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Letter by Nevil Maskelyne

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/35

Scope and Contents

An undated photostat of part of a letter written by Nevil Maskelyne following the discovery of Ceres on 1 January 1801. He criticizes Giuseppe Piazzi for not revealing the discovery for six weeks, and mentions that a German astronomer (Olbers) has now sent him information regarding where the planet should be visible in the summer and autumn.


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4 page(s)

Language of Materials


Finding aid date

2007-01-30 14:31:30+00:00

Includes index.

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