Steavenson, William Herbert, 1894 - 1975 (surgeon and astronomer)
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
A letter from H. Knox-Shaw to Sir Frank Dyson enclosing an summary of W.H. Steavenson's 'seeing' results in Pretoria and results from Mount Wilson and comparing the two. The letter also discuss an article on the Radcliffe Observatory proposed for 'Nature' magazine.
A copy of a letter from Sir Frank Dyson to H. Knox-Shaw acknowledging the receipt of RGO 48/3 and asking that arrangements be made for W.H. Steavenson to borrow the Cooke 6-inch telescope and to pay the necessary expenses. The text is quite faded.
A copy of a letter from the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford, to W.H. Steavenson regarding the viability of observation tests being carried out in Pretoria with a view to determining the future performance of a 24-inch telescope.
A letter from W.H. Steavenson, British Astronomical Association, describing a method of measuring position angles and making a simple transit instrument.
A letter from W.H. Steavenson, Pretoria, to Sir Frank Dyson regarding Dyson's arrival in South Africa and the setting up of the 6-inch telescope.
Copies of two letters from Porter to W.H. Steavenson regarding old style and new style calendar conversion and the position angles of Ariel (Uranus I).