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Greenwich Observations, 1756 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 18

Scope and Contents

The collection contains printed astronomical, magnetic, meteorological, photo-heliographic, spectroscopic and air temperature observations taken at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and the different sites of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. There is also a wide range of other volumes, including star catalogues, lunar tables, the reduction of observations, right ascensions, the photographic magnitudes of stars, measures of solar photographs, longitude determinations and descriptions of instruments.


  • Creation: 1756 - 1961


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


637 volume(s) : paper

4 pamphlet(s) (4 booklets)

4 bundle(s)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

A handlist is available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Produced by the Observatory and printed by various firms, details of which can be found in the catalogue.


This description was created by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Date information

DateText: NB The date field contains the publication dates of the volumes, rather than the dates of the observations and other data found within them..


Royal Observatory, Greenwich; Royal Greenwich Observatory

Finding aid date

2006-09-04 11:22:26+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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