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Papers on optical telescopes, 1961 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 11/2

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers regarding small optical telescopes at the Royal Greenwich Observatory and overseas:

An unsigned written description of the main optical features of the Congo telescope [1972-1973].

A photocopy of a talk given by F.J. Hargreaves entitled 'A Description of a Reflecting Telescope with Unusual Features', concerning the 38-inch telescope installed at the R.G.O. [1961].

A copy of J.B. Alexander's report on sites for the 30-inch telescope, 1970.

Correspondence and papers concerning small optical telescopes for sites overseas, 1970-1972, including a site map of Tenerife showing various telescopes, including the 60-inch flux collector, and correspondence with various astronomers supporting the idea of an infra-red facility, comprised mostly of letters to J. Ring of Imperial College, London.


  • Creation: 1961 - 1973


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1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-07-13 12:11:13+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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