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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 nominations to International Astronomical Union Commissions, 1958.

Correspondence regarding Antarctic research and minutes of committee meetings, 1958.

Correspondence on the 10th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union in Moscow, August 1958.

Correspondence on proposals for a Joint Commission on World Geophysical Days, 1958.

Memorandum on the 'scientific value of observations on artificial Earth satellites', 1957.

Papers on 'the needs of optical astronomy in Great Britain', 1955.

Papers on a 'Project for an International Observatory in the Southern Hemisphere', 1954-1955.

Correspondence with D.L. Edwards, Z. Kopal, F. Freundlich, H.H. Plaskett, C.W. Allen, R.O. Redman and W.H. McCrea on the needs of astronomy in Britain, 1954.

'Report on the conformity of the American Ephemeris and the (British) Nautical Almanac', 1954.

Reports and memoranda relating to the International Geophysical Year of 1957, 1954.

Memorandum on a meeting regarding plans for an observatory in the Southern Hemisphere, 1954.

Correspondence with H.H. Plaskett, Sir Thomas Merton, Sir Harold Jeffreys and F.J.M. Stratton concerning data tables, 1950.

List of data and reference tables in astronomy, 1950.

Letter from F.J.M. Stratton concerning the Society for Visiting Scientists, 1950.


  • Creation: 1949 - 1958


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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-06-07 12:36:53+00:00

Includes index.

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