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Records of Cambridge University Astronomical Society, 2008 - 2011

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.111

Scope and Contents

Comprise: agenda for committee meeting on Oct. 2010; minutes of committee meetings, Apr. 2008 and May 2011; Chairman's annual report, Apr. 2011; print-out of Chairman's e-mail communications to the membership, 2010-11; calendars of society events, 2009-10, 2010-11; almanac, 2009-10; observing guide, 2009; posters advertising talks, 2009-11; dinner menu, Mar. 2011; design for society T-shirt and sweatshirt, n.d.


  • Creation: 2008 - 2011


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (

Biographical / Historical

The society was established in 1942 for students and senior members of the University with an interest in Astronomy. It organises talks from eminent astronomers, observation demonstrations and social events. Further information is on the society's website at


27 item(s) (27 items in envelope)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were presented to the University Archives as a gift by Sarah White (Jesus College), chairman 2010-11, on 1 July 2011.

Related Materials

Further printed records are in the Rare Books Department, Cambridge University Library (classmark: Cambridge Papers J 1707 and New Series 8). Copies of the society's journal, Pulsar, continued as Neptune, are among the University Library's holdings of periodicals (classmark: L342.b.124). The archives of Cambridge University Observatory and successor bodies are among the University Archives (classmark: UA Obsy).


The online record was completed in October 2011.


Cambridge University Astronomcial Society

Finding aid date

2011-10-03 10:12:14+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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