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Script for 'The Night Sky in December', 1950-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45/245

Scope and Contents

A copy of Porter's script for 'The Night Sky in December' on the Christmas Moon, Orion, Sirius Gemini, Leo and Regulus, Betelgeuse and Procyon; Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, Uranus and its discovery by William Herschel; the star cluster Praesepe in Cancer and methods of measuring stellar distances; and the use of the photocell and chronometer to measure the time of extinction of a star at occultation.


  • Creation: 1950-12


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10 page(s)

Language of Materials


Finding aid date

2007-04-13 12:38:27+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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