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Address to Royal Astronomical Society, 1836 - 1847

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/227

Scope and Contents

Airy's address to the Royal Astronomical Society, including subjects such as Baily's biography of Flamsteed; the position of the ecliptic, 1835; the mass of Jupiter, 1835-1836; Rosenberger's medal; E. Dunkin's Spring Level; the parallax of Alpha Lyrae; the First Cambridge Catalogue; examination of Boguslowski's claims to be an Associate of the Royal Astronomical Society; the determination of the orbits of comets from observations; P.A. Hansen's physical astronomy; the regulation of the equatorials clockwork mechanism; the total solar eclipse of 7 July 1842, with four sketches; the discovery of Neptune; the reductions of the Cambridge observations of Halley's Comet; a new form of star correction; and P.A. Hansen's inequalities of the Moon.


  • Creation: 1836 - 1847


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Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:36:46+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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