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Papers on Royal Astronomical Society, 1851 - 1852

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/233

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a speech by Airy on delivering the medal to Signor A. de Gasparis; an abstract of Lt Clarke's paper; a paper by Airy on the determination of the probable stability of an azimuthal circle by observations of stars and of a permanent collimator; a paper by Airy on the vibration of a free pendulum in an oval, differing little from a straight line; correspondence, reports and diagrams on the total eclipse of the Sun, 28 July 1851; a paper by Y. Villarceau on Ophiuchus; correspondence on Sergeant William Mayes' observations of occultations of Jupiter's satellites; an extract of a letter from Professor G.S.G. Santini of Padua to Airy on Biela's Comet; correspondence on the printing of the observations of the solar eclipse of 28 July 1851; a letter on Professor P.A. Hansen's new solution of J. Kepler's problem; a report on T. Chevallier's paper on occultations; correspondence concerning the 'Monthly Notices'; and general correspondence from R. Sheepshanks, A. de Morgan, C.P. Smyth and others regarding the Royal Astronomical Society.

Dates

  • 1851 - 1852

Conditions Governing Access

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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Extent

1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

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