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Atkinson, Robert d'Escourt, 1898-1982 (astronomer, physicist and inventor)



  • Existence: 1898 - 1982

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Correspondence between Linfoot and the Astronomer Royal and others re: Isaac Newton Telescope; Isaac Newton Observatory Board of Management papers and other committee papers, 1947-1959 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8726/C.13-C.21
Scope and Contents From the File: In 1946 Linfoot entered an agreement with Grubb Parsons to act as a consultant in astronomical designs. He was to assist 'by technical advice on computation and the arrangement of optical systems for astronomical instruments' and 'by practical advice and quality assessment in the testing and manufacture of astronomical systems'. In 1950 he reached a separate consultancy agreement with Grubb Parsons in respect of their undertaking the manufacture of the optical parts for the Isaac Newton...
Dates: 1947-1959 (Circa)
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