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Papers on Royal Astronomical Society, 1855 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/235

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a notice on the discovery of a comet by Dr G.B. Donati, 10 November 1857; a speech on the delivering of the medal to the Revd W.R. Dawes; a paper by Airy on a personal equation in the observations for runs of the transit circle; a note by Airy on the occultations of small stars by Saturn in 1854 and 1856; a paper by Airy on the observation of the occultations of Antares in 1856, with reference to the duplicity of the star; correspondence and a lecture by Airy 'On the means which will be available for correcting the Sun's parallax for the next twenty-five years'; a lecture and paper by Airy on the eclipses predicted by Agathocles, Larissa and Thales; a letter from A.S. Hart regarding spots on the Moon; correspondence on Professor P.A. Hansen's figure of the Moon; correspondence on J. Mackintosh's paper on Saturn's rings; an extract from Otto Struve's letter on Saturn's dark ring; notes from Airy on an exhibition of photographs by G.P. Bond and W. Lassell; a report on Professor Powell's paper on optical phenomena in occultations; an explanation of Donkins' dividing engine and level; reports on work done by H.S. Schwabe in regard to his claims for a medal; a paper on B. Babinet's method of finding the latitude by observations of two circumpolar stars; correspondence on monthly notices; and general correspondence with R. Sheepshanks, C.P. Smyth, A. de Morgan, R.C. Carrington and others regarding the Royal Astronomical Society.


  • 1855 - 1857

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