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Correspondence of O.J. Eggen, 1958-02-04 - 1962-09-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/612

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Correspondence of O.J. Eggen with the following individuals:

F. Carmody of the French Department of the University of California, Berkeley, concerning the controversy between Herelius, on one side, and Hooke, Halley and Flamsteed, on the other, with regard to the relative merits of visual and telescopic sights, mentioning the Jai Singh Observatories.

Colonel H. Quill, regarding Harrison's table of the equation of time.

A.D. Thackeray of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, on the relative merits of the Newtonian and Cassegrain foci of the 74-inch telescope.

A.R. Sandage of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, regarding the relative merits of the Cassegrain and Newtonian foci.

Mrs Oswald Barron, a descendant of Nathaniel Bliss, Astronomer Royal.

R.H. Stoy, Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.

P.A. Wayman of the Cape Observatory, concerning Gamma Circinus.

G. Wallerstein of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, concerning M67.

G. van Herk of the United States Naval Academy, Washington D.C., regarding expanding motions in N30.

The Revd Father D. O'Connell, Director of Specola Vaticana, Castel Gandolfo, Vatican City, on the new Blink Comparator made by Zeiss-Jeva.

I. King of the University of Illinois Observatory, Urbana, regarding the question of whether or not the stellar groups are just randomly carved out of the velocity distribution.

N.E. Wagman of the Allegheny Observatory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, concerning sub-dwarf stars.

W.H. van den Bos, Union Observatory, Johannesburg.

P. van de Kamp of the Sproul Observatory, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, concerning the postponement of an International Astronomical Union Symposium on double stars.

A. Unsöld of the Nene Universität, Kiel, regarding the star 45 Boo.

Mrs S. Campbell-Smith of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, regarding a talk by Dr Eggen on 'Stellar Evolution'.

Director of the Observatoire de l'Université de Bordeux, Floirac, regarding the proper motions of some sub-dwarfs.

H.C. Arp of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories on the star HD 140283.

E.C. Rubidge of the Royal Astronomical Society, giving a citation for the Eddington Medal on the contribution of A.R. Sandage and M. Schwarzschild to stellar evolution.

P.O. Lindblad at the University Observatory, Leiden, concerning a student wishing to work for a period at Herstmonceux.

M. Temple-Smith of Eyre and Spottiswoode Ltd, concerning Dr Eggen's volume of 'Survey of Astronomy'.

M.J. Smyth of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.

N. Thompson of Weidenfield and Nicolson and R. Carrington, regarding a series of books on astronomy which Dr Eggen is interested in editing.

Correspondence between H.R. Calvert of the Science Museum, South Kensington, and H. Dingle, regarding the question of lending objects for the Historical Exhibition of the International Astronomical Union in California.

F.E. Brasch of Stanford University, California.

P.J. Kulikovsky, Sternberg Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R., Moscow.

T.D. Kinman of the Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton, California, regarding an article by Kinman.

R.M. Petrie, Director of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Royal Oak, British Columbia, Canada, on the forthcoming double star symposium.

D.L. Crawford, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Tucson, Arizona.

R.O. Redman, The Observatories, Cambridge.

Rear Admiral F.F. de la Puente of the Instituto y Observatorio de Marina, Cadiz, Spain, concerning astrographic plates on loan from Cadiz.

K.D. Abhyankar, Nizamiah Observatory, Hyderabad, India.

G.L. Järnefelt, Director of the Observatory, Helsinki, Finland.


  • Creation: 1958-02-04 - 1962-09-05


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2006-06-30 08:56:19+00:00

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