Hosie, James Findlay, 1913 - 1993 (Director of the Science Research Council)
Found in 45 Collections and/or Records:
A letter from J.F. Hosie, 25 June 1971; a copy of Redman's reply, 28 June 1971; and a copy of a letter from Hosie to R. Woolley, 7 July 1971. The letters discuss the A.A.T. autoguider system, including the different views of the Project Office and the United Kingdom members about it, and refer to the meeting of the Astronomers' Advisory Committee in Canberra on 7 June. There are two accompanying photographs taken by the Site Engineer showing the progress of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
A letter from John Hutchinson, Science Research Council, 19 June 1969, and a copy of Redman's reply of 21 June, regarding participation in a meeting in France to consider the results of the studies of telescope sites by the French National Institute for Astronomy and Geophysics. There is also a copy of a letter from J.H. Hosie to R. Cayrel, Director of the Institute, 25 June 1969, stating that Redman will represent the United Kingdom astronomers at the meeting.
Letters from J.F. Hosie, 19 February 1970, and John Hutchinson, 23 February 1970, regarding the Anglo-Australian Telescope Joint Policy Committee meeting in Australia and a preliminary meeting of astronomers on 20 March to discuss the building design; and copies of Redman's correspondence with R.J. Harris and H.C. Minnett, by letter and telex, regarding travel arrangements, including a visit to Victoria B.C. to see spectrographs.
A letter from J.F. Hosie, 6 November 1969, asking Redman to provide a report on Mediterranean observatory sites for the next Northern Hemisphere Review Committee meeting on 4-5 December 1969, with a copy of Redman's reply, to John Hutchinson, 1 December 1969, enclosing an interim report, and a copy of his letter of 2 December informing M.J. Smyth of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, of his actions.
Copies of the correspondence of J.F. Hosie, H.A. Brück and Sir Fred Hoyle regarding possible sites in Spain and the United States for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
Copies of letters from E.G. Bowen, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation to W.L. Francis, 4 July 1967; K.N. Jones to S.C.B. Gascoigne, Australian National University, 13 July 1967; and J.F. Hosie to K.N. Jones, 25 July 1967, regarding the Southern Hemisphere Telescope, discussing the Joint Policy Committee and the appointment of a project engineer. There is also a draft press release on the J.P.C.
A letter from John Hutchinson, 25 May 1971, enclosing copies of J.F. Hosie's correspondence with W.A. Goodsell, 7 and 24 May 1971, regarding the fact that United Kingdom representatives are unable to agree to the A.A.T. Project Office's proposals on the autoguider unit, but will consider further proposals after the Rodgers Committee meeting in June.
A copy of a letter from J.F. Hosie, Science Research Council, to R. Woolley, 24 August 1966, enclosing the Australian reply to the British proposals for the Southern Hemisphere Telescope, as well as a copy of a draft telegram sent by the British representatives to the High Commission, Canberra. The papers describe how the Australians appear to believe that the British are procrastinating and that they envisage adding the Americans to the telescope scheme.
A copy of a letter from Redman to J.F. Hosie, 28 September 1971, enclosing S.C.B. Gascoigne's 'Notes on a Visit by Gascoigne and Goodsell to Mr W. James, Melbourne, September 22, 1971', and recommending that James' tender for the prime focus corrector system be accepted. There is also a copy of a letter from W.A. Goodsell to W.E. James, 1 October 1971, stating that it is the intention of the A.A.T. Project Office to place a contract with James.
Correspondence with J.D. Pope, J.F. Hosie, V.C. Reddish and G.J. Carpenter in the wake of the circulation of the draft report of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Panel, concerning wider terms of reference, change of name, costs, telescope design and a questionnaire.
A copy of a letter from Redman to B.N. Watts, 7 January 1972, and Watts's reply of 11 January, regarding an article on site testing and concerning J.F. Hosie's letter on the Coudé spectrograph, which is to be delivered to R. Griffin by Mrs Griffin.
Correspondence with J.F. Hosie. Redman encloses a copy of the agenda for the meeting of the A.A.T. Astronomical Working Party on 18 October 1971 and a copy of his letter to V.C. Reddish of that date, in which he complains that United Kingdom representatives unable to attend meetings were not given adequate time to send written comments. Hosie encloses a copy of his letter to W.A. Goodsell, requesting an improvement in communication with the United Kingdom members.
Correspondence with J.F. Hosie regarding the extension of the arrangements for Redman and S.C.B. Gascoigne to act as consultants on the Anglo-Australian Telescope, the death of M.H. Jeffery and his possible successors as A.A.T. Project Manager, and the comments of the Observatories Syndicate on the first report on the future of the Cambridge Observatories.
A letter from J.F. Hosie to Redman, 23 November 1970, and a copy of Redman's reply of 27 November, regarding the delay in the availability of the GEC-AEI Computer design study, arrangements for meetings, and the use of P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) machinery for Redman's consultations with astronomers. Redman expresses the view that P.I.L.O.T. should do some urgent homework on design.
A copy of a letter to J.F. Hosie, 2 September 1971, concerning currency with regard to the rent for the solar tunnel in Malta, and reporting that the Anglo-Australian Telescope mirror is likely to be ready for final tests by the end of the month. There is also an extract from Hosie's reply of 14 September, regarding the mirror and R.V. Willstrop's expenses for carrying out its testing.
Correspondence with the Itek Corporation regarding the auto-collimating focus sensor for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, comprised of copies of letters from R. Hills Jr., Itek Corporation, to M.H. Jeffery, 3 May 1968; J.F. Hosie to F. Hoyle, 15 May 1968, enclosing a letter from Hills to Hosie, 3 May 1968; and J. Richard Vyce, Itek Corporation, to J.D. Pope, 14 June 1968, enclosing notes on the application of the Itek Device, including reference to Pope's memorandum and drawing of 20 May.
A copy of a letter from A.W. Rodgers, Chairman, Anglo-Australian Telescope Project, to J.H. Hosie, regarding the autoguider head and recommending that the Project Office continue the development of the image dissector head. There is also an annotated draft of the letter.
A letter from J.F. Hosie, Science Research Council, inviting Redman to a meeting to discuss major issues associated with organising optical astronomy in the United Kingdom and Northern Hemisphere, and enclosing terms of reference for the committee reviewing the policy for optical astronomy in the Northern Hemisphere.
A copy of a letter from J.F. Hosie, Science Research Council, to Margaret Burbidge replying to her letter of 4 August (RGO 37/159), requesting that she prepare a detailed statement on the sort of N.H.O. project team required.