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Papers on the Royal Astronomical Society, 1957 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/600

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers regarding the Royal Astronomical Society, including agenda and minutes of meetings of committees and the Council; officers' reports; notices and programmes for ordinary meetings; correspondence on speakers and club guests; material concerning papers to be read or refereed; correspondence concerning grants for travel, publications and research; and correspondence regarding the arrangements for lectures given by the Astronomer Royal. The papers include the following items:

Correspondence with Dr G.J. Whitrow and Professor W.M. Smart concerning the B.A.L.Z.A.N. Prize, 1963.

Correspondence with Professor H. Bondi concerning the election of the Council, 1963.

Correspondence with Professor T.G. Cowling and D.H. Sadler concerning the obituary for O. Struve, 1963.

Printed paper concerning Royal Astronomical Society medals and proposed new bye-laws, 1963.

Correspondence with D.W. Dewhirst, W.H. McCrea, Dr McNally and others concerning the Bradley Bicentennial celebrations, 1962-1963.

Copy of the Bradley Bicentenary address to the Royal Astronomical Society.

Letter from Dr A. Hunter to the Royal Astronomical Society concerning the storage of archival material, 1962.

Correspondence with Professor Eggen and H. Haffner concerning a colloquium at Herstmonceux, 1962.

Correspondence concerning a visit by a delegation from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1961.

Correspondence concerning the Special Purposes Fund, 1961.

Correspondence with R.O. Redman concerning a visit to the Royal Astronomical Society by Professor Khaiadze, 1961.

Obituary notice for F.J.M. Stratton, 1960.

Correspondence concerning a model of the Isaac Newton Telescope for the Royal Astronomical Society, 1960.

Reports for the Royal Astronomical Society on work done at the Royal Greenwich Observatory during 1 January 1957 - 31 March 1960.

Correspondence concerning the nomination to the Royal Astronomical Society of Dr E.P. Fedorov and Professor A.A. Mikhailov, 1959-1960.

Citations for A.A. Mikhailov, Ch. Ferenbach and A.B. Severny, 1959-1960.

Correspondence concerning the overhaul of the Royal Astronomical Society's Harrison Clock, 1959.

Comments by the Astronomer Royal on H.E. Butler's paper on astronomical observations from rockets, 1959.

Annual report to the Royal Astronomical Society on work done at the Royal Greenwich Observatory during 1958, compiled 1959.

Proof for the 'Observatory' magazine concerning observations at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1958.

Draft paper by H.E. Butler on 'The possibilities of making astronomical observations from British rockets', 1958.

Annual report to the Royal Astronomical Society of work done at the Royal Greenwich Observatory during 1957, composed 1958.

Report by the magazine 'The Observatory' on the Astronomer Royal's paper to the Royal Astronomical Society, 1957.

Citation for Dr I.S. Bowen's nomination for the Royal Astronomical Society Gold Medal, 1957.

Correspondence on papers presented to the Royal Astronomical Society, 1957, as follows: R. Woolley, 'On the Velocity Distribution of 743 Stars within 20 Parsecs of the Sun', and Woolley and O.J. Eggen, 'Colour-Luminosity Arrays of Nearby Stars'.

Citation for Dr Sandage for the Eddington medals, 1957.

Astronomer Royal's paper to the Royal Astronomical Society, taken from 'The Observatory', 1957.


  • 1957 - 1963

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