Atkinson, Robert d'Escourt, 1898 - 1982 (astronomer, physicist and inventor)
Found in 99 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence regarding a mirror transit instrument for use at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux. There is also correspondence with Avimo Ltd concerning meridian transit recording cameras, 1952, and correspondence between R. Atkinson and Dr M.G.P. de Barros regarding a mirror transit circle pavilion, 1948-1952.
Correspondence with R. Atkinson and H.H. Plaskett regarding suggestions for worthwhile programmes for a classical Schmidt telescope if it is chosen by the Executive Committee for the Isaac Newton Telescope, with extracts from a letter from A.D. Thackeray, Radcliffe Observatory, South Africa, giving his views.
Correspondence of Robert Atkinson with J.G. Porter of the Computing Section of the British Astronomical Association regarding cometary aphelia, with handwritten and typed lists of cometary aphelia.
Correspondence with D.W.N. Stibbs, St Andrews, and Dr C.J. Durrant, Fraunhofer Institut, regarding progress with the Spanish authorities and the German site tests at La Palma. There is also a copy of H.A. Brück's letter to H. Atkinson on German optimism regarding the use of La Palma for astronomy.
Correspondence with Dr K.O. Wright, Dominican Astrophysical Observatory; H.H. Atkinson, Science Research Council; H.A. Brück; J.D. Pope, Royal Greenwich Observatory; and B. McInnes, regarding the possible use of the Mauna Kea site for a telescope. There are also Redman's comments on the draft memorandum of the Site Testing Project on possible observatory sites in the Northern Hemisphere.
Correspondence with various firms regarding microphotometers, including a booklet from C.F. Casella and Co. Ltd titled 'A Moll Type Microphotometer and its Performance', 1937; correspondence with W. Edwards and Co. regarding Kipp and Zonen galvanometers; correspondence between H.H. Plaskett and R. Atkinson regarding microphotometers; and correspondence with C.F. Casella and Co. Ltd regarding a contract for a recording microphotometer.
Correspondence with various people, including B.F.J. Schonland, F.J.M. Stratton, G.B.B.M. Sutherland, R.A. Lyttleton, R.O. Redman and H.S.W. Massey, regarding the nomination for the Royal Society of R.H. Stoy, A.D. Thackeray, D.J. Malan, J.H. Oort, R. Atkinson, A.C.B. Lovell, F. Hoyle and others.
Correspondence regarding the 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes, including correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd concerning the telescope mountings, 1955, and letters from R. Atkinson to the Ministry of Works regarding gale damage to the 28-inch telescope dome, 1954.
Correspondence and papers of Robert Atkinson relating to the British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, including correspondence with B.S. Smith and A.O. Hunter at the British Admiralty Delegation regarding claims for travel expenses; correspondence with the Commanding Officer, HMS 'Saker', concerning lost baggage; handwritten lists of claims; letters, papers and receipts from various transport companies; and official claim forms.