scope and Contents

Reductions by H. Breen of observations made by James Bradley at the Royal Observatory during 1743-1750. The volume includes computations of Bessell's Table VIII, computations of correction to declination, and computations of A and log A.

Dates: 1864 - 1871
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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Reductions of Bradley's observations, 1864 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/764
Scope and Contents

Reductions by H. Breen of observations made by James Bradley at the Royal Observatory during 1743-1750. The volume includes computations of precessions in right ascension and computations of the correction to the right ascension arc of Bessel's 36 stars.

Dates: 1864 - 1871
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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Script for 'The Night Sky in October', 1954-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45/291
Scope and Contents A copy of Porter's script for 'The Night Sky in October' on cycles in nature and astronomy; Jupiter in Gemini below Castor and Pollux, its retrograde motion and opposition, and the three-fold conjunction with Uranus; finding Uranus in the night sky, the achievement of William Herschel, and the close conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus on 10 May 1955; Mercury, Venus and Saturn not visible, and the rising and setting of Mars at the time of a summer opposition; ancient astronomy and epicycles,...
Dates: 1954-10
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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Script for 'The Night Sky in September', 1954-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45/290
Scope and Contents A copy of Porter's script for 'The Night Sky in September' on the Milky Way making spectacular viewing through field glasses; Vega, Cygnus and Lyra; Albireo, a double star, and other double stars, such as Alcor and Mizar and Epsilon Lyrae; studies of William Herschel and the parallax principal applied to double stars; the discovery that some double stars are not just line-of-sight phenomena, but stars physically related and revolving about one another; the universality of the law of...
Dates: 1954-09
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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Various comparisons of Greenwich Observations with the Nautical Almanac, 1816 - 1827

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 10-15
Scope and Contents From the File:

Observations and correspondence regarding miscellaneous astronomical matters.

Dates: 1816 - 1827
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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