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Correspondence on the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1967-01-02 - 1974-09-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/556

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and some related papers regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope and building grounds, including the following items:

Correspondence with the Ministry of Public Building and Works regarding various pieces of equipment.

Correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Correspondence with the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.

Correspondence with the Defence Lands Office, Canterbury.

Correspondence with the McGregor Fund, Detroit, Michigan.

Correspondence with the Science Research Council concerning the Royal Greenwich Observatory spectrograph.

Correspondence with C.G. Wynne of Imperial College, London.

Correspondence with J.V. Peach of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, California.

Correspondence with the Royal Society.

Notes on a meeting at the R.G.O. on 14 December 1967.

Copy of a report by D.S. Brown of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on the preliminary optical testing of the Isaac Newton Telescope, including photographs.

Correspondence with K. Bahner of Landessternwarte auf dem Königstuhl bei Heidelberg.

Report of a meeting on the Isaac Newton Telescope mirror cell held at the R.G.O. on 8 January 1968.

Correspondence with the East Sussex Fire Brigade on fire precautions in the Isaac Newton Telescope Building.

Correspondence with Sir Martin Ryle of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge.

Correspondence with R.O. Redman of The Observatories, Cambridge.

Correspondence with P.J. Spreadbury of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield.

Correspondence with the London Weather Centre.

Correspondence with the University of London Observatory.

System specification for an interim modification to the slow motion drive.

Correspondence with Brookhurst Igranic Ltd, North Cheam, on joystick control of the telescope chair.

Correspondence with Boris V. Barlow.

Correspondence between E.M. Burbidge, Director of the R.G.O., and P. Bowles of the Rutherford Laboratory regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope Coudé spectrograph.


  • Creation: 1967-01-02 - 1974-09-04


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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-06-30 08:53:15+00:00

Includes index.

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