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Oort, Jan Hendrick, 1900 - 1992 (astronomer)

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Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence of Oort and Dunham, 1954-10-08 - 1954-11-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/84
Scope and Contents Copies of J.H. Oort's correspondence with Dr Theodore Dunham Jr., University of Rochester, who requests information about the possible establishment of a Coudé spectrograph in the southern hemisphere and mentions possible U.S. plans for an observatory.
Dates: 1954-10-08 - 1954-11-29
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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Correspondence on an meeting, 1954-01-02 - 1954-01-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/73
Scope and Contents Correspondence with J.H. Oort and P.Th. Oosterhoff of Leiden Observatory regarding arrangements for a meeting on the proposed International Southern Observatory. Redman accepts Oosterhoff's invitation to stay at his home.
Dates: 1954-01-02 - 1954-01-07
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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Correspondence on Britain and the E.S.O., 1959-04-16 - 1959-06-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/95
Scope and Contents A notice to British National Committee of Astronomy members on the setting up of a sub-committee to consider British participation in the European Southern Observatory. There are also Redman's letters to J.H. Oort and R. Woolley on the British position, including reference to R.H. Stoy's suggestion that Britain contributes on a reduced scale.
Dates: 1959-04-16 - 1959-06-11
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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Correspondence on Dutch observatories, 1936 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/456
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding Dutch observatories, including letters from Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd concerning the Leiden-Johannesburg Astrograph, and correspondence with J.H. Oort, Leiden.
Dates: 1936 - 1953
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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Correspondence on Royal Society nominations, 1950 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/572
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1950 - 1959
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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Correspondence on the E.S.O., 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/70
Scope and Contents A copy of a letter D.C. Martin, Assistant Secretary, Royal Society, to Redman, 16 December 1953, informing him that he had been nominated to attend as an observer at a meeting of representatives from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden to discuss the proposed international observatory in the southern hemisphere. There is also a copy of a letter from J.H. Oort, Leiden Observatory, to H. Spencer Jones, 9 December 1953, inviting him to the meeting and briefing him on his...
Dates: 1953
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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Correspondence with J.H. Oort, 1954 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/82
Scope and Contents Correspondence with J.H. Oort and related papers, including, among other items, correspondence of 18-22 March 1954, containing Oort's comments on the views of the British National Committee of Astronomy on the proposed southern observatory and the belief that the project will fail if Britain does not participate; a copy of a letter in German from O. Heckmann, Hamburg, to Oort, 11 March 1954, commenting on the South African project, enclosed with a letter from Oort to Redman; copies of Oort's...
Dates: 1954 - 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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Correspondence with overseas institutions, 1964-02-06 - 1968-08-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/571
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various foreign observatories and universities, including the following correspondents:E.A. Kreiken, Astronomical Institute, University of Ankara.Revd Father D.J.K. O'Connell, S.J., Specola Vaticana, Castel Gandolfo, Vatican City State.L.N. Mavridis, Academy of Sciences of Athens.Westminster Bank Ltd, Hailsham, regarding an account to administer a N.A.T.O. grant for a Turkish student (Attila Ahmed Kirman) working at the Royal Greenwich...
Dates: 1964-02-06 - 1968-08-27
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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Correspondence with the Leiden Observatory, 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/463
Scope and Contents A letter from J.H. Oort, University Observatory, Leiden, to Richard Woolley, 1 December 1959, regarding a summer course in Holland, with Woolley's reply, 11 December.
Dates: 1959
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 Peter Doig, 1950-02-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45/24
Scope and Contents A letter from Peter Doig regarding an article in the 'Journal of the British Astronomical Association' on Struve and Oort's theories of cometary origin.
Dates: 1950-02-11
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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Papers on the Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics, 1937 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/616
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics (N.C.G.G.), including correspondence with A.H. Goldie, Professor Chapman, Dr Vestrine, Professor Proudman, Dr R. Field, Professor Stagg, Dr Oort, Dr Stoneley, Dr Bullard and others concerning meetings of the N.C.G.G., the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (I.U.G.G.) and sub-committees; times; dates; places; attendance; programmes; and proposals. There are letters regarding officers of committees, nominations, the...
