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Plaskett, Harry Hemley, 1893 - 1980 (astronomer)

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Found in 51 Collections and/or Records:

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General correspondence, H-P, 1929 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/15
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence:Correspondence with D.R. Hartree, 1929-1936, concerned mainly with calculating machines and their use for a mathematics department of a university.Correspondence with Major M. Hotine of the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, 1935-1936, concerned principally with the reductions of star observations carried out by the Nautical Almanac Office.Correspondence with T.C. Hudson, 1927-1937, relating mainly to outside work undertaken by...
Dates: 1929 - 1941
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 form H. Knox-Shaw, 1932-03-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 48/81
Scope and Contents

A letter from H. Knox-Shaw to Sir Frank Dyson, 16 March 1932, enclosing a copy of a letter he has received from H.H. Plaskett, 3 March 1932, giving his views on the future use of resources.

Dates: 1932-03-16
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 H. Knox-Shaw, 1932-02-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 48/78
Scope and Contents

A letter from H. Knox-Shaw to Sir Frank Dyson enclosing a copy of a note he has received from H.H. Plaskett outlining his views on the future of Oxford astronomy.

Dates: 1932-02-10
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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Letter from H.H. Plaskett, 1959-02-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/215
Scope and Contents

A letter from H.H. Plaskett to Sir Richard Woolley regarding the results of measurements of Coudé plates and other matters.

Dates: 1959-02-07
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 H.H. Plaskett, 1955-05 - 1955-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/30
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1955-05 - 1955-06
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 on glass for correcting plates, 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/52
Scope and Contents

A letter from H. Spencer Jones to H.H. Plaskett, Oxford University Observatory, 2 May 1950, enclosing a copy of a letter from Pilkington Bros. Ltd, 28 April 1950, regarding glass for large correcting plates.

Dates: 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 to H.H. Plaskett, 1959-02-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/214
Scope and Contents

A letter from Sir Richard Woolley to H.H. Plaskett of the University Observatory, Oxford, regarding the measurement of a number of KO stars on Mount Wilson and Mount Palomar plates.

Dates: 1959-02-06
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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Letters from Plaskett and Spencer Jones, 1954-02-06 - 1954-02-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/77
Scope and Contents

A letter from H.H. Plaskett, 6 February 1954, and one from H. Spencer Jones, 8 February 1954, thanking Redman for sending a copy of his Leiden report on the proposed southern observatory and giving their comments.

Dates: 1954-02-06 - 1954-02-08
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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Letters on spectroscopes, 1954-04-23 - 1954-04-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/22
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1954-04-23 - 1954-04-27
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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Letters on the I.N. Executive Committee, 1955-06-23 - 1955-07-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/32
Scope and Contents

A letter from Richard Woolley of the Commonwealth Observatory, 23 June 1955, requesting a meeting of the Isaac Newton Executive Committee and informing Redman that he is going to Greenwich 'with very mixed feelings'. There is also a draft handwritten letter from Redman to H.H. Plaskett, 4 July 1955, regarding arrangements for the meeting.

Dates: 1955-06-23 - 1955-07-04
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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Letters on universities, 1969-11-25 - 1969-12-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/137
Scope and Contents A copy of a letter to J.F. Hosie from the Oxford University staff members D.E. Blackwell, H.H. Plaskett, M.G. Adam, M.F. Ingham, A.D. Petford, G. Smith and J.V. Peach, 25 November 1969, emphasizing the vital part played by university departments in astronomical research, particularly in the United States. There is also a letter to the Northern Hemisphere Review Committee from A.N. Argue, D.W. Beggs, D.W. Dewhirst, C.J. Durrant, E.J. Kibblewhite, D.W. Peet, Mrs A.C. Pemberton, R.V. Willstrop,...
Dates: 1969-11-25 - 1969-12-02
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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Letters to J.H. Oort, 1954-03-13 - 1959-05-13

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1
Scope and Contents

Copies of two letters from Redman to J.H. Oort regarding the attitudes of astronomers, particularly H.H. Plaskett of the Oxford University Observatory, towards the European Southern Observatory.

