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Drafts of speeches, 1961 - 1971

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/628

Scope and Contents

Draft copies of speeches, lectures, scripts and articles, including the following items:

Address to the symposium held after the opening of the Tel Aviv Observatory in 1971.

Address to the Royal Institution in 1971.

Article on the Royal Greenwich Observatory for the 'Illustrated London News'.

Article on stellar movements for 'Contemporary Physics', 1971.

Article on Captain Cook and the Transit of Venus of 1769.

Item on stars for the 'Encyclopaedia Hebraica'.

Article on the astronomy of the Arabians.

Article for 'Nature' on the Isaac Newton Telescope, dated 22 November 1967.

Address to the British Astronomical Association, dated 3 January 1963, on the size of the galaxy.

Speech for the opening of the Meridian Building at Greenwich on 19 July 1967.

Article titled 'Scope of the Activities of the Royal Greenwich Observatory'.

Article for 'Punch', dated April 1965.

Presidential Address to the British Horological Institute for 1964 on 'Timekeepers in the Sky'.

Paper presented at a symposium on 'Member Stars of the Magellanic Clouds From Proper Motions', 1963.

Preliminary report for the Toronto Conference on radial velocities, written jointly with K. Ali and A. Asaad, titled 'Radial Velocities of AO stars in the N Galactic Cap, observed at Kottamia'.

Paper for the International Astronomical Union Symposium No. 25 at Thessaloniki in August 1964 on 'Galactic Orbits of Stars'.

Address to the Royal Astronomical Society at Bristol on the Isaac Newton Telescope.

Bicentenary Address to the Royal Astronomical Society on James Bradley.

Report to the Association of Astronomers for 1961.

Notes for the Halley Lecture on globular clusters.

Script for Granada Television.

Report to the Royal Astronomical Society on the star cluster NGC 6397.


  • Creation: 1961 - 1971


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Finding aid date

2006-06-30 08:57:19+00:00

Includes index.

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