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Correspondence on International Geophysical Year, 1952 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/565

Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding International Geophysical Year, including the following items:

Copy of a United Kingdom programme for International Geophysical Year, revised to July 1955.

Correspondence concerning the longitudes of the International Geophysical Year stations, 1956.

List of stations in China for International Geophysical Year, 1956.

Correspondence concerning the loan of instruments and photographs for an exhibition at the Science Museum, 1956.

Correspondence concerning the longitude and latitude programme for International Geophysical Year, 1956.

Article from 'Nature' on a geophysical station at Coats Land, Antarctica, 1956.

Minutes of meetings of the British National Committee and papers addressed to the British National Committee concerning programmes for International Geophysical Year, 1955-1956.

Letters from R. Woolley to Dr d'Azambuja and Dr Roberts concerning the solar chromosphere survey, 1956.

Correspondence and other papers on the processing and duplication of the International Geophysical Year observations, 1956.

Letter from R. Woolley agreeing to the loan of a magnometer for the Antarctic expedition, 1956.

Correspondence with A. Danjon concerning a project for the simultaneous determination of time and latitude, 1956

Copy of the International Seismological Summary for the year ending 1 October 1955.

Correspondence concerning the loan of the Kew Magnetometer Inductor PIC 111 to the Royal Society, 1956.

Statement by the Bolivian National International Geophysical Year Committee, 1956.

Article reprinted from 'The Times', 21 November 1955, titled the 'Royal Society's Antarctic Enterprise'.

Royal Society press release concerning International Geophysical Year, 1955.

Report on a British research programme to explore the Earth's upper atmosphere using high altitude rockets, 1955.

Report on the Royal Society Antarctic Expedition, 1955.

Draft copies of documents from the 3rd meeting of the Comité Spécial Année Géophysique Internationale, Brussels, September 1955, including a narrative account of the meeting, 1956.

Correspondence on the organisation of further work of the Comité Spécial Année Géophysique Internationale.

Resolutions presented to the meeting of the Comité Spécial Année Géophysique Internationale in September 1955.

Correspondence on the use of harmless radioactive tracer materials.

Reports on meteorology, geomagnetism, solar activity, cosmic rays, gravimetry and the United States Rocket-Satellite Programme.

Correspondence concerning recordings of latitude and longitude observations, 1955.

Correspondence concerning the Moon Photograph Programme and the Cape Observatory's participation in it, 1955.

Correspondence with the Solomon Islands concerning the longitudes and latitudes programme, 1955.

Ministry of Defence translation of a report on Russian participation in International Geophysical Year, 1955.

Minutes of the British National Committee meeting of 10 June 1955.

List of the cosmic ray programme requirements, 1955.

Correspondence concerning programmes in which the Royal Greenwich Observatory will participate, 1955.

Letters from R. Woolley at Mount Stromlo to H. Spencer Jones concerning time signals, 1955.

Correspondence with Dr Y. Öhman concerning solar maps, 1955.

Correspondence concerning the Antarctic Conference, 1955.

Extract from 'Hansard' concerning the Antarctic Expedition, 15 March 1955.

Correspondence regarding the Danjon Impersonal Astrolabe, 1955.

Correspondence with R. Woolley, Mount Stromlo, concerning the photographic zenith tube, 1955.

Details of the longitudes and latitudes programme, 1954.

Correspondence concerning meetings, committees, articles and participation in International Geophysical Year by the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1954.

Correspondence concerning New Zealand's participation in the longitude programme, 1954.

Minutes of a meeting of the Aurora Sub-Committee on 26 March 1953.

Correspondence with the University of Padua, 1953.

Correspondence with Professor Norland, Copenhagen, 1953.

Correspondence concerning the British National Committee, 1952-1953.

Correspondence concerning artificial satellites and the United States Satellite Programme, with a map of the orbit, 1956.


  • Creation: 1952 - 1956


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Language of Materials



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Finding aid date

2006-06-07 12:35:53+00:00

Includes index.

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