Dates: 1954-03-13 - 1959-05-13
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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Minutes of the Executive Committee, 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/734
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1954
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, 1947 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/652
Scope and Contents Letters to Robert Atkinson, with a few other items, including the following:Letter from R.S. Colebrook, Chichester, 3 March 1947, regarding the cosmic ray theory.Letter from A. Parson, Maryport, 12 December 1947, concerning his investigation into binaries.Letter from G.M. Sisson, Sir Harold Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, July 1949, on the design of the impersonal micrometer for the Cadiz 7-inch meridian circle, with a handwritten draft reply by R. Atkinson.Letter...
Dates: 1947 - 1956
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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Note from H.H. Plaskett, 1953-04-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/21
Scope and Contents

A handwritten note from H.H. Plaskett concerning J.A. Carroll modifying 'the paragraph on the Building in which he was quoted'.

Dates: 1953-04-15
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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Paper on a wide-angle telescope

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/798
Scope and Contents

An undated paper by H.H. Plaskett entitled 'Arguments in favour of a Wide-Angle 100-inch Telescope', outlining the reasons why the Isaac Newton Telescope should be usable for slit-spectroscopy and for wide-angle direct photography.

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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Paper on Bubble-Sextant observations, 1940-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/81
Scope and Contents

'Errors of Bubble-Sextant Observations', a paper by W/Cdr. D.J. Waghorn and H.H. Plaskett, including eight figures.

Dates: 1940-12
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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Papers on the International Astronomical Union, 1948 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/619
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the International Astronomical Union, including the following items:Statement concerning Professor P. Swings's nomination for a Gold Medal, 1952.R. Atkinson's comments on a circular by Dr Sadler, 1952.Correspondence regarding the publication of the reports of various commissions, 1952.Correspondence with Professor Lindblad concerning candidates for the new Executive Committee, 1952.Correspondence with Dr Jackson regarding funding,...
Dates: 1948 - 1952
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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Papers on the Joint European Southern Observatory, 1953 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/598
Scope and Contents Agenda and minutes of meetings of the Joint European Southern Observatory Committee and Sub-committees, with correspondence, including the following items:Correspondence with Sir A. Todd regarding a Commonwealth observatory, 1960.Memorandum on the Astronomer Royal's views on the needs of British astronomy, 1960.Correspondence with Sir M. Oliphant, Sir W. Hodge and Sir Solly Zuckerman concerning a Commonwealth observatory and the Joint European Southern Observatory,...
Dates: 1953 - 1962
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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Papers on the National Committee for Astronomy, 1949 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/583
Scope and Contents Papers relating to National Committee for Astronomy, including letters regarding meetings, minutes of meetings, reports, proposals and other material, including correspondence regarding grants for Dr Ferraro and others for visits to Moscow for spectroscopy meetings. The papers also include the following items:Papers regarding rockets and satellites, including the first Russian satellites, 1957-1958.Correspondence with Dr Merton, Professor McCrea and others regarding...
Dates: 1949 - 1958
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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Papers on the National Committee for Astronomy, 1944 - 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/604
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the International Astronomical Union's National Committee for Astronomy, including the following items:Agenda and minutes of meetings of various committees, including the National Committee for Astronomy and the Geodesy and Geophysics Committee, 1947.Correspondence with S. Chapman, W.H.M. Greaves, Professor L. Carnera, T.H. Tizard and the Royal Society regarding committee business, including visits abroad, travel allowances and other...
Dates: 1944 - 1947
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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Papers on the Radcliffe Observatory, 1935 - 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/21
Scope and Contents Papers relating to Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including the following material:Correspondence between Theodore Dunham and Sir Harold Spencer Jones regarding plans for a coudé spectrograph at Pretoria, 1951.Correspondence with H. Spencer Jones regarding staff and instruments at the Radcliffe Observatory, 1950.Correspondence with the Trustees of the Radcliffe Trust and letters concerning the Trust, 1950.Letter from H.H. Plaskett, University Observatory,...
Dates: 1935 - 1951
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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Report on optical astronomy, 1954-11-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/865
Scope and Contents

A letter from H.H. Plaskett enclosing his report 'The Needs of Optical Astronomy in Britain', and requesting Redman's comments on it.

Dates: 1954-11-01
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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Report on personal equation in sextant observations, 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/82
Scope and Contents

'Personal Equation in Sextant observations and its effect on the accuracy of Astro-Navigation', a report of the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, Boscombe Down, by Wing Commander W.S. Jenkins and Professor H.H. Plaskett.

Dates: 1942
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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Report on the Sub-Committee meeting

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/861
Scope and Contents

An undated minority report by H.H. Plaskett on the meeting of the Sub-Committee of the National Committee for Astronomy.

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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