Atkinson, Robert d'Escourt, 1898 - 1982 (astronomer, physicist and inventor)
Found in 99 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence with G.M. Sisson, R. Atkinson, H.H. Plaskett and members of the Isaac Newton Executive Committee regarding drafts of the Committee's first report to the I.N. Board of Management, and a letter to the Royal Society booking a room for a meeting of the Committee.
Correspondence between R. Atkinson and H. Spencer Jones regarding the Melbourne Transit Collimator lenses.
Correspondence regarding the Melbourne Transit Instrument, including a memorandum describing the Melbourne Transit Circle, a gift from the government of Victoria, Australia; and letters from R. Atkinson putting on record the provisional latitude and azimuth of the Herstmonceux meridian site, 22 June 1950.
Correspondence regarding the meridian circle, including letters from Dr H.A. Brück of the Dunsink Observatory, County Dublin, regarding the meridian circle at Dublin, 1955, and letters from the Imperial Chemical Industries to R. Atkinson regarding the structure and properties of liquid metals, 1953.
Correspondence regarding the meridian circle, including letters from A. Danjon to Richard Woolley concerning the determination of longitude, 1956; letters from R. Atkinson concerning the analysis of measurements made with the meridian circle, 1950; and drawing No. 4591 of the 7-inch transit circle 'Copenhagen', showing the proposed arrangement of the axis thrust block, 22 June 1948, prepared by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
Correspondence with F. Graham Smith, Royal Greenwich Observatory, concerning Smith's draft proposal for the public on the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, a copy of which is included. There is also a letter from John Hutchinson to Redman, 19 September 1974, regarding the proposal, and a letter from Redman to H.H. Atkinson, 11 October 1974, suggesting amendments to it.
Correspondence regarding meetings and lectures of the Royal Institution, including lecture programmes for 1951 and 1953. The correspondents include H. Spencer Jones, R. Atkinson, Sir Lawrence Brigg, H.M. Smith, L.B.W. Jolley, Dr Lyne-Pirkis and Professor Andrade.
Correspondence regarding the Schmidt Telescope, including a drawing by Leroy M.E. Clausing depicting the 'Off Axis Schmidt Optical System' and correspondence between R. Atkinson and H. Spencer Jones regarding the proposed Schmidt camera.
A letter from H. Spencer Jones to R. Atkinson enclosing a copy of his letter to A. Hunter, Royal Greenwich Observatory, on the formation of a shop committee of the Admiralty Departmental Joint Industrial Council, and copies of letters from C.T. Strange, Secretary of the Industrial Whitley Council, Royal Greenwich Observatory, to H. Barker and R. Atkinson.
A postcard from Professor Sarmento de Beires, Porto, to R. Atkinson, 31 December 1959, regarding Dr Pereira de Barros, with Atkinson's reply of 6 January 1950.
Papers relating to the British Astronomical Association, including letters to Robert Atkinson from M.W. Ovenden, Secretary; P.M. Holborn, Secretary; and Kennet Pollock, Treasurer. There are also minutes of Council meetings, 31 December 1947 - 30 June 1948, and a memorandum on the present and future financial position of the Association, 11 February 1948.
Correspondence of Robert Atkinson with the Registrar, R.R. Ryder, and Director, R. Hope, of the College of the Sea, regarding tutorial help to seamen in astronomy, German, physics and mathematics. There are also letters to various seamen.