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Publications, 1955 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/679

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous publications, including the following items:

Reprint of a 'Nature' article by Sir Richard Woolley on 'Rotation of the Globular Cluster Omega Centauri'.

Copy of the Halley Lecture for 1961 on 'Globular Clusters', delivered by Woolley at Oxford.

Presidential address by Woolley from the 'Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society'.

Editorial summary of 'Masses, Radii and Luminosities of RR Lyrae Variables Stars' by Woolley, taken from the 'Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society'.

Reprints of pieces by Woolley from 'Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society': 'On the Equilibrium of Clusters - The Pleiades', 'Motions of Stars of Type A Perpendicular to the Galactic Plane', 'Colour - Luminosity Arrays of Nearby Stars', 'Photometry in the Magellanic Clouds - Some Colour Magnitude Arrays', 'Motion of A Stars Perpendicular to the Galactic Plane II', 'Perturbations of Galactic Orbits by Irregularities in the Gravitational Field II' and 'Calcium Emission Intensities as Indicators of Stellar Age'.

Reprints of pieces by Woolley from 'The Observatory': 'Figure of the Cluster NGC 2264 = M67', 'The Significance of Groups of Stars with Nearby Common Motion' and 'Halo Characteristics of W Virginis Stars'.

Reprint from 'Stars and Stellar Systems', Vol. 5, of Woolley's 'Motion of the Nearby Stars'.

Copy of the proceedings of the Press Association Members Luncheon on 15 June 1960.

Reprint from 'Structure and Evolution of the Galaxy' of Woolley's 'Motions of the Nearby Stars'.

Reprint from 'The Spiral Structure of our Galaxy' of 'Deviation of the Vertex of the Velocity Ellipse of Young Stars and its Connection with Spiral Structures'.

'The Stars and the Structure of the Galaxy'.

'Box Orbits of Nearby Stars'.

'The Longest Tyranny'.

James Forrest Lecture, 1957, on 'Large Telescopes'.

'Stellar Motions and the Structure of the Universe'.

Report for the Royal Greenwich Observatory and the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, for the year ending 31 December 1969, from 'Proceedings of Observatories'.

'Report of the Thirty-First Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, 1955 August', with Woolley's Presidential Address on 'Astronomy and Cosmology'.

'The Kinematical and Chemical History of the Galaxy'.

Report of the Royal Greenwich Observatory for the year ending 31 December 1971.

'Stellar Motions'.

Reprints from 'Vistas in Astronomy', Vol. 3: 'The Dynamics of Stars in the Neighbourhood of the Sun' and 'Monochromatic Magnitudes'.

Reprint from 'Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London', Vol. 24, regarding 'Captain Cook and the Transit of Venus of 1769'.

'Astrophysica Norvegica', April 1964, containing Woolley's 'The Galactic Orbits of Stars'.

Editions of the 'Horological Journal', 'La Suisse Horlogère', 'Nature' (extract), 'New Scientist', 'Time', 'The Listener', 'Science Journal', 'Engineering', 'Parsons Journal' and the 'Heaton Works Journal'.

Information booklet of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding the 508mm telescope.

Extracts from the 'Gran Enciclopedia del Mundo', with a covering letter from Antonio Romañá, Director of the Ebro Observatory.

Editions of the 'The Times Science Review', 'Sunday Times', 'Yorkshire Post', 'Christian Science Monitor', the 'Sussex Express' and the Spanish newspapers 'Patría' and 'Idéal'.


  • 1955 - 1972

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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian

Finding aid date

2006-06-30 09:00:30+00:00

Includes index.

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