Dates: 1937 - 1949
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, 1937 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/615
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the National Committees of the International Astronomical Union, including correspondence with J.H. Oort concerning the application for the 1949 grants-in-aid; correspondence with Dr E.H. Vestine concerning committees on magnetic charts; draft recommendations on magnetic secular variation stations; and correspondence with E.H. Vestine, Professor Jolly, S. Chapman, Dr J. Fleming and M. Maurain regarding the committee for magnetic secular variation stations.
Dates: 1937 - 1948
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 International Astronomical Union, 1959 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/621
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the International Astronomical Union, including the following items:Correspondence with Dr T. Elvius concerning the selected areas committee, 1963.Correspondence with Dr Oosterhoff regarding Commission 27 on the names of variables in Magellanic Clouds, 1963.Correspondence with Professor van der Kamp concerning Commission 26 on double stars.Report to Commission 37 on globular clusters, 1963.Printed programme of the Royal Astronomical...
Dates: 1959 - 1963
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 Union for Geodesy and Geophysics, 1938 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/608
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, including correspondence concerning its meetings and General Assemblies in Washington, Helsinki, Toronto, Rome, Brussels and Zurich; programmes of meetings; and material concerning sub-committees, delegates, travel arrangements, funds, expenses, etc. There is further material, including correspondence on membership and officers of committees, reports, circulars and proposals, relating to H. Spencer Jones, M....
Dates: 1938 - 1963
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1949 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/601
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Astronomical Society, including notices of meetings; programmes; correspondence concerning papers to be read; memorandum concerning attendance at meetings, travel arrangements, etc.; correspondence on subscriptions; and correspondence, photographs and reports regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope. The correspondents include Dr J.A. Ratcliffe, Dr W. Heintz, G.J. Whitrow, C.W. Allen, A.W. Rodgers, Professor H. Bondi, Professor J.H. Oort, Dr A. Hogg,...
Dates: 1949 - 1957
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 Royal Society, 1937 - 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/557
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports relating to the Royal Society, including the following items:(1) Report by Ferraro and Price on theoretical work done for the magnetic sub-committee since 1939, 1947.(2) Minutes of meetings of the International Relations Committee, 1945-1947.(3) Papers relating to the International Council of Scientific Unions, including the following items:General correspondence of Professor Stratton, Professor Oort and H. Spencer Jones concerning...
Dates: 1937 - 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 Solar Parallax Sub-commission, 1937 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/605
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the International Astronomical Union's Solar Parallax Sub-commission, including the following items:Correspondence concerning the sale of a 8-inch Cooke Refractor to the Astronomical Society of South Africa, 1948.Correspondence concerning the correction of longitude of Allegheny Observatory, United States, 1940.Correspondence concerning missing plates of the Eros observations from Lembang, Java, 1940.Correspondence with various...
Dates: 1937 - 1948
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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Personal correspondence, 1951 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/527
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of H. Spencer Jones concerning meetings, lectures, accounts, visits and other subjects. The correspondents include E.N. da C. Andrade, A. Danjon, Sir Laurence Bragg, J. Bartels, Sir Alan Barlow, E. Burgess, Sir Edward Bollard, P. Bourgeois, I.S. Bowen, Sir John Cockroft, T.G. Cowling, S. Chapman, Sir Henry Dale, A. Einstein, R.F. Hesketh, Sir Claude Gibb, H.S. Jelstrup, Sir Harold Jeffreys, A. Kopff, W.H. Munk, F. Moreau, N.F. Mott, J.H. Oort, H. Quill, R.O. Redman, C.S....
Dates: 1951 - 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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Personal correspondence, 1956 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/529
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Richard Woolley concerning lectures, awards, committees, visits, dinners and other subjects. The correspondents include various societies, institutions, universities, schools and other observatories; newspapers and magazines, concerning books and articles; and tradesmen, insurance companies and others, regarding Herstmonceux. There is also correspondence with individuals, including A. Kratzlaff, P.G. Kulikovsky, Rear Admiral H.A. Karo, R.A. Lyttleton, S. Landgren,...
Dates: 1956 - 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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Personal correspondence, I-Q, 1958 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/913
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Sir Richard Woolley regarding invitations, awards, lectures, committees, dinners and other subjects. There is correspondence with magazines and publishers concerning books, articles and reviews; with tradesmen, banks and insurance companies; with various societies, universities, schools, observatories and other institutions; and with individuals. The correspondents include H. Bondi; Sir H. Spencer Jones; S. Kalametianos; B. Lindblad; N. Mayall; W. McCrea; W. Morgan;...
Dates: 1958 - 1961
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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