Atkinson, Robert d'Escourt, 1898 - 1982 (astronomer, physicist and inventor)
Found in 99 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence of the Institute of Navigation, R. Atkinson and H. Spencer Jones regarding articles, meetings, reviews, etc., relating to the Institute, including an article by Professor Taylor and a 1955 review of 'The Equatorie of the Planetis' by Spencer Jones.
General correspondence with, among others, Royal Holloway College, London; the Royal Society; the Royal Radar Establishments; the Royal Aeronautical Society; the Radio and Space Research Station; and Radley College, Oxfordshire. The subjects include the review of books, and there is a copy of one book review by R. Atkinson.
A copy of a letter from H.H. Atkinson to D.W.N. Stibbs, 1 November 1972, enclosing Hans Elsässer's graph of the total area of optical telescopes as a function of time for different countries.
A letter from H.H. Plaskett, 7 June 1955, commenting on his letter to Robert Atkinson of 28 May 1955 concerning his meeting with P.M.S. Blackett about a Schmidt telescope and its use by astronomers for research purposes. A copy of the second letter is enclosed.
A handwritten letter from N. Colbourne, Science Research Council, enclosing Section 3 of the draft N.H.O. submission, regarding assessment of user manpower, including comments added by H.H. Atkinson.
A letter from Robert Atkinson, 31 December 1954, concerning draft minutes of a committee meeting on the Isaac Newton Telescope, with a separate sheet of Redman's handwritten notes on costs and queries relating to the telescope.
A copy of a letter from R. Atkinson to the Superintendent of Greenwich Park.
Letters from Robert Atkinson, Royal Greenwich Observatory; H.H. Plaskett; W.M.H. Greaves, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; and C.W. Allen, University of London Observatory, regarding spectroscopes, with a copy of Greaves' memorandum on spectro-photometric requirements affecting spectroscopic design.
A memorandum by H.H. Atkinson entitled 'Philosophy of operation of the NHO', dated 15 January 1973, in which he points out that staff recruitment to the observatory will be largely determined by the site chosen.
A report by Robert Atkinson.
Minutes of the first meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Executive Committee on 29 December 1954, comprised of Redman, H.H. Plaskett, R. Atkinson and G.M. Sisson.
Undated minutes by Robert Atkinson of a meeting of the Isaac Newton Observatory Committee on Photoelectric Guiding, with annotations and notes.
A two-page description of the pier specification for the mirror transit circle, July 1963, with a covering letter from R. Atkinson to F.N. Marshall, Hydrographic Department, 6 August 1963.
Miscellaneous papers, including an extract from the 'Daily Mail', 24 December 1947, recording an interview with R. Atkinson on Comet 1947N; a notice of the 1947 Annual General Meeting of the Old Mancunians Association, London Section; Secret TRE memo N/A/6, 10 February 1948, 'The Stabilisation of an auto-astro accelerometer system'; and programmes of meetings of the American Astronomical Society.
An undated paper by Robert Atkinson entitled 'A Combination Paraboloid-Schmidt Reflector'
Two letters from W.A.W. Fox, Ministry of Supply, to Dr R. Atkinson, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 24 October 1946 and 20 November 1946, enclosing two copies of a paper on a system of automatic astro-navigation suitable for long-range piloted or pilot-less aircraft, with diagrams.
Correspondence and other papers regarding day numbers, 2 folders. There is also a supplementary folder regarding computation of the Besselian Day Numbers for 0hST for 1947-1964, and second folder regarding Robert d'E. Atkinson's method for the computation of aberration before 1